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next, do you yearn for a shorter week's work? the independent reports on comments made by the leader of britain's trade union movement, frances o'grady, who has called for the power of technology to be used to give workers a four—day working week. and finally if you had an extra day off, would you be able to refrain from spending it downing alcohol? the telegraph says acording to public health england middle aged drinkers should abstain from drinking for a number of days each and every week. so let's begin. with me is cornelia meyer, who's ceo of the mrl corporation, a business consultancy. cornelia, let's get started with the sweden election. the guardian talks about the deadlock for the main parties, as the far right makes significant gains, yet the main parties do not want to work with the sweden democrats. it's a similar situation to what we had in germany
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with the afp, alternative for deutschland. it's interesting, i've done the numbers, according to the polls, so far the social democrats have worked with the greens. with support from the left. if you add them up, they‘ re support from the left. if you add them up, they're at 40.6%. the others are even lower. it's very tough. in many ways, the sweden democrats, this all the right movement, which is sort of a little bit like the national front in britain when there was a national front, is really, really getting their end up front, is really, really getting theirend up —— front, is really, really getting their end up —— alt—right. you're seeing it across europe. whether they like it or not, the two main parties have to realise that one in five people almost voted for the sweden democrats, therefore they have this strong power in the swedish electoral process and the democratic system going forward? yes, looking at it, it goes across
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europe. it's in germany with the alternative for deutschland. we have geert wilders in holland. you have the aubameyang germany? we have the austrians also, very anti—immigration. —— of an. austrians also, very anti—immigration. —— ofan. the inta ke anti—immigration. —— ofan. the intake of immigration has changed the narrative and what people believe. interestingly, when all the immigrants came in in 2015, we have 90% fewer immigrants coming into these european countries. but they are these european countries. but they a re really these european countries. but they are really grappling with how to come to terms with this new change. this is how there needs to be strongly to ship within europe really across—the—boa rd ? strongly to ship within europe really across-the-board? absolutely. u nfortu nately, really across-the-board? absolutely. unfortunately, they‘ re not really across-the-board? absolutely. unfortunately, they're not all on the same page hash strong leadership. the afp, but i don't
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know enough about the swedish democrats, but they seem to be in that vein, geert wilders, they don't believe in the values that europeans are nice people —— strong leadership. they would argue they are nice people but they don't necessarily want to have to take in more immigrants. they're happy to be nice people to their own, but not to other people. the interesting thing here, which is a little bit difficult to grasp, sweden is this welfare state, pa rt difficult to grasp, sweden is this welfare state, part of that is the sweden democrats had a good thing saying we have this welfare state, we like this liberal welfare state, but if we have to many foreigners they will not be enough hospital spaces and we will have to give up on this long established welfare state. that is certainly the attraction of the uk, the size of oui’ attraction of the uk, the size of our welfare state, the way the nhs works, that kind of thing. but we're
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not taking in anything compared to sweden or germany, so we are big strugglers with that. the uk? yes. looking at the uk, the big political challenge for theresa may, the financial times says there is relief for may, she may be relieved to hear that this morning, with barnier said for go—ahead to pin down brexit deal. this is the fact that michel barnier, the brussels brexit negotiator, is being given the go—ahead to nail this down, let's make progress. brussels wants to move on, it has to. we have to. it is what dominic raab, the uk negotiator, calls michel barnier, dogmatic legalism. he had to negotiate within the brief that he was given from the eu. they are now opening the brief. britain should be very careful. yesterday the commerce secretary was on the bbc actually
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and he said, well, we have chequers and he said, well, we have chequers and they have to take chequers. it's still a negotiation. we shouldn't say it's hunky—dory, it isn't. it's still a negotiation and there will still a negotiation and there will still be stumbling blocks. ambassadors have been told in brussels with regard to the timing of any deal, regarding the sticking point with the irish border, the meeting will discuss whether to issue additional guidance to michel barnier, the eu chief negotiator, to move on these issues. it's the recognition there has to be progress because of course we're not far from 0ctober... because of course we're not far from october... 200 days from exiting the eu. the 27 eu governments have to sign off. the parliament has to sign of in europe, as well as our parliament. this is very positive but we should not mistake it for
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being out of the woods yet. we're well aware we're not out of the woods! let's look at royster reuters, how 0ptima stick are you with the u trade negotiations in brussels? —— reuters —— how optimistic. —— eu trade. there's a lot to bargain for if you try to get a deal on agriculture and cars, by no means an easier odd. at this point they're not talking about cars, they're talking about non—auto industrials —— an easy task. cars are so important to the german economy, the french economy. germany is the engine of the eu economies. we cannot afford not to come to an agreement. but it's going to be tough, especially on agriculture. frances 0'grady, the leader of the tuc, the general secretary, one of
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the biggest trade union bodies in the biggest trade union bodies in the uk, she's going to be saying in her speech later that we need to be looking at a future where workers work four days a week. they are paid more for that. we need to share the wealth from new technology with workers. would you at least agree that point? this is a two pronged thing. she's absolutely right. those working for the likes of amazon for a pittance. they are overworked. amazon, for example, there's the delivery company... those people need to be compensated adequately for one, and secondly, they need to be paid adequate wages. she's absolutely right there. but when she goes into the four—day week... look, work will change, with modern technology we will work more from home and more on the go. in a country that's a bit of a laggard,
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as we are in terms of competitiveness. in competitive this indexes, and going into brexit, this is not the time to talk about the four—day week —— competitiveness.” worked a four—day week but that's because i work such bizarre, unusual hours and i have three young children. i'm kind of working at home anyway. actually the work—life balance of having a flexibility about your working and not doing five days on, two days off, the flexibility of work is actually very good for physical health and mental health. absolutely, flexibility is good but it doesn't necessarily equate to a four—day week. plus the flexibility needs to work within the confines of whatever the corporation needs to achieve. i know the viewers will find this very hard to believe, but both cornelia and i are in our middle age and it says here, middle—aged wine drinkers are urged to have days off. would you at least
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agree with that? not a day off work but a day off a glass of wine? absolutely i agree with that. during lent i don't drink and during ramadan i don't drink coffee, it's good for me. you were saying that cornelia is fuelled by kathleen. you can drop the blues but you struggle with dropping the coffee? totally. _by with dropping the coffee? totally. —— by kathleen. —— the blues. during ramadan, out of sympathy, i do know coffee —— by kathleen —— and the blues. you get the shakes. it has been great to have you here at this hourin been great to have you here at this hour in the morning. a shocker. thanks for being with us on the briefing. see you soon. goodbye. hello there. we're starting the new week in the midst of a battle between warm air and cool air. we got to feel the effects of both over the weekend. the warmest weather
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towards the south—east, where we also had the best of the sunshine. temperatures close to 25 degrees. further north, big shower clouds and temperatures more like 16 degrees across the north—east of scotland. and actually, this rather disturbed weather has been continuing across scotland over recent hours. some very heavy downpours of rain, blown in on winds gusting up to 50 or 55mph. those winds only slowly easing through the first part of the morning. further south, a quieter start to monday. and quite a sunny start for many across england, wales and the eastern side of scotland. still some showers across north—west scotland. as we go on through the day, the cloud will thicken up across northern ireland, with some rain here around lunchtime. into western scotland through the afternoon, a bit of patchy rain for north—west england and north wales. further south and east, it should stay largely dry, with some spells of sunshine. not as warm as it was on sunday, but still, those temperatures up to 21 degrees, just 1a in glasgow. now, as we move out of monday into tuesday, we're going to see some rain moving across northern parts of the uk. and then for tuesday itself, we'll be left with this weather front sitting in place across central parts of the country,
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bringing some cloud, some outbreaks of rain. could get quite misty and murky around some of those western coasts and hills. but remember that battle between the warm and the cool air? it's this weather front that will divide the two. so across the south—east of the country, still some warm air clinging on at this stage. the, in fact, temperatures might get up to 2a, perhaps 25 degrees. further north and west, some sunshine, blustery showers into western scotland. but a much cooler feel, 15—19 degrees at best. now, by wednesday, this weather front, this dividing line between the warm air and the cool air will still most likely be sitting in place across some central and southern areas. bit of patchy rain with that. further north, we'll see spells of sunshine again. still some blustery showers into north—west scotland. temperatures for all of us dipping away, just 17 degrees if it rains through the day there in london. and as this frontal system drifts its way slowly south—eastwards into the first part of thursday, it will leave all of us in the cooler air as we head towards the end of the week. and there is still the potential for some rain at times, particularly in the north and west. don't expect anything particularly warm as we head towards the end of the week. generally cool, rain at times, but not all the time. there'll still be some
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spells of sunshine around. most of the rain on thursday towards the north and west, perhaps pushing a little further south and east on friday. good morning welcome to breakfast with naga munchetty and jon kay. 0ur headlines today — "0n the verge of crisis" — a warning about the state of police services in england and wales from the man representing senior officers. two british tourists are reported to be among seven people stabbed by an attacker on the streets of paris. the anti—immigration party "sweden democrats" makes big gains in the country's general election. regular alcohol—free days to help reduce cancer risk and lose weight — a new approach to persuade middle—aged drinkers struggling to cut—down. with age comes experience but also discrimination in the workplace. a call for employers to do more as nearly half of workers over 50 say their age is a disadvantage.
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