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deal brexit. he prepared for the no deal brexit. he seems surprised that some british companies might have to decamp to the continent if there isn't a deal. didn't we know all that already? it does seem to be something dawning upon the brexiteers and the government thatjust upon the brexiteers and the government that just seemed obvious to begin with. there's a quote here from the brussels to spokesman saying we are surprised the uk government is surprised that the commission is preparing for a no deal scenario. i think you can add me to that, i'm surprised too. the front page of the daily telegraph on a similarthing, front page of the daily telegraph on a similar thing, german threat to brexit trade deal. angela merkel strong opposition may torpedo blueprint. there were some who were hoping angela merkel doesn't form a coalition and doesn't get back into power. what we've seen since the election in germany is that angela merkel is somewhat diminished. what we see with this story being on the
front page is that she still does hold a strong degree of sway. what she seems to be doing here and why brexiteers are probably worried, is that she and her german allies are taking issue with this three baskets approach that britain seems to be trying to pursue with britain, in which britain would look at areas where it wants to a line with europe, areas where it wants to diverged with europe, and areas in the middle. angela merkel is saying, thatis the middle. angela merkel is saying, that is cherry picking and it's not going to happen. precisely the kind of deal if the uk got it that might make it rather nice for other countries to leave the european union. which is why in the cold light of day europe aren't necessarily going to play along with that. this is all about the imagery. they are saying you won't get this free basket scenario because it sounds like another version of having your cake and eating it. aspiration that you foist before.
again, itjust aspiration that you foist before. again, it just seems aspiration that you foist before. again, itjust seems that in a way they are kind of ahead of us in terms of where we want to go strategically. i'm not sure that we are springing many surprises on them at all. i wanted to talk about negotiating which you were getting at. over the past few days we had seen theresa may struggle to get what she wants from members of her own party or in her own government. ican own party or in her own government. i can only imagine what it might be like behind closed doors when theresa may is sitting down with eu negotiators trying to get what she wa nts negotiators trying to get what she wants from the second—largest economy in the world, with 27 member states who are likely in opposition to her position, that worries me. we almost seemed to be proceeding as if all of the shenanigans that we have here, the farce, the comedic nature of the reshuffle that we seen in the la st 48 of the reshuffle that we seen in the last 48 hours, doesn't translate itself across the water. if they don't know what's going on and on
saying here is another illustration, the fact she's not in control. to be fair with the massive loss of authority that she ended up having asa authority that she ended up having as a result of the election last year, she still managed to get through to the second phase of talks with the european union. she still managed to find her feet and move forward. she's clearly limping. she's still on her feet, forward. she's clearly limping. she's still on herfeet, but limping. laughter there's an interesting point in the sense that eu ministers seem a bit optimistic that some countries, the nordics, the netherlands and what have you, might not be completely on—board with germany's position. i think if i were a brexiteer which i certainly am not, that might be some room for optimism. if the 27 member states start afraid, then there potentially is some room in the negotiations for britain but that's probably quite
unlikely. brexiteers would say to you, be positive, that's the point. the front page of the telegraph has a cartoon with a lovely take on it. a guy comes in and find a dog on the sofa. he says to his wife, i'm not going to ask him to move because when he refuses my authority will be weakened. staying on the front page of the telegraph, a quick look at this. black cab rapist could be free to co nta ct this. black cab rapist could be free to contact victims after his release. this isjohn warboys who was given parole. this is startling and isa was given parole. this is startling and is a story we've been seeing in the papers over the weekend. just the papers over the weekend. just the fact that mr warboys potentially could be free within a matter of weeks, it sounds like it's going to be up to his parole officer whether oi’ be up to his parole officer whether or not he can contact his victims. that seems incredibly problematic to me. sexual abuse is a huge issue. it's an emotional issue and it can
trigger people. i'm highly concerned that someone could contact someone who had had that sort of experience and something needs to be done about this. the problem is not necessarily those women involved in the cases that brought convictions, it's those women who came forward afterwards because he can't necessarily contact those involved in those cases, but there is no prohibition on him contacting those who were making allegations after. it is a serious thing. it will be a big thing for the justice secretary to sort out. he's already called an enquiry. the financial times, pyongyang and ‘s hole seek to ease tensions with winter olympics thaw. it's about the healing power of sport in that the bridal area, there are talks between north korea and south korea and on the back of a promise that north
korea might be able to send athletes to next month's winter olympics in south korea, they seem to have gone on and are now talking about holding military talks. which is, in a way, quite heartening. the tensions there have been so worrying for a while. but not good for president trump because of course he's been trying to enlist south korea to try and freeze out north korea and one of the repercussions of the talks might be that south korea might actually relax some of the sanctions in particular to allow athletes to come to the winter olympics. there are many reasons the donald trump not to be too happy to night but there's another one. let's go straight onto the guardian, us to loosen rules on use of nuclear arms. proposal raises fears of conflict amid concerns over trump's temperaments stop —— trump's
temperaments stop yellow nuclear powers have needed to update their rules for a long period of they need to be updated, nuclear technology has certainly changed and a lot of the capabilities of certain countries especially in the us need to change. a lot of these nuclear weapons are ageing. that said, this piece speaks to some experts who are concerned that some of these rules goa concerned that some of these rules go a bit too loose. so that the united states could theoretically use nuclear weapons in moments when they are not being attacked by nuclear weapons themselves. the fear is that this could change how other countries think that they could potentially use their nuclear weapons and theoretically could use us weapons and theoretically could use us toa weapons and theoretically could use us to a state where we are closer to a nuclear confrontation which i think nobody wants. the context is that all the while, while we are having these discussions and talking about maybe using a low yield nuclear warheads, we are normalising
the idea of a nuclear conflict. we are talking about it constantly.“ it happened it will be bad, it might not be terrible, we would survive that... not be terrible, we would survive that. . . the not be terrible, we would survive that... the proposed bloody nosed strategy that america is talking about in terms of a strategic attack ona about in terms of a strategic attack on a north korean installation if they had another test. there is no way the united states could conduct a bloody nose attack or a stealth strategy into north korea.“ a bloody nose attack or a stealth strategy into north korea. it would leave seoul pretty open to attack. steve bannon, the intellectual underpinning of the populist revolution in america and just a few months ago the chief counsellor to the president is out of breitbart. the right—wing website that really put him on the map. extraordinary. this is a story that changes day by
day and the allegiances seem to change day by day. steve bannon of course was quoted extensively in that book, the michael wolff book fire and fury. he said some things which i think he tried to row back on yesterday. editing some people who helped to fund breitbart which was a big supporter of trump and the word was that they were threatening to withdraw their funding. they had talks about steve bannon and what to do about him and it looks as if he's out. it means that donald trump is the intellectual force behind this populist revolution now. when it a lwa ys populist revolution now. when it always was steve bannon, yet he's gone and is donald trump really that kind of person? donald trump was registered as a democrat for a while. i think you have your answer from that. i think it speaks to the fa ct from that. i think it speaks to the fact that donald trump's base once
words. they like the things he says. he has a track record of saying things that they want to hear and they don't really care about policies. they don't even think government should do things. and a peripheral figure, government should do things. and a peripheralfigure, granted government should do things. and a peripheral figure, granted steve bannon was quite close but has gone into the periphery, i don't think that base is going to care much about a satellite getting loose. that base is going to care much about a satellite getting looselj think the chaos could be important depending on what happens with robert mueller's investigation. finally on the front of some of the front pages, the daily mail has a picture of meghan markle. the crowd shout, we love you, as she visits brixton. apparently a lots of them we re brixton. apparently a lots of them were saying we aren't interested in harry, it's meghan we want to see. asa harry, it's meghan we want to see. as a fellow american who lived in britain, i'm happy to see that. i've been a fan of hers since her early days on tv and i have meghan mania also. i'm a big suits fan. thank you
so also. i'm a big suits fan. thank you so much for looking at some of the stories behind the headlines. that's it for the papers tonight. don't forget you can see the front pages of the papers online on the bbc news website. it's all there for you — seven days a week at bbc.co.uk/papers — and if you miss the programme any evening you can watch it later on bbc iplayer. thank you charlie wells and hugh muir. goodbye. good evening. for one or two in cumbria and northern scotland, the sun was out today. for most though, the day like here in london was awash with the colour grey. so grey is back again tomorrow, but for others there is a change on the way. it comes courtesy of this weather front which has been bringing rain quite heavily at times across northern ireland this evening, and towards the south—west.
it's turning lighter in patches as it works its way eastwards. in its wake it leaves clearer skies to south—west england, wales, northern ireland, dropping temperature later tonight. they could be some ice around into the morning, particularly in northern ireland and also some dense patches of fog too. here's where it's a cold start, but some brighter weather. much of scotland, northern and eastern england grey, damp and drizzly to begin with. it will stay that way across northern scotland and eastern counties of england right throughout wednesday. to the far west of scotland, things will bright not once again later on. we could see a few sunny spells to end the day, and some lingering patches of fog. i think others will have a fine day after a chilly start. where the fog lingers, two or three degrees the high. for the others it will feel a bit warmer than it has done through recent days. it may take all day long before the patchy rain and drizzle clears those eastern counties of england, but elsewhere england and wales will see some sunny spells into the afternoon, temperatures may be peaking at around 6—10 degrees. to take us wednesday night into thursday, a few showers very close to the south—west. they will gradually fade away. it stays damp in the far north—east of scotland, and maybe for one or two eastern coastal counties of england.
most will be dry, clear skies, light winds. just about anywhere will see some frost and ice into thursday morning, and an increased risk of some lingering fog patches. the fog could last all daylong on thursday. northern ireland is the spot that keeps on being signalled for some of that. parts of the midlands and southern england may stay grey all day long. most will have a dry day, and most will see some sunny spells into the afternoon. temperatures down a little bit and what we'll see tomorrow. highs of around 3—7 degrees. do it all again into friday with some morning frost and lingering fog, particularly through eastern areas this time. in the west, the strengthening breeze will break up the cloud. if you sunny spells and then later outbreaks of rain pushing through ireland, reaching northern ireland by the time we hit the evening. that's the weather front which into the weekend will slowly push its way eastwards, grind to a halt, and gradually weaken. it does mean that for some of you, back to grey for the weekend too. bye for now. this is bbc news.
the headlines at 11: north and south korea hold their first talks in two years, they will also attend the first winter olympics across the border. steve bannon has left right verdict on user. a former football coach goes on trial accused of historical sex offences against young boys are. and on newsnight, virgin west coast says it will stop selling the daily mail on trains because it doesn't like the paper ‘s values are. it went down well with some but anger from others, just today's example from a vicious culture war. is it healthy debate or helpful?