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and that attack in their city which has left eight people dead. it says five of the dead were argentines visiting new york for a high school anniversary reunion. meanwhile, breitbart has a picture of the suspected attacker, sayfullo saipov. the right—wing website, now run by donald trump's former chief strategist steve bannon, says saipov entered the us on a "diversity visa," one which the site says the president wants to end. the independent says pressure is building on uk prime minister theresa may to release 58 secret studies into the economic damage from brexit, before a binding vote by mps in parliament. on the front of the telegraph, the uk's health ministerjeremy hunt has called on parents to curb the amount of time children spend on social media to tackle growing levels of mental distress. and finally, the guardian reports on beleaguered budget airline ryanair, who is on course for record annual profits despite a rota fiasco
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that led to pilot shortages and the cancellation of thousands of flights. so let's begin. with me is mark davies, who's ceo of strategy consultancy, camberton. good morning. 50, i'm good morning. so, i'm sorry to say, we have to talk again about this kind of attack that we have seen here in london, in france, in berlin. the new york post talking through the details. your reaction? what is interesting, if you look at this coverage relative to breitbart, admittedly, the first of these is a report on what has happened whereas the breitbart report is looking into the breitbart report is looking into the background of it. but the
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fluffi ness of the background of it. but the fluffiness of the new york times piece in comparison with the breitbart piece is really striking. this is almost like, in places, the new york times piece is almost like a parody of this type of article. they are almost trying to fill it with information because there isn't anything new to say. this is the sort of thing we have seen so many times now. or the platitudes come out, you have the new yorker but, andrew cuomo, coming out and saying all the things you would expect him to say. nobody comes out with anything ha rd—hitting at to say. nobody comes out with anything hard—hitting at these times. that is very much reflected in the new york times piece. it is a fluffy, will be peace. whereas the breitbart piece, which we will come to wina breitbart piece, which we will come to win a second, is much stronger in its wording. it looks at the diversity visa lottery programme, which is the programme under which this person came into the united states in the first place, albeit seven states in the first place, albeit seve n years states in the first place, albeit seven years ago. it talks about the
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fa ct seven years ago. it talks about the fact that donald trump is keen to abandon that particular programme. it looks back at the history of that programme and how as long ago as 2011, experts were talking to congress about the fact that it was creating problems as far as immigration and stoking up terror is problems was concerned. it is literally a lottery, in how it works. it is called the green card lottery for short, isn't it? that is not the official name. but there is a list of countries, people can enter, and they enter and if they win the lottery, they go through process where they are assessed and they have to be various interviews and health checks and then they are given a green card, which is gold dust, isn't it? absolutely. it is worth looking at a quote here which came from a national security policy director back in 2011, and she said, "the diversity visa programme is an u nfortu nate "the diversity visa programme is an unfortunate blindspot in our immigration system which has outlived its purpose, whatever
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purposeit outlived its purpose, whatever purpose it might have had. the applicants for those 50,000 slots require few skills". it goes onto say that it doesn't know what is trying to achieve. that was six yea rs trying to achieve. that was six years ago. as far as the politics of this is concerned, trump has been very strong on this issue. he has been opposed by people who have not really given any counter ideas. again, in this breitbart piece, right at the end, john mccain, he says they didn't even bother reading trump's admission priorities, but he called the 70 point list for abandoning this lottery system a non— starter. this is a much stronger piece, the breitbart piece. what is interesting about it is that there are not any counter is to it, because the new york times piece, which could give the other side of the political argument, given that it sits on the other side, is just... just factual about what happened? it is quite fluffy. it has
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little details. it says the truck was labelled with a sign saying, "rent me starting at $19", a com plete "rent me starting at $19", a complete irrelevance to the story. the whole piece is padded out with that kind of colour which doesn't really add much to the debate. what is interesting, this is the first terrorist attack in new york, really, since 911. —— since 9/11. at least the first one that has totality is. that in itself, it is not extraordinary, when you think about what we have experienced here in europe, to think that they have not seen a fatal terrorist attack in new york city since 9/11 is really something. 9/11 is a long time ago now, 16 years ago. exactly, a long period of time. you need to be in your mid—20s to remember it. it is a long period of time. now, it is obviously only in 11 days since trump declared victory in raqqa, and
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there are implications about that, there are implications about that, the timing is interesting. more on that story later. let's have a look 110w that story later. let's have a look now at other stories in the news. brexit is in the news every day. the independent says that labour will force a vote to release 58 secret studies on brexit was make economic damage. we have a study on the economic damage daily, and a p pa re ntly economic damage daily, and apparently there are 58 secret ones? do tell! exactly my reaction. it is not like we are short of studies telling us what is going on. one of the things is that people didn't like to go into the in—depth detail about what was going to happen to every industry, and when this came up every industry, and when this came up during the course of the referendum, people said, we've had enough of experts. that became the catchphrase. i wonder what on earth is in these secret studies, given that most of us, and even the experts, do not know what is going to be happening. we are all grappling in the dark. yes, the word experts looms large over this. look, i think it looks in—depth that what
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the potential implications are across a whole range of different industries. —— at what. you could argue this is exactly the sort of thing we should have come out before the referendum so we could make a judgement based on the full facts. if we go back to that period, at the gove say ij m"— really say, but, the talk at the time was, we don't want this details. wejust time was, we don't want this details. we just have a feeling about it. people knew what they thought about immigration generally, and they knew what they thought about taking back control, and they voted on that basis. the gita that comes from this, i would argue the broader public is not interested by it. -- broader public is not interested by it. —— the detail. what i find interesting about the labour edition is that they are taking this view as if they have a counter position to the government, and as if they want
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to stay in the eu. —— labour position. but of course the labour policy is also to leave. this is a story i found interesting. the front of the daily telegraph. you've got for my children, i have three. jeremy hunt says we need to get them off social media. we already know that anyway, really. off social media. we already know thatanyway, really. parenting off social media. we already know that anyway, really. parenting is extremely challenging in this age, isn't it? there is all that stuff they want to do, and it is all on a screen, really. it is, but it is not new. if you look back 20 years it was all about a video nasty is. there was an all of a sudden film called natural born killers. —— and oliver stone film. —— an oliver stone film. if i am honest, i think this is classic virtue signalling politics. the issue with facebook is not the amount of time they spend on it... your kids aren't on facebook anyway. exactly. it is the image they see of other people's lives
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which is not a fair reflection of other people's lives. they see other people saying, my life is rosy, and they think, my life isn't rosy like that. there has never been a time when teenagers are not depressed about life. i would agree. and also, jeremy hunt urging us about facebook, well, they are not on facebook. they are on snapchat and instagram. mark, thank you. the media is of course dominated at the moment by what is happening in new york. you have in watching the briefing with me, sally bond. stay with us here on bbc news and we will keep you up—to—date with what is happening in new york and elsewhere. see you soon. hello there. mixed fortunes in our weather during the day ahead. southern areas should see more
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in the way of sunshine than they did during tuesday. a feed of drier air from the near continent around this area of high pressure. but up to the north, it is all about this weather front, a weather front which will bring a slow—moving band of rain, heavy rain for a time, across southern and south—western scotland, particularly during the first part of the morning. to the north of the frontal system, there'll be a mixture of sunny spells and heavy showers. but it's this rain around the glasgow area, for instance, stretching eastwards towards edinburgh, that could actually cause some spot issues and persistent heavy rain during the morning rush hour. into the midlands and east anglia and the south—east, there'll be the odd fog patch through the first part of the morning. fog tending to clear, though, and it'll be a fairly bright day with increasing amounts of sunshine. the south—west of england starting off on a bright note. again, there could be the odd fog patch. similar story across parts of wales. temperatures 9 degrees in cardiff at 8:00am in the morning. more cloud in northern ireland, and here's our weather front again, just beginning to fringe in towards the north coast at this stage. as we go on through the day,
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our frontal system will only move very slowly southwards, although the rain along it will tend to ease. to the north, it's a mixture of sunshine and heavy showers. to the south, certainly for much of england and wales, we're looking at a dry day and an increasingly bright one. there should be some spells of sunshine into the afternoon. 16 in london. that won't feel too bad if the skies are blue. now, during wednesday night, our frontal system finally gets a move on and pushes its way southwards. at this stage, really, just a band of cloud and some spots of drizzle. underneath the cloud, it will be fairly mild, but to the north and south, it will be chilly, and certainly across southern areas of england, could be some fog around on thursday morning. now, on thursday, this area of cloud from our old weather front, with some spots of patchy rain and drizzle, will drift slowly southwards. further north, sunny skies, but generally a dip in the temperatures. 8 degrees in aberdeen, 12 in cardiff.
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friday will be dry and bright enough for many of us. but a change up here to the north—west, another weather front sinking in, initially a fairly weak affair. but as we go through friday night, that frontal system is likely to bump into some warm air pushing in temporarily from the continent. that will drive some heavy rain across england and wales, and then once all of that clears away, some really cold air for the weekend, the air coming all the way from the arctic. so, yes, there will be some sunny spells, but also some showers too, perhaps wintry over high ground in the north, and for all of us, a chilly wind. hello, this is breakfast with charlie stayt and steph mcgovern. 8 people are killed in a suspected terror attack in new york. the driver of a truck ploughed into people on a busy cycle path near the world trade centre site in lower manhattan. he then hit a school bus before being shot by police and arrested. this was an act of terror and
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particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians aimed at people going about their lives who had no idea what was about to hit them. the suspect‘s been identified as a 29—year—old from uzbekistan who came to the us 7 years ago. police say a note was found in the truck that referred to so—called islamic state.
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