tv Outside Source BBC News October 10, 2017 9:00pm-9:30pm BST
degrees in will vary from around a0 degrees in glasgow to 70 degrees in london, pretty much the same to the end of the week. welcome to outside source. we have been waiting for more than a week to see if the catalan president would declare independence. in the last couple of hours we heard from him. translation: at this point as president of catalonia, i want to follow the people's wilfork catalonia to become an independent state. but let's be clear, catalans hoping for a unilateral declaration of independence were left disappointed. the message was, we have the right to do this, but let's talk first. we live in barcelona. 30 people have died in wildfires in california. 1500 properties have been destroyed. and we will try to work out what is
going on with the rerun of the kenyan presidential election. the opposition leader has pulled out. let's beginning catalonia in the north—east of spain. we have heard from the president of the region, carlos pigem on. —— carles puigdemont. he stopped well short of declaring independence in a speech to parliament. he is suspending the result of that referendum of two weeks ago, in order to facilitate more dialogue with the spanish government. this is some of his speech. the government and myself propose that this parliament suspends the effects of the independence declaration in order to establish dialogue, without which we cannot reach a solution. we want to de—escalate the tension,
in order to work towards putting into practice the results of the referendum. he is suspending the result of the contested referendum, which the spanish government never recognise. he wants more chance to speak with the spanish government. but he made it clear that independence for catalonia is still the final goal. we have won the right to be an independent country and the right to be respected. now add this historical moment as the president of catalonia, i want to follow the
people's will her catalonia to become an independent state. let's joined tim wilcox who is live in barcelona. there he is. 2a hour ‘s ago we were talking about how both sides of this political debate hadn't blinked. was this the cata la ns hadn't blinked. was this the catalans blinking first? i'm not so sure. i think he went a bit further than you thought. he said he had a mandate to declare independence. i think the problem now from mr puigdemont may be that he ends up upsetting everyone. madrid will not be happy. he still hasn't declared the referendum illegal. there is a risk that he ends up upsetting his core hardline supporters. especially the kingmakers. there was a standing ovation when people thought he was
going to be announcing a universal —— unilateral declaration of independence. but this group did not stand a up. they are not happy. part of the reason his speech today was delayed was to talk to the members of this group. and i'm not quite sure how tenable his position in the long—term might be. we don't even know yet whether he is going to make a decision, when he thinks the talks have reached fruition. it is a bit open—ended. we do know from madrid that they are extremely angry. the deputy prime minister and the foreign minister said this was insane. this is a fake referendum. there are still maintaining their hard. questions about what form these talks may take. even if the cata la ns these talks may take. even if the catalans say they want to sit down,
it needs the spanish comment to agree? it does. some of the countries in the frame beforehand we re countries in the frame beforehand were maybe switzerland or the catholic church. now there is talk perhaps about some international organisations. it is all very vague. i think the real development in the story will happen in the next few hours. that will rely on what madrid decides to do. we know that mariano rajoy, the spanish prime minister, is talking to coalition partners tomorrow about how to react to this. i think the next day or two will be crucial. mr puigdemont himself under a lot of pressure, but i wonder if he has brought more pressure on himself from both sides of this argument, because he didn't actually reached the summit. i wonder how the atmosphere in the city changed from before the speech, during it and after it? really interesting. we had
of that mass demonstration on sunday. hundreds of thousands of spaniards taking to the streets of barcelona to say they wanted to stay united with spain. here, the separatist movement, in particular one organisation, organised big screens just outside the parliament grounds for their supporters. about 30,000 supporters. a lot of very depressed by this. some even in tea rs. depressed by this. some even in tears. they depressed by this. some even in tea rs. they really depressed by this. some even in tears. they really thought there would have been this declaration this evening, which didn't materialise. others, whoever thought there was going to be some kind of forge, understood reasons why. —— forge. the fear among the hardline supporters is that madrid will not react positively to these overtures, so react positively to these overtures, so we're going to end a up in the same situation, why not go for independence now, be done with it and take the consequences? thank you tim.
we're going to switch from spain to california. at least 13 people have been killed in wildfires. 20,000 people have had to flee their homes. wildfires in the south are not unusual. they are more unusual in the north, which is where these are. counties synonymous with california's wine region have been affected. these are some of the shocking pictures that came in overnight. they give you an idea of the scale of these fires. it is feared that thousands of homes have been destroyed. this is the latest update we had from the authorities. the wind backed down last night and the humidity came back up. that is good for us. the wind will be an area of concern today. the problem 110w area of concern today. the problem now is we are strapped for resources in california. there is potential for more fires. today we expect the
weather may be similar to yesterday. a little bit better but we don't expect a good turn in our favour. these are some of the people caught up these are some of the people caught up in these fires. everything is gone. everything is gone. it is like a fire pit. scary because i didn't think it would, crop on because i didn't think it would, ci’op on us as because i didn't think it would, crop on us as fast as it did. it was 50 feet high and very intense heat. we knew when it was time to run. we watered the host and as much as we could. hull when the flames came up we came down here and he couldn't even see your hand in front of your face. it got to the point where the fla mes face. it got to the point where the fla m es we re face. it got to the point where the flames were pretty tall, 60 feet, we could feel the heat. that's when we decided to leave. i will try to handle this the best i can for now and deal with it emotionally a couple of months stand the road. i
was trying to spray the backyard as much as i could. i saw the fire coming up overthe much as i could. i saw the fire coming up over the hill and much as i could. i saw the fire coming up overthe hilland i much as i could. i saw the fire coming up over the hill and i was like, i'm getting out of here. some of the wineries affected have said this. american vice president mike pence was in california on unrelated business. he has had this to say. was in california on unrelated business. he has had this to saylj wa nt to business. he has had this to saylj want to assure the people of california on behalf of our administration that we will be working very closely with governor brown and with california to see you through these challenging times. and i want to say to the people of california, all of those that are on the path of these advancing wildfires, that we are with you, we're standing with you. and the american people will help the communities that are affected. let's
bring in the bbc correspondent from the la times. we couldn't speak to you on skype or face time because the fund must not working. we can get through to you for an call. what have you seen today? -- audio call. right now the fire has settled down. we woke to cooler weather and lighter winds. the fire is not as bad as it was. i can't even described the conditions on sunday night and monday. we had a wicked wind. that carried embers up and down from santa rosa downton abbey, a long big suave —— swathes of california, wineries, cattle ranchers etc. in santa rosa it is
level. do we know what started this? white —— right now it's under investigation. i have been driving around some of the fire zones talking to residents. i don't know the latest news. what about those conversations you have been having with residents? presumably some people have no homes to go back to? no, they don't. the unifying theme ina lot no, they don't. the unifying theme in a lot of conversations is the surprise that people had. this area does not get hit with wildfires like this. fires are commonplace in california. bush to have such a suburban and urban area hit so hard is unusual. the fire was in the hills and catapulted down the hills. it came into the city. there was no
escaping it. a bunch of residents said they had mere minutes to get out. while there were packing their car they could see their neighbours' homes ablaze. they were dodging fla mes homes ablaze. they were dodging fla m es to homes ablaze. they were dodging flames to get to safety. we are hearing one of the spokespeople earlier say there is a lot of pressure on the firefighters, much is because of the nature of the fire, but also because they are fighting so many? yes. what is critical in a lot of these fires is fire retardant and water. there are only some money firefighters on the ground. usually in a big fire, crews come in from out of state to assist. but this happened so quickly, and there were so many fires, that it would have been impossible for people to travel from la or wherever. at the same time we had
fires in southern california as well. the quickness and the enormity of it all was overwhelming. thank you. kenya is supposed to be having a rerun of its presidential election later this month. now the main opposition figure has pulled out. we will find out what happens next. we will find out what happens next. the prime minister, theresa may has taken part in a phone—in on lbc radio. mrs may was repeatedly asked about brexit, and whether the uk would end up with no deal. she was questioned by a caller, named nina, about what would happen to european union citizens living here in the event of no deal being agreed with the eu. i'm particularly worried about this
no deal scenario. i know you will try to get a good deal but what would happen... what is your back—up plan if there is no deal? we want you to stay. that is the basic message. we want to ensure that you can stay in the uk. the reason having these discussions with the eu is because, once we leave the eu, if we have got an agreement with them, it is about the reciprocity of treatment. we want people to stay. i'm russ atkins with the latest news in the bbc newsroom. this is outside source. catalonia's president says his region has won the right to be an independent republic but has stopped short of declaring a break from spain. some of the main story in the bbc
world service. the un says it is on full alert for a new escalation in the rohingya crisis. that's because more than 11,000 people crossed the border into bangladesh on monday. the un says many of the new arrivals are traumatised after fleeing killings and burning villages. an indian naval officer who underwent sex change surgery has been discharged from the service. a navy statement said he could not continue to be employed because of his gender reassignment. lots of you have watched this video — there's no child in this pushchair but look how it's dragged along the platform by the slipstream of a freight train. the child wasn't in it. the uk's rail safety board has released the video as a warning. as usual a surreal and important selection of stories on us politics. the surreal can wait — first steve bannon is back in the spotlight. he was key to donald trump' victory in the us election
and until august he was chief strategist in the white house. well, he's been talking and it should give the republican party plenty to think about. when he left the trump administration he went back to breitbart news where he'd been before. it's a right—wing operation — and while it largely supports mr trump, don't think that means it supports the republican party the president represents. nobody is safe. we are coming after all of them. we are declaring war on the republican establishment. they have no respect for the working men and women in the united states. donald trump was elected by many of those working men and women on the promise he would train this place of the political class and shake things up the political class and shake things up with outsiders. it is former adviser steve bannon who wants to
make sure that happens. that is why i left the white house. i said i was going after the republican establishment. a right-wing populist, he was behind some of donald trump's controversial policies, with many republicans criticising him for taking the presidency too far to the right. now steve bannon presidency too far to the right. now steve ba nnon wa nts presidency too far to the right. now steve bannon wants to take those republicans on. there is a coalition that one student challenge every republican. he thinks candidates can oust traditional republicans in next yea r‘s oust traditional republicans in next year's midterm elections for senate and congress. will he succeed? last month in alabama, one of the candidates he backed proved that he can. you will see in state after state after state people who follow the model ofjudge moore, who do not need to raise money from the elites, from the crony capitalists. we have been here before. remember the tea party? it fielded candidates in 2010
to limited success. that is not putting steve bannon off. last yea r‘s putting steve bannon off. last year's election showed that donald trump's base is allied to many of steve bannon's ideas. that is why he thinks again make things work. and a street fighter. i will be outside of the entire time. thank you. i am going to carry on talking. there i am!| going to carry on talking. there i am! ithought going to carry on talking. there i am! i thought you were going to be looking at donald trump indefinitely. let's continue to talk about president trump. he appears to have challenged his secretary of state, rex tillerson, to an iq test. this was done in an interview with forbes magazine. he was asked about reports that mr tillerson called the president a moron, to which donald trump replied... let's bring in anthony zurcher. as
we have discussed before, mr trump has a track record of remembering things that he has taken quite personally? right, exactly. there is this saying that it is a joke is true is wrapped in a smile. 0ften times when they talk about donald trumpjoking times when they talk about donald trump joking he is times when they talk about donald trumpjoking he is saying something he means. he has a certain amount of deniability. and donald trump goes tend to take slights personally, particularly slides about his intellect. as you saw during the campaign he talked about his education, his grades, his language, and decried elites who were criticising him. this is not unusual. he calls himself a counterpuncher, so pretty much anything that is said about him, he will come back. even though he
thought the rex tillerson thing was fa ke thought the rex tillerson thing was fake news, just in case he is going to reassure everyone that he is smarter than him, they are taking an iq test. donald trump has returned to that feud with the american footballers who are kneeling during the national anthem ahead of games. he appears to be free styling. he says... does it get tax breaks? the nfl front office used to get a tax break as an association. that ended in 2015. the nfl doesn't. the teams have been paying taxes for quite some time. where they get breaks is when they are building stadiums. cities give them big tax breaks because they want to tempt those teams to the cities, they think it helps their economy. that was what donald trump was targeting. we heard
from the white house that that infects —— in fact is what he thinks should happen. getting that kind of tax reform through would be tricky, like all of the other tax reform he is trying to get through? it is not a federal issue. we're talking about a federal issue. we're talking about a tax breaks at a local level, where the city of los angeles helped to fund a stadium to tempt a football tea m fund a stadium to tempt a football team back. so teams moved from san diego back there, from st louis to los angeles. it does not have anything to do with policy but it made a good sound bite for donald trump. there are a lot of liberals who do not like big tax breaks being given to multimillionaires. it is a strange angle frame to take. thank you. we are going to move a story. —— a business story. coal is back as an issue. the head of the us environmental
protection agency, scott pruitt, has released a formal proposal to repeal the clean power plan. the purpose of the plan was to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. let's talk to some as saying. for those who want to repeal this, what is the argument? this was a big campaign pledge by then candidate donald trump, who said the war on call is over and we are going to repeal these really harmful rules that are really preventing coal from —— from flourishing in terms of what it can do with the economy and jobs. scott pruitt is following through on that. he is the head of the epa. he said this was really about selecting winners and losers. the losers being anybody who worked in coal.|j winners and losers. the losers being anybody who worked in coal. i always find it interesting when i look at the details around the coal industry, it gets a huge amount of
coverage. but in terms of how much energy it actually provides, its relatively small? and that is the real rub of all of this. if you look at culled consumption in the united states, in 2008 it was at its absolute peak. since then it has been on a steady decline. if you look at how much coal the us consumes no, we are at the level of 1977. coal is much more expensive and it is not as clean as some other natural gas, which is cheaper and cleaner for the environment. people have already made the move to different sources of energy. thank you very much indeed. one of japan's biggest steelmakers has seen about a fifth wiped off the value of the company after admitting staff falsified crucial data. it means that aluminum and copper used in aircraft, cars and potentially a space rocket might not be as strong or durable as they should be.
this is what the japanese government had to say. translation: although this was an agreement between private entities, we think that the company's misconduct has shaken the foundations of their business transactions. the ministry is taking this situation very seriously. for the moment the ministry has asked the moment the ministry has asked the company to check whether there we re the company to check whether there were any issues. that result will be conveyed to the end—users. we have asked that together with the customers they celebrate safety verifications. the imf has raised its forecast for global economic growth for this year and next year. this year it is predicting 3.6%, rising to 3.7 next
year. we should be happy the global economy is finally recovering. we are increasing our forecast for growth for this year and next. and some parts of the world that have struggled in recent years are doing much better. the euro area being a case in point. but the recovery is not complete. and many parts of the world a re not complete. and many parts of the world are missing out on higher living standards at the moment. remember, if you want even more business news from the uk and around the world, you can find it now through the website. 0r the world, you can find it now through the website. or you can download the bbc app. a reminder of the lead story. catalonia's president, regional president in spain, has said he has the right to declare independence, but he is not going to do it yet. he wants to speak to the spanish comment. we will keep you up to date. hi there. a look at the uk weather
ina hi there. a look at the uk weather in a moment. firstly, we are off to the united states. we are talking about fire and snow. we had deadly wildfires across parts of california. scenes like this have been causing damage. they were partly caused by dry air moving across from the rocky mountains and gusty easterly winds that were fanning the flames. you can see smoke drifting out from these fires we re smoke drifting out from these fires were led into the pacific ocean. there have been big problems. with lighter winds and higher levels of humidity on tuesday, better conditions for the firefighters to tackle those places. to the east of the rockies, meanwhile, we have been monitoring this cloud as it works so. it is a cold front and has been bringing some early—season snow to higher parts of colorado and wyoming. some of the hills picking
up wyoming. some of the hills picking up over wyoming. some of the hills picking up over a wyoming. some of the hills picking up over a foot of snow fall. the thick, wet, heavy snow fell on tree branches and they came crashing down onto power lines. many customers we re onto power lines. many customers were left without power. what followed was a sharp frost. temperatures as low as —5 on tuesday morning. the weather padrons changing a little bit. the winds —— the winds are changing direction. a change to a southerly wind flow across the north—west and western plains will lead to milder air. temperatures in denver 19 degrees. moving away from the united states, we are going to take a look at the weather across india and bangladesh, or we have had a monsoon depression. this is brought over 100 million —— millimetres of rain to bangladesh. although the system will weaken, the moisture left over will help form some pretty big showers through west
bengal and other areas. we could see some localised issues. several inches of rain from the heaviest showers. there has been much more rain than that falling across northern vietnam in the last 2a—hour is. we have had a tropical depression moving. that has dumped more than 300 millilitres of rain. although the depression has weakened into an area of low pressure, expect some further rain in northern thailand northern lay—offs in the next 2a—hours. heavy rain continues to fall in cumbria. in the hills, the rain will push itself clear of the rain will push itself clear of the uk into thursday. thursday will bea the uk into thursday. thursday will be a brighter day with sunshine. quite windy in the north—west of the uk later in the day. a full uk forecast coming in the next happen.
—— halfan forecast coming in the next happen. —— half an hour. hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source, and these are the main stories here in the bbc newsroom. we've been waiting for more than a week to see if the catalan president would declare independence. in the last few hours he's addressed the catalan parliament. translation: now at this historical moment, as president of catalonia, i wa nt to moment, as president of catalonia, i want to follow people's will for catalonia to become an independent state. any catalans hoping for a unilateral declaration of independence were disappointed. i should say that the region's leader has signed a document restoring catalonia's sovereignty. so, what is going on? we will try to sift through that. 13 people have died in wildfires in california.