generations before me. i thought that future generations would want to use it. it would be so sad if it closed. after a £5 million redevelopment by a charity, this place will reopen next year. britain has lost just over place will reopen next year. britain has lostjust over half of its historic pools. campaigns like these arejust a race historic pools. campaigns like these are just a race against time. this is bbc news. the latest headlines: president trump has changed his explanation about why he fired the director of the fbi. he told a television interview he'd already decided to sackjames comey before receiving advice from thejustice department. the party founded by the french president—elect, emmanuel macron, has unveiled most of its candidates for next month's parliamentary elections. more than half of them have never held elected office, and half are women. foreign ministers from the eight arctic circle called for urgent global action to reduce greenhouse gases. however, the us secretary of state, rex tillerson told the ministers, that his country would not rush to make a decision. now it is time for our news review
to take a look at what's happening around the world. plenty of news on the sacking of fbi directorjames comey. the washington post's website has a write—up of president trump's interview with broadcaster nbc. trump told the tv netwwork he was thinking of "this russia thing with trump" when he decided to fire comey — contradicting the official white house line. the new york times has an article on its website from another man now at the centre of this story who is also contradicting the white house. the paper quotes acting director of the fbi andrew mcgabe saying the russian investigation is significant.
moving on now to news in europe. the financial times has a story about recently—elected french president emmanuel macron‘s promise to get tough on eu trade. a macron adviser adds that the pro—eu leader wants to address euroscepticism and the anger that drove many to vote for his rival marine le pen. further fallout from the uk labour's leaked election manifesto on the front page of the times. and quite literally with the paper featuring a picture of a bbc camera man whose foot was run over by labour leader jeremy corbyn‘s car. £453 million — that's how much a judge has awarded a hands—on mother in a record divorce settlement here in the uk between a russian billionaire and his eastern european wife. the key word being named. andrew tuck, the editor of the global news
and business magazine is with us. the word of the day, when it comes to trump, is contradiction in trying to trump, is contradiction in trying to make sense of his latest comments. what you make? as if there weren't enough different ways. he then throws up another different story today. is contradicting all the people and his team. he is pulled out mike pence to say one story and he comes up with another narrative. he has denied flatly that this has anything to do with russia and mary is on nbc, just one day later saying, i was thinking about this and it's all about this rush of thing and there is no story here and that's why decided, no matter what anybody said, i was going to buy him. one can't help but feel with trump that he is caught between the practice of running a business where
you can hire and fire and you make up you can hire and fire and you make up the rules because you are in control and as long as you act within the law, it is ok but politics, whether as a protocol because you have to retain credibility. what leaps out to me is the lack of consistent credible narrative and that is essential for any politician. it says that he is a ceo who wants to run the country like a company and that can be good in some occasions, you make snap decisions, you have an eye on the economy this year, he seems to get very frustrated when he doesn't get his way and he ignores his team, he doesn't take advice. you see the people around him, they are trying tojudge his mood. they try to put up tojudge his mood. they try to put upa good tojudge his mood. they try to put up a good defence of all the things he is doing. and then they get undermined because it acts as this individual at all times. generally because companies are straight pyramid structures and that is not how government works, especially in the us we have different branches of
power. just because you are president, does not mean you can do whatever you like. on this notion of narrative, you sense is frustration. he felt he was on to a winner, getting rid of james he felt he was on to a winner, getting rid ofjames komi, he could slow down the russia investigation but he's put it on the backburner for a while. —— james comey. for trump, he does not know how to play this. sitting up late at night, thinking it is this russia thing, this is not there, it is the terrible democrats and then when he makes his move, he is surprised at the reaction. more puzzling also is initially he came out and said it was because he lost the confidence, james comey, of other fbi staff and then the acting director says, we had full confidence. it's a little
troubling he will say things and not realise there will be people who come out and contradict him. the way he is running companies, that did not just he is running companies, that did notjust happen. everybody says yes to you. a sense of whiplash and people are being shaken around by all these events. let us turn to the french election and the repercussions of that. macron putting his team together. in the context of the eu, we see france and germany that will be more on the same page in terms of economic strategy. but there is a bit of a push against germany. it seems that macron, while not campaigning on migration or being pro—european union, standing there, he does want to make some changes. he is aware, as many other politicians are aware, they had to win over the other half of the nation who do not agree with
them. this interesting report in the financial times about the fact that he will go to berlin to make sure there are no dumping of foreign goods, protecting french jobs. there are no dumping of foreign goods, protecting frenchjobs. he got a rough time on the campaign trail where he was not seem to be putting workers' rights first were as le pen was. and the german trade surplus. we will talk more about the german economy later. talking about a hard time on the campaign trail. jeremy corbyn has had a hard time. it's all over the papers here in the uk. many of whom do not support jeremy corbyn and they are gleefully reporting that his car ran over the foot of the bbc cameraman. a big union leaders stepped on —— slipped on the stairs. the image they are trying to present is that this is a campaign in disarray. this is the one occasion where jeremy corbyn has
some sympathy with mr trump. he cannot ship the narrative no matter what he tries to do. he was not driving the car. although he has some concerns about the media, he did not tell the driver to run over the bbc man's bullets. but he cannot ship the narrative. —— shift. these images are all over the papers. he tried to get some properties —— some policies out. it actually some good traction. they are just not getting the cut through that he needs at this point. we have a lot of elections this year. germany, you run. elections this year. germany, you i’ui’i. “ elections this year. germany, you run. —— iran. although macron won the election, there is a powerful pa rt the election, there is a powerful part of the electorate that would like to see change that didn't have as part of his manifesto. when you look at that manifesto, on nationalising rail again in the uk,
and the post, there are many diehard tories who don't like the way the railways went. they would like to have a post that was run by the government and was part of the national brand. again, he can't get those policies through. if the reason they came out and set its time the post was taken back, we should be running it, she would be onto a winner and the papers would support. this record divorce pay—outs but good on her. £450 million. and his art collection. more than half $1 billion. thank you very much. that is it from us. have a great day. hello. now, i haven't used this particular sphere for quite some time. and for some parts of the british isles through thursday there was no need. looking almost tropical here on the ayrshire coast. to the south—west of england, yes,
a wet sphere very much the order of the day. and, for that, you had to thank an area of low pressure throwing more cloud and rain ever further north across some parts of the british isles. you may have noticed this in the south of england and wales. an increasingly humid feel. and it's that change of regime into the first part of friday that will become increasingly dominant, certainly across the southern half of the british isles. and as you step out first thing, 10—13,where a wee while ago it was 3—5. further north, a fresher feel about proceedings. details about the journey to work or school run first thing on friday. 12—13 degrees quite widely across southern counties. a rather grey start to the day. not too much in the way of sunshine. and a speckling of showers, even at this stage. come a little bit further north, a better chance of seeing sunshine across the north of england,
getting up into the western side of scotland. some rain to be had there quite widely across northern ireland. and i make this distinction in scotland between the west and east because out towards the east, there'll be a lot of low cloud and it will be around for a good part of the day. and it's notjust eastern scotland, it's the north—east of england too. with an onshore breeze, cloud sitting low in the atmosphere. an onshore breeze keeping it cold through the day. further south, some heat comes through. showers turning quite sharp. maybe the odd rumble of thunder. no such fears in the east of scotland or indeed the north—east of england. nine or 10 degrees, leaden skies. through the course of the weekend, sunny spells, and some showers and spells of rain. eventually things will turn a bit fresher as we switch the breezes coming in from the atlantic,
rather than from the continent. saturday sees much of the disturbed weather in the north—west of england, central and southern scotland. further south, an isolated shower. quite a bit of dry weather. saturday night into sunday, we swing this area of cloud and rain across the british isles. it'll be across eastern parts for the first part of sunday. this is where we import the fresh air across the british isles. 0nce that's away, once again, a day of sunny spells and some really sharp showers. hello, this is breakfast, with sally nugent and jon kay. thousands of weapons have been seized from schools. they include samurai swords, axes and air guns and involve children as young as five. good morning. it's friday, may 12. also this morning, jeremy corbyn insists he's not a pacifist and he'll be strong on defence as theresa may targets traditional labour voters.