tv The Briefing BBC News April 1, 2019 5:45am-6:00am BST
good morning, welcome to breakfast with dan walker heading to slovakia, and louise minchin. our headlines today: in the slovak spectator, teachers and nurses could be legally where voters have brought a rare obliged to warn about young people liberal win in central europe. at risk of violence — the broadsheet asks that's one of the ideas ahead of a special knife if the presidential win might set crime summit today. a trend in the region. mps are to vote again on alternative brexit options after failing to find a majority on any of the plans finally, in business insider, are scooter wars coming to europe put to them last week. for the summer? the website says this will be the first summer well—funded scooter it comes as the conservative chief start—ups will be active in europe. companies argue they are better whip attacks the way the cabinet has for the environment, behaved during the and they get people outside. but do they cause more brexit negotiations. as you are aware, it's not as good problems than they solve? as it should be. this we asked you for your views on that, and as ever you have not held back. with me is oliver cornock, editor—in—chief at the oxford business group. beginning with the guardian's front page, ministers try to force theresa may's hand as cabinet rift widens.
that is on the front page of all the papers in the uk again. absolutely, it would be strange if it wasn't. april fools' day and the jokes will be rife. sadly this isn't a joke, and this impasse seems to be even harder to navigate for the prime minister then we might have imagined. alli minister then we might have imagined. all i would say is anybody who thought this would be an easy process has been proved sadly very, very wrong. and what is going on, of course, is there is this sort of existential split for theresa may in that she has promised to resign when she gets a deal through. however, those people who are more likely to go for this soft deal that she is a proponent of our very concerned about who comes next, which of course is the telegraph's story. so it is very difficult to see how this has helped. similarly, the opposition are very concerned that whoever comes next is likely to be more hardline. so it comes down to these extremes we have been hearing about. we heard that again in
parliament square, the demonstrators falling into ugly extremes. this will not get any prettier, sally. but the clock is ticking, which is proving to be a cliche, as we say it all the time. we have until 12 april and the european council have called for a special meeting on ten april, i believe, in which they want to discuss what the next proposal is for the uk. so we have to come up with something prior to that, in theory, all we leave on 12 april without a deal. and today's process in parliament, of non—binding indicative votes, might come up with some sort of indication as to what parliament might feel able to back. it is highly thought to be a customs union. well, that is really very unpopular with theresa may and the conservative party's bedrock. indeed, the vast majority of people feel that, as well. it is a very ha rd feel that, as well. it is a very hard one to see how this is going to
be able to gain support. again, it is not a guarantee that the government would support whatever parliament came back with. that is what it is coming back to, this tussle between parliament and the government. the daily telegraph is talking about the tories needing experience at the helm. it quotes chris grayling, the head of the department of transport, saying theresa may's successor must be a brexiteer who can hand over to the next generation, as a cabinet split emerges. your thoughts on who might succeed her? this might make chris grayling a little less popular, and it was only a couple of years ago that theresa may was seen as the steady rudder to see us through this. so the telegraph has a rather short memory, because they were the people championing her experience, the home secretary who had been there a long time, who was very steady. what this does show is that nobody really knows. knows what? who
might succeed theresa may? exactly, oi’ might succeed theresa may? exactly, or who might garner enough support. if there were a general election, there is this question of what might happen then in terms of who might lead the party to a successful majority if there were to be a snap general election. and what was interesting watching the mps do the studios yesterday was there wasn't much appetite for a general election, even from the opposition, because they are all so split on this. it is not a party political issue, it is much deeper than that. do you have a sense of what might happen? it is so difficult to predict what the outcome of all of this will look like. no, i don't, andi this will look like. no, i don't, and i don't think anybody does. when we we re and i don't think anybody does. when we were talking about the business section, investors and business people want some sort of certainty. sentiment is pretty low. we heard from the other interview, there is incalculable damage being done to the image of britain abroad, uk inc.
moving onto the front page of financial times, mark zuckerberg's mea copper on regulation fails to check the backlash against big tech. —— mea culpa. he is even talking about perhaps other countries following the guide of the european union with the introduction of gdp are rules, new regulations introduced last year which regulate toa introduced last year which regulate to a great degree how data is used within europe. what do you make of what he had to say? on one level you can be quite sceptical about it, it is sort of closing the stable door after the horse has bolted. you think of the problems which happened with cambridge analytica, the outrage that people's data is being used and mind. so mark zuckerberg has come up with a few suggestions as to how regulators might start to look at ways of managing online
stuff, political advertising, privacy, data portability. what he means is people flocking your data. on the other angle, this is a new technology. this is relatively new, it has grown exponentially from somebody at university setting up a webpage. it is unsurprising regulators are playing catch up. so it isa regulators are playing catch up. so it is a sort of chicken and egg. he also talked about how they would assess on facebook how various campaigns are funded and promoted on their social media site, so for example it has been seen that in the run—up to various votes in parliament, meaningful vote one, two, three, et cetera, there has been a huge amount of money invested in various campaigns on facebook in the run—up to these boats. absolutely, and you look at the us, the mueller report, and where is the funding for that? and how does that
work online? this is what this regulation is seeking to manage. eft talks about the fact it is failing to check the backlash against big tech, facebook, google and others. even though there is this big backlash, their user numbers per month go up and up and up. people are still using facebook, regardless of their feelings about it. and this is the irony, we get an amazing service, this platform where people share multiple images and communicate with people for free. there is no such thing as a free lunch, sally. lets have a look at the press in slovakia, because they have a new president, a liberal woman, who surprisingly one in this election. what does this mean for slovakia and the region? it is interesting, as you point out, regionally, where we have seen
people like viktor orban, not particularly pro—european or pro integration, the winner is very much breaking the mould of what we have seen breaking the mould of what we have seen there. but what she will be able to achieve, sally, remains to be seen. there is already a backlash and viktor orban has already attacked her. she is not inaugurated untiljune and there are stories the opposition will seek to stymie her liberal agenda by passing laws before that to limit things like lgbti before that to limit things like lg bti rights. before that to limit things like lgbti rights. and scooters, i went to paris not so long ago and you see lime scooters everywhere, listed all over the pavement. people are whizzing around the capital in them. it isa whizzing around the capital in them. it is a new disruptive tech in time for the summer. the regulations in the uk are not quite in place yet, an old law is being used, something
about horses and carriages, but it really is a balance. you have to be balanced. and there have been huge problems with regulating uber, and the safety record. let's hope we can have some scootering in the sun. thank you forjoining us on the briefing. we have heard from many of you on electric scooters, remi says it isa you on electric scooters, remi says it is a great idea but they will be a death trap in cities without proper cycle path slack in the uk. many parts of the uk and london have proper cycle path but it is a work in progress. another viewer says cities are limiting vehicle access due to congestion. scooters will soon due to congestion. scooters will soonjoin public due to congestion. scooters will soon join public transport and bicycles in the future. i will see you soon. hello again. we're going to see some big changes in our weather over the next few days of this week.
not much snow on the mountains in scotland at the moment in this weather watch picture, sent to us by colliestun. but you've got to sense that that's going to change in a big way for scotland over the next few days as our weather turns significantly colder. now, on the satellite picture, we've got a streak of cloud to the north—west of the uk. and that's a cold front that's working in towards our shores. but if you're heading outside over the next few hours, the only place you're likely to come across rain really is northern ireland, and even here the rain is going to be quite patchy in nature. clear spells further east allowing some frost, so it will be quite a chilly start for a number of us first thing in the morning. there's our area of high pressure slipping away to the continent. and here comes our cold front, bringing that thickening cloud, and eventually outbreaks of rain. so the rain will turn heavy and steady through the day for western scotland and for northern ireland. but for eastern scotland, for most of england and wales actually, we've got another fine day coming up with some spring sunshine, the best of it across southern counties. it might be april the first, but don't be fooled by those rising temperatures in cardiff, highs up to 16 degrees. there is only one direction of travel for the weather, and that is for things
to get much colder. now through monday evening and night—time, we'll see the band of rain, our cold front sinks southwards, taking the rain across northern ireland and scotland, into parts of england and wales through the night. ahead of the front, seven degrees in london. we're starting to get the colder air tucking in across scotland and northern ireland — the shape of things to come. so really from tuesday onwards, it's then that we'll start to see the really cold air digging in. turning colder, rain or showers, be cold enough for some hill snow and some overnight frost as well. this area of low pressure is going to be slipping southwards during tuesday, dragging in cold winds, coming all the way from within the arctic circle. our cold front by this stage will be pushing eastwards, taking the rain with it on tuesday. the colder air following. sunshine and showers — some of the showers heavy with some hailand thunderand, yeah, there will be snow up in the hills as well. now a look at the temperatures. highs of seven degrees in belfast. factor in those strong northerly winds, it really is going to feel
quite cold, especially compared with the weather we've seen over recent days. low pressure then stays with us through the rest of the week, really. this area of low pressure in the north sea bringing rain and potentially some significant mountain snow across scotland and perhaps also the pennines as well for a time on wednesday. elsewhere, another day of sunshine and heavy showers. and the thing with the showers is, when they come along, they could drop the temperatures just over a short period of time by four or five degrees, so it is going to feel pretty chilly out and about.