tv Outside Source BBC News July 5, 2018 9:00pm-10:01pm BST
hello, i'm kasia madera, this is outside source. in breaking news, donald trump has announced his embattled environmental protection agency chief scott pruitt has resigned. britain struggles to explain the latest nerve agent poisoning in wiltshire, and point the finger at russia once again. moscow denies responsibility. it is now time that the russian state comes forward and explain exactly what has gone on. at least one person has died and almost 50 are still missing after a boat capsizes in high winds and rain in thailand. staying in thailand and the bad weather there is also hampering the efforts to rescue 12 teenage boys and their coach from a cave. we have the latest on that. and we'll speak to scott donaldson, the first person ever to kayak, solo, from australia to new zealand. we start with breaking news from the us, scott pruitt has
resigned from his position leading the environmental protection agency on thursday, following months of high—profile controversies regarding his spending, ethics, and management at the agency. reaction has been coming through. donald trump tweeted, "i have accepted the resignation of scott pruitt as the administrator of the environmental protection agency. within the agency, scott has done an outstanding job, and i will always be thankful to him for this. the senate confirmed deputy at epa, andrew wheeler, will on monday
assume duties as the acting administrator of the epa. i have no doubt that andy will continue on with our great and lasting epa agenda. we have made tremendous progress and the future of the epa is very bright!" now the trump administration is no stranger to a political scandal or two, but when it comes scott pruitt it's hard to keep up. this is a list of scott pruits indescretions. $105,000 on first—class flights in his first year. a round the clock security detail costing $3.5 million, renting
a condo at a below market rate from an energy lobbyists, getting staffers to negotiate a fast food franchise for his wife. he sent an aide to find a specific mattress from the trump international hotel. and then, there is today's report. he sent his security detail on a mission, to find a special moisturising lotion. it can only be sourced at certain retail outlets. anthony's erker is monitoring this all from washington. the list goes on and on. it seemed like it wasn't tenable months ago, there has been a steady drip of controversy surrounding him, you listed just a few of them. i think the ones that we re few of them. i think the ones that were having a real impact recently for the use of his professional staff to perform personal errands, in particular to try to find a 6—figurejob for his
in particular to try to find a 6—figure job for his wife. they also reached out to republican donors... to see if they would employ his wife. and those sorts of things are pretty clear violations of government ethics rules, using your position in order to get either uncompensated gifts or to somehow influence decisions. finally it appears to have finally reached the tipping point. it's hard to say whether it was one of the anecdotes, $1500 for pens at the epa, hand moisturizer, or if a was just the collection of all of them that led to the problem and donald trump finally deciding that this was enough. it certainly is a collection. in terms of scott pruitt, in terms of the role he was paired —— carrying out, donald trump was pretty happy with his work? and
that was probably why scott pruitt hung around for as long as he did. generally conservatives like the scott —— john scott pruitt was doing, he came from oklahoma, a big oil and gas state, he was an attorney general there. he came into the epa and proceeded to roll back a lot of the regulations that barack 0bama and his administration implement it, particularly the ones governing power plant at the lack of emissions in an attempt to address climate change. the fuel efficiency standards on cars, regulation of workplaces and businesses, environmental revelations of them. so he was taking an axe to all of these regulations, trimming personnel within the epa, reducing their authority. that's what conservatives want, he was doing his job there. but what was frustrating for donald trump and a lot of other conservatives was that all of the scandals that were going on with it
we re scandals that were going on with it were detracting from his efforts, and they were going against the slogan that donald trump had about draining the swamp here in washington. if you bring someone in who is abusing his power to the line his pockets and enjoy the powers of his pockets and enjoy the powers of his office, that deftly sent a message that donald trump didn't want. speaking about messages, donald trump has had a very strong message that andrew wheeler, the successor of andrew pruitt, will be continuing scott pruitt‘s work. andrew wheeler's background is in the energy sector, as well. he was a coal industry lobbyist before being confirmed by the senate to the second—in—command of the epa. so i think it is safe to say that he will continue a lot of the policies that scott pruitt started, particularly with regard to energy regulation and
called regulation. 0ne with regard to energy regulation and called regulation. one of the things i heard about pruitt from people who had met him, even critics, was that he was very sharp. he had a good grasp of the issues, he was a presence in the room, and was going to bea presence in the room, and was going to be a tough opponent for them to deal with. so i think there is a breath of relief from some in the environmental lobbying groups and activist groups that maybe this‘ll bea activist groups that maybe this‘ll be a less formidable adversary than scott pruitt turned out to be. but i think that they can count on it being a similar sort of thrust for the epa going forward. that you so much, anthony, for clearing up all this and the latest drama in the trumpet evisceration. —— trumpet administration. let's start with the nerve agent poisoning at amesbury. the uk government has asked russia to explain how this couple, dawn sturgess and charlie rowely, have been exposed to novichok. police are investigating if the poison is from the same batch
used in the attack on the former russian spy, sergei skripal, and his daughter, yulia, in nearby salisbury four months ago. here's the home secretary, sajid javid, addressing parliament earlier today. it is now time that the russian state comes forward and explains exactly what has gone on. hear hear. let me be clear. we do not have a quarrel with the russian people. rather it is the actions of the russian government that continue to undermine our security and that of the international community. we will stand up to the actions that threaten our security and the security of our partners. it is completely unacceptable for our people to be either deliberate or accidental targets, or for our streets, our parks, our towns to become dumping grounds for poison. last night we brought you the dramatic development
from scotland yard, that novichok was involved in the couple's collapse. and that counter—terrorism police had taken over the investigation. but this incident started before then, it actually goes back to saturday. when the couple collapsed hours apart in wiltshire, in a town called amesbury. which is around 12 kilometres from salisbury, where the skripals were attacked. the nerve agent was identified at the nearby porton downs government research facility. just as it was with the skripals. five areas are now cordened off. they include places the couple are believed to have attended on saturday, boots pharmacy is one. muggleton road is where they live. and let's take closer look at salisbury. we know the couple took a bus to the town on friday, and that they may have visited
queen elizabeth gardens. here's the bbc‘s ben brown on why that is important. it's understood that while they were in salisbury, maybe in queen elizabeth gardens, that's where they came into contact with the novichok which may have been a residue left over by the attack on the scripals back in march. whoever carried out that attack, maybe theyjust dropped a syringe or a vial containing the novichok, and it was neverfound in the big clear up operation in salisbury afterwards. ben brown. now the last time charlie rowely was seen in public was here, at amesbury baptist church on saturday afternoon. these are pictures from the event he was attending. it was a family fun day. and it appears that some people also there realised something wasn't quite right. the bbc has spoken to
the church's reverand. here's his account. he looked a bit out of sorts, you could sense there was something not right. 0ne could sense there was something not right. one would assume it was possibly alcohol. we don't know for sure. we engaged with them and invited them to eat. they wandered around for about 20 minutes, and then disappeared. this has become an unfortunately familiar scene in wiltshire. these are some of the key pictures that have come into the newsroom today. a heavy police presence at charlie rowley‘s home. these are images of the cordoned off areas in amesbury. we'll now likely to see a similar type of clean up operation to the one we saw after the salibsury attack. locals are being reassured that the risk of further contamination is low. but once again, this is clearly a distressing time. here's the thoughts of one of them.
we feel violated, you know? it seems that something awful has happened in a friendly community, and we feel that someone has taken advantage of us. we really feel hurt by all that has gone on. just a short time ago, local authorities held a press conference, during which even they admitted that they can't quite believe we're in this siutation again. here's chief constable kier pritchard on if the skripal poisoning and this incident are linked. put simply, it is unbelievable that we are here today to talk about another novichok nerve agent incident has happened across oui’ county. the possibility that these two investigations might be linked is clearly a line of inquiry. but it is important that we keep an open mind and we do not speculate on this issue at this moment. the government has held
an emergency cobra meeting today to discuss the situation. and we got this from the prime minister speaking from germany. to see two more people exposed to novichok in the uk is obviously deeply disturbing. and the police, i know, will be leaving no stone unturned in their investigation in relation to what has happened. the uk government blamed russia for the skripal poisoning. but moscow has always denied any involvement. all of this has caused an incredible diplomatic reaction, with 28 countries following the uk's lead in expelling russian diplomats. we're getting some russian reaction to the allegations. this tweet from the russian embassy in the netherlands asking "how dumb they think russia is to use again so—called novichok in the middle of the fifa world cup..." and here's russian foreign ministry
spokesperson, maria zakharova. translation: we call for british law enforcement bodies not to follow the dirty political games initiated by certain forces in london, and start finally to co—operate with the law—enforcement bodies of the russian federation in this investigation. bearing in mind we are speaking about russian citizens, as well. throughout all of this it's worth reminding ourselves just what novichok is. and crucially what it can do. here's chemical weapons expert, hamish de bretton—gordon. this is a secret russian chemical warfare agent that was designed to overmatch nato and armed military capabilities to detect it. so detecting it is very difficult, indeed. we also believe that it's quite persistent. one thing that would be really helpful at the moment is with the russians engaging
with us, because they really know all about the stuff, so that we can do better at detecting it and finding it. stay with us on 0utside source, still to come. landing a big expansion. planemaking giant boeing prepares to take control of the commercial jet business of brazillian rival embraer. here, theresa may has said she hopes her cabinet will be able to discuss and decide on a substantive way forward on brexit tomorrow when they meet for a make—or—break gathering at the prime ministers country residence chequers. meeting german chancellor angela merkel this afternoon in berlin, theresa may said she hoped this would lead to an increase in the "pace and intensity" of the uk's negotiations with the eu. she is seeking reassurance from member states to make sure she is supported on whatever customs
deal is put forward by the government. there are key issues to discuss, the united kingdom's departure from the european union, and looking forward to how we can put together a proposal for our future relationship with the eu that will be good for both the united kingdom and the remaining members of the european union. and tomorrow, i will be bringing my cabinet together to discuss and decide a substantial way forward which would enable the pace and intensity of the negotiations to increase. this is 0utside source live from the bbc newsroom. 0ur lead story. donald trump has announced he has accepted the resignation of his embattled environmental protection agency chief scott pruitt. a boat carrying 90 people has
capsized in thailand. at least one person has died, nearly 50 are missing. it happened here, just off the island of phuket in the country's south. at around 6pm local time. these are some of the latest pictures we have. emergency services are responding to the incident. the boat overturned in strong winds and rough seas. we also have these pictures. people being brought to shore. 48 passengers were rescued by a fishing trawler. there was a second capsizing. all 39 people on that boat are accounted for. the governor of southern phuket has told reporters rescue efforts have stopped, and will start again in the morning. here's nopporn wong—anan
from the bbc‘s thai service. there were three incidents that happened... it is a very popular tourist destination, so lots of european, chinese, and russians are going there. the rain came in the evening, very heavy rain, lots of storms. it sank three boats. 0ne carrying about 39 people, they're safe. another one carrying 97 people, and this one is a diving boat, taking divers and diving master with them. 49 are still missing, and authorities are searching for them. right now, there are marine police, navy offers —— officers and fishermen still trying
to locate the missing people. the good news is all of them are in life jackets, according to the captain, so hopefully they are still floating around and can be saved. we will bring you an update on the children trapped in the next part of outside source. one of the world's biggest plane makers boeing has agreed a deal to increase its range. the american giant is establish a joint venture with embraer which values the brazillian firm's commercialjet business at $4.75 billion. it should help boeing build on its record 763 aircraft deliveries last year as it continues its battle with european rival airbus. paul blake is in new york. bring us up—to—date on this. bring us up-to-date on this. the
deal was announced this morning, and it would essentially sees joint—venture firms between boeing and embraer, taking another 20%. this will involve embraer‘s commercialfarm, they're this will involve embraer‘s commercial farm, they're quite skilled at producing small airliners, 100 seat airliners, and thatis airliners, 100 seat airliners, and that is something boeing is interested in because airbus has a partnership with bombarded. these are all about the two countries trying to compete for the smaller airliner market place and market hold. the deal was announced this morning, the memorandum has been signed between boeing and embraer, and they're signed between boeing and embraer, and they‘ re hoping signed between boeing and embraer, and they're hoping to see that improved by 2019. any reactions to this? everyone is waiting to see whether the brazilian government will approve this new venture between the american company and the brazilian company. the brazilian government has reportedly been resista nt to
government has reportedly been resistant to an outright takeover by embraer of the american company in the past, and that's because boeing would have too much influence in the brazilian market as an american company, and embraer is a big player in the brazilian economy. and it's a supplier to the brazilian military, so there was concern amongst the brazilian government that an american company wielding that kind of influence could be a national security issue for the brazilian government. it's now on the brazilian government to see whether they approve this going forward. thank you for updating us from new york. you might remember a few weeks the us finally started charging a 25% tariff on steel coming into the country. now the impact is being felt. tictoc by bloomberg. "the eu is poised to cap its imports of steel in the latest evidence of the domino effect caused by trump's protectionism". theo leggett has been explaining what the eu is worried about.
this is all about knock on effect. the united states imparted steep ta riffs the united states imparted steep tariffs on steel and aluminium. what is worrying the eu is that steel which would have been flowing into the us will be left on the global market, seeking a new home, and it will pour onto the european market. that would bring that dashed down the cost of steel in the eu, as it happened a few years ago when we had a bit ofa happened a few years ago when we had a bit of a crisis in the industry. european steel makers would still find themselves struggling to compete, and there could be widespread job losses. with the european emission has done is come up european emission has done is come up with a proposal that would allow us up with a proposal that would allow us to look at the imports so that is a su ccess us to look at the imports so that is a success “— us to look at the imports so that is a success —— sustainable level of imports. anything above that would be set for terrorists. you go back a few years and the european steel
sector was in all sorts of trouble, and that was largely because of cheap imports from china. and at that stage, the european commission introduced restrictions on the import of chinese steel. the cause is different, it's worried about the diversion of steel from the us or steel that would have been flowing into the us coming into europe and costing jobs here. i don't know if you subscribe to a streaming service to watch tv shows and movies, but tens of millions of people do. and as netflix tries to conquer the world, it's turning to india which it says is where its next 100 million customers will come from. and on friday it realses its first original series made in the country. sameer hashmi reports from mumbai. is not uncommon to see bali with
stars on the red carpet. but this is a premier with a difference. seeker games is the first original drama series made by netflix for india. adapted from the novel, it is set in the dark underbelly of mumbai where politics, crime and passion to come together. it is one of the seven new shows announced for india as it works to make a debt and a promising but competitive market. . we are actually commissioning more shows and films in india relative to the time that we've been in the market than any other territory outside of the us. but netflix is facing fierce competition here. home—grown apps like hot start and food are dominating the market in terms of monthly subscriber list subscribers. amazon prime also has more customers than netflix. much of it comes down to price. the cheapest plan offered
by netflix is more than double that of hot stars, which is one of the more expensive training services in india to date. the video streaming market in india is already valued at $300 million, and that's expected to more than double by 2022. and so the battle design of new will only keep going. not surprising they're going after the audience, 100 million potential covert —— customers. just before i go for this edition, that breaking news that we brought you at the top of the programmes that president trump has accepted scott pruitt‘s resignation from the us environmental protection agency, lots more on that on our website. across the us we've had a heat wave,
hot and across the us we've had a heat wave, hotand humid across the us we've had a heat wave, hot and humid weather. dry weather as well, but it's not been dry everywhere. these thunderstorms across southern texas have been causing problems in houston, quite a lot of rain falling in a short period of time. a few more storms here across southern texas during friday. elsewhere across the eastern us, things will be cooling down a little bit over the next few days as this cold front pushes through. bringing some heavy under rain, locking temperatures back into the high 20s rather than the low to mid 30s, but meanwhile out in the atlantic, we're keeping a close eye on this area of low pressure, quiet of high chance of becoming a tropical storm over the few days. we will keep you posted on the progress. monsoon in india will get more active over the next few days, across content and with the risk of... the heaviest parts working out
the parts of me and mark, 100 mm of rain over the next few days. we're keeping a very close eye on the forecast in north thailand with the ongoing rescue efforts there in northern thailand. this weekend, there could be a few showers but nothing too heavy. next week we might see their brains pick up in intensity, and that could cause some pretty serious problems for the rescue attempts here. eastern areas of asia have got this... streaming and across japan, this will be bringing some trouble, as well. an area of low pressure that will be forming, and we've got these very moisture laden southerly winds feeding into that weather front, stalled across japan. quite widely, we will see 2—300 mm of rain, bringing the risk of flooding and landslides. in western europe as pressure builds, we will see increasing amounts of sunshine, and as temperatures are rising, so the
weather becomes increasingly hot. some temperatures in paris reaching around 30 celsius or so through friday afternoon. a bit further eastwards, thundery showers developing to the afternoon. the he weighed in europe is nothing compared to the heat wave in the middle east. temperatures could reach the low 50s in the southwestern areas of iran. it's all relative, hot weather. as far as our weather goes on friday, there should be more sunshine to go around than we have on thursday. end of sunshine and temperatures rising as well. not to the 50s, but still 30 celsius in the southeast of england. hello, i'm kasia madera, this is 0utside source. in breaking news, donald trump has announced his embattled environmental protection agency chief scott pruitt has resigned. britain struggles to explain the latest nerve agent
poisoning in wiltshire — and point the finger at russia once again. moscow denies responsibility. it is now time that the russian state comes forward and explains exactly what has gone on. at least one person has died and almost 50 are still missing after a boat capsizes in high winds and rain in thailand. staying in thailand, and the bad weather there is also hampering the efforts to rescue 12 teenage boys and their coach from a cave. we have the latest on that. and remember — if you want to get in touch — the hashtag is #bbcos. let's bring you up—to—date on the
situation in thailand. the rescue it —— rescue efforts to save those tallboy. —— 12 boys. the bad weather is also causing problems for the rescuers who are desperately trying to free the 12 boys and their football coach, trapped in a flooded cave. monsoon rains could hit in a matter of days. divers found the group on monday here in this cave, around 4 kilometres from the entrance. some parts of the cave are flooded. other areas are simply too narrow to walk through. a real desperate effort to try to rescue them. rescuers have been drilling through cave rocks and feeding cables through the tunnel to enable those trapped to speak to their families. the boys have been receving food, foil blankets and medical help. rescue workers have been taking advantage of a dry spell
by pumping flood waters from the cave. they've already sucked out 128 million litres, enough to fill 50 olympic size swimming pools. a staggering amount of water. but sadly it is simply not enough. more navy seals are arriving. they're teaching the boys the basics of diving, in the hope of guiding them out through flooded waters if neccessa ry. two of those navy seals will continuously stay under the ground with the boys. as you can imagine, their plan is extremely risky because quite frankly the boys cannot swim. they're not trained divers. they would have to navigate through dark, murky and narrow passages, some which are too tight even for scuba equipment. the conditions are
really challenging. it's hot, more than 30 degrees and there is thick mud to trudge through. it is important to keep their energy and spirit up as you can see there, making sure they have enough food to keep them going. there has been another impact from the efforts to free the boys. nearby farms have been saturated with water, destroying their crops. 0ur tight correspondent has been speaking to some of the affected families. —— tie. 0ne one of the interesting unintended consequences of that rescue effort. the boys could be stuck for months in the cave. this article on the bbc news website looks at the impact this ordeal could have on the children's mental health. they've been receiving many
messages of support, including from someone who knows only too well what they're going through. remember the chilean miners who were trapped for almost 70 days back in 2010? one of them sent this video. i would like to send greetings and a lot of strength to the authorities and the families of these 12 children who are underground. i have no doubt that government put in everything and make all possible efforts, this rescue will be successful. may god bless you, we are praying for each of you, for each of the families and for these children. and the government really are putting in everything in that rescue effort. sophie long is in tham luang. she has the very latest for us.
earlier today we were told 128 million l of water had been pumped out, many hundreds of thousands of litres since then. the aim is to reduce the water level to level they can get the boys out the way that they came in. the water in there is not just cold, it they came in. the water in there is notjust cold, it is very murky, there's very little visibility. a lot of the boys cannot swim and nine have any diving experience so the aim is to reduce the water level so is safe to get them out. we spoke to one of the volunteers who's been inside the cave and he said they can get it down another metre then they could be in business. the thing they they will find a window of opportunity that they can at least start to evacuate some of the boys before those rains come, because if they do potentially they could be stuck in there for the whole of the monsoon season. that is several months. but the main priority here at the moment seems to be that option, to try to get the boys out of the caves in the way they came in. we should say that is not the only option on the table. they have several teens scouring the top of the caves looking for a way to potentially rolled down into them
and get the boys out that way, but that again is fraught with danger and a very complex operation. they would have to get very heavy drilling equipment up here in order to do that. so belongs, we are monitoring all of that, the rescue effo rts monitoring all of that, the rescue efforts on our website so you can get updated there —— so feet long. —— sophie long. a woman working at a nuns‘ orderfounded by mother teresa has been arrested for allegedly selling a 14—day—old baby. two others are being questioned. it happened in the eastern indian state otharkhand — although the order, called the missionaries of charity, has more than 3,000 nuns worldwide. here's the bbc‘s south asia editorjill mcgivering with more on what we know. all the information that we've got is coming from the police. there's been no comment from the woman who's been accused or from the missionaries of charity, the organisation that is involved, that she was employed by. she was working at a women's refuge, a charity where basically young, mostly underage, it seems, unmarried women who were pregnant could go
to have their babies. and it seems as though some of those babies were then privately put for adoption. now, that is illegal. you're supposed to go through the proper government channels, and there's the whole process, a central database and so on. and certainly since the last few years the missionaries of charity, one of the groups which basically when the government introduced this centralised system, said they did not want any part of it and they stopped formally doing adoptions. their concerns were that some of the people who are adopting the children might be people that they did not feel were appropriate, for example single mothers or couples who are not married, and charities basically lost a lot of their control in the decision—making about that process. but as a result, some people are saying well, actually because of these changes its created much more of a demand, more of a market if you like for illegal adoptions, and that is what seems to have happened in this case, according to the police. thank you to jill for
thank you tojill for keeping us up to date. angela merkel met with hungarian leader victor 0rban to discuss how to deal with europe's migrant crisis. 0rban has criticised merkel‘s open door migration plan, and has refused to accept migrants in hungary. here he is speaking earlier today. we have to stay human without a doubt, and for that we know only one solution, closing the borders. and bringing aid directly to the countries that are needed. we must not let in those who bring bad things. if hungarians do not protect the border than four or 5000 people would enter germany everyday. that is what we are protecting. for us, thatis is what we are protecting. for us, that is what we call solidarity. here's what angela meerkel had to say in response. europe's solely of humanity. if we
wa nt europe's solely of humanity. if we want to preserve this, if europe wants to play a role in the world thanks to its values, then europe must not disengage from urgency and suffering. chancellor merkel has agreed to set up migrant transit centres along germany's border, from which migrants refused asylum could be sent back, after this man. german interior minister horst seehofer, threatened to resign over the issue. seehofer is the head of the chrisitan social union of bavaria, situated here, along the border with austria. these new plans troubled austrian chancellor sebastian kurz, whose right wing government fears that tighter german controls would raise the number of migrants on its own soil. today seehofer was sent to vienna to meet with kurz in order to explain the new plan. 0ur reporter bethany bell was there. he came to vienna to try and clarify
what the german migrant plan might mean for austria, and he appears to have allayed the fears of the austrian government about what it might mean. he said that austria would not be obliged to take back asylum—seekers who had made an asylu m asylum—seekers who had made an asylum application in a different eu country, and he also said he would be holding talks with italy and with greece, something he said which could be quite complicated. for his part, the austrian chancellor said the two sides had agreed that the measures taken by germany would not harm austria, and then he said something even more ambitious, that the interior ministers of austria, italy and germany would meet next week to discuss ways of trying to shutdown the mediterranean route for migrants, and that is something which could be even more
complicated. stay with us on 0utside source. still to come: britain's prime minister has begun to outline plans for the uk's relationship with the eu after brexit — and they've caused a stir. stay with us for the details. here, the national health service is celebrating its 70th birthday today. it was created onjuly the 5th, 19118 and since then the nhs has grown to become the world's largest publicly—funded health services. dominic hughes reports. 70 years old, and the nhs is still going strong. at the christie hospital in manchester, a patient who has relied on the nhs for all of her 70 years. i always think of the people who were around before the nhs, how they used to think, we either have a meal on the table or we call the doctor. a more formal commemoration took
place at westminster abbey, with a recognition of the central role the health service plays in all our lives. to those who fought to bring the nhs to life, to the staff and volunteers who have sustained it ever since, and our families who rely on it in their troubling times of need. in scotland, the first minister was marking the anniversary. and a royal visit in wales to hospital named after aneurin bevan, widely seen as the father of the nhs. his legacy lives on, notjust in the nhs, but in his family. great grandniece jasmine stokes is studying to become a mental health nurse. being related to aneurin bevan has had a massive impact on the choices i've chose and the career i've chose, because he obviously did our nation proud. bevan's dream of a universal health care system was realised in 19118, joyce thompson was training as a nurse.
now, aged 90, she marvels at what the health service has become. well, we couldn't do without the nhs now. there were very few things at the beginning, but with the money coming forward, we did better as we went on. the health service has had its share of ups and downs, but today a celebration of a very british institution. dominic hughes, bbc news, manchester. welcome back. this is 0utside source live from the bbc newsroom. 0ur lead story is: donald trump has announced he has accepted the resignation of his embattled environmental protection agency chief scott pruitt. let's bring you up—to—date with the latest on brexit. theresa may has begun to outline plans for the uk's relationship with the eu after brexit, and they have caused quite a stir. here she is today, meeting with german chancellor anglea merkel.
one of our key issues to discuss will be the united kingdom's departure from the european union, and looking forward to how we can put together proposals for our future relationship with the eu that will be good, both for the united kingdom and for the remaining members of the european union. and tomorrow, i will be bringing my cabinet together to discuss and decide a substantial way forward which will enable the pace and intensity of the negotiations to increase. the cabinet meeting she is talking about will take place tomorrow map, back in the uk at the prime minister's country retreat, chequers. and those proposals she mentioned are being called a "facilitated customs arrangement." here's ian watson to explain what that means. to keep access to eu markets and keep manufacturers happy.
the uk would mirror existing eu rules and regulations on goods. to try to keep brexiteers happy the uk would decide whether to adopt new eu rules. this would not happen automatically. and the uk would set its own tariffs on goods from outside the eu, allowing the government to do trade deals. but technology would track goods that go onto the eu, and the eu's tariffs would be charged on them. it is significant that theresa may went to berlin to meet with angela merkel before the cabinet meeting tomorrow, as katya adler explains. no niceties could hide the awkward position that the women found themselves in. the prime minister came here to berlin ahead of a stormy few days in british politics with a plea for all of the eu. not to rush into rubbish, a new uk negotiating clever brexit when it emerges. 0f
negotiating clever brexit when it emerges. of course, for the prime minister it is hard enough to keep her unruly cabinet together, a direct attack from the eu would only wea ken direct attack from the eu would only weaken her even further. thank you for explaining that. the pro—brexit camp in theresa may's cabinet are said to be in uproar over this plan. have a look at what the telegraph has been reporting. saying the brexit secretary david davis wrote a letter to mrs may in which he described the proposal as unworkable, ahead of what he called "crunch talks" tomorrow. tim stanley, a journalist who writes for the telegraph, joining us live is our political correspondent, leila nathoo. a lot of concern about the fact that
theresa may went to germany to talk about this first. well, i think there are concerns all around on how much the cabinet was informed about this third way that theresa may have come up with, this third compromise model for a future relationship between britain and the youth that has really come at a bit of the 11th hour. there have been two previous models under consideration and they have now been dismissed and in the week of this cabinet meeting when ministers are supposed to finally decide on the way ahead, this third model is what has emerged. i think things are still looking pretty acrimonious, even the night before this meeting. we have heard tonight that a brexit supporting members of the cabinet had been meeting among themselves to decide, to strategize if you like, and talk about their response or what they will say tomorrow at this cabinet meeting. there are still as used a big concerns among senior members of the
cabinet. the brexit secretary himself david davis is not onboard with this plan as it stands. i think there is still all to play for ahead of this meeting tomorrow although theresa may will hope that she has done enough, she can do enough to persuade everyone to get on board with this. remember, this had to be reached before this plan can even be presented for negotiation to brussels. yes, and she is very keen on brussels not knocking it back even before it's been agreed. in terms of what we can expect tomorrow, what is the outline of events ? tomorrow, what is the outline of events? a really long day for cabinet ministers. i think they are arriving first thing in the morning and have been told they will be there for the long haul, not finishing until long after dinner, 10:00pm, so this really is the whole day blocked out to try to flush out finally, it is decision time having tried to keep both camps, there remains a point camp and brexit backing camps in her cabinet on border is now time to decide, theresa may said to angela merkel she's confident she will get a decision tomorrow i a plan that will
be agreed on so i think there's going to be a pretty long day and i think not without plenty of arguments. i bet it will be. thank you very much for bringing us up to date. this is new zealander scott donaldson. he's become the first person ever to kayak, solo, from australia to new zealand. here he is arriving at his destination. he was guided to the beach by lights and fireworks. and after two months at sea he had to be helped out of his kayak by his family. back on dry land he mustered the energy to say a few words. i need a shower. and he stinks! it took scott donaldson exactly two months to kayak across the tasman from here in coffs harbour, to where he landed on new zealand's east coast at nah—mow—two beach.
he crossed 3000 kilometres of the tasman sea. here are some of his images at sea. scott paddled 16 hours a day. he was confronted by aggressive sharks and tackled six metre waves. at times, he said, he felt like he was paddling backwards. this is scott's kayak. he had to eat, sleep and go to the toilet in it. it was a tight squeeze, it's not even a metre wide. 0ne national new zealand newspaper described the kayak as being held together "like duct tape." they were not really convinced, but luckily it did hold together. scott had to attach himself to the kayak with a seat belt when he slept, incase it capsized. this wasn't scott's first attempt. in 2014, after 84 days at sea,
he had to be rescued just 80 kilometres from land. i was able to catch up with him a little bit earlier. before that the leader of new zealand saying: another politician getting on the act saying: let's hear what he had to say to me a little bit earlier. you got the whole range out there. you got the whole range out there. you saw some amazing stuff, and it was anywhere from millpond, that did not happen very often, to over six metres. i did not measure it. over six metre waves, what about the sharks? there were a few of those around. there was one particular shark that was very interested in my router and we had a bit of a discussion or i don't know probably half an hour, 40 minutes. he came
m, half an hour, 40 minutes. he came in, went away, came in, went away, very agitated. probably did not like me, probably a very agitated. probably did not like me, probablya bit very agitated. probably did not like me, probably a bit lower, very agitated. probably did not like me, probablya bit lower, like very agitated. probably did not like me, probably a bit lower, like me. how did you encourage them to get away in that case? just a case of speeding up, slowing down, lifting the router out, slapping the water above him. just keeping him on entertain, trying to make him lord. tell us a little bit about your kayak, because it has been described by some of the new zealand press as having been held together by duct tape, suggesting that it was very, very fragile. no, nothing fragile out there last very long at all. the duct tape was for the solar attachments that just got duct tape was for the solar attachments thatjust got pounded. there's tonnes of water that smashed over that boat in the rough weather, and some of the solar panels gave way, that is where it is, about four solar panels that got hammered off
basically. so, just wanted to take those down from affecting the rest of the solar, but the integrity of the boat was... is carbon fibre, top grade, top quality and that was neverin grade, top quality and that was never in doubt. that is good to hear. it was a confined space. how did you cope living for so long in something that was pretty small? not much different... isjust something that was pretty small? not much different... is just a something that was pretty small? not much different... isjust a case something that was pretty small? not much different... is just a case of practice. you need to spend one night in there and cope and tonight and cope and then so on. there was a lot of mental skills going on to learn how to cope with all of that. great to see, scott. back on dry land, lots more on our website and you can get in touch with me and the team. we will see you very soon. bye— bye. hello there, it looks like there is
no end in sight, but we will get to the outlook a little bit later on. now, over the past 24 hours we have seen some quite extreme weather. here in tundra dwells in kent some flooded streets as we had some torrential sundre downpours —— tunbridge wales. you're in 0xfordshire some of the highest temperatures of the date around about 30 degrees. and further north in scotland and northern ireland it's been much cooler on thursday, a drop of about 10 degrees in some places compared with wednesday. 0ver the next few days that he is going to grow, build, nationwide as high pressure continues to move its way up pressure continues to move its way up from the southwest, dragging that heat northwards as well. as we look ahead to friday, we will see some mist and low cloud getting pushed away out into the north sea on a gentle westerly breeze, a little bit more cloud for a while across north wales, northwest england, not quite so hot here as it was on thursday but the heat and sea breezes could lead to more storms across kent and
sussex. 0therwise lead to more storms across kent and sussex. otherwise a dry day, half for england and wales, less so for scotla nd for england and wales, less so for scotland and northern ireland. we are all pretty much in the same boat as we head into the start of the weekend. the big area of high pressure, no wind at all, no isobars covering the uk which is quite unusual as well. very little wind, plenty of sunshine around, a fair weather or the day. it is going to be dry and temperatures will be climbing and climbing and gotland and northern ireland, easily getting into the mid—20s, but the highest temperatures will be for england and wales, 30 or 31 again, temperatures will be for england and wales, 30 or31 again, a temperatures will be for england and wales, 30 or 31 again, a scorcher this weekend. a little fly in the ointment, perhaps this very week weather front approaching this far north of scotland, we have seen a few of those, these are the only signs of rain we have in the far north of scotland, not much of that either but a little bit cooler and fresh or elsewhere for in the way of sunshine, more heat again. a bit of fairweather clouds too. the highest temperatures for england and wales, not much wind around here at all. 30 or 30 rounds —— 31 again, not surprised if we get 32, 90
fahrenheit. not to stop illegal that for scotland and northern ireland, cooler in the northwest as well. that weather front cloud does not last long as at all and essentially as we head into the early part of next week this high pressure building in from the atlantic. a little more cloud for a while on monday, across scotland, perhaps the far north, northern ireland. no more than pockets of their other cloud but generally sunny for england and wales. these are temperatures, 22 or 23 scotland and northern ireland. not quite as hot as the weekend for england and wales and that is a trend we see continuing into tuesday. just an outside chance of one or two showers, probably going to be dry, sunny spells, but not quite as hot. more comfortable by day, more comfortable by night as well. so, the mid—20s at best for england and wales. slightly cooler air arriving england and wales. slightly cooler airarriving during england and wales. slightly cooler air arriving during the early and middle part of the week as we draw in more atlantic air war northwesterly airflow, but as we
head later on in the week towards the weekend, we are going to pick up more heat coming in from iberia that will draw its way northwards across the uk. but throughout we have essentially got pressure being on the high side, so it is likely to stay dry, little if any rain in the forecast for next week so no end in sight for that. it does turn a little cooler for a while but then it warms up again towards the end of the week. more sunshine on the way. police say the couple poisoned by a nerve agent in wiltshire fell ill after touching a contaminated item. dawn sturgess and charlie rowley are critically ill after being poisoned by novichok — the same type used on the former russian spy sergei skripal. dawn sturgess was caught on camera in salisbury last friday — the day before she collapsed. the home secretary has pointed the finger at russia. it is completely unacceptable for our people to be either deliberate or accidental targets, or for our streets, our parks, our towns to be dumping
grounds for poison. it's still not clear where the couple were when they came into contact with the novichok. we'll have the latest from the scene. eurosceptic minsiters meet to talk tactics as theresa may faces a cabinet showdown over brexit at chequers tomorrow. pumping out water gets rescuers closer to the trapped children in thailand but they still can't get them out.