latest figures on race. how harshly does it show up inequality in britain? we ask our panel on race what we should understand by the figures. and we ask the first secretary of state what the government will do now. today it's rape. new allegations emerge of harvey weinstein‘s behaviour over two decades. and a recording of a police sting emerges as harvey approaches one female model. go to the bathroom. please, i don't want to. listen to me. you will never see me again after this. we'll speak to the woman told to shut up about the claims by a hollywood heart—throb. good evening. in the end it was a declaration of independence, but suspended somewhere above the heads of the thousands who stood outside the parliament praying their state would go it alone. it was a declaration of independence, but not for today. a declaration of independence, but not quite yet. a declaration of independence, but only once negotiation and talks had been achieved with madrid. what came from catalonia's president this evening was, perhaps, no declaration
of independence at all. as madrid breaths a sigh of relief, separatists will wonder what happened to their movement, their moment. no one understands the legal framework for what he announced today. no one understands what the next steps are for catalonia or for spain. a huge moment of anticipation — and tonight a fair degree of chaos. gasbriel gatehouse is in barcelona to try and make sense of it all. all eyes were on barcelona tonight, but now they shift to madrid. everything depends on what the spanish government does next. a week ago, carles puigdemont, the president of the catalan regional autonomous region pledged on the bbc, unequivocally, to declare independence. what he did this evening fell short of that. he has promised to negotiate with madrid perhaps through international mediators, but given that his stated end destination is the same as it was before and madrid has never shown any interest in talking to you about this in the past, it is hard to see why they would change their minds now. the spanish prime minister, mariano rajoy, will be meeting his cabinet tomorrow,
and they will be voices there urging him to impose direct rule from madrid. carles puigdemont‘s statement was due at six this evening, but we understand that wrangling over the wording went right down to the wire. it was d—day in the catalan parliament today, and we were there. it was a little harder than usual to get into parliament this morning. plenty of police in evidence, the local catalonian variety. the ones who are seen by some as being in the pro—independence camp. if you were watching last night you will have met this mp, teresa vallverdu. the stage is set for a declaration of independence, but nobody knows exactly what to expect. so what is clear is that it is the beginning of a new period. it's the beginning of a republic. for us it's a great day. it's kind of nerves and emotion
and everything mixed. ms vallverdu had come to work early, worried that the national police might block the parliament. but in fact there was little for mps to do but wait. as always when there is a lack of information, a million rumours take their place. so i'm looking here now, they say that the spanish police might be preparing to arrest the catalan leader. they say they have sent frigates to the port of barcelona. the truth is really, nobody knows what's going on at the moment. mr puigdemont arrived in the afternoon. without a word, he went straight to a series of meetings. in the corridors, people came and went, both allies to whom he had promised an unequivocal declaration of independence, and opponents, representatives of the governing party in madrid who threatened to suspend catalonia's autonomy if he did. at one point two members of the staunchly pro—independence cup party walked out, theirfaces grim. well, puigdemont‘s asked
for a delay by an hour to the parliamentary session. outside people are gathering on the street, waiting to find out what's going to happen to the future of their country. and here we are waiting with no real idea what he's going to come up with today. it became a case of reading expressions and judging by teresa vallverdu, it didn't look good for the separatists. teresa, hi. hi. tell me, what's going on in there? well, the president has asked for an hour. why? they're still talking, they're talking. but what are the options? i don't know, really. we will see. finally, carles puigdemont emerged. mr puigdemont, a question from the bbc. are you prepared for the consequences of a declaration of independence? there he goes. you can only imagine the kind of pressure he must be under right now. by the time the mps trooped into the chamber, they were more than an hour behind schedule.
catalonia had arrived at its moment of destiny. mr puigdemont said catalonia had won the right to independence, but he had already said that last week. when it came to the crunch, he fudged it. teresa, what's your reaction? well, i told you we are always open to dialogue, we are always open to negotiation. but he fudged it? we declared the independence, but we allow them to answer and we give this period of time for negotiation. and if they don't want to talk, if they don't want to negotiate, we will follow our path. on the streets, people were less enthusiastic. mr puigdemont has disappointed many of his supporters. it's unclear whether he has done enough to placate madrid. gabriel gatehouse reporting there from barcelona.
joining me now from barcelona is the former catalan president artur mas. thank you forjoining us. did you hear today a declaration of independence? the real expiration of independence took place on the 1st of october, and the declaration was made by the people. today in the catalan parliament, the government has taken the decision to assume the outcome of the referendum held on october the 1st. he has left everyone very confused, hasn't he? madrid doesn't know what it means, and his supporters feel let down. well, you know, this is the time for politics, and when you have to take very difficult decisions, sometimes you can let
some people down. but the most important thing is that a lot of people in europe and in the world, and a lot of institutions, asked us to offer negotiations and talks to the central government in madrid, and this is what the president said today. we want talks and negotiations and agreements with madrid, and that takes time. if you had been addressing your parliament after an overwhelming vote like that in favour of independence, would you have gone further than he did? no. in fact, we have talked a lot in the last few days with the government, with the president of the catalan government, with some mps of the catalan parliament, and we reached the conclusion that the decision that was made today was the right decision.
so the decision was to assume the outcome of the referendum and at the same time to offer talks and negotiations with the central government in madrid. so does what he offered today have any legal basis? yes, of course. but it goes beyond the law. it is something that stems from democracy. it stems from the popular vote. so when you have the result of the referendum, you can do two different things. you can declare independence with all the consequences of independence, but that would probably bring us a very harsh reaction from the south's central government, even with violence,
as we saw on october the ist, and the other way is to declare independence, but at the same time to stop the consequences of the independence and to convey a strong message to madrid. we want to sit down at the table. do you think we will see an independent catalonia within 12 months? i hope so. but if we really want independence, the best way is to start talks and to reach agreement with everybody, not only with madrid but also in brussels, because we want to remain in the european union. artur mas, thank you very much. thank you. if you're black, asian or of an ethnic minority, you're twice as likely to be unemployed. if you're a white teenager, you're four times more likely to be a smoker. if you're a black caribbean school
kid, you're three times more likely to be excluded from school as your white british classmates — unless you're roma — who have the highest exclusion rate of all. and if you're pakistani or white you're more likely to own your own home than if you're black. if you're living with discrimination, you will of course already know all this, the prime minister explained today. but her audit on race is intended to show the scale of the challenge to everyone else — to schools, employers and police. to councils and local government services. and her message of what she once called "burning injustice" was simple — if a disparity cannot be explained then it must be changed. the figures today provide no context, no explanation and no solutions. many are in fact not new. so the question perhaps is where now. chris cook reports. last year, theresa may launched an audit of the effects of race on britain, pledging to hold up a mirror to our society. the data it brought together lets
us move the mirrors, shake the kaleidoscope, see new patterns in britain's problems and strengths when it comes to ethnicity. racial fairness was one of the topics the prime minister chose to highlight on the day she took office. that means fighting against the burning injustice that, if you're born poor, you will die on average nine years earlier than others. if you're black, you're treated more harshly by the criminaljustice system than if you're white. if you're a white working—class boy, you're less likely than anybody else in britain to go to university. i've been in public life now for two decades, and time and again on issues of race, difference and inequality, it's show me the data, show me the evidence. we've got all that there now today. we didn't really learn a lot today about race in britain that we didn't know before, but the process of bringing all that data together does actually matter. for one thing, it makes it much harder for whitehall not to pay attention to race as an issue.
it also shows up consistent holes in our knowledge. for example, we know that minority britons are much more likely to live in some specific concentrated places. we also know they're are more likely to be poorer. and yet this data release showed us how little we understand those interactions between race and place and poverty. there is some notable stuff in the data. in recent years, the number of stop and searches has declined for white britons. the same pattern has occurred for pakistani britons and black britons. but look at that. black britons have consistently been around six times more likely to be stopped than their white neighbours. there are also outcomes that are troubling for minorities. around 21% of white women have reported recent mental health disorders. a slightly higher share of asian women, 24%. but it's 29% for black women. what this report does, it lays bare some of these uncomfortable truths, and if we are bold enough and brave enough to one, acknowledge it,
acknowledge these truths, and two, have a plan to close it in five or ten years' time, we can be in a better place. the danger, of course, and i've seen this already today in some circles, is denial. the data is not all negative for black and asian britain. in education, black and asian children now tend to get roughly the same gcse points as white kids. quite an achievement when minority children are more likely to be from poor homes. the data actually highlights that it is british gypsy and roma children who suffer the most extreme problems. they get well under half the gcse points of their peers. but even for those minority groups whose educational outcomes have improved, there are still labour market penalties. we've all got to take responsibility. when i come in to the bbc, am i the only one that notices that all the security guards are black, the receptionists are black, and yet when i come into the well of journalists and technicians, it's spot the black person.
look, i'm not knocking the bbc. this is the same in many other areas. we need to hold a mirror to ourselves and ask those serious questions. there's good evidence that, bluntly, there are jobs taken by posh white men like me that shouldn't be. and we tend to be overpaid for doing it. but changing that will take a serious heave. it has never been popular to talk about affirmative action in the context of europe, because of course there are white working class and white workless class communities left behind. but that doesn't mean we can't come up with a formula that lifts all of those groups that are under represented. so i do think that's got to be on the political table if we are to redress the balance. so there's the problem we see in the prime minister's mirror. it's a bit like the normal social mobility debate. the logic of going through this data and worrying about groups currently excluded from our elites may be solutions that britain won't buy.
in a moment we'll be talking to the first secretary of state, damien green. but first i'm joined by magnus djarba, the global president and uk ceo of saatchi & saatchi, munira mirza who was the deputy mayor of london under borisjohnson and the writer, comedian and former prison officer, ava vidal. thank you for coming in. magnus, does this audit take you somewhere new, are you pleased to see all this on the table? the fort tells me two things, the first is there is an issue around discrimination which is about equality and the kind of society we want to live in, founder don believes that were all born equal with equal rights. for me there is the second issue around diversity, and for me, diversity is much more about the potential for society. and what concerns me is i believe
running a business that diverse attitudes of diverse opinions, people who challenge the status quo and come up with different solutions, because they come from a different background, they take us to another level. so it's helpful in those terms? it is. as long as we act. i'm in favour of publishing data and i would recognise there are differences between ethnic groups. that is already well known. the concern i have is the way the government has framed the report and the publicity in the run—up to its publication today has been negative. very much in terms of the disparities being driven by discrimination and unfair treatment, a bias in the system, the system is not treating people the same, not treating them fairly. these are the words the prime minister has used. so it's the language
you do not like? not just the language but the way the government is trying to explain these differences as being race and discrimination when in fact there are many different factors. ethnic groups tend to have a younger age profile and live in urban areas, half of the bme population was born abroad in this country so there are language issues. you think then it is too superficial? in terms of pointing directly at race. i'm not denying there is race discrimination but it is not helpful to exaggerate the extent of that and it can stoke resentment and grievance between communities and put off ethnic minorities from engaging in the public services they need. you worked at the heart of the prison service, what did you see there? even from a year ago when theresa may first went in her first day in office and made a declaration pointing out the disparity,
ijust thought, if only she'd been home secretary for six years and been in a position to do something about it! she did nothing about it! these reports come out so often. i mean, i think people like me, where are we going to go from here, we've had so many reports, after toxteth, after brixton, nothing gets done. that is my problem. and it seems to me diversity seems to be this buzzword. people do not really want to get into it and deal with what the problems are. people want to deny that race is a factor. what do you make of that point that you create something of a mindset almost if you keep on talking about burning injustice and unfairness, then you're not actually dealing with the lord of the problem butjust using slightly victim phrases. i do not know where she's coming from with that.
to say that talking about racism causes more race at and resentment, it is the actual discrimination that causes that not talking about it. my attitude to it is that the danger which i do understand is you place people in the box and start telling me because i'm black i'm going to do this or that or not achieve. one of the things that is important is you do not use data to create stereotypes. for me the challenge i had growing up, it was stereotypes and typecasting. you create those stereotypes just like a soap opera actor and if you keep being asked to play that role. is that really true or that you think you've just fail to recognise injustice if you do not talk about it? one example from the package you showed talking about mental health and the fact that black men and women are presenting much higher you could blame the mental health system and call it institutionally racist which some campaigners
have done but actually there are many different reasons why certain ethnic groups, in fact all ethnic groups present a much higher rate. to do with their experiences, their age profile, not to do with discrimination or racism. it would be crazy to expect mental health professionals to have quotas on who they will accept and give treatment too. and it can cut off black families from sending their children to get treatment when they needed because they're terrified of what will happen to their children if they are taken into the system. i've heard... it is about institutional trust? we grow that trust, i've heard black patients will not take treatment because they're afraid. that does not lead to better outcomes. you're shaking your head? in terms mental health it is institutionally racist, you need to understand cultural differences. i worked at the prison service and one day on the landing and guy was talking and they said taken
to the hospital, a black man. i asked why and they said he's obviously mad. i said he's not mad, he'sjamaican, he has not combed his hair he has no manners, but he is not mad. people from different cultures might express themselves in a different way. so it is cultural? sometimes it can be, yes. but it is labelled. just to say black people would be scared to go into the system. because... there is academic research in this area, distinguished professors who have done extensive research based on experience. what is their background? the point being it is not me telling a personal anecdote but there's a huge amount of data that
minorities experience mental illness notjust here in the uk but around the world in much higher rates. just to raise some of this now with the minister, thank you for coming in. here with me now is the first secretary of state — theresa may's right hand man, damian green. do you think the uk has a problem with race? is itjust about cultural misunderstanding? well the advantage of pulling together this information which no other country has done in this form is that now we can look at it in a fine—grained way. this danger of saying it is all institutional racism. you would still call it burning injustice? there are injustices out there, just looking at those figures but the point is it is different in different areas. there are different problems, different ethnic groups performing in different ways.
some better than the white british majority, and clearly what is key is we use this information to make a difference. it is incredibly unfair to say nothing has been done in six years. you saw that chris cook chart of what happened to stop and search for black men. it used to be 110 per thousand and now down to 30 per thousand. down to theresa may. i'm sorry... i worked with the project. i'm sorry but... it's not unfair. you do not believe the figures question what you're saying. you think it is unfair what i say about theresa may. but i do not think it is unfair. theresa may was home secretary in charge of some of the most racist policies, immigration policies,
she had to go home posters. are you denying those stop and search figures estimate want to take you to a letter, when theresa may was the equalities minister she wrote to the chancellor of the exchequer george osborne injune of 2010 and she said, i fully share the objective of spending cuts, equally important is fairness of the heart of those decisions. there are women, ethnic minorities, disabled people and older people who will be disproportionately affected. in other words she saw all those years ago that some of the policies of austerity implemented by your government work disproportionately affecting black and ethnic minorities and yet your government went ahead with them. while we had to take those economic decisions, what we did also though, and you can see this in some figures there is make sure that the spending we did was spent effectively and in the right areas. one of the things we've seen is much better performance for instance in schools by many children from ethnic minority backgrounds. a disproportionate number
of young black men in need of mental health assistance, your own statistics show minorities more likely to be a lower income. now your freeze on benefits has disproportionately hurt them. do you accept that? well that depends whether you are in a job or not and we have increased the general level of employment and actually there is a lot of bad news in this report but some good news, specifically unemployment. that the gap between some of the most disadvantaged ethnic minorities and the majority has narrowed. if you look at your policies continue about benefits or a cap on child tax credits for families with more than two children and we know that typically minority women have bigger families. there are more likely to be on low incomes in urban areas and that hurts them all. you assume minority families will live on benefits all their lives. no, i'm saying many of your policies disproportionately affect black and ethnic minorities that you said you're going all—out to help. if you change the policies at the heart of the government plan you would help yourself to help these people. i do not agree.
if you spend money you do not have all you do is wreck the economy. this is the runnymede trust, they found the cumulative effects of those cuts that the poorest asian women more than £2000 worse off. the runnymede trust were around the table today at downing street and welcoming what we're doing. they're saying if people at the bottom of the pile are worst affected you have to do something to help them. just saying spend more money, give more benefits, that is what we've traditionally. that did not help the most disadvantaged. the best route out of poverty and clearly, some of these groups have got disproportionate exposure to poverty, the best route out of poverty is to have a job. that is why it one of the policy announcements, let me finish. your policies are making them worse off. we are reversing the effects of poverty by allowing them to get into work. encouraging that. you're only talking about benefits.
if you keep giving people benefits, the best way to get people out of poverty long—term and give them more control over their lives is to allow them to get a job. so these measures have not been particularly damaging to the people you're trying to help today? during the period of austerity we've seen more people from minority communities getting into work. you see from these figures that ten years ago 60% of black people were in work and now up to 67%. still not high enough, it is 72% for white
people but better than it was. that is through the period that you're bad—mouthing. so when you are heading into this budget, are you going to look at any of those policies in particular and say, we could make an important difference? or are you just going to say, employment seems to be sorting things out, so we will leave the austerity cuts where they are? we look at all of these policies all of the time. the budget is coming up next month. your basic assumption is that the more money you spend on benefits, the more you help people. you put the data on the table today and you let people see where the problems are, and i'm suggesting to you it is not enough just to see whether problems are, your government is the one to sort the problems. and that is why today in three areas we have said that the department for work and pensions will identify 20 particular unemployment hotspots where it particularly affect minority communities. there is a raft of things in the criminaljustice system, including the fact that prison officers, 6% of them are from minority communities, to 25%...
when i worked in the prison service, the first thing i noticed when i went through the remand wing, the unconvicted prisoners, it was 93% black. if we concentrate on benefits and jobs, it is taking away the fact that racism permeate every single part of society. he will be more likely to be stopped and searched if he is driving a nice cars any other black person, footballers get stopped as well. it is other areas. think about not spending money on ethnic minorities but investing in a greater and more diverse britain. and that is precisely what my spending, it can be both. the point is we are talking about spending or changing. isn't the elephant in the room here is at the moment your party is paralysed. you are weak and riven by divides and your majority is an unworkable. you might come in as you did a year ago with this wonderful domestic
will and platform, but you can't execute any of that now. we can, and we are doing it today. we publish this, a world first, nobody has done anything like this before. we announced... you heard from magnus who said it was lovely to see all this stuff, but you don't particularly need to see the stuff on the table. i disagree with that. you always need to have as many facts at your disposal before you take a decision. the facts are the steps you to jump off and say, and now. so and now is what? i have already mentioned two of the policies. we mentioned exclusions. one of the other policies we have announced today is an external look at exclusions, not from inside the department for education, so that we can get to grips with why certain groups are particularly excluded.
and there will have to be more to come from the home office and from other departments as well, but this isn't a once off them. this is a permanent resource for the whole of society to hold both central government to account and incidentally other parts, it holds up america all of society, the private sector, the charities, local government and so on. everybody will be able to see how all those sectors are performing. and i want to ask you some thing, because we are very dominated and you are very constrained by what you have to do an brexit. theresa may was asked today if she would support brexit if the question were asked again today, she couldn't answer. you can. nobody fought harder than me for remain, but it is a silly question, because there is not going to be another referendum. so you think the country is better if it remains? it would be, but the country took their view. i am a democrat. i believe that if the people have
spoken, it is the job of democratic politicians to do their best actually to put in place what people wanted. people voted for brexit. but can you say hand on heart brexit was right for the country? i argued against it, but the country took the decision and i respect that decision. it is my public duty now to try and make the best brexit we can, and that is what i'm tried to do in government. damian green thank you. thank you all very much indeed. the allegations of sexual abuse surrounding hollywood executive harvey weinstein go back, we now know, more than two decades. but today, new claims surfaced. this time of rape. the new yorker writes today that over the course of a ten month investigation, thirteen women came forward with more claims. three saying they had been raped or orally raped. four others told the magazine that weinstein touched them without their consent in a way "that could be classified as an assault". allegations of assault
are vehemently denied by him. but there was, we learnt today, a sting operation by the new york police department in 2015 when a young woman, ambra battilana gutierrez reported his behaviour. this was the recording of that sting two years ago. i'm telling you right now... what do we have to do here? nothing. i'm going to take a shower, you sit there and have a drink. i don't drink. can i stay at the bar? no, you must come here now. no. please. i don't want to. i'm not doing anything with you, i promise. now you're embarrassing me. i'm sorry, i cannot. yesterday was kind of aggressive for me. i need to know a person to be touched. i won't do a thing, please, i'm not going to do anything, i swear on my children. please come in. i'm the vainest guy. i'm feeling very uncomfortable right now. please come in now, and one minute, and if you want to leave when the guy comes with my jacket, you can go. yesterday you touched my breast. oh, please, i'm sorry. just come on, i'm used to that. you're used to that? yes, come in. no, but i'm not used to that. i won't do it again, come on. the recording of that sting operation of two years ago
which was made public today. elsewhere, the actresses angelina jolie and gwyneth paltrow were also said today to have been harassed by mr weinstein. i'm nowjoined from la by sharon waxman, founder of the wrap and a former new york times journalist who first investigated allegations against harvey weinstein back in 200a. just tell us what happened when you first started investigating. why didn't it make it in the way the eu intended to press? from new york i'm joined by tina brown, who founded talk magazine alongside harvey weinstein‘s miramax company. i can't tell you why the article didn't appear as i had written it, but i can tell you what i found, which was that i went to italy to follow up tips that i had that there was someone on the payroll for miramax, the company that was owned by the weinstein brothers and bought by the disney company, and he was said to be on the payroll to procure women for harvey weinstein. i did get that story, and i had a tip that there
was a woman who had been paid off, to buy her silence after an unwanted sexual in counter by harvey weinstein. i had heard rumours of these kinds of things for a number of years, but it was never really enough to publish, and so i thought having covered the industry for a number of years, i got my editor's green light to take a deep dive and try to take the swing at the story and try to prove it. i did manage to meet with the woman who had taken a payoff, but she literally wouldn't say anything. she actuallyjust met with me and didn't speak, it was a very frustrating conversation. she was terrified that she was violating her nondisclosure. so when i went back i ran the piece that i had which had to do with the executive at miramax that wasn't waley and executive. it never mentioned anything having to do with six or women or assignations or escort or anything like that. and around the time you are trying
to write it, you were called by matt damon and russell crowe. what did they say to you? but was reallyjust harvey's attempt to try to beat the story back and try to convince me that the guy who i was writing about at the time it was... you think he got them to call you? i know it. matt damon and russell crowe don't call me, i'm not on their call sheet. they were calling me to vouch for this executive, whose name was fabrizio lombardo. i didn't want to involve them, so i said thanks and goodbye. were you worried at any stage about being sued when you printed this? i couldn't get my editors
to allow me to write the story. clearly he was at the time... not only me, any negative story that was going to be printed about him, he would go for long aggressive, any card he could play any tool he could use to get that story not to appear in print, notjust about his personal life but about finances, whether a movie review was bad, whether the company was in bad shape, he was that kind of player. so no doubt he was going to use everything he could, and i was told he had visited the newsroom personally to speak to my superiors, and i don't know what threats were issued. but you think the media was complicit? you think there was an overlap between the movie business and the media that was writing about it and what they agree to print? i can't speak for the entire media. i think that there was not enough evidence to print what people had heard vaguely.
and there is a moment that we are experiencing now when all of these women, some of whom are abrogating their legal disclosures that they signed, are saying, it's time. it's time to speak. and as you can see, it's like the floodgates have opened. it is absolutely astonishing. all of these actresses, and by the way, asia argento was one of the names i heard about fears, and she decided to finally speak, and she said that her story was tainted by the fact that she went back and had a consensual relationship after being counter. i heard that the film she made was inspired by the trauma of that encounter, but she was somebody who had talked on the record before. i am so sorry. we are running out of time, i don't want us to crash of a, but thank you so much,
it was extraordinaire to hear your thoughts. i'm going to take you very quickly through the papers which pick up on the same story. gwyneth paltrow and angelina jolie on the front of the sun, and another picture on the times, and their lead is hammond refuses to budget for a hard brexit. may dodges the question on the brexit vote, that goes back to the question that she was asked a little earlier about what she would do in another referendum. that's it for tonight. we leave you with the departure from public life ofjean alys barker, better known as the conservative peer baroness trumpington, who steps down from the house of lords in two weeks' time, when she hits 95. she was a middle ranking minister under margaret thatcher, but subsequently achieved acclaim for giving a former defence secretary two fingers during a debate. she also described her wartime work as a decoder at bletchley park
as deeply tedious, and her mother's idea of poverty as going to the ritz on the bus. and then there was have i got news for you. goodnight. i would like to know why, at the age of 90, i've had to sign a piece of paper in order to be on this show to say i wasn't pregnant. laughter applause million hello there, good evening. pretty soggy weather to come for the middle of the week in many places, particularly across the north and the west of the british isles. a wet and windy day to come tomorrow. we have got a slow—moving weather front thatis have got a slow—moving weather front that is just edging its way into the picture at the moment. an area of low pressure pushing across the north of the british isles. but this frontal system will bring some heavy and persistent rain to some. we
start tomorrow morning across the southern half of wales in the south—west of england with the odd spot of rain and a lot of cloud but generally quite a lot of dry weather and if you are off to work in the morning across the south—east, east anglia, the london area and the midlands should be largely dry. large areas of cloud but some brightness to be had. north—east england starting fine as well, but eagerly close to the east coast, had across the north of scotland we will see some sunshine, but some showers from the word go across the north—west. a soggy start in glasgow. pretty mucky rush hour here and the rain for a time drifting its way eastwards across northern ireland. but the wettest weather tomorrow morning will be found across north wales in north—west england. watch what happens through the day. rather than moving through, this range is continues to pilot across the same areas of the high ground. could see 50 to 80 millimetres of rain across wales, perhaps 100 millimetres or more for
the high ground of cumbria, and that could cause some travel problems and perhaps even some localised problems. you can see how slowly this land of rain moves as we go through tomorrow. the odd spot of rain but some brightness as well. high in the rain, things brighten up for scotland and northern ireland. some hefty and perhaps thundery showers. temperatures 1a to 17 degrees. finally, as we go through tomorrow evening, that front will get the hint and clear away to the east. things dry up behind it with some clear skies. a chilly night but thursday a much more promising day. plenty of blue skies and sunshine, a lwa ys plenty of blue skies and sunshine, always more cloud than stronger winds will more northern ireland, scotland, a few splashes of rain at times and temperatures around 12 to 17 degrees. cloud will sink its way further south and east as we get into friday. and another slow—moving band of rain. heavy burst of rain over high ground. one change in the south—east. 20 degrees, especially if you see some sunshine, and that isa if you see some sunshine, and that is a thing we will take with us into the weekend. increasingly warm air wafting up from the near continent. pa rt wafting up from the near continent.
part of the south—east could get up to 22 degrees. it will always be cooler across the south—west, with some wind and some rain at times. that's all from me now. good night. this is news date on the bbc. i am rico hizon. —— newsday. fresh allegations against harvey weinstein, the hollywood producer, denying claims he raped three women. catalonia's president signs a declaration of independence, but postpones it for dialogue with madrid. also in the programme, hackers from north korea are reported to have stolen military documents from south korea including a plan to assassinate the leader, kim jong—un. and it a plan to assassinate the leader, kimjong—un. and it is the old show stinky fruit. —— ultra.