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you're watching beyond 100 days. it's been described as the most important election in america since donald trump won a year ago. in virginia they are voting today for a new governor. for both parties it's a referendum on the president. democrats need to show they can translate anti—trump sentiment into actual votes — for republicans the challenge is winning without mentioning the man in the white house. he's in asia right now — weighing in on election day at in the us and nuclear ambitions in north korea. time, he says, to make a deal. i really believe that it makes sense for north korea to come to the table and to make a deal. also, new revelations in the paradise papers. prince charles went on to argue for
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a rule changes which would benefit an offshore company in which you had invested. alec baldwin speaks to the bbc about his role as donald trump. why is that impersonation just so convincing? you get the left eyebrow up and the most down as far as you can. get in touch with us using the hashtag. hello and welcome. i'm katty kay in richmond, virginia and christian fraser is in london. elections are always held in early november here and one year after donald trump stunned the world, americans are back at the ballot box today. in virginia they're choosing a new governor in the most closely watched contest in the country since trump's victory. it's a tight contest between democrat ralph northam and his republican rival ed gillespie. and even though he's in asia, president trump has weighed in on this election on twitter this morning saying @edwgillespie will totally turn around the high crime and poor economic performance of va.
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ms—13 and crime will be gone. vote today, asap! big name surrogates have campaigned for both sides — even barack obama made a rare appearance to support the democrat. and that's because, that happens here has implications far beyond this state. i've been out to see the final campaign push. they know what it's like to be on the front line of political fights in richmond. this small southern town was the capital of the confederacy in the civil war. it was the site of the south's biggest ironworks. this is where they built their weapons. on monument avenue, the south's iconic leaders still loom over the city. today these massive statues are part of a new political battle. racial division has been the dark backdrop to this ugly campaign. are you ready to win on november 7th? chances are you've never heard of this man, democrat ralph northam.
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we're going to win this election tomorrow. orthis man, republican ed gillespie. but this race is not really about them but about the president and whether democrats can win in the age of donald trump. when we caught up with gillespie last night, donald trump's name didn't pass his lips, not once. think of that. the republican candidate didn't even mention the republican president. but mr gillespie has run tv ads echoing many of donald trump's issues, tough on illegal immigration, tough on crime. the republican playbook is trumpism without donald trump. here is his problem. like most of urban virginia, richmond is basically liberal. full of hipster coffee shops and even more hipster murals. this is the changing face of an increasingly diverse state. you'd think these young people would rush to send donald trump a message, but even with the democrats‘ top warm—up act
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alongside him, ralph northam is an anaemic campaigner. he has flip—flopped on critical issues like immigration. there is a lot of fire in the democrat base but you won't find it in mr northam. democrats should win this race and virginia but politics looks a bit like this right now, it's really, really wild. very wild indeed! and joining me today here in richmond is our political analyst ron christie who formerly served as an advisor to president george w bush. it is freezing cold here. you worked in the george w bush administration and you have also told me you spent one year and and you have also told me you spent one yearand virginiana. and you have also told me you spent one year and virginiana. how important is this race in terms of national politics? huge. the
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democrats have two proves they are able to when in a southern state. for republicans, very critical. they need to show that, yes, when donald trump in the white house they can still win with the candidate who has distanced himself from the president and has not mentioned his name and is doing well in the polls so both parties have a lot at stake. this race has been surprisingly nasty. these two are pretty centrist candidates but you watch the television adverts and it is vicious. i have not seen in 26 years i have been looking at virginiana anything like this. they are taking anything like this. they are taking a all the stops and accusing each other of being racist and soft on crime, you name it. unfortunately, attack ads work in the united states and a lot of people are making up their minds based not on the issues but what they have heard about their opponent. from washington to san
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francisco to richmond virginia, i am beginning to think you are a democrat, not a republican!” beginning to think you are a democrat, not a republican! i am a capitalist republican, i am doing what i can. tell me about ed gillespie, you say he is happy to run on some of the themes that donald trump has picked up on, claiming sanctuary cities and race, but he doesn't want to appear alongside the president. is that how mainstream republicans are going to run? ithink mainstream republicans are going to run? i think that is exactly how it will work. the a lot of establishment republicans are looking at donald trump and saying he doesn't represent us. i am independent and may be conservative and a republican but not a donald trump republican. that is what you will see with ed gillespie and the race in newjersey is also going on, same thing, they are not talking about trump but about the issues. stay with us because you will get you back on the programme. can i
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just complain about the weather because you seemed to go to places and this is really nice and sunny. it is absolutely freezing here today and the is a valid political point. bad weather seems too depressed to depress turnout among democrats more thanit depress turnout among democrats more than it does republicans, so if you are dead gillespie looking at this cloudy day you are probably feeling a little bit chirpy. you need to talk to your producers, paris and florence are much better than the summer. florence are much better than the summer. let's talk about the democrats. no love lost. hillary clinton to this by five points last year. so why is it so tight, what is going wrong for the democrats? this isa going wrong for the democrats? this is a very interesting state, an interesting city. it is very liberal in many ways and the state is changing with the huge number of immigrants coming in. it is trending democrats and faulted for barack
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obama twice and hillary clinton, but it is also the south. there are the monuments and the majority support keeping the monuments. this was the place of the second biggest slave market in america. you don't have to scratch very beach before you get that old conservative south. there is that tendency that people still like republicans having seen ed gillespie out on the campaign trail he isa gillespie out on the campaign trail he is a pretty compelling candidate. he is talking about the economy and things people want to talk about.|j things people want to talk about.” will bring in the mayor, the youngest mayor of richmond ever.‘ years old. 36 now! talk to us about this race because one of the issues will be and the clamour among african—americans. given how unpopular donald trump is in this
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state you would think democrats could sweep virginiana? we are expecting a sweep tonight and donald trump isa expecting a sweep tonight and donald trump is a motivating factor for many, notjust trump is a motivating factor for many, not just african—americans trump is a motivating factor for many, notjust african—americans but those who live in northern virginiana and here in the richmond region and in the south—east where i am from. folks are fired up and this is their first chance to call it their concerns. let's be honest, you are democrat and the poles have tightened more than i imagine you're co mforta ble tightened more than i imagine you're comfortable with. i still don't really understand why your candidate is struggling as much as he has been doing. is he not a good candidate is it harder to run against donald trump than you might think?” it harder to run against donald trump than you might think? i would say it is a classic virginiana race. lam say it is a classic virginiana race. i am the former campaigner for the governor. i saw times when the governor. i saw times when the governor was way up in the polls and
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towards the end that always closes. it is classic virginia politics and the democrat never wins by more than two or 2.5 points. we never expected a landslide even know donald trump has been very divisive. let me put it to you, you are 36. maybe you are the future of the democratic party. they need a future, maybe this is what people wanted in the past, conventional and fairly established centrist democrats. now, perhaps to meet donald trump, when people want fired in the belly and authenticity, you need to field a candidate further to the left. what do you think of my hypothesis? at the end of the day you can espouse the values of the democratic partym isa values of the democratic partym is a huge thing. you have some in our party who are still centrists and some who are left of centre. i consider myself left of centre by
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also believe ralph nord have been able to expose those values while in office. the governor has always been focused on economic development and how to create a robust economy. you do that by being open and welcoming. ed gillespie on the other hand has throughout the entirety of this campaign focused on providing people. divide and conquer politics. the sort of stuff we see in washington, dc and forks and virginia don't want it. if ralph nord loses the election tonight and you have a republican governor, how much of a blow will that be to democrats nationwide? democrats are counting to win this race. we don't wa nt counting to win this race. we don't want to feel the same way we felt after they lost last year. even though we won in virginiana, we felt that throughout the country. it would definitely injure us but the democrats i know are going to get back up the next day and make sure that their voices are heard. we saw
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that their voices are heard. we saw that at the beginning of the year with the rallies around the country. folk are frankly sick and tired. talk to me about the weather. i came down yesterday 75 degrees, sunny day. this traditionally has not been the kind of weather that helps you? this is the kind of weather that helps republicans. very true. i've never quite understood why. it's cold and raining here in richmond and the same way throughout the commonwealth. notjust in richmond, cold and rainy and south west virginia and south virginia, but i tell you, democrats are motivated. i have to say, donald trump as part of the impetus. i guarantee you tonight you will see a lot of democrats show up you will see a lot of democrats show up in school force and do you know what, we're going to make virginia blue again. come back on the programme again, we'd love to have you back on. this is the issue
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always, about him out for. for the democrats, we have seen the rallies and watch the women's mark shand seemly protests. does all of the anger that from and the fire they are feeling, does it actually translate into winning. that is what virginia bottomley a test. interesting to hear him say this is a white tent, ijust wonder what interesting to hear him say this is a white tent, i just wonder what the bernie sanders supporters will be saying if ralph northern losers. they may be saying they would be better with a liberal candidate. i think that is exactly what the left of the democratic base is watching. how do you feel they candidate who has that sense of reaching out to people's guts and touching hearts and emotions in a way that frankly with due respect to the mailer ralph nord has not done, that hillary
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clinton did not do, and if you are on the left at the moment you're watching this very carefully to see a factually what this race suggests that it a factually what this race suggests thatitis a factually what this race suggests that it is time for the left run candidates. that is why it is so important and it has big implications. you can bet president trump will be watching events in virginia and newjersey as he continues his tour of asia. mr trump is in seoul where he enjoyed quite the ceremonial welcome from the south korean president. mr trump said he "hopes to god" he doesn't have to use military force against north korea — and he's urged the international community to stop trading with pyongyang. but perhaps most intriguing — donald trump urged north korea to "come to the table" to talk about giving up its nuclear weapons programme — as mark lowen explains. backing the man they say can stop north korea's march to war, supporters of donald trump out in seoul today defending his hard—line approach to the north's weapons tests. it is a warning to kim jong—un and his regime. if you do wrong things
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you are going to be destroyed. but across the road, the other side, fearing mr trump's bombastic talk over north korea. passion and division accompanying him on this trip. threatening north korea is not the answer. we have to get to the table and talk about it. these people say that when donald trump fires off a tweet storm or tirade against kim jong—un on the other side of the world, it is seoul that is made to feel vulnerable. they have lived with the nuclear threat from the north for decades and they say president trump is make it worse. the welcome was traditional, a reminder of an old alliance now strained as donald trump has accused his south korean counterpart of appeasing north korea. it has vowed to continue to develop a long—range missile that could hit the us. the two leaders seem
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to present a united front, president moon saying he hoped it would mark a turning point on north korea. from donald trump, less fire and more talk of pressure on the north to change course. we have many things happening that we hope, we hope, in fact i will go a step further, we hope to god we will never have to use. with that being said, i really believe that it makes sense for north korea to come to the table and to make a deal. that more restrained tone didn't stop the protest is. tomorrow they will hear more from mr trump as he addresses parliament, with tension at a critical level, the call for peace becomes louder. interesting looking at those
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pictures because one of the themes running through today, was president trump saying you will have to buy some of our weapons to save yourselves and he was saying today, start buying reconnaissance equipment from american contractors. but for all that tall and today, you don't sense that it's a real change of heart from the north koreans. there's that existential need with end pyongyang to maintain this nuclear weapons programme because without it, they think, there would be regime change. i remember the day when american presidents went to asia to try to sell cars and now it seems he is selling something else. it will stimulate the economy! the latest revelations from the paradise papers, this cache of leaked documents about tax havens show that prince charles' private estate, the duchy of cornwall, secretly invested in an offshore company in which a close friend was a director. that's perfectly legal but he's been accused of a conflict of interest because he went on to campaign for international rule changes that
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would have benefited the firm. the spokesman says he has never chosen to speak out on a topic simpler because of an investment decision. for years, prince charles has campaigned on environmental issues. this week he's in malaysia, yesterday he spent time in the rainforests of borneo. but panorama has discovered he campaigned on one issue that he secretly stood to profit from. the paradise papers show the prince of wales's private estate, the duchy of cornwall, had $4 million in tax havens of the cayman islands and bermuda. this document shows $1 million in an offshore fund. their annual report says the prince is actively involved in running the duchy.
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the governance of the duchy of cornwall allows the prince of wales to have hands—on involvement so you can really see it stamped all over his turf. we found one deal that centres on this man in the cap. the late hugh van cutsem. he was one of the prince's oldest friends. he was a director of sustainable forestry management ltd. they were registered in bermuda and traded in carbon credits, a market created by international treaties to tackle global warming. sustainable forestry management ltd would have made more money if international regulations were changed to include carbon credits from all forests. the chronology of events raises serious questions for the prince. in february 2007, the duchy buys 50 shares worth $113,500. at that time, sfm's directors agreed
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to keep the duchy shares confidential. van cutsem asks for a lobbying documents to be sent to the prince's office. the prince begins making speeches, campaigning for changes to two international agreements on carbon credits. injune 2008, he sells his shares for $325,000, a profit of more than $200,000. but we cannot find, nor has the prince's office been able to show us, any speeches prince charles made on this specific issue before he bought his shares. he made three major speeches in the seven months after he bought them. i think it is a serious conflict. there is a conflict of interest between the investments of the duchy
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of cornwall and what he is trying to achieve publicly. i think it is unfortunate that somebody of his importance, of his influence, becomes involved in such a serious conflict. this is the sort of thing the prince was saying in his speeches. the european carbon trading scheme excludes carbon credits for forests from developing nations. this has got to be wrong. despite the prince's lobbying, the regulations surrounding carbon credits were not changed. his spokesman said the prince of wales is free to offer thoughts and suggestions on a wide range of topics. the prince does not have any direct involvement in the investment decisions taken by the duchy and he has certainly never chosen to speak out on a topic simply because of a company that it may have invested in. i think what happened was wrong. what i do not think is that he deliberately acted in a way which was unacceptable.
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i think if he realised the context in which he had been asked to do something, he would have acted in a different way. there is no suggestion that any of this is illegal or tax was avoided and it is impossible to know why the share price rose after prince charles‘s estate secretly invested in his friends company. but for the second time in a week the paradise papers raise serious questions about how royal cash is being managed. and for more on the paradise papers, just go to our website or smartphone app — that's at bbc news, online. the trump presidency has been particularly kind to one man. alec baldwin. his acting career took an unlikely turn when trump entered the frame as a presidential candidate.
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no—one does the impression better than baldwin and let's face it, he has plenty of material — it is the gift which keeps on giving. he got an emmy for his portrayal of the donald on saturday night live, and now he has a new book out with the american novelist kurt anderson, in a further parody, called you can't spell america without me. 0ur north america correspondent nick bryant has been talking to him. the goal was to try to find a very small menu of tics that you could stick to and you wouldn't lose very easily and so you get the left eyebrow up and you get the mouth out as far as you can and get the hands going. and there are words, too. china is a big one. we played with that and almost made up our own lexicon with trump saying, "china." trump was always someone who was digging for a stronger word in his speech that he would never find, so he would always fall back on the same three words. this new tax plan is a tax i'm very
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proud of and the american people are going to find this really, really... a great tax plan. still so good every single time. we haven't even seen steve bannon and that one. here is my counter the array. this is great for comedy writers, etc, but if you happen to bea drama writers, etc, but if you happen to be a drama writer, it is useless because what is happening in the white house is so much more dramatic than anything you could make up.” think the scriptwriters of house of cards said that, but there's a more serious point, that there are media outlets and programmes like saturday night live that are doing very well and are going through the roof. new york times, all of the cable news
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channels, this is being seen in america after everybody saying what is the future ofjournalism and media. this is a kind of boomtime, almost a ruinous honours in the journalism industry, and donald trump knows that whatever he says about slamming news organisations he also loves the fact he get so much more news coverage, the weird relationship with the press. this is beyond 100 days from the bbc. coming up for viewers on the bbc news channel and bbc world news — i'll have more from richmond, virginia where a key battle for governor is playing out and the campaigning here, is personal. we'll be looking at the political adverts from both sides. and i'll be speaking to the mexican tourism minister — is donald trump good for business south of the border? we'll be finding out. a day of contrasting fortunes across
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the british isles and for many it was one of those, quite wet at times and when they also. to the west it eventually improved but it took a while, had to move this weather front just while, had to move this weather frontjust a little bit further towards the east and bright skies p°ppin9 towards the east and bright skies p°pping up towards the east and bright skies popping up across scotland northern ireland and down into the south of england. through the yesterday evening and overnight the front continues towards the east, the rain tending to weekend. behind it the skies began to clear land as a consequence the temperature dips and there will be significant frost in some sports. here we are first up on wednesday. the frontal system on tuesday still lacking across the south—east, the odd spot of rain.
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quite a bit of close around, you have to come further into the south west of england dug up into the north of england, the greater part of scotla nd north of england, the greater part of scotland and northern ireland, before that bright but chilly start will come back to this new av up of wind and cloud and rain injust the second. a pretty decent sort of day. crisp but a lot of sunshine and the lot of dry weather. if tuesday put a dent in your spirits wednesday should lift them for the most part, at least until the cloud and rain pours across the eastern side of scotla nd pours across the eastern side of scotland and then to northern ireland. it continues itsjourney through the course of the evening overnight and into the first part of thursday but you notice as i push is on into the day on thursday, not an awful lot of rain on those weather fronts. the wind is in the west so not particularly cold despite the presence of all that cloud and little in the way of sunshine. what
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about friday? i am keeping an eye on this developing area of low pressure. friday itself is blustery, cooler with the north—westerly breeze and then the wind and rain skirts its way across the southern half of england and wales to leave us with the weekend that is bright and breezy what some showers and feeling cold given the strength of the north—westerly wind. if this is beyond one hundred days, with me katty kay in richmond, virginia — christian fraser's in london. our top and stories. we're the watching a key vote for governor in the us state of virginia — a test for the republicans a year after donald trump won the presidency. he's in south korea, where — he said — the us is prepared to use the full range of military might against north korea. coming up in the next half hour. he travelled to another country, then quit his post... what the resignation of lebanon's pm means for his country's fragile peace? the british citizenjailed in iran — fears the uk foreign secretary made her plight worse by saying she was training journalists there.
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let us know your thoughts by using the hashtag... ‘beyond—0ne—hundred—days‘. now under normal circumstances a vote deciding who will be the next governor of virginia wouldn't exactly classify as top news but such is american politics at the moment — everyone is looking for clues as to where next years mid terms might be heading. the president's name isn't on the ticket — his impact is certainly being felt. yes, democrats need to prove they can win in the age of trump and the race today here in virginia is their test. voters are divided between ralph northam and ed gillespie — you but they are probably united on one thing — it will be a relief when the political ads stop running. here is just a small sample of what the people here have been bombarded with recently. they call him enron ed because washington, dc lobbyist ed gillespie represented
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the worst of the worst. is this what donald trump and ed gillespie mean by the american dream? ralph northam voted in favour of sanctuarie cities that let dangerous and illegal immigrants back on the street. ralph northam didn't do hisjob. #xxx not a nice orfriendly. mad. . for analysis on today's hotly contested race i'm joined by quentin kidd. he's a professor of political science at christopher newport university. everyone wants to know how the polls are standing we have turned out percentages to think of right know.
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turnout is about 30%. four years ago it was 43%. the line is 43, a0 4% it was a3%. the line is a3, a0 a% for a democrat to have a good night, below that gillespie will have a good night so both parties are working frantically to get voters to the polls. it looks like the average is around 35% with about five hours left to vote. a lot of people around the world would look at an election like this in america, they would see donald trump, he is at 37% here in virginia and they would see of course democrats will turn out in huge numbers to send a message to the white house, what is the problem for democrats, why aren't the channelling that energy into people actually voting? democrats themselves are struggling with each other, the progressive and their moderate wing cannot come together to decide on a unified front to put
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forward against donald trump. ralph northam is the nominee but there was a very contested primary between him and another candidate. some of the difficulties democrats have nationally are mirrored here in virginia. one of the issues hillary clinton had was not getting african—americans to turn out. do you think it will turn out for ralph northam? that is the big question. democrats feel that having an african—american votes turn will help them. behind us that is a big concern about african—american turnout, that could be the added half percent or percent that ralph northam needs to win today. everybody is watching virginia, lots of networks are here, are we right to extrapolate from this release that this is what it says that the
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future of american politics?” that this is what it says that the future of american politics? i think so anyway. ed gillespie's strategy was to embrace trump strategy but not trump himself. if that works, we will see that all over the country next year. a tougher line on emigration, more hardline? exactly. everything that trump represents will embrace his candidates. which of these strategies works today will send signals to the parties for 2018 and the strategies the person who? thank you very much forjoining me, a fascinating race and the polls have been tightening, it will depend a lot on turnout. we have spoken about the democratic challenger, a few years ago they ran republican governors who were moderate and centrist trying to make the republicans figure by being more inclusive if what quentin kidd is
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saying is correct, we could see a total slap in the republican strategy for elections, be more tough on things like immigration, it isa tough on things like immigration, it is a real change from five years ago for republicans. when it comes to turnout, i remember last year, swing states like florida and michigan, they were jumping up and down where turnout was high in democratic areas but the turnout was really good in rural conservative areas for donald trump as well? yes, you often get that later on in the day. as you watch the returns coming in, it is often the rural areas which start counting later. i saw democrats this morning saying great turnout in northern virginia but c high those more rural areas vote and what the turnout s. —— but let us see how those more rural areas. let us move
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on to lebanon. is the fragile peace in lebanon in danger of unravelling once again? this weekend the prime minister saad hariri stepped down from his post while on a visit to saudi arabia, claiming he feared for his life. he is yet to return. lebanese newspapers, loyal to his opponents hezbollah, allege he was placed under house arrest after arriving in riyadh — and was forced to quit. this matters because in lebanon the peace depends on a fragile alliance between christians, sunnis and shias. each group controlling one branch of the government. without hariri in the picture, that delicate balance is compromised. so what is behind all this? i have been speaking to the middle east expert, angus blair, who is in cairo. he is the chief operating officer for pharos holdings — he began by telling me about the significance of hariri's departure. it is a wider part of a bigger change across all of the region and probably some of the biggest changes i have seen in 25 years of covering the region.
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saad hariri made his resignation outside of lebanon which was highly unusual the other day. he had been meeting the saudi leadership. also today he had gone to abu dhabi and bahrain to meet other regional leaders. it is not usualfor a prime minister to go to another country to announce his resignation. is there any leverage the saudis might have over him? i think we have to put it in context of lebanon since 1989 and the agreement which was signed in saudi, based around coexistence. that original hope over time has diminished, particularly since 2006 and the hezbolla h/israel war, and particularly after the assassination of saad hariri's father in 2005. the equilibrium of lebanon has altered tremendously in that time. it has become much more difficult to maintain equilibrium because of interference from outside. that interference has come
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from teheran and also riyadh. the saudis will be aware of the difficulty of stitching peace agreement together all those years ago, that if you take the sunni out of this triumvirate, the pm, you have a very difficult process ahead of you and that could put a piece at risk? absolutely. well, the equilibrium at risk. in lebanon, as i said, it is under enormous stress and not been helped by a massive influx of syrian refugees, over1 million refugees in lebanon. presumably this is down to the crown prince exercising his muscles with the tacit approval of president trump, the president wants him to get tough with iranian proxies in the region? i would remove president trump, with respect, from this occasion. —— equation.
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no matter what he says on twitter, that is his view and that is for america to deal with. it is the approval of other states, particularly the uae, bahrain and kuwait but it is definitely being saudi led. you have to remember that america has tried to provide a balance between qatar and riyadh in the last month or so following sanctions so i would suggest that at the moment, it is being led by saudi in particular the crown prince, but with the approval of other regional leaders. angus blair, thank you very much for being with us. thank you. people will be remembering the 15 yea rs of people will be remembering the 15 years of civil war in lebanon and what it did to beirut. no one will wa nt to what it did to beirut. no one will want to see that return. it is a
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very dangerous time in the middle east. let us move on. borisjohnson, the british foreign secretary, has faced angry calls for his resignation from opposition mps today — after he opened a commons statement — again failing to admit that he made an error last week when speaking about a british woman detained in iran. mrjohnson said, nazanin zagari ratcliffe, had been training journalists while in iran when she was detained last year. her husband says, she was there on a family visit. this afternoon, mrjohnson said he was sorry if his remarks had been "misconstrued". of course i am sorry if any words of mine have been so taken out of context and so misconstrued as to cause any kind of anxiety for the family of nazanin zagari ratcliffe, of course i am. of course i am. let's get more on this now with our political correspondent eleanor garnier who's in westminster. sources close to the foreign office
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to me today that if a civil servant drops the ball, they go through a six—month programme called a performance improvement programme, i would do say there are some civil serva nts would do say there are some civil servants one drink if the foreign secretary should go through the same programme? very interesting to here and certainly when you are watching in the house of commons this afternoon, borisjohnson in the house of commons this afternoon, boris johnson faced a barrage of criticism over his remarks. mps were angry that it had taken him a week to clarify his remarks. they were angry that he then did not come out and give an unequivocal apology first thing this morning. there were repeated calls for him to say sorry. eventually he did give an apology of some sort. he said that he was insistent that his remarks had in no way damaged or affected the iranian case. he said
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his iranian counterpart howard reiterated this. but for many people this is the latest gaffe by boris johnson. last month he angered the libyan government by saying if dead bodies were removed it could become a popular place for tourists. he has faced repeated calls for him to step down. we had one conservative mp today saying he did not understand the magnitude of hisjob today saying he did not understand the magnitude of his job and the responsibility who holds. if theresa may's position was not so precarious, all the calls for a bad —— boris johnson to precarious, all the calls for a bad —— borisjohnson to resign or be sacked would be getting more traction. we should have some pity for the prime minister at the moment because she has that on her plate, sexual harassment investigation and also priti patel going on holiday to israeli —— to israel visiting their
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israeli —— to israel visiting their israeli prime minister. yes, in her case she has been economical with the truth about who she visited during her holiday this year and also about who and when she told about those visits and also about what she divulges had been discussed in some of those meetings. priti patel, like the foreign secretary, is facing calls to resign and calls for the prime minister to sack her. if theresa may's position was not so fragile, priti patel‘s position would be in danger. many are saying she would have been sacked already by now. but if you consider what theresa may is dealing with right though, allegations of sleaze, her deputy facing an investigation for allegations he denies, damian green, she has already lost her defence secretary. she does not have a
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majority and we must not forget that is the battle with brussels on the brexit negotiations. if her position stronger, then both foreign secretary her international development secretary could be in a far more serious position. good to talk to you, thank you very much. i do have some pity for the foreign secretary, you often tell me to go ona secretary, you often tell me to go on a performance improvement programme. excuse me, two ways you should never apologise, iam programme. excuse me, two ways you should never apologise, i am sorry but and i am sorry f. how mealy—mouthed that is, if you say that to me or your wife, you would get nowhere. still to come on the programme. this is beyond one hundred days. they're neighbours, but could they ever be neighbourly? the mexican tourism secretary talks to us about doing business with donald trump — who needs more most? a senior welsh politician has been found dead after facing allegations, from a number of women,
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about his personal conduct. carl sargeant took his own life. a labour member of the welsh assembly, he was sacked on friday from his job as cabinet secretary for communities and children and suspended from the party. sian lloyd reports. morning all. carl sergeant was a wellknown figure in welsh politics. his role as cabinet secretary for children and communities was close to his heart but the married father of two was sacked from the job on friday by wales's first minister, carwyn jones, amid allegations of his personal conduct made by number of women. today mrjones said he was shocked and deeply saddened by the news of carl sargeant‘s death. the assembly member had been suspended by the labour party and an investigation began but mr sargent maintained he was never told the exact details of the allegations against him. the labour leaderjeremy corbyn described his death as deeply shocking.
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all allegations must be examined and pursued but also has to be great pastoral care and support given to everybody involved. police were called to carl sargeant‘s home shortly before 11 o'clock this morning. it is understood the a9—year—old had taken his own life. his wife and children are devastated. he was the glue that binds us together they said in a statement tonight. at the welsh assembly, flags were lowered to half—mast and there's a feeling of sadness as well a shock. all business here at the national assembly has been suspended as a mark of respect to carl sargeant. the mood here is sombre as members reflect on the man they knew and questions remain about the personal turmoil that surrounded him. you're watching beyond one hundred days...
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donald trump's views on international trade have been pretty consistent. free trade must mean fair trade. next week in mexico city, the us, mexico and canada, will come together for a crunch round of talks on the north atlantic free trade agreement — it's survival very much in the balance. as it stands, nafta accounts for nearly a quarter of all world trade — there are millions ofjobs at stake. but the negotiation is proving difficult and in mexico's case — they are dealing with an american president, who has been playing tough. we are living through the greatestjobs theft in the history of the world. 0urjobs are going to mexico. jobs are pouring out of the country. you see what is going on with all the companies leaving our country going to mexico and other places. the wall is going to get built and the wall is going to stop drugs and it is going
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to stop a lot of people from coming in that shouldn't be here. will take care of it, we'll take care of it all, ijust want to let you know. an end to nafta would mean reverting to wto rules — that would certainly hit mexico hard. over 75 percent of its exports are shipped to the united states. so what is mexico doing to mitigate that potential loss. and how are they going to deal with the american president more generally — when it comes to the wall, immigration, and drug trafficking. a little earlier i spoke to enrique de la madrid. he is the secretary for tourism. he is here in london. president trump has described nafta is the worst trade deal of, do you think that is a real risk the negotiation will end? it has not been the worst thing ever, has been very positive for mexico. many american firms are competitive because of joint american firms are competitive because ofjoint production with mexico. we see everyday
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manufacturing film —— firms, the amount of people working in the food sector, the amount of food they sell to mexico so it has been a positive dealfor both to mexico so it has been a positive deal for both countries. that is a risk but were never under negotiation which is good. it had to be renewed, it is more than 20 years old and it is reasonable to renew it but hopefully we can maintain it. what is the risk of it collapsing? the intention of the united states government, if they do not intend to negotiate and things are difficult for us to agree, then it might happen but it will not be to pull out of the deal. the us car industry was 300,000 jobs since 199a, he said in the media, in the same period the mexican car industry has risen to
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half a million. we have -- the amount of workers who have been lost in the automobile industry are not the amount of workers we have lost in mexico. there is a process of alternation of substituting workers for machines. the way to keep jobs is not to create walls but it is to give training and education for people to get to the newjobs. give training and education for people to get to the new jobs. what about the wall? does that hang like about the wall? does that hang like a cloud over the negotiation because he says you will pay for the wall? bill and ben were certain is that we will not pay for the wall. —— the only thing we are certain. there are two walls, the wall already exists. there is trade benefiting many of the american people. the appealing prices for food and furniture, 35
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yea rs prices for food and furniture, 35 years ago, this was established and trade helps all of us. we tend to import what other people are good at and we export what we're good at. trade helps the world. you are here for the world travel market. absolutely, the uk is the third most important country to mexico for trading. close to half a million british people go to mexico. we add the eighth largest country in terms of receiving foreigners.” the eighth largest country in terms of receiving foreigners. i read about the natural disasters and the murder rate, it is the worst in a generation, 20,000 people killed this year. you have said this is undeniable that that is a speck of violence and tourist areas so why are people still coming? yes, u nfortu nately are people still coming? yes, unfortunately there is an increase in the crime rate but we also have
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to clarify that those have to do with people and criminal organisations fighting among themselves. do you think you are losing the war against drug gangs? this is a global issue, it cannot have a local response. it has to be resolved through dialogue with mexico and the us. what about the mexicans who went to the united states with their parents are legally, they were minors and they may be sent back, by donald trump and his administration, what if they came back? if they came back, they would be well received. imagine people that have the training and language and know the american people, it would be a great asset for us but a loss for the united states but we welcome to receive them. thank you very much. let's go back to our special coverage from richmond, virginia. that was fascinating, especially
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about the dreamers being welcomed back to mexico. we have spoken about the democrats, we had the democratic mayor on for richmond, you're close to ed gillespie, as i'm last night and thought he ran an impressive campaign but you think you can pull of? i think he can because he has campaigned hard. virginia is stilla retail politics state, the likes seeing you on their doorstep and at the shopping centre and he has done a good job of getting his message out and articulating a tax plan. so yes, i think the odds were against gillespie two weeks ago but now i think he has a short at pulling this off. we were talking about steve bannon today, ed gillespie wins, is that one in the arm for the
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established republicans in washington? yes, i think it is. established republicans in washington? yes, ithink it is. it is important to recognise that steve bannon says he wants to run against all 12 of the republicans except ted cruz in the play many. this would be a nice short in the arm for the establishment and dampen some of the steve bannon enthusiasm. ed gillespie has always been an establishment republican but what about the notion that republicans are going to run further to the right, harder on issues like immigration and crime? trump is pulling establishment characters to the right in the way the democrats are being pulled to the left? the right in the way the democrats are being pulled to the left7m the right in the way the democrats are being pulled to the left? it is an interesting fact. that is a book out next week which is looking at george w bush and his father and there is a sense that republicans
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are going so far to the right that the party i became a part of has left us. what happened to the middle? heard i am in the middle in the meantime, you will find younger republicans which will bring us back the centre. thank you forjoining us here in richmond. it has been great to have you here. we will have all of those results tomorrow. ross will be up till four in the morning to keep us posted. that'll be good. get to get your the —— good to get your thoughts, both of you. thank you very much for watching, goodbye. for now — from katty kay in virginia, and me christian fraser in london — goodbye. hello once again, a day of
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contrasting fortunes across the british isles, for many it was quite wet at times and quite windy as well. towards the west, it improved eventually but it took a while. we started the day just eventually but it took a while. we started the dayjust that little bit further towards the east, this weather front. you can further towards the east, this weatherfront. you can see further towards the east, this weather front. you can see the blue skies popping up for northern ireland and the west of scotland. through the evening and overnight, that front continues its journey further east. the rain is weakening. behind it is skies begin to clear. there will be quite a significant frost in scotland and northern ireland and the north of england, and one or two sports further southend west. here we are first up on wednesday, tuesday's frontal system still working in the south—east, the odd spot of rain. quite a lot of cloud around. further into the midlands and the south—west
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and the north of england, and the greater part of scotland and northern ireland for the bright but chilly start of the day. we will return to this new area of cloud and rain ina return to this new area of cloud and rain in a second. it is a pretty decent sort of day, yes it is crisp but there is a lot of sunshine. a lot of dry weather. wednesday should lift your spirits, at least until that cloud and rain falls and across the west of scotland and through northern ireland to finish of the day. it continues itsjourney through the course of the evening and overnight. and into thursday. as i push is on into the day on thursday, there is a lot of rain, the winters in the west still not a cold day, despite the presence of all that cloud and little sunshine. what about friday? i'm showing the big picture because i am keeping an eye on this developing area of low
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pressure. pride itself will be a blustery day, cooler weather northwest please. —— friday. this is moving through southern england and wales to leave us with a weekend which is bright and breezy, there will be some showers and it will feel cold given the strength of the northwest wind. this is bbc news. the headlines at 8.00 the latest paradise papers revelations show prince charles campaigned for climate—change agreements to be altered, without disclosing that his private estate had a financial interest in the reforms. a former welsh government minister has been found dead, just days after being sacked over misconduct allegations. boris johnson has admitted that his comments about a woman who has beenjailed in iran could have been more clear. also ahead in the next hour...
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an elderly driver is spared jail after he accidentally killed two women in his car. it has reignited debate about whether the rules should be changed.
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