tv Outside Source BBC News September 27, 2017 9:00pm-9:31pm BST
hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. we'll begin in puerto rico. federal aid is arriving — but almost half the population doesn't have access to drinking water. president trump has offered his support to a hardline republican candidate in alabama. roy moore is anti—gay and anti—islam. mr trump says he's a great guy. no surprise. iraqi kurdistan has voted for independence. we'll be live in irbil to find out what happens next. we'll play the latest bbc report from syria. this was islamic state's capital, but it now feels that raqqa is is's graveyard. we'll hear from those who campaigned to end saudi arabia's ban on women drivers. you can get in touch to the hour with any comments on the stories we're covering. political pressure on donald trump for several reasons today.
the first is criticism of his response to the hurricanes that hit puerto rico. criticism he doesn't accept. we are unloading on an hourly basis massive loads of water and food and supplies for puerto rico. this is unlike florida where we can go right up unlike florida where we can go right up the spine or like texas where we go right down the middle and redistribute. this is, you know, a thing called the atlantic ocean. this is tough stuff. most of the weekend mr trump's preoccu pations into the nfl and the row he was having over his comments about players who go on danny during the national anthem. but yesterday the white house put out this press release — it detailed an increase in federalfunding. and said the president would visit next tuesday.
the damage in puerto rico was was done by first hurricane irma— and then worse still hurricane maria. 16 people were killed. these are the latest pictures we have. people have had to queue for water. power remains out on half of the island. many communication lines are down. and many roads are still unusable. there is help though — over 10,000 federal staff are there. this is puerto rico's governor on cbs. not able to play you that clip but i can play this, the representative for puerto rico to the us congress. the president of the united states sent a team, led by a new general from the army, to help and oversee the response of all the situations
regarding the hurricane. that will help a lot the lines of distribution and the off load of aid we are receiving. one of the main issues we have right now is we are without power, electricity. besides that, less tha n power, electricity. besides that, less than 40% of the population has got water. one of the biggest issues, when you are an island, everything has to get in or out by airor by sea. everything has to get in or out by air or by sea. sarah varies no way to receive external help. one of the main problems with got is that people are right now making 5—7 hours line just to get $2. all
receive $10 per bucket full gas or diesel. anthony zurcher from washington, dc, when you look at those pictures it seems more extraordinary president was picking fights with the nfl at the weekend. picking fights with the nfl over the weekend and when he finally tweeted about pottery cariappa night he did so about pottery cariappa night he did so in about pottery cariappa night he did soina about pottery cariappa night he did so in a backhanded way talking about how they owed money to wall street, had a crumbling electricity grid. —— puerto rico. people thought he wasn't being particularly sensitive. now he's talking about it more today and yesterday. they are getting more information out about the aid going through. the question was where they prepared for this? they saw the hurricane coming, were they able to get pieces there in time to avoid this? the more information we get out of puerto rico, the more people will look and say, was the administration really prepared?
will look and say, was the administration really prepared 7m terms of the situation now the federal government presumably have access to the funds it needs to help the island ? access to the funds it needs to help the island? presumably. and their ship is on the way and in the docks in puerto rico. one of the problems, as we heard, was that you can off—load the ships but the infrastructure is so damaged getting the supplies out of the port and round the island is proving to be a very big obstacle. there is an ongoing debate right now over what is called thejones act, a prohibition dating back to world war ii that keeps foreign flagships from visiting us ports securing device from one us port to another. there have been calls from puerto ricans and other politicians for donald trump to suspend it as he did with other hurricanes earlier. he says it's not needed, that there are plenty of ships. they say there is plenty of ships. they say there is plenty of ships. they say there is plenty of capacity. the question is whether puerto rica ns plenty of capacity. the question is whether puerto ricans believe this and whether having foreign ships would help. one story at like to talk to you about, here is another.
roy moore is a hardline christian conservative who's just been chosen to be the republican candidate for a va ca nt to be the republican candidate for a vacant senate seat in alabama. donald trump's option was this man, luther strange, a more traditional republican candidate. john donald trump called him big luther, saying he won't let you down. but the moment luther strange lost, the president said eyes bugged to worry more of alabama last night... —— i spoke to. whether you agree with that statement from the president depends on your definition of great. he has compared him to bestiality and called islam a false religion, has roy moore. a really great guy is how the president describes him. with a normal president, lining yourself up with this guy would be
controversial, but with president trump it's more congregated because he's never sought to be normal. trump it's more congregated because he's never sought to be normatm is not congregated. when i was talking to supporters, even ones who didn't totally agree with some of the things roy moore has said, it was striking, the similarity to donald trump's supporters who dismissed some of the more controversial things donald trump said but still backed him because they want to send a message to the establishment, to get donald trump at washington and watching turn up the apple cart i think there was similar sentiment in the support for roy moore, he was running against the establishment and they were going to send him to washington to upset everything. even though donald trump was campaigning for luther strange, when i talked to roy moore supporters they would say donald trump doesn't really mean it, he'll come back to our side and support roy moore after the election is over. in the past day it's very clear they were right, trump is now moving to back roy moore. one last
thing to ask about. president trump has been talking about several of his cabinet members and their use of private planes. secretary tom price is in the middle of this story and is in the middle of this story and is believed to have done this. this was the president is talking earlier. i was looking into it and i will look into it. i'll tell you personally i'm not happy about it. i'm going to look at it. i'm not happy about it and i let him know. what do you make of that? pretty close to a kiss of death from donald trump when he says he's thinking about it. we'll see what happens, that's what he said about steve bannon or writes breathers before they were pushed out. it wasn't too long ago donald trump was asked about this controversy, hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on private planes to california and maine and colorado. didn't even know anything about it. now he's commenting directly on it and it's embarrassing for the president, commenting directly on it and it's embarrassing forthe president, he is big on cracking down on wasteful spending. tom price has been trying to cut his own agency. here we have tom price spending a considerable
out of money when it would cost hundreds of dollars to fly commercial airlines even first—class toa commercial airlines even first—class to a lot of these destinations. i've selected this feed coming into the bbc newsroom, here's the president talking about his tax reforms, let's listen. tax policy. the right kind of tax cut at the right time, at the right time, this is the right time... is the most effective measure that this government could ta ke to measure that this government could take to spare our economy forward. —— spur oui’ take to spare our economy forward. —— spur our economy forward. take to spare our economy forward. -- spur our economy forward. making the case tax reforms will help the american economy, we'll get into detail ina american economy, we'll get into detail in a few minutes. first we switched to iraqi kurdistan because we have the result of its independence referendum. you'll know which way this is going, 92% of people say, yes. even those backing the vote on saying, give us independence now, they want dialogue. the prime minister doesn't
appear to be dialogue. the prime minister doesn't appearto be in dialogue. the prime minister doesn't appear to be in the mood, here he is saying the referendum must be annulled, any dialogue has to be within the framework of the constitution. he goes on to say, will never hold talks based on the result of the referendum. he's not stopping there, he wants to include an air blockade on the whole kurdish region in iraq, demanding control of its two international airports. already several middle eastern airlines have said they won't fly there any more. bear in mind iraq isn't the only country in the region with a kurdish population, there is also armenia, turkey, syria and iran. they all oppose kurdish independence. tom bateman is covering this story. he's been talking to the iraqi kurdish foreign affairs minister and asking if this road risks provoking violence. he asked a question and got another in reply. why? my question is why? when we ask for peace, when we ask for our democratic rights, when we
approach the free world, those who have been freed earlier, those who enjoys statehood, why do they deny statehood? are we asking for something impossible? we're not the first and we will not be the last nation that seeks independence. we will get it. kurdistan would be a shining model of democracy, tolerance in this part of the world, which is in turmoil and volatile. kurdistan will remain to be an island of stability. you listen to that and think, what comes next after this about? the bbc persian correspondent is in irbil. we spoke to him earlier. the kurdish government has been saying all the way this is asking people what they want, when the western allies and iraqi government and neighbouring countries oppose it, this is a democratic right, we just want to ask our people what is their opinion about their future. but they have said over and over again they are not calling independence the day
after the result is out. they say they want to go back to baghdad, negotiates to solve differences. obviously the relationship between baghdad and irbil, iraqi kurdistan, has been totally broken down in the last two years. in the past 2a hours there is a significant development in iraq, prime minister kabaddi asked the neighbouring countries to shut down their borders. iraq and kurdistan do not trade with them. —— abadi. iraqi parliament asked the prime minister to deploy troops to oil—rich areas. this could easily be a source of more tension and possibly conflict. i think many are worried about the situation here in irbil. i was going to ask about that iraqi parliament to potentially take back the town, is it rhetoric or a serious possibility? we have to wait and see. i talked to kurdish authorities. they say they will
defend their borders, no way they will leave that city or other disputed areas. i ask people here, aren't you worried about the situation? they say, we've seen much worse than this. it seems to me there is a sense of resilience in iraqi kurdistan but the iraqi government determines what we hear. from baghdad. we don't know if this isa warfor from baghdad. we don't know if this is a war for public opinion from baghdad. we don't know if this is a warfor public opinion in baghdad or not. they are serious, they want to do business. we'll hear about rya nair cancelling another huge amount of flights, 18,000 of them that will affect 400,000 passengers. it is not to do without original problem with the pilots holidays, we get into that in a moment. a man has died after armed police opened fire on a car near bristol. the shooting happened just of the junction of the m5 near portishead.
avon and somerset police say the incident was not terror related. as usual in these circumstances the independent police complaints commission is investigating but they said there were reports the driver had threatened another motorist. the bbc‘sjon kay has more. had threatened another motorist. the bbc's jon kay has more. we have a statement from haven and somerset police tonight, not a huge amount of detail but it begins to explain what happened here. it seems this was not some sort of planned operation. police say they received calls, 999 calls, earlier today from people on the m5 motorway, reportedly seeing a man ina the m5 motorway, reportedly seeing a man in a car with a handgun. and that vehicle left the motorway here atjunction 19. that vehicle left the motorway here atjunction19. they that vehicle left the motorway here at junction 19. they stopped that vehicle left the motorway here atjunction19. they stopped a car and, they say, that is when this incident unfolded. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom.
federal aid is arriving in puerto rico — but almost half the population doesn't have access to drinking water. a huge crowd has attended a funeral in tehran for an iranian soldier who was captured and beheaded by so—called islamic state militants. mohsen hojaji was taken captive last month while fighting in syria. the soldier has been described as having become a symbol of iran's fight against i.s. fights have broken out in the ugandan parliament for a second day running. mps threw chairs and microphone stands during prolonged scuffles in the main chamber. they're angry about a move by government supporters to lift the age limit of seventy—five on presidential candidates. if passed, it would clear the way for the current president, yoweri museveni, to stand again. he's been in charge since 1986 and evidently wants to carry on. quite a few people in that parliament feel strongly about the issue. 25 mp's have been suspended. jeremy corbyn opposition leader, has addressed the labour party
conference. laura kuenssberg was watching. no need to hesitate any more. jeremy corbyn knows he'll walk out to rapture. every time his fans make his entrance. # 0h, jeremy corbyn. two minutes and 32 seconds of chanting and applause, adoration and belief. conference, thank you so much for that wonderful welcome and this incredible feeling and spirit and unity and love and affection we have here. he's much more than a contender now. against all predictions injune we won the largest increase in the labour vote since 1945. cheering and applause. and achieved labour's best vote for a generation. it's a result which has put the tories on notice and labour on the threshold of power. cheering and applause.
after tensions round the edges of conference, he demanded any political abuse done in his name comes to an end. but there were boos for the tories‘ deal with the dup. and sharp words from him on their record. nhs waiting lists lengthening. school class sizes growing and teachers leaving. over four million children now living in poverty. and condemned by the united nations for vile lating the rights of disabled people. this's not strong and stable. it's callous and calculating. on the challenge of brexit, the party's top brass has settled on a broad position thatjust
about contains the pa rty‘s differences. one thing needs to be made clear straightaway, three million european union citizens currently living and working in britain are welcome here. so, theresa may, please, if you're watching, i'm sure you are... laughter. give them the full guarantees these deserve today. if you don't, we will when we're in government. cheering and applause. then the man considered on the fringes of his own parties for years maids his bravest claim that you have moved the public sentiments and belief now align with him. conference, it's often said elections can only be won from the centre ground. laughter. in a way, that's not wrong, so long as it's clear that the political centre of gravity isn't fixed or unmovable. applause. the consensus is emerging
from the economic crash and the years of austerity when people started to find a political voice for their hopes for something different and something better. applause. 2017 may be the year when politics finally caught up with the crash of 2008. applause. that's the real central gravity in politics. we are now the political mainstream. yes. applause. lab can and labour will deliver a britain for the many not the few. cheering and applause. newjubilation with some of the old songs. i think that's one of the seminal moments in the history of the labour party. it was inspirational.
what about the family? what did you think about it? i thought it was wonderful. fantastic. it's many years since a political speech has made people feel like this. jeremy corbyn has changed and labour has changed. after two years of nearly constant bickering, the leader is now in total control. sustained by the hopes of his legions of supporters. yet, even inside this bubble of confidence, at the top of the party, there is an awareness they can't count on that forever or rely on the excitement you can't see and feel here if in brighton sending him to number ten. a huge job still to carry that feeling to every corner. ground shifts, yes, the country's edges are forever moving, but it is for you, not any politician, to draw the lines. laura kuenssberg bbc news, brighton. more on the bbc website right now. a
while ago i was showing you donald trump speaking, detailing his tax reform. michelle fleury is live from new york. have we more details on this? we've talked a few times but a lwa ys this? we've talked a few times but always been short of details. this is one of the legislative priorities of the president and the republican party. they put forward their blueprint. this will be the starting point for negotiations. what have we learned today? a few more details. the corporate tax rate, what would it be reduced to? there was talk of 1596, it be reduced to? there was talk of 15%, it seems they are proposing reducing it from 35% amongst the highest in the world, to 20%. on the individual tax front, highest in the world, to 20%. on the individualtax front, individual taxpayers, at the moment seven different tax bracket people fall under. it would be reduced to three. pa rt under. it would be reduced to three. part of this goal to try and simplify the tax code. if you look at those at the top, if things stay
as they currently are, as they are suggested, you would see top earners, seeing their income tax drop from 39%, over 39%, to 35%, the lowest, those at the bottom, would see their income tax increase from 10% to 12%. that has some calling foul, saying this is a tax break for the rich. those defending the package turning around saying, yes, you have to look at the loopholes and deductions available, deductions that would benefit those at the bottom in some cases, but would also benefit the wealthiest. what other practicalities? can the president assume this will go through? buttler i think there's a couple of key questions, one will be how much this costs. we've seen before with the health care fight for reform in america, there are those in the republican party who care deeply things should be revenue neutral. that'll be a question on the
republican side. on the democrat side there is no argument efron would like to see tax cuts for the middle—class. will they be able to swallow the idea the very richest might get tax cut? that could be a stumbling block. the boeing trade dispute with bombard ea could damage its contracts with the uk government. —— with bombardier. an import tariffs imposed on some of the jets import tariffs imposed on some of thejets made import tariffs imposed on some of the jets made by import tariffs imposed on some of thejets made by this firm bombardier which could threaten 4000 jobs in belfast. he is a trade lawyer who used to work as a trade adviser to canada. i think there are two possible solutions, one legal, one diplomatic. this is an interim ruling so the outcome won't be fine until early 2018, then there can be appeals to the wto, under the north american free trade agreement, it could take at least another year
under nafta rules. the problem there is the contract are at risk, so a diplomatic solution would be better because that could be much quicker in both the uk and canadian government, they said, we're not interested in doing business with boeing, taking delivery of fighter jets, if this is the kind of action you are going to pursue. it could lead to a quicker resolution. more bad news from ryanair, cancelling more flights which will affect 400,000 customers. separate from the other flight it had to cancel due to messing up pilots holidays. he is the leggett with more details. what it's doing now is changing its scheduled for the next few months to make sure that sort of thing doesn't happen again. 18,000 flights on 34 routes, 400,000 people affected, a fairly large period of time but not that many bookings will have accumulated. it's the same number of people as have already been affected. we're talking about
750,000 passengers who had their arrangements affected. the original round of cancellations saw a quite steep fall in ryanair‘s share price as you'd expect. having to pay a high compensation bill. probably similar for the high compensation bill. probably similarfor the second high compensation bill. probably similar for the second round. high compensation bill. probably similarfor the second round. we're seeing no big falls in the share price, largely because shareholders are quite happy that ryanair is being proactive about this. more bad news from ryanair. check their website if you want full details of those. for more details on the stories we're covering, generally had of the bbc website or download the bbc news app onto your smartphone. i'll be back with 30 minutes more of the biggest stories from around the world in a minute. it's only early string in australia
—— spring yet seeing record—breaking temperatures. 43 degrees in queensland, just shy of the 43.1 celsius which is the record for september anywhere in australia. the heat will remain particularly in the north and east over the coming few days, but it is a narrowing field of heat because we've got a cold front coming in across southern areas, you can see the dip in temperature for brisbane and sydney. but it's still warm. what is building across the western side of the usa through wednesday and thursday, temperatures above average. it may well exacerbate the risk of wildfires. at the same time, a dip in temperature is taking place further east, the cold air that has been across the west. with the warmth, some showers and thunderstorms potentially protect us. oklahoma, arizona, new mexico. could be downpours around during wednesday night and thursday. it'll take the edge off the temperatures. to the west of that, a
lot of dry and sunny weather. in contrast temperatures will dip away. we're under the influence of maria on the east coast, large waves, dangerous surf for the north—east the usa and eastern parts of canada. carolina felt it during wednesday but it's starting to move out and made her energy across the atlantic. more on that later. to india, a monsoon will enhance the reins for eastern and north—eastern states. not to mention it remains very wet indeed for the west, no sign of letu p. u nfortu nately, indeed for the west, no sign of letup. unfortunately, in the flooding rains. benign conditions in central areas of europe, you may notice the lumpy cloud further south, giving showers around black sea resort on thursday, possibly parts of turkey, greece, southern balkans, perhaps bulgaria. and some of the mediterranean islands, southern part of italy. further west it's fairly quiet weather, further
north and a stagnant high—pressure you'll get fog. just a few showers around, potentially, for southern spain. looking largely financed by across the canary islands, you can see, just a bit at times. where the isobars are most tightly packed is further north. we're keeping a close eye on the relevant antic. on thursday we've got one weather from clearing away, then a ridge of high pressure, so looks like a decent day. you saw the dominant low coming into the latter part towards friday, the first of our rather wet and windy spells heading towards the weekend. there is potentialfor something a little bit tropical to be tied in with the weather systems as we head into the weekend. matt will have much more on that for you later. these are some of the main stories in the bbc newsroom. federal aid is arriving empire to rico but almost half the population does not have
access to clean drinking water. president trump has added his support to a hardline candidate in alabama. mr moore is anti—gay and anti—islam. mrtrump says alabama. mr moore is anti—gay and anti—islam. mr trump says he is a great guy. we will be live in irbil and also play a report from syria. this was islamic state's capital but it now feels like cracker is islamic state's graveyard.