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first world —— second world war, and it seemed to me that he was shooting from the hip. absolutely. mutually assured destruction is what we have learned to expect and deal with and thatis learned to expect and deal with and that is what is in your mind when you talk about nuclear weapons. so it feels so carefree and so worrying to talk about it in that way. what do we do about it? it is a problem. lots of newspapers have that on their front lots of newspapers have that on theirfront page. the lots of newspapers have that on their front page. the times, lots of newspapers have that on theirfront page. the times, i want to talk about something else. home of cleek secretary backs met chief over stop and search. this has been going back and forth over the years. what is this story saying? stop and search has been hugely controversial and we have seen different home secretaries including theresa may ta ke secretaries including theresa may take a different stance on it. but amber rudd is saying that stop and search has a place in policing. it should be increased. that also has the support of cressida dick, the
commissioner. they are saying this because of the number of acid attacks that have been happening, particularly in the evening standard, this is what they write about it a lot at the moment. crime is changing and right now, at the threat of acid attacks, they are saying stop and search has its uses. you are right to say it goes back a long way. i remember the brixton riots and stop and search was an issue then. i remember that the home secretary theresa may criticising the police federation for stop and search and saying they were too enthusiastic and only 10% of those incidents resulted in and arrests. stop and search at a particular section of the community? show by the researcher was directed at a particular section of the community, the black community in south london. the metropolitan police backed off
from that and the number of stop and search incidents has reduced to 16%. so there is concern about this. as you rightly say, these new acid attacks and neither attacks which have seen such problems in london has caused a rethink but she has to be careful that she doesn't step on theresa may's ropes. walking a political tightrope. amber rudd has a comment piece inside the times and she is talking about basically admitting that things were not right previously, that stop and search did break down trust between the public and the police, but she also says that this time it will be different andl that this time it will be different and i think campaign groups will be watching this like hawks, the sea whether that bears out.” watching this like hawks, the sea whether that bears out. i think a lot of police would welcome it. let's go on to the financial. the word comes back. —— let's go onto
the financial times. brexit. financial watchdog warns of risks to stability from cliff edge brexit. we need to take this seriously. the deputy governor of the bank of england is warning that a cliff edge brexit basically, a very quick removal of uk finance and business interest from the eu would end up with the most dire financial consequences for the uk. the bank of england has done an audit and says that companies are making contingency plans and they are seeing that if you do have this very sudden removal from the eu, it will present all kinds of difficulties. we hear this a lot. i hear this from people i speak to in banking. this isa people i speak to in banking. this is a real warning which is being taken is a real warning which is being ta ken seriously. people is a real warning which is being taken seriously. people there some are asked spending their days at work trying to —— people face some
are spending their days at work trying to work on contingency plans. they would say they need time, we needed transition, you can't take british interests out so quickly. for those who do not study the minutiae of these things, this is about no deal is better than a bad deal. saying goodbye and slamming the door. and lots of businesses would say you can't do that, you need time, at least a couple of yea rs need time, at least a couple of years to adjust. a couple of big banks, including rbs —— rbs, say that if we do get it hard brexit, they would up stakes and go to amsterdam. and that is true, it is not scaremongering. businesses are looking at what they would do. people say things like, some form of a just a month is desirable. the timing is interesting because we
have the next round of brexit talks going on at the end of august so i feel that big voices are getting their thoughts out nice and early. let's stick with the ft front page. this story has been around for a while. an engineer who works for google has been sacked because he wrote an internal memo saying that women were not suited to engineering jobs and basically they were better suited to things related to the arts and he accused google of putting political correctness ahead of their owi'i political correctness ahead of their own business interest. sexism in the workplace has had a lot of coverage of late, not least here at the bbc! yes, yes. there bosses had no hesitation in sacking him. he is threatening legal action to pursue it further. his remarks were that women in these areas are not suited
to thejob. well, that women in these areas are not suited to the job. well, that is women in these areas are not suited to thejob. well, that is nonsense! just reporting what he said! silicon valley itself, you would afford it would be sensible. but male sexism seems to run right there.|j would be sensible. but male sexism seems to run right there. i was really surprised to see that there isa really surprised to see that there is a lack of gender diversity in silicon valley. that really goes against everything you would imagine about sonny, progressive california. really worrying, because if that is the pinnacle of tech and female equality is nowhere near being as good as it could be, i feel that britain has a long way to go as well. let's return home. kate, the daily telegraph. they have been running a campaign about stamp duty and now they have got themselves a juicy headline. stamp duty killing house sales. particular house sales, i think they mean. top end of the
market, predominantly. that's what i would say. stamp duty is shown by the telegraph to be punitive. the new rates introduced in 2014 are hitting people hard, particularly in london, stamp duty costs of around £40,000 to buy a family home. you have to pay a deposit and pay this as well. you could be paying up to £100,000. this was introduced with intentions to try and help the lower end of the market and try and make sure that stamp duty was a more achievable price for those with lesser budgets but it is hitting london hard. the telegraph clearly think that there must be movement on this or they wouldn't be doing this campaign. some people of my generation are downsizing because they are facing the prospect of paying a large amount in stamp duty. that is not an uncommon in london. the market where i live which i
confess is a fairly wealthy area, is dead for big houses because people say why pay the government. isn't it the old story that so often in politics, things come down from above and then they have unintended consequences? classic example. they reckoned that house sales will it increase by 27% if this was scrapped. i can believe it, there is research out there saying that this has not brought in the money to the treasury that was expected. let's have a quick look at the telegraph story at the bottom of the page. this is all about you.|j telegraph story at the bottom of the page. this is all about you. i hate these credit delete —— parking meters where you can't put money in. they drive the bonkers. give me parking meters with cash. the only problem being that half the parking
meters won't take the new pound coins. they take cards, debit cards and credit cards. you have still got to do all the faffing around. just give mea to do all the faffing around. just give me a machine that... you are one of the 70% of motorists more likely to keep searching for a space than parking? i will stop bringing my car in the town. you need to embrace the technology and get your contactless card out. about 30 years too late! let's go back to something motoring related. a story in various quarters about thisjob related. a story in various quarters about this job in related. a story in various quarters about thisjob in london. who wants to talk about that first. the evening standard did a splash on it. it was really obvious that we should do that. we felt that we should do that early on this morning because it was shocking. we shared this video around the office early on it
shows a guyjogging along and woman gets in the way and he throws at the pavement and she so narrowly misses being hit by a bus. she strays a little bit into the jogging lane. but he appears to push her. he pushes her away from himself into the road. a guy passed in a few seconds earlier and it doesn't do anything toward the guy. just the woman. you can have those days in london when things are hostile and people tell you to get out of the way. but this was truly... this was 7:40am, the bridge was deserted. and according to your reporter, the woman tried to remonstrate with the man later and he pushed her away. woman tried to remonstrate with the man later and he pushed her awaym has only just been man later and he pushed her awaym has onlyjust been revealed because the police haven't had any success in tracking him down. you would have thought they would find that chap.
you would hope so, it has been shared so much online. everyone is horrified by the complete callousness of someone to do this. so let's hope for a good result because this is not the kind of thing that we should be seeing on the street. grateful to you both. thank you very much indeed. kate and john, thank you. that is the papers for this evening. we will be doing the same thing again tomorrow night at the same time. you can always see the front pages of the papers online at our website. if you miss the programme any evening, you can watch it later on the bbc iplayer. for the moment, goodbye. hello. for some, tuesday has been quite a dramatic weather day and we are not done with the drama. it was
not like that everywhere. scotland and northern ireland, speckled cloud and northern ireland, speckled cloud and the odd shower, but brightness. the cloud looks more dramatic on the satellite picture. that is how it looked from on top. that is it from underneath. there were funnel clouds and one of our weather watchers was on the button with that picture of the lightning which was across parts of eastern england in the afternoon. some of that energy has worked its way closer to an old weather front which has been a real nuisance for a good part of the day across northern parts of england. and through the night, the combination of energy will keep the rain falling from this weather fronts as it slumps south across lincolnshire, the midlands, wales and the south—west. today north, a dry night. before we return to the watery theme, i assure you it is not like that everywhere on wednesday. a glorious start of the day for northern ireland, north—west
of england, western scotland and the western fringes of wales. but it will be a damp start to the dave across of the south—west. dry at this stage for some south—eastern counties but that front is really slow moving. as it moves further south the rainfall totals will really mount up. they will be disruption i suspect because there will be a lot of surface water around. 20 to 30 millimetres in that zone. but sunspots could, if those thunderstorms developed, push towards 60 to 80 millimetres of rain. that is a good three inches or so. rain. that is a good three inches or so. elsewhere, a glorious day. that is what i —— this is something i'm not able to say much so far, many areas of north and west in britain
will see successive dry, fine days. it will take a time for that rain to get away from the south—east and looming behind a new set of fronts which will be players on friday. but in the weekend, they will dry up little bit. —— in time for the weekend. this is bbc news. the headlines at 11pm: reports that north korea's developed a minaturised nuclear warhead cause alarm and brings a sharp warning from president trump, if the threats continue. they will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. # but i'm gonna be where the lights are shining on me...# the rhinestone cowboy, country singer glen campbell, has died at the age of 81.