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the winds are still blowing out in the north—west. relatively cool direction. down to 12 or 13 degrees. 15 in london, but there will be some sunshine around, so it shouldn't feel too bad at all. and given the time of year. it is still october, still a bit of warmth to that sunshine. the end of the week, we will start to see a current of warmer air coming in once again from the southern climes, the azores. this is a ridge of high—pressure. the cooler air is to the north here around the atlantic and that is going to send some weather fronts in the direction of scotland. so the thinking is into next weekend, the further south you are, the drier and warmer the weather is going to be. hello. this is bbc news with martine croxall. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow mornings papers in a moment — first the headlines. president trump says saudi arabia will be punished severely, if claims it's involved in the murder of a saudi journalist are substantiated. police in wales have confirmed a person has died in a landslide in carmarthenshire following torrential rain caused by storm callum. the country has seen its worst flooding for 30 years. the chancellor is coming under growing pressure from his own party's mps to find extra funding for universal credit.
the fracking firm cuadrilla confirmed that it wasn't carrying out fracking today at its site near blackpool, citing bad weather as the cause of the delay. the company was allowed go ahead for the first time since 2011 after the high court rejected a last—minute challenge by environmental campaigners. backin back in my rightful place, so they say. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are rachel cunliffe, who's the comment and features editor at cityam. and the political strategist, jo tanner, who worked for borisjohnson and david cameron. many of tomorrow's front pages are already in, and unsurprisingly the state
of brexit negotiations features large. after getting hold of leaked emails, the observer says dup leader arlene foster is "ready" to trigger a no—deal brexit and now regards this as the "likeliest outcome". the sunday times splashes on a call from former brexit secretary david davis for the cabinet to rise up against theresa may's brexit plans, unless she changes course. the sunday telegraph also leads on trouble for the prime minister as the paper reports 63 tory eurosceptics have issued a major new challenge to her authority. and the sunday express reports quotes from leading brexiteerjacob rees—mogg who urges the pm to stand up to eu "bullies". away from brexit — "plane mutiny keeps rapist in uk" — says the headline of the mail on sunday. the paper reports officials were forced to abandon the deportation of somalian yaqub
ahmed. and finally, the sunday mirror leads with a warning from strictly come dancing's neiljones — the paper says the star told seann welsh to keep his hands off his wife katya jones, following the dancing pair's now "infamous" kiss. so — lots about theresa may and brexit — as well as some strictly. it's hardly like relief, but we will try to squeeze some other things in. starting with the sunday telegraph. brexiteers raise the stakes against theresa may. it's quite a large group of them. yeah, there's this... this sunday, tomorrow, it's a big day where lots of people are throwing out their last comments on what will happen on this deal because it feels we are now heading towards something potentially happening. many of us are still sceptical about whether a deal will actually happen. but there is
essentially a growing rebellion where 63 eurosceptics have issued a major challenge to theresa may's authority. the prime minister's advisers are now attempting to craft new language for the withdrawal agreement and there was lots of talk yesterday about indefinitely and permanently and the nuances of language. it will essentially seems to be riding on the issue of northern ireland and what will happen around there being a hardboard or happen around there being a ha rdboa rd or not. happen around there being a hardboard or not. a time limit on it but no suggestion of an end state. —— a hard border or not. it's the idea of a backstop, we would be allowed to stay in the customs union while some mechanism for dealing with the border is sorted out that causes so many with the border is sorted out that causes so many eurosceptics trouble. it's a crisis that has been brewing since last december when we had a last—minute deal breakthrough to get onto the next stage of negotiations and what theresa may seems to agree to was that if the irish border
couldn't be solved the backstop would be northern ireland remaining ina would be northern ireland remaining in a customs union of sorts with the eu even if the rest of the uk didn't, and that is really contentious because it will effectively have northern ireland in a closer union and put the border in the irish sea, which nobody wants. what she has been fighting for is to have the backstop applying to the whole of the uk and then you don't have the irish sea border issue. but then you put the whole of the uk in a temporary customs partnership arrangement or union, whatever you wa nt arrangement or union, whatever you want to call it, one of the fundamental red lines of brexit, so by solving one problem you create another one. it's an interesting lesson in the importance of language because it all hinges on the word temporary, what does temporary mean, at what the brexiteers want is a guarantee that if some kind of customs arrangement continues after the transition period that we are already going to have, that has a
clear end date, the eu will not allow them to have a clear end state because they argued that, how can there be an end state when we don't know if we will find another way to solve the border issue, so the word temporary causes the problems. language has been very important in this whole process, which is where lawyers in. they can find clever ways of describing things. there's also this obsession with some people that there's clearly something around technology that will solve all these challenges. i guess really both people in europe and in britain are secretly hoping there is a boffin ina are secretly hoping there is a boffin in a bedroom somewhere who is working out how we can solve this. everybody is thinking there is a solution possible but nobody has worked out what it is yet. it is blockchain, haven't you heard yet! some people think it is over relied upon, blockchain. it's the idea of a
technical solution. the technology for which doesn't quite exist yet... that's it, but we are hopeful. that's it, but we are hopeful. that's a bit flippant, but there are lots of technological things that we can do. there's the idea that you can do. there's the idea that you can process goods can do. there's the idea that you can process goods and record them long before they even get to the border. the idea of using blockchain is you can scan any point beforehand and then scan when you get into the uk and you will be able to see clearly the path of origin and you can pay the customs duties beforehand. inaudible i'm bringing new solutions, not problems. the idea you can have different customs arrangements without a clear line with border guards, and men in peaked caps, as the brexiters seemed to say. and women, there might be women. the brexiteers are clear it is men with peaked caps. moving to the sunday
times. cabinet mutiny threatens to kill the prime minister's brexit. david davis resigned after chequers having agreed the deal. and then said, actually, i don't like it. and whether he could be an interim leader. that is the suggestion, if this were to be the final straw for theresa may. this isn't the first time we have heard the potential of david davis being a leader. the suggestion here that he is essentially calling for the cabinet to rise up against theresa may, in a way to stop this bad deal potentially happening, as it is being seen. and in particular this idea of a flawed plan around the customs union. he has written specifically for the sunday times. he has written that this is one of the most fundamental decisions that
government has taken in modern times. it's time for the cabinet to exert their collective authority. we generally talk about cabinets having a collective responsibility and sticking together when there is a decision. david davis is going for the opposite and saying the group should agree a collective authority and use that against the prime minister, an unusual way for how a cabinet should behave. it is the opposite of the usual spread of responsibility. and it's not backbenchers, it's the inner circle. the numbers are staggering. the telegraph article mentioned 63 conservative mps who have written the letter against chequers. here we have nine ministers in the cabinet wa nt have nine ministers in the cabinet want her to change tack and at least four are threatening to resign. penny mordaunt and esther mcvey's names are thrown around as resigning over chequers. moving on from that, 44 letters of no confidence,
demanding a vote of no confidence have already been sent. they need 48 so have already been sent. they need 48 so they are getting close to the line where they can potentially trigger a leadership contest. would they really want to do that? this is they really want to do that? this is the problem, there was talk at the party conference that there had been a suggestion that whips were starting to brief that if the deal wasn't voted for, the election, an election would be called. this co nsta nt election would be called. this constant threat of a general election coming, it is coming very regularly now. the briefing from those around number ten and those around the whip's office, saying co nsta ntly around the whip's office, saying constantly this idea that if you don't support us you will end up with a general election and jeremy corbyn as prime minister. is that what you want? there is a suggestion the tories should get behind the prime minister and support whatever deal she can come up with. we don't know what will happen but the talk around and election happening before christmas has been at fever pitch in the last couple of weeks. this is
such an important moment. but who realistically will step into her shoes should there be any form of leadership challenge or an election? if you're forced into an election position as theresa may, why on earth would you bother to get out of bed and put your name on the ticket? her period in office, it's been the most miserable time. i have always wondered why anyone would take the job in 2016, and if you force her hand in any way, the chances of her are disappearing so who realistically can take over? holding that thought for a second. the sunday express says stand up to eu bullies. jacob rees—mogg urges her to go to brussels and refuse to kowtow to what he thinks amounts to bullying. he thinks there is some mafia style organisation in the way they behave. he accuses the eu of
knee capping britain for brexit in a punishment deal. it looks like he is writing for the express. david davis in the times, other mp5 writing for the express. david davis in the times, other mps in the telegraph. this is clearly a combined effort to put pressure on her at this crucial moment because we have the eu summit coming up later this week to look forward to! when it comes to theresa may's leadership potential there are two mag ways to get rid of her. one is through a vote of no confidence, and thatis through a vote of no confidence, and that is what the letters are about. the other is to see whether chequers goes through parliament and if it fails she can't stay on. her strategy at the moment is to reach across the aisle to try to rope in moderate labour mps to get then to support her. that is risky, but she wrote an opinion editorial in the guardian last week hoping at disillusioned labour voters would
support the tories. that seems desperate to me. and bathing in the glory of a successful conference hasn't lasted long. this is the problem with these speeches. you can have a rotter of a speech and people will mock you for your sector falling down or you coughing or whatever it is. tony blair years ago had terrible perspiration during one of his conference speeches. and within days it is gone. and in particular at the moment, because there is this frenzy around how close we are to a deal or no deal, and the government published so many papers on friday about technical reports coming out every few days suggesting what can happen and what will and can't work and what we will do in the event of a no deal, the pressure is on. jacob rees—mogg himself has been touted as a potential leader. not sure what would happen there. his name has come up would happen there. his name has come up a would happen there. his name has come up a few times. we won't go into that. the observer, leaked
e—mails reveal dup chief is ready for no—deal brexit. arlene foster, it appears, had a less than satisfactory meeting with michel barnier. and of course he doesn't have to negotiate with her. he can meet and chat with her, but he will talk to theresa may. he doesn't have to negotiate with her. i think the eu are not quite aware of how much power she holds over theresa may's government and they might underestimate the power of that deal. not only does she think that they are ready for a no—deal brexit, they are ready for a no—deal brexit, they think it is the likeliest outcome. that's what's really interesting here. everything in downing street has been preparing for a no deal. they are not, but they say they are, but they are confident they will get something through, whether it's chequers or something else, they will fix it all. and now the dup is saying it will probably not happen and they are ready for it. that's a different message to what we are getting from
government at the moment. the fourth set came out yesterday of papers suggesting what to do in the event of no deal. the idea that the dup are ready for no deal, it doesn't say whether it's their preference. are ready for no deal, it doesn't say whether it's their preferencelj don't say whether it's their preference.” don't think this is a huge surprise. ultimately as a unionist party they have a clear stance on the issue of the border and the issue of how northern ireland sits within the union. ultimately, northern irish politics is very different to everywhere else. there are really firm principles held in that part of the united kingdom. and in terms of being willing to take a stand and go to the edge for the issues that matter for them and the causes that matter, i don't think you can mess around with northern ireland. i think they are prepared to go all the way and if that means no deal,
i'd can see why arlene foster is saying what she is saying. and they still have no assembly. stop and search is getting worse for black britons, who are increasingly likely to be stopped and searched by police as opposed to white people. it's a sensitive issue for a long time and the police know it. and theresa may knows it and when she was home secretary she announced measures to make it less biased but it is getting more biased. black britons are nine times more likely to be stopped and searched for drugs than white people despite using illegal substances at a lower rate. the important thing is there isn't a justification for this. it is a cultural issue that appears to be getting worse. you have to tie this into a lot of the criticisms of the government about cuts to the police force and people say the rise in
crime is because we have cut numbers to the police force. others say it's because stop and search powers have been curtailed and if you give the police more power they can do more with less. studies like this show giving the police more power in stuff like this makes the situation worse. during his speech at the party conference, borisjohnson briefly referred to stop and search. i think he said something like, let's stop all this pc nonsense and increase the amount of stop and search. it got applause from the audience, and they clearly approved of that. but it flies in the face of the community sensitivities that it would provoke. absolutely. there is a lot of sensitivity, particularly in london around issues of gang crime and knife crime being on the increase. something isn't working. the reality is that there is clearly a decision somewhere being taken around the targeting of stop and
search and who is actually being stopped and therefore searched. but it isn't working because the numbers of children that are killing each other is clearly on the rise. so something around the strategy in london in particular is definitely wrong. that's partly what i think boris was alluding to in that speech because having been mayor of london, the numbers of murders we saw in london, they went down, they really did decrease under borisjohnson. the support for policing and volu nta ry the support for policing and voluntary groups was on the rise. whether it's cuts more generally, whether it is the numbers went down on some of the groups didn't think their work was needed as much any more and the priorities were not put there, something has clearly changed. ultimately if they are stopping and searching, as this report suggests, more black people, what is the rationale for doing that? is there some sort of suggestion that it is disproportionately, some of these
crimes disproportionately happen to this group? that's not necessarily in the numbers in london. is it unconscious bias again? this is a lwa ys unconscious bias again? this is always the worry. it goes back to the days of stephen lawrence and that particular report, the macpherson report and all that was looked into at the time, institutional racism that was found in the police force. something clearly is not working and this is something that needs to be got a grip of. let's go back to the times. this is a photograph from strictly come dancing tonight. it says a clea n come dancing tonight. it says a clean pair of heels. seann walsh, the comedian, and his professional dance partner katya jones. they went out and had a drink and a kiss. he was with a girlfriend, rebecca humphries, she is married. rebecca humphries, she is married. rebecca humphries wrote an extraordinary and
elegant rebuttal on social media. humphries wrote an extraordinary and elegant rebuttal on social mediam ended brilliantly, she didn't regret taking the cat. it is worth finding if you haven't read it. there is scrutiny of these two tonight. they did a chaste charleston, apparently. you wonder whether that was chosen for them because it wasn't the rumba and tango? i think the charleston... ididn't and tango? i think the charleston... i didn't watch it, but doesn't it have a lot ofjumping around and lifts and hands all over the place? it can do. i would have had a waltz asa it can do. i would have had a waltz as a chaste dance. i'm i alone in thinking it's not a big deal, it's not a story. two people who were dancing kissed in a pub. his girlfriend left him. i agree that it was a really good letter she wrote. asa was a really good letter she wrote. as a cat lover you will approve of her keeping the cat! obviously she can keep the cat. but i don't think it's a story. two people working closely together and dancing... it's a story. two people working closely together and dancing. . m isafamily
closely together and dancing. . m is a family show, maybe? and katya jones is married. they didn't kiss on the set of strictly. this has got strictly talked about in a way it hasn't been talked about in a few yea rs. hasn't been talked about in a few years. it is one of those shows that is hugely popular but on the other side, at a similar time, there is a show that's normally has some controversy, with singers in it, some controversy in somebody‘s back story or something they have done. seann walsh has done wonders for the bbc ratings. people are tuning in who perhaps didn't care just to see how performed together. there are stories about this every season of strictly. so many stories. the best news is that next week or the week after, carlton from the fresh prince of belair, after, carlton from the fresh prince of bel air, the amazing dancer, he will be stepping in for one of the judges. another reason to watch. squeezing in this quickly. the
sunday telegraph, one of the photographs from the royal wedding of princess eugenie and jack brooksbank, that happened on friday. all of the bridesmaids and pages, there were nine of them, looking gorgeous. the reason i wanted to show you this, around a dozen of the goody bags that wedding guests were given have been put up for sale. they are going at an asking price of up they are going at an asking price of up to £1000. a burgundy tote bag inside there in the date of the wedding, a fridge magnet, a poncho, eight cube of shortbread, scottish no doubt. at a bottle of water and a chocolate coin. being sold. who the hell has a goodie bag at the end of a wedding? is that your point? what on earth are we doing about having
goody bags at the end of a wedding? we often have a wedding favours. backin we often have a wedding favours. back in the day it would have been sugared ullmann ‘s or something. back in the day it would have been sugared ullmann 's or something.” wa nt sugared ullmann 's or something.” want to know who is buying it, who spends £1000 on some chocolate coins and a fridge magnet? is it me? you are missing the point here. people bothering to sell the thing. the idea you have invited 850 of your closest friends, which is maybe where the problem starts. of some of them weren't as close friends as they would thought. were there goody bags for the harry and meghan wedding? if so, what was in those? and where they sold? you have taken this in an unexpected direction. although you will have to come back at 11:30pm. if you don't come back, i will be here on my own. we will talk about female snorers at
11:30pm. that's what i want to talk about, if alex lee editor is listening! we will be back to look at those papers at 11:30pm. good evening. although the amber warning has now lapsed from the met office for the intensity and persistence of the rain across south wales, there are still warnings out there because we are expecting more rain, and at times it will turn heavy through the night. itjust won't be as persistent as it has been in the last day or two. this is the reason. all this moisture coming up from the south. this warm aircan hold more moisture. so, yes, we do have quite a lot of rain to come in the north and west, but in contrast, where we have had sunshine today, 26 degrees reached in lincolnshire, making it the warmest day so late in the year. in contrast, under the rain, only 8 degrees in dalwhinnie, and the rain keeps falling in scotland and northern ireland in the next few hours and further pulses rolling up across wales
and western england, with possible heavy rain coming into the southwest, into central and southern east wales during the night. by the same token, things drier across northern ireland by dawn. it will be quite chilly by dawn. there could be some patchy fog. temperatures down within three degrees of freezing. for most of us it will be mild and murky again with all the cloud around. some rain pulsing northward. this is the remnant of a hurricane heading into portugal, some destructive wind and heavy rain to come here. back to the uk, we have moisture running its way northwards, pumping up the warm air. so heavy rain across eastern areas through the day tomorrow. further west, yes, it will be cooler but it promises to be much drier and sunnier with a lighter wind as well. we will really appreciate the sunshine. quite a pleasant day in northern ireland, a pleasant afternoon once the rain clears for scotla nd. and again for wales and western england. in contrast, while the west sees more sunshine, even though it is cooler and less windy, the east is less windy but much more wetter than it has been today.
as a result we will not see temperatures anywhere near 26 celsius. by monday that weather front could still be hanging around in the south and east. for most of us high—pressure rules the roost. a day or two of drying weather for those who have been so severely affected by rain in the last couple of days. for many the weather does improve but in the south and east there could be a day or two of rain depending on how many pulses run along the weather front. that's indicated here as you can see, as we go into tuesday. weather warnings are on the website. this is bbc world news.
our top stories: the mystery over missing journalist, jamal khashoggi — president trump demands answers from saudi arabia amid warnings of "severe punishment" if the country is responsible. i will be also calling king solomon of saudi arabia, because i think it is appropriate for me to ask in what is appropriate for me to ask in what is going on. —— king salman. is appropriate for me to ask in what is going on. -- king salman. parts of wales suffered their worst flooding in 30 years as storm callum causes chaos. more than 20 people killed in a bomb attack in afghanistan, as the country prepares for its parliamentary elections. at 11:30pm we will be looking at the papers with our reviewers.