tv Beyond 100 Days BBC News September 13, 2017 7:00pm-8:01pm BST
you're watching beyond one hundred days. which is the real president trump? tonight, he's cozying up to top democrats over dinner at the white house. nancy pelosi and chuck schumer — both democrats, both new buddies of mr trump — are heading back to the presidential residence to discuss deals. a grim discovery in florida — six pensioners died in a nursing home after hurricane irma cut the power. in the carribean, foreign secretary, borisjohnson, sees the damage for himself. without britain, jean claude juncker wants more european integration not less. brexiteers say he hasn't learnt anything. also on the programme: where northern ireland meets europe — we hear concerns about a post—brexit irish border and the potential impact on day—to—day lives. younger members of the family go to the school across the border, the
play park, we buy diesel, ice—cream even. and hillary clinton has plenty to say about bernie sanders in her new book — does his brother agree? we'll be finding out when larry sanders joins us here on beyond 100 days. hello, i'm katty kay in washington, christian fraser is in london. donald trump has a new game plan — forget republicans, make friends with democrats instead. tonight, the two top democrats in congress will have dinner with the president. last week, they made a deal with him over debt, tonight they'll go further. nancy pelosi and chuck schumer want to get trump to protect young illegal immigrants and help shore up obamacare. while mr trump wants the favourable headlines that come with making deals and getting things done. even if that means dining with democrats. there's a reason trump may be changing strategy — he wants to push ahead with his legislative agenda. here's what he tweeted this morning: well, from boca raton, florida,
christopher ruddyjoins us — a friend of donald trump and also the chief executive of newsmax media. thank you for coming back on the programme. so you know president trump and you speak to him all the time, which is the real president trump, the one we're seeing reaching out to democrats or the more hardline conservative out to democrats or the more ha rdline conservative trump out to democrats or the more hardline conservative trump who seemed to dominate the first few months of being in office? thanks for having me on. no surprise here, donald trump is a guy that's always said even during the campaign he would reach out to democrats, he used the term a deal—maker. let's not forget, donald trump ten years ago was an active democrat. he rated money for people like —— raised
money for people like —— raised money for people like —— raised money for people like nancy pelosi in previous campaigns. he is a guy thatis in previous campaigns. he is a guy that is reaching out and trying to bring in democrats across the board. but he is also the guy who went ahead with trying to restrict muslims entering the country, he wa nts to muslims entering the country, he wants to build a wall with mexico, rescinded rights for those who came here with their parties. all things that —— parents. things that democrats abhor. donald trump had never been a politician before and it is the first time in history a citizen has been president. he is learning the ropes. his instinct to bring people in. the tweets he said after the temporary revision 0rde hear the order is more indicative of
where his heart lies. he wants to bring people together. is this a lwa ys bring people together. is this always an indication that chuck schumer is a new yorker and donald trump is too, they have known each other for donkeys trump is too, they have known each otherfor donkeys years. trump is too, they have known each other for donkeys years. paul ryan, and mitch mcconnell the republicans not so obvious as natural soul mates with donald trump. he may be sending a message to the republicans by having this meeting. but it is not unusual. even says it is so unusual, george bush did it. eight years of gridlock with president obama he didn't have members of democratic party to the white house. he is like bring everyone in. he has started doing what at the oval office and he is bringing it to a new level. reagan did it in the 80s. everybody is surprised, but knowing donald
trump, this long, i don't think it is surprising. i think he wants to say to the republicans, hey, if you don't work with me, i can work with the democrats. i think the american people want that type of president. he is obviously desperate for a win, he wants a legislative win, how consumed or derailed has he been thus far do you think by these russia investigations and by o' ba machair. barack obama care hurt. donald trump deferred to congress and didn't realise they didn't even get the buy in of their own members. the thing was a disaster. i think trump's learned now that you cannot ta ke trump's learned now that you cannot take the lead from congress. he has
to start the game here, carry the football, he has to show leadership, i think you're seeing that now with tax reform. he is not waiting for the republicans, he is saying, i have a plan and i will preach out to democrats to bring them on board. i think it is very smart. i think he is still going to work hard with the republicans, but he wants to let them know he is an independent actor and an executive and in the main branch of the government, and i think he is going to bring people together. coming back to that russia investigation, steve bannon has had a lot to say, he has give an interview. he has thoughts on the sacking of one member of staff. someone said you described the firing ofjames someone said you described the firing of james comey, someone said you described the firing ofjames comey, you are a student of history, as the biggest mistake in political history. that would probably be too bomb bastick
even for me, but maybe modern political history. the firing was the biggest mistake in modern political history? if you're saying thatis political history? if you're saying that is associated with me, i will leave it at that. if that was the biggest mistake, who was to blame for it? well, steve might be the biggest overstater of things. i think it is too early to tell obviously where the investigation is going and comey‘s firing and the impact of that. i don't think the president should have fired him at that point. i think the president should have fired comey shortly after becoming president. and brought in new leadership. and i think the president's actually been vindicated # by the firing, because comey admitted he was leaking information to the press. it is just sort of unbelievable that an fbi director would admit to congress
under oath that he was doing these things. you speak to the president ona things. you speak to the president on a regular basis, it has been a long summer, we haven't had a chance to catch up with you, what is his state of mind, how is he enjoying thejob? state of mind, how is he enjoying the job? well, i would say, ijust spoke to him over a week ago. i think he's excited still about the job. he sees a lot of potential and he sees the possibility. he is very enthusiastic. when he was in his 30s, he came into new york real estate and became a billionaire. in his 50s he became a tv star. he is now 71. he is president and he is very excited about being president. soi very excited about being president. so i think he is not, you see press reports and it doesn't represent, they will say the president's angry or isolated, unhappy, i never experienced that when i'm talking with him. i think he is frustrated sometimes by the way washington
works. i think a lot of people are frustrated by the way washington works. thank you forjoining us. interesting to get chris ruddy‘s thoughts there on the russia investigation. buzzfeed have been running a story, on a document they say came from the russian side, which appears to set out a road map for normalising relations with washington. the document would suggest that soon after the inauguration, the kremlin had plans to engage at various diplomatic levels with the white house on cyber security, on ukraine, on syria, on north korea. there was an assumption, says the report, that trump would want to play ball — despite russia's alleged interference in the election. let's speak to former us defense secretary and bbc world affairs analyst, william cohen, who's here with me now. the state department has declined to say who delivered that document, but it is an open secret that russia hoped for better relations. the question is where do those relations go now? how plausible do you think this is?
i think it is plausible that they thought so. it reflects the naivety or ignorance of the political situation in washington. the notion that vladimir putin could have done what he has done in terms of hacking, taking advantage of the hacking, taking advantage of the hacking into the democratic national committee, the use of weeky leaks. he used that to get into our system and trying to alter the, or affect the outcome of the election, whether it did or not remains to be seep. but it seems to be clear that they did infact but it seems to be clear that they did in fact try to alter the election in a way that would help donald trump. it is naive to think that doesn't matter. what strikes me
as stunning and scary about that article is the suggestions that the russians feel that they could engage themselves in the way they did in themselves in the way they did in the american election and almost get away with it, with impunity? well that comes back to the apparent relationship that president trump either had or was willing to have with vladimir putin. go back and think what happened during the course of the election, right up during the time when president trump a p pa re ntly during the time when president trump apparently was nighing to negotiate apparently was nighing to negotiate a deal to get a hotel in moscow, never disclosed at the same time he is denying any involvement with the russians, all his people deny any involvement, when in fact he had a major deal under way. so i think there was an understanding that vladimir putin said i can deal with this man, maybe withholding the approval of the hotel until after the election. but in any event, vladimir putin has operated that way. he saw at least some one he
thought he could deal with. even after the disclosures of what the russians have tried to do, he felt he could still make a deal with the united states. i think it is important to have a relationship with russia. but not on vladimir putin's terms, until we discus what what happened in ukraine and crimea and they admit they in fact tried to alter the election and help elect donald trump. absent that we are not going to get back to a let's have a reset with russia. he may be sending flowers a nd reset with russia. he may be sending flowers and to washington with love, but i don't think the love will be returned yet. on north korea, there is still a do—track approach. they're looking at nuclear missiles. and we heard from the president yesterday, not too pleased with what we nt yesterday, not too pleased with what went on at the security council, he thinks it is a deal that has been watered down. the secretary of general at the un said it has to be
a political solution. do you think most people in washington agree with that that? ultimately it has been to political. the question is how do you get to a political solution? my judgment is the sanctions just passed by the un security council are such it is watered down and it's incrementalism continued. i think what we need is real shock therapy to the north koreans and really impacting their economy so they can't have a guns and butter policy, where they build guns and the russians and chinese give them butter. they have to be be able to make the right choice. that only comes if we try to cripple their economy in a way that says, you are going to maybe face an internal
revolt and a regime change coming from within. vladimir putin said they will eat grass. if you give them a choice of texas beef versus eating grass and they think that is a possibility, we may be able to have a regime change from within, once the people understand what is at stake. thank you very much. the dinner at the white house. you have the democrats with the president. how palatable will it be for democrats? i think the democrats are rejoicing, democrats that i have spoken to say that chuck schumer is now the most powerful person in washington and he can do deal withes with the president and get things in return. they think there will be a deal over dreamers, because the democrats are in a position where the president will have to deal with
them later on down the road over the budget. i think the democrats had a very wea k budget. i think the democrats had a very weak hand. they don't control the senate or the house of representatives and they don't control the white house. because of the in fighting in the republican party, because there are so many people in the republicans fighting with each other, they have managed to seize a bit of power in washington and that will take them quite some way. good to hear. trump will be in florida tomorrow. six people have died in a nursing home in florida, which has been without power and air—conditioning since hurricane irma hit the state on sunday. three are reported to have died at the centre in northern miami. the other two died after being admitted to hospital. 115 other residents at the home, which is suffering from intense heat, have been moved out. in the caribbean, more than a0 people have been killed and it very much remains the focus of relief efforts. these pictures are from tortola in the british virgin islands
and that's where the british foreign secretary, borisjohnson, is due anytime now. david willis is watching this story for us. this is just this isjust tragic, the poor people left in this nursing home, these old people and the power goes and they end up dying, because of the hurricane, how did this happen?m is tragic and local officials taking this matter very seriously. the local police chief a couple of hours ago announcing that there will be a criminal investigation into what happened at this nursing home. a short while ago the florida governor rick scott said that the situation in his words was unfathomable and he would be directing local agencies to work with the police, conducting the investigation to make sure that anybody who was involved wasn't
acting in the best interests of the patients and they would hold those people accountable to the fullest extents of the law, as he put it. there were six residents of that home who are known to have died. two in the home itself. four others after being transferred to hospitals and we understand that 20 other people from the home who were taken to hospital have also been suffering from breathing difficulties and are said to be in a critical condition. so this is a situation which could grow down there. now, the nursing home has been without air conditioning as you mentioned since hurricane irma struck on sunday. one thing officials will be looking at is how it took so long before this came to the notice officials. thank you. forget britain, forget america — it's europe that's set to dominate
the free trading world. "the wind is back in europe's sails," eu commission presidentjean claude juncker said today. now that britain is no longer at the top table standing in the way of deeper integration, mrjuncker is urging european leaders to seize that opportunity. he is calling for a european defence union, expansion of the schengen passport—free zone, the appointment of a european president and he wants the eu to get ahead of the uk in signing new trade deals with australia and new zealand. translation: on march 29th, 2019, that will be the date where the united kingdom will leave the european union. this will be a very sad and tragic moment in our history. we will always regret this. and i think you will regret this soon as well, if i may say. applause. nonetheless, we have to respect the will of the british people.
but we are going to make progress. we will keep moving. we will move on, because brexit isn't everything. it's not the future of europe. it's not the be all and end all. with me now is lord francis maude, a former uk trade minister, now adviser with the international law firm covington, who has expressed the view this week that the civil service in the uk is not equipped to deal with brexit. good to have you with us. let me get your reaction to whatjean—claude juncker has been setting out today, deeper integration, compulsory membership of the euro, this was never the destination for the uk. even some remainers would have problems with this. yes, and
ex presses problems with this. yes, and expresses the uncomfortable position that britain was always in and why we we re that britain was always in and why we were always a difficult member. we could be a big contributor to it and a big contributor to europe being more profree trade than it otherwise would be. as trade minister i found it frustrating when it came to world trade talks, i wasn't at the top table. we were represented by the european commission. so i think there is logic in whatjean—claude juncker says that the eurozone need integration financially and politically, otherwise it is hard to make the single currency succeed. but i think some of the other countries that are not in the eurozone and don't want to be in the eurozone and don't want to be in the eurozone will find his idea that it is one—size—fits—all and only one way to be a member of the club, that is part of the problem that caused
scepticism about the european project. of course, if you're the fifth biggest economy and you're going to negotiate your trade deals, you need people to do it and the concern has been that we don't have the right calibre of people, you have had some things to say about this speech and you accuse civil serva nts this speech and you accuse civil servants of misleading ministers, they are wasting billions, and underperforming staff are promoted. that will concern people. there is nothing new in what i have said. these are criticisms that have been made of the british civil service and were accepted by a number of them. i set out suggested solutions to make it. i want to say in the context of brexit, that i know a number of the senior civil servants working on the brexit negotiations and they're working on the brexit negotiations and they‘ re absolutely working on the brexit negotiations and they're absolutely outstanding people, some of the best civil
serva nts people, some of the best civil servants i have worked with. you think they're holding the negotiations back? no, i don't think that. what i was saying in this lecture was broader about the civil service as an organisation. it was not about individual civil servants, i think we have some of the best in the world. but the generally accepted contention by some of the leadership of the civil service for decades has been it is the best civil service in the world and there is no evidence for that and even if it was that wouldn't be an argument for standing still. the best organisations need to be moving forward , organisations need to be moving forward, reforming and improving. there is no such thing as steady state management any more. you have said it is important for britain to carry on being the destination of choice for both capital and talent, thatis choice for both capital and talent, that is increasingly mobile, everything you have seen since the brexit vote and during the negotiations, do you think we are remaining that count are i?|j
negotiations, do you think we are remaining that count are i? i think, i don't see any evidence that we are not. but there is no taking any of this for granted. you have to work at this all the time and what i didn't takea at this all the time and what i didn't take a position on brexit. i thought both sides were making exaggerated claims. but there is a certain short—term down turn. but there could be longer term opportunities if we get it right. that is my concern that we get it rights. but we have been a good destination for inward investment and while the trade arrangements between us and the eu 27 going forward will matter, they're not absolutely the most, the only thing that matters. there are things about what the environment like here, what is the infrastructure like, are there the right skills, are our universities still among the best in the world and do we have the right
tax and arrangements for businesses to put their money to work in britain, rather than the other places around the world, that will be very competitive. a lot of work to do. very good to have you with us. to do. very good to have you with us. thank you. well those comments from mrjuncker about brexit came at end of his state of the union speech. the european commission president said the eu has got wind back in its sails. in his speech, mrjuncker called for sweeping changes to the european union — setting out his vision for the future. mrjuncker‘s plan includes creating a single eu president to head it's institutions. and an eu finance minister to promote economic reforms. he wants more countries to join the eu — particularly bulkan states. and more countries to join the borderless schengen area. and more to adopt the eu currency. pretty punchy his speech today? yes, it is the idea of confidence, that he is projecting. whether all the
european nations feel the same. but speaking to people who deal with finance and business in europe, it has struck me that there is this disconnect in confidence in what lord maude said about investment into britain. you have been hearing that there is a lot of inward investment going on, i have been hearing the opposite and that is stalled. that is the important thing i guess? yes. this is beyond 100 days from the bbc. coming up for viewers on the bbc news channel and bbc world news: the border that's become a bone of contention for the brexit negotiations. we take a look at what a hard brexit might mean for the frontier between northern ireland and the republic of ireland. and could this be the man who cost hillary the white house? mrs clinton has been pointing the finger the man she had to beat to win the democratic nomination. could it be that the mud thrown by bernie sanders helped donald trump's ‘crooked hillary' campaign? that's still to come.
you will hear the phrase mixture of sunshine and showers from here on into the weekend. blue skies at times, but the threat always there and then the threat becomes very real indeed. some tricky driving conditions around once you're in the midst of the heavy showers. at times the showers are prolonged, because we have features running down in the flow a m i ni —flow we have features running down in the flow a mini—flow gathering the showers together. coolish sort of night in the countryside down into single figures. and then as we get into the new day on thursday, well, we have those features in the flow. so i'm not by any means going to describe the start of the day as mixture of sunshine and showers in east anglia and the midlands and the west cou ntry east anglia and the midlands and the west country and wales. there will be little sunshine. further south perhaps a bit of brightness. but you
have this coming in, if you lose the sunshine, it is because you have a mini—front passing through. that is the way of it, once nay pass through the way of it, once nay pass through the atmosphere takes a pause and then we start kicking in the showers again. as normal services is resumed. away go the fronts and it isa resumed. away go the fronts and it is a day of north—westerly breezes, coolish sort of direction, and then we arejust coolish sort of direction, and then we are just waiting for the next feature, ganging the showers to the north of the great glen on thursday afternoon. through the evening and overnight we will drag that band of showers and rain further south. and we do it all over again. because the over all set up isn't changing. the breeze is on the cool size. some of the temperatures are three or four degrees below par and you have to put in the showers and they have that effect of knocking the temperatures down. the thing about
the weekend is the change of direction of flow is significant. low pressure not a million miles away. but the flow is coming more from an east of north rather than a west of north direction. notjust as breezy as it has been, that is still a cool direction and if you want it ina a cool direction and if you want it in a oner, sunshine and showers will just about do it. this is beyond 100 days, with me katty kay in washington — christian fraser's in london. the top stories. donald trump is reaching out to senior democrats, as he tries to find a way forward in congress for his new policies. close friend of the president told us close friend of the president told us why. may be sending a message to the republicans by having this meeting, but look, it's not that unusual, eve ryo ne but look, it's not that unusual, everyone is saying it's so unusual he's bringing the democrats over. george bush used to do it all the time. the president of the european commission, jean—claude juncker, has said the eu's future
after brexit should involve greater integration. coming up in the next half hour — bernie sanders rolls out his plans for universal health care in the us. his brotherjoins us to talk about what the sanders supporters do next. and, strike up the orchestra. last night a new conductor took the stage and this time it was a robot holding the baton. northern ireland is the only part of the uk that will share a land border with an eu state after 2019. the impact of brexit on northern ireland and the republic of ireland is one of the three, key issues being discussed in brussels in the early stages of the uk—eu negotiation. or course, fears have been raised in the uk and in brussels that a return to border checks could undermine the good friday peace agreement, not to mention the damage it could cause to the irish economy. our northern ireland correspondent chris buckler has been taking a look. a history of division is obvious in londonderry, both historic and more recent.
but this city sits at the edge of where northern ireland meets the republic and it doesn't want the modern barriers that brexit could bring. the northbound brewery is used to working without borders. to working without borders. it imports ingredients from other parts of europe and makes craft beer from them here on the outskirts of derry. one of its main markets is the irish republic, which isjust a couple of miles away. but after brexit, that will mean taking their products into the eu, and that could mean customs and plenty more paperwork. i see lots of opportunity the way things are just now. i don't see brexit bringing anything additional to us. if there is more paperwork, if there is clearance of material required then that can only offer far more difficulties for us. at this family—owned
business there are concerns about what changes to the border could mean for the ease of movement of people as well as products, for family as well as business. you know, our younger members of the family go to preschool across the border, go to the play park across the border. we buy our diesel, ice cream even, just the simple things in life. the european union has expressed concern about the impact of brexit on border areas like this one. it wants to see continued cooperation between northern ireland and the irish republic on a whole range of issues, including health, education, transport, even tourism. gps: attention, border crossing. while the car's satellite navigation system might be able to point out where one country ends and another begins, people live their lives barely recognising this border. but many are worried about what will happen to these roads after brexit.
because they remember a time of customs posts and years now gone when security was needed here because of the troubles in northern ireland. i'm just at the right age where i vaguely remember the old customs posts and old roads that had roadblocks and there were sort of craters. ever since the peace process things have changed. obviously a lot of other roads have opened up. i can drive into donegal now in two minutes, whereas previously for our parents it would have taken 20 minutes. and in this more peaceful era there are places that could be in a position to benefit from new borders. these are called out brexit boxes, the postboxes allow a company to register a company in the republic of ireland which gives them access to all the other 27 member countries. colab is a business development centre in county donegal and because it's just development centre in county donegal and because it'sjust inside development centre in county donegal and because it's just inside the republic of ireland, firms here will
stay inside the eu after brexit. we have already heard there are lots of companies in derry are setting up here and in tyrone to have an eu —based centre. here and in tyrone to have an eu -based centre. of course, brexit is still being designed and there is talk of attempts to find unique solutions for the whole of ireland. this toy company is keen to avoid anything that could close any doors to opportunity. i think the uncertainty is always difficult. we don't know what's going to happen and it's hard to speculate. we don't really have a firm idea of how it will manifest and does it have to happen with the borders. until the uk and the eu agree a final deal community is either side of this island's mini crossing points are likely to share that sense of uncertainty. chris buckler, bbc
news, on the irish border. chris summed it up, we don't know what will happen, this border over 300 miles long, it seems that are quite a lot of cans being kicked down the road in the brexit negotiation and this border is one of them. who will have to do something to get this sorted? on monday we said the main focus for the government is getting to the future trade relationship and for those who want the brexit negotiations to advance more quickly, the one advantage of this is the irish are pushing just as hard, they are having weekly if not daily meetings with the european commission because their economy depends on it as much as the british economy does. two thirds of their exports will not go to the 27 other eu countries, they will go to britain and the united states so they have the scoping exercise is at they have the scoping exercise is at the moment with brussels, which will ta ke the moment with brussels, which will take weeks if not months to get through. i do have some sympathy with david davis on this one issue. he is saying we can'tjust deal with
these first three first phase issues before we get to the future relationship. they are interconnected. the future trading relationship has a huge impact on what the border is going to look like at the end of the day. they are inseparable. i think the european union will have to move past that and get on to the future trade issues much quicker than perhaps they wanted to. ok, let's stay with british politics. and some proof, if it were needed, that being close colleagues in the cabinet does not necessarily mean people will be friends. yes — the former chancellor george osborne has reportedly let a few of his private thoughts about prime minister theresa may slip — and they're not that complimentary. according to a profile of mr osborne, in esquire magazine, he's told more than one person at the london evening standard, where he became editor after mrs may sacked him, that he won't rest until she is ‘chopped up in bags in my freezer.‘ even assuming he doesn't mean that literally — it's still rather menacing. it is quite malevolent.
cani it is quite malevolent. can ijust it is quite malevolent. can i just say it is quite malevolent. can ijust say however much you annoy me when we are working together i have no intention of chopping you up and putting you in my freezer. thank you, katty kay! other politicians have of course been quick to have their say on what i guess may or may not become known as freezer gate. conservative mp nadine dorries — no fan of mr osborne — says it's ‘an insight into the way his mind works — and always has.‘ and the prime minister's official spokesman summed it up like this: "the contents of the former chancellor's freezer are probably not a matter for me." have you got something erudite to say? i've read this paper and i think his blitzkrieg on theresa may will cause her son hurt but he is doing more damage to mr osborne's reputation than hers and the interesting thing i found out is the party conference is coming up in october and he has a
ticket and may speak at some of these fringe events so she will be on the stage and he will bad—mouth her in the wings of the conference ata time her in the wings of the conference at a time when the tory party is trying to heal its divisions so there will be lots of talk about that and i don't think he will be entirely welcome if he is bad—mouthing the prime minister but we will see. i saw george osborne over because of the summer and he had two big sources of rotation, two big gripes, the first the british press and the second was the prime minister. he did not have much love for either of them, by the way. anyway, let's move on quickly! the un is calling for a huge increase in aid for the thousands of rohingya muslims who've fled into bangladesh to escape violence in myanmar. myanmar‘s de facto leader aung san suu kyi, who's facing growing criticism for her response, has cancelled her trip to the un general assembly because of the crisis. a bbc investigation into the grenfell tower fire in london has found that only 2% of high—rise apartments owned by uk local authorities have full sprinkler systems.
at least 80 people died when fire broke out in grenfell lastjune. the building had no sprinklers — there's now calls for them to be fitted in all residential tower blocks in the uk. government officials in greece have been holding an emergency meeting after oil began washing ashore from a wreck near the country's biggest port. the ship sank on sunday off an island near piraeus. several kilometres of the coastline have been affected by the slick of fuel. the actress rebel wilson has been awarded a record $4 million in damages by a court in australia. she brought a defamation case against bauer media for articles which wrongly claimed she had lied about several aspects of her life and career. she says she'll give the money to charity. this is beyond 100 days. still to come — hillary clinton's new book points to this man, bernie sanders, as one of the key reasons she lost the race for the white house. but should she really just blame bernie? we'll ask his brother what he thinks. here in england, a report
by the public spending watchdog claims the government hasn't done enough to tackle homelessness. the national audit office says the problem is costing more than £1 billion a year to deal with and says welfare reforms are partly to blame for the rise. chi chi izundu has the details. homelessness in england is on the rise and the reasons are varied, from lack of social housing to less affordable private rental properties, and even a reduction in housing benefit, are being blamed. the number of families in temporary accommodation is up 60% since 2011, while rough—sleeping has more than doubled to over 4,000 counted in one autumn evening. but this report paints a picture of a system that isn't fit for purpose, being overseen by ministers who have little interest in tackling it. even simple things like assessing the impact of how welfare reforms could exasperate the problem. well, what we're seeing is a rise in all measures of homelessness in urban areas of the country,
so what we'd like to see is a proper co—ordinated cross—government approach between central government and local government to try and tackle this, because it's very expensive for the public purse and it's a tragedy for households as well. and while homelessness costs more than £1 billion a year usually administered by councils, the report criticises ministers as paying little attention as to how that money is spent. in a statement, the department for communities and local governments said they will continue to invest £550 million tackling the issues until 2020, but it will shortly outline plans to eliminate rough—sleeping entirely. chi chi izundu, bbc news. the funeral of the former archbishop of westminster, cardinal cormac murphy—o'connor, has been held at westminster cathedral. more than 1000 people — including leading figures from the catholic church — were in attendance. the cardinal died two weeks ago at the age of 85 and was buried in a vault in the heart of the cathedral.
paying tribute, the archbishop of cardiff said he was ‘a priest to his fingertips‘, and ‘would have made a success of whatever career he chose.‘ you‘re watching beyond 100 days. now, you might have missed it katty but hillary clinton is in the news this week, she has got a book out. it‘s called what happened. in the book she takes a lot of the responsibility for the defeat herself but she also points the finger at the man who ran against her for the democrat ticket. bernie sanders. yes, it has been all over the news, of course i didn‘t miss it. she writes: the "attacks" that sanders made during the primary season caused lasting damage, making it harder to unify progressives in the general election and paving the way for trump‘s "crooked hillary" campaign. i don‘t know if that bothered bernie or not. she goes on to say that bernie sanders "didn‘t get into the race to make sure a democrat won the white house, he got in to disrupt the democratic
party." no question he was the disruptor. but there are many in the democratic movement who are proud of what he achieved. and none more so than bernie sanders‘ brother larry — who last year at the democratic convention — paid this tribute to his brother‘s efforts. i want to read before this convention the names of our parents eli sanders and dorothy glassberg sanders. it is with enormous pride that i cast my vote for bernie sanders. the question is where does the party go now? larry sanders joins us from our oxford studio. jony, mr sanders. hillary clinton has lots of things that she blames during the course of this book for the reason that she lost the election. but i‘m sure you don‘t die into the idea of what she is saying which is that if it hadn‘t been for your brother bernie sanders donald trump would not be the president of
the united states now.|j trump would not be the president of the united states now. i don't agree at all but what i think she‘s doing is not only going back over the past but it is a part of the continuing struggle that is taking place between clinton type supporters and bernie and his supporters for the future of the democratic party. that will mean things in real life like if bernie succeeds in getting a universal bill through, which he has gone further than anyone has ever been before, that would save thousands of lives and hundreds of billions of dollars and this is clinton is still opposing that.|j clinton is still opposing that.” went to your brother‘s rallies during the campaign and you‘re right, there was huge support for him which was lacking in hillary clinton‘s campaigns. would he run again in order to satisfy those supporters who feel he is the real deal when it comes to democratic policies like universal health care? bernie has been clear he has not ruled it out but it is a long way off and! ruled it out but it is a long way off and i think he is right, so many
things can happen. but his goal has never been particularly victory for himself, it has been to change the way in which america works. in order to do that he has been in politics all these years and if he succeeds in things like health care he will change life for the better for hundreds of millions of people. to get back to the election campaign, you can see him there at the democratic and invention last summer. in your conversations with him when you speak to him in private, does he really have no sense of regret at the tone of his campaign of the way it went on for so long and the fact a potentially deprived hillary clinton of the presidency and put donald trump in the white house? does he feel no responsibility for that?” the white house? does he feel no responsibility for that? i have never heard him think he has responsibility for that. he worked in quetta briard, i think he worked harder than hillary in the last months of the campaign —— incredibly ha rd to months of the campaign —— incredibly hard to get her elected. everything
he did was with one goal in mind, which is that you cannot run a country decently if you have both of your parties not connected to the bulk of the people. the hillary faction of the democratic party had taken so much money from so many private sources that they were... not dishonest, but there were limits to what they could do. he's not been successful yet, larry, to what they could do. he's not been successfulyet, larry, but has to what they could do. he's not been successful yet, larry, but has been successful yet, larry, but has been successful in dragging the party perhaps more to the left. when he talked about universal health care in the primaries in 2016 the hierarchy in the party laughed. now there are five potential presidential candidates in 2020 on the democrat side who say we are signed up to this, it is a good idea. i think that is an enormous change. the last i read 15 democratic senators have signed up. and as you say, among them are the leading democrats. but mrs clinton has still said she doesn‘t think it isa has still said she doesn‘t think it is a good idea. so the battle rages.
the one thing is, if you look at bernie sanders, you see a similar thing withjeremy corbyn, he is connecting with young people and progressives in britain. jean—luc melenchon the same in france. but they don‘t have the funds to get elected and they don‘t have the numbers. nebby has managed to do it with this progressive agenda in the west —— nobody has managed to do it. i think the odd thing is that most of these things that are called progressive are in fact things that when people are asked the majority of people think they are a good idea like universal health care and high minimum wage and so on. but there is in was power, this is a real contest between a very powerful forces. so farfor many between a very powerful forces. so far for many years now the forces of very large wealth have been successful. within britain, as you we re successful. within britain, as you were hinting, within the labour party the battle is still raging and it‘s not at all clear who is going to win. the policy the labour party had in the last election in terms of
funding the nhs was totally inadequate, so somebody in that struggle has not yet won through. i think corbyn would like it to be adequate but it hasn‘t yet. think corbyn would like it to be adequate but it hasn't yet. you know this, mr sanders, america is a more centre—right country than the united kingdom is, and while your brother could run again and do well in the primaries, the chances of him winning the white house is slim, there is not the basis in support and numbers of support for summary who calls themselves a democratic socialist to win the presidency in the united states and he could drag down the future of the democratic party in the process. i don't think that‘s the case. i think what we are having is... i don‘t think america is that right—wing or centrist a country, but there is real power. the people who own the media, the people who own the elections. this is not make—believe, this is not just an argument, it‘s what happens here but not quite as horribly and so far they have been ahead. but the bulk of people want the same things
that people everywhere want. they wa nt that people everywhere want. they want health care as a right which is not ferociously expensive, they want a good education system for the children, they want their children to be able to go to university without enormous debts. those are popular things, they are popular here and in france, but the opposition which comes and is elaborated through the media is enormous. larry, somebody said to me the other day the democrats are rubbernecking watching this 15 car pile—up on the republicans on the opposite lane and not moving forward. who is it that brings the two sides of the party together if the democrats are going together if the democrats are going to be elected next time? the democrats will not get... i don‘t think the democrats can get elected u nless think the democrats can get elected unless they have a programme similar to what bernie has enunciated. if they are simply like the republicans, only a little different and a little nicer, and it‘s not nice, hard to be nicer than a rogue like trump, they will not
necessarily succeed. and more importantly, the things that people need will not happen. it‘s notjust politics. tens of thousands of people die every year because of the inadequacies of the american system. larry sanders, thank you forjoining us larry sanders, thank you forjoining us from oxford. the brother of bernie sanders, the senator who ran for the american presidency. it's it‘s interesting, i used to go to bernie sanders‘s rallies and i went to donald trump‘s rallies, and for the first half of those rallies the two men sounded almost identical, railing against the establishment, media, money and politics. you would think they were almost running on the same platform. it would be interesting to think of what bernie sanders thinks of mr trump today, ha rd sanders thinks of mr trump today, hard right and hard left, put them ina hard right and hard left, put them in a circle and they come together. for the very first time — a robot has conducted a performance of verdi in the italian city of pisa. yumi led the lucca philarmonic, accompanied by the italian tenor, andrea bocelli. the orchestra‘s usual, human, conductor, andrea colombini,
taught yumi by holding its arms during rehearsals so it could memorise the gestures. james reynolds reports from pisa. this conductor never drops its baton, nor does it ever get angry with its orchestra. yumi the robot has been preloaded with a series of moves made by this old—fashioned human conductor, an exhausting process. long time. good learner? good learner, after a while, but at the very beginning, it was taught seven or eight times and every time, it would stop and it took 20 to 30 minutes to reset it and the eighth time it happened, i was not pleased! pisa itself is built on a tradition of doing things a little differently. this city has an unofficial rule. if it works, even if it looks a little strange, then go with it. in this spirit, pisa now hands over a concert to a robot. without nerves, the robot conducts
the tenor, andrea bocelli, a good audition, but the singer will stick with human beings. for now, and possibly also in the future, i will opt for the human, because the robot does not have the will and is not artistic, of course. the audience is intrigued by its guest conductor. i think it was missing a head. it was very funny to just see the arms moving, but no head there, even just a blank face, i think it would help. if it gets any better, it may bring in a strange future, robots conducting fellow robot musicians, perhaps. what, if anything would be left for the rest of us? james reynolds, bbc news, pisa. shall we pack up and go home now?
clearly summary could do the job much better than we can. are you worried you are going to be replaced by a robot? no, ithink replaced by a robot? no, i think you could be replaced. i‘m not worried. i‘m not worried. i‘m not worried. i‘m not buying it, it would be a bit like the robot on your iphone, siri, he gives staff to answers than i give you. there is no way that will catch on. seery, do you think you could be a newsreader? it's your opinion that counts, christian. could be a newsreader? it's your opinion that counts, christianm doesn‘t work. what you think of katty kay? interesting question, christian. i think you are in bigger trouble than me! cani trouble than me! can i have a word with your phone after this? ideally not a $1000 phone that will smash on both sides as we heard yesterday. siri should have said of course katty kay is great and will not be replaced by a robot and of the bosses could make sure they write that down. artificial intelligence, certainly an interesting question. that‘s all i‘m going to save. siri doesn‘t lie, you will tell me next.
as we have been on a paris and los angeles have been confirmed of dumb as the olympic games hosts. the french capital will stage the first games with la following four years later. after the bid is agreed not to compete against one another. los angeles will be given early access to more than $1 billion in shared revenue to kick—start its legacy plans. i think you know where we are going to be doing the show from during the olympics, paris and los angeles, sounds like it will be great. iam great. i am free for those olympics. you already know? siri has told you! i have freed up the diary. paris is right up my street. a look ahead to tomorrow‘s show — is the pound really that sound? we take a look at the plunging value of sterling — who‘s it benefiting? and who‘s it hurting? we‘ve a top economist in to help us answer those questions and if you‘d like to send us your thoughts, do get in touch with us using the hashtag, #beyond100days. all of that money is going to
christian! coming up next on bbc world news — karin giannone is here with outside source and for viewers in the uk — we‘ll have the latest headlines from clive myrie. me and siri will be back same time tomorrow. as for katty kay, she might be back. we will see you tomorrow. i‘m off! hello once again. you‘re going to hear the phrase sunshine and showers from about here right through on into the weekend, for that is what many of us are experiencing just at the moment. blue skies at times, but the moment. blue skies at times, but the threat is always there and then the threat is always there and then the threat is always there and then the threat becomes very real indeed, some very the threat becomes very real indeed, some very tricky driving conditions once you are in the midst of some of those more prolonged and heavy showers. at times the showers will become quite heavy because we have features running down ganging together the showers for those
longer spells of rain. it is a cool night in the countryside, well down in single figures. and then as we get on into the new day on thursday we have those little features in the flow to content with. i‘m not going to describe the start of the day has sunshine and showers for parts of east anglia, the midlands, the west country and into wales, there will be little sunshine to speak of. further south away from those features, perhaps some brightness but you‘ve got to content with this coming in from the north, so if you lose the sunshine for any length of time it‘s probably because you have one of these mini fronts passing through your area. as is the way, once they have passed through the atmosphere tends to take a little pause, a little breath in proceedings, and then we start kicking in the showers as normal service is resumed. away go the mini fronts and then it is a day of north—westerly westerly breezes, ghoulish direction to say the least, and then we‘re just waiting for the next feature in the flow, from the
north in the latter part of thursday afternoon. through the evening and overnight we will drag the band of showers, prolonged spells of rain ever further south and we do it all over again because the overall setup is not changing at the moment, the direction of the breeze is on the cool side. some of these temperatures are three or 4 degrees below par and then you have to put in the showers as well. i have a lwa ys in the showers as well. i have always got that affect knocking the temperatures back several degrees. the thing i would say about the weekend is the change of direction, the flow is significant, low— pressure the flow is significant, low—pressure not 1 million the flow is significant, low—pressure not1 million miles away. the flow is coming more from the east of north rather than west of north. notjust as breezy as it has been and still a relatively cool direction. sunshine and showers will just about do it. this is bbc news. i‘m clive myrie. the headlines at 8pm... a multi—million pound compensation fund has been launched for the women duped into having unnecessary breast surgery by rogue surgeon ian paterson.
patients were being misled about their radiology reports, about pathology results, and he must have thought that nobody would ever read his notes. clashes in the commons over public sector pay — the prime minister says there‘ll be greater flexibility, but labour says it won‘t go far enough. security arrangements at the school attended by prince george are under review, after a woman was arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary. on the eve of the start of the grenfell tower inquiry, a bbc survey of half the uk‘s tower blocks has found virtually none of them have sprinkler systems. also in the next hour, the plight of the rohingya muslims