tv The Briefing BBC News April 3, 2019 5:45am-6:00am BST
good morning — welcome to breakfast with dan walker and louise minchin. our headlines today: frustrated by an influx of migrant families arriving rolling back her red lines — from central america, theresa may appeals us president donald trump tojeremy corbyn to break the brexit is threatening to seal the southern deadlock. pushing for a breakthrough border if mexico doesn't do more to stem the flow of arrivals. on brexit: theresa may prepares to meet labour leaderjeremy corbyn in a last—ditch bid on australia's abc news website, to find a way forward. the tiny south east asian nation iam i am offering to sit down with the of brunei will today introduce severe penalties for gay sex leader of the opposition and agree toa leader of the opposition and agree to a plan that we can both stick to and adultery including stoning to death and whipping. the new laws have drawn sharp criticism from the international and leave the european union with the deal. community, including but as conservative brexiteers cry betrayal can she keep her party together? the united nations. and the honey bees that could hold than answer to one and finally, who wants to live forever? according to the telegraph, scientists are hailing the extraordinary results from tests of an anti—ageing drug that show a slowing or even reversal of the process. they believe ageing is responsible for conditions such as alzheimer's, cancer, and heart disease and believe they have found a way to turn it off.
perish the thought. living forever. iain anderson is with us once again from cicero group. would you want to live forever? no. i don't want to live forever? no. i don't want to live forever. let us talk about what the times is saying. oliver is front—page it has the image of theresa may. she addressed the nation again. theresa may asks corbin to break the deadlock. talking about things that are forever. how often are we talking about this subject? let us hope it is not forever. from a business point of view, i applaud the prime minister. when push came to shove she is banking and economically sensible brexit for business. most business leaders who have got complicated supply chains, even small businesses that bring a lot of stuff into their business from europe will say, actually, she has
come down on the side of making sure that we have the most sensible brexit possible. that is no mean feat given the politics around her. absolutely. many would be listening, iam sure. absolutely. many would be listening, i am sure. the likes of the cba and others would be listening and thinking, yes, we feel that way too. this article in the times points out those who absolutely don't. boris johnson in —— accuses her of trusting brexit to jeremy corbyn that will result in britain continuing to be run by the eu. the whole point is they will be run by the eu and their opinion and we will have even less of a say than we do now. you are citing the former foreign secretary borisjohnson who last year you are rather unpleasant word about the business sector. again, from a business point of view people don't want to see dislocation. people don't want to roll the dice and just hope that
everything is going to be all right on the night. what's the prime minister is doing, eye it is still a tough ask. she has got to try to get tough ask. she has got to try to get to some kind of agreement with the labour leaderjeremy corbyn and that probably means, i think now, that we are heading towards some sort of customs union arrangement. but there is an awful lot of politics to flow between now and then and this has got to be done pretty quickly. between now and then and this has got to be done pretty quicklym does indeed. she wants a clear way forward comments at many times, for the next european council meeting, which is a wing today. the 10th of april. she really hasn't got much time at all? a week today. even though she is going to engage with the labour leader and he says he will engage with her, he has a tricky task within his own party. the one thing i was picking up last night from some of my contacts in westminster is that it is as hard enough to jeremy corbyn westminster is that it is as hard enough tojeremy corbyn this morning as it has been for the prime minister. jeremy corbyn has pretty
much let this be a conservatives problem. he is now being invited in and his hands are going to be dip in this story as well. let's see whether or not all the politics can hang together. there still is a dangerfor business, hang together. there still is a danger for business, the danger of a crash out, because they deal cannot be done between jeremy crash out, because they deal cannot be done betweenjeremy corbyn and theresa may and cannot be done between theresa may and the european union. talking of the european union, the independent is focusing on me have a picture there of emmanuel macron and the prime minister of ireland, leo varadkar, who met yesterday in paris. leo varadkar talking to emmanuel macron and saying we can't allow this nodal scenario to happen on the 12th of april because, if there were no deal, if the uk were to leave without any kind of deal, between northern ireland and the republic of ireland that could have huge and serious implications ——no deal.
ireland that could have huge and serious implications --no deal. huge implications. i opened a business in ireland last year. as a direct result of exit. a hard brexit is a big issue for the irish economy as well —— brexit. from what one can see from today's reporting, leo varadkar is trying to get emmanuel macron into a position where there isa macron into a position where there is a deal to be done. certainly overnight from donald tusk, the european council president, and a very positive reaction to the prime minister's statement. i think there isa minister's statement. i think there is a conversation, a real conversation to take place between london and brussels, london and berlin, london and paris over the next few days. let us move on. we will talk about this again next time you are with us, iain. the new york times has a feature. the us president has been threatening to close the border between mexico and the us because of this surge in people trying to get across. and
a p pa re ntly people trying to get across. and apparently in the spring months this article tells us that there is a lwa ys article tells us that there is always an up swelling migration because of the weather, but from anything else. but actually this year there are many more than normal trying to get into the united states. well, i'm just back last month from mexico. a really fascinating country. this story is unpacking the interesting place that mexican president obrador has got himself into, on the one hand very liberal and pro— immigration, a p pa re ntly liberal and pro— immigration, apparently encouraging the caravan of migrants through mexico towards the united states border, but at the same time helping donald trump out in terms of protecting that border. now those two ideas are definitely in conflict. let us move on swiftly to abc australia and its coverage of the fact that from today severe penalties for gay sex and what they describe as adultery will take place there. stoning to death and whipping, despite global condemnation, it is the top story on
the bbc world online page today, for good reason. deserves to be the top story on every news outlet today. this is horrendous. there is no other word for it. as you know, i am actively involved in campaigning for lg bt rights with actively involved in campaigning for lgbt rights with a couple of charities, and we're going to get governments, asked governments roundly condemned this and, frankly, if the sultan of brunei is not prepared to move on this issue, then i think, this is a personal view, then economic reaction is to take place. stoning people to death in 2019 forjust being themselves and having the right to be themselves is beyond horrendous. this is a muslim majority nation. the first east
asian country to adopt such a strict interpretation of sharia law. as you say, there is international condemnation of the most severe punishment. stoning, stoning to death... can we comprehend this? this is 2019, for goodness sake. i'm not going to get into a debate as to whether or not western values versus other people ‘s values are worthwhile. this needs to be called out and condemned. let us go into the front page of the telegraph. a tiny story, the wonder drug that could reverse the ageing process. this is quite extraordinary, isn't it? it is very early days, early trials. a look could it mean for us in the future? i really do not want to live forever, as i said earlier. nor do i. however, getting old is a disease. technically it is a disease. technically it is a disease. is it not the normal ageing process ? disease. is it not the normal ageing process? yes, it is. but what it
also shows, this story, is that this drug could have an impact on parkinson's, alzheimer's, on forms of cancer. when i read these are beyond my imagination. but actually we are living through extraordinary times in terms of our science. and ifa drug times in terms of our science. and if a drug like this can support and help people through health conditions, i think that is fantastic stop it is talking about basically some of the side effects of ageing like alzheimer's, et cetera, how it could be switched off, not actually taking place. cetera, how it could be switched off, not actually taking placem is quite phenomenal, really. and very exciting. we shall certainly keep an eye. we are agreed on the fa ct keep an eye. we are agreed on the fact that we don't want to live forever. i wonder if our viewers feel the same way? thank you so much, iain, fobbing and this morning. thank you for your company. that is your briefing for the day andi that is your briefing for the day and i will see you very soon. goodbye.
hello. it is said to get warmer late in the week. what we are seeing is a short sharp burst of really cold air that has come down from the arctic. you can see the cold air, shallow clouds in there. we have seen some hail, sleet, snow over the hills. —— shower clouds. what a weather coming into scotland and northern england. slippery over the high levels. temperatures close to freezing. icy patches around as well. michael started the day. pretty miserable under this wet weather. rain, sleet, snow over the hills, back in the far north of england. rain coming into northern ireland, late into north wales. sharps i was further south and east. maybe hail and thunder in those —— sharp showers. here it shouldn't be too windy. jungles winds around the edges. the north and west of scotland and northern ireland, gale force winds likely. these are the afternoon temperatures. 7—9d, below par, certainly, when you add on the strength of the wind it will feel much colder in the north—west of the
uk, typically 2—4d. equally as cold and ifi uk, typically 2—4d. equally as cold and if i south—west of england in the channel islands. low pressure dominating the weather. it is cutting off the supply of really cold air that is coming from the north. we have these weather fronts wraparound at area of low pressure. they focus on more persistent rain across northern scotland and this wet weather is coming back into the south—west of england, pushing into the west country and into south wales. in between, some sharp showers. dry weather and sunshine. the temperatures beginning to creep up the temperatures beginning to creep upa the temperatures beginning to creep up a little bit, nine or 10 degrees. as we head towards the end of the weekend in time for the weekend, it will file little bit warmer. most places will be fine dry by this stage ——it will feel. we still have low pressure anchored to the south—west of the uk by friday. instead of northerly winds, the winds are coming from the south or south—east. so temperatures will
continue to rise. still the threat of some heavier downpours in the south—west of england and wales, perhaps northern ireland. should be dry in northern scotland and many eastern parts of scotland and england will have a dry day on friday. sunshine coming through. temperatures probably getting as i was 13 or 1a celsius. so much better.