tv Outside Source BBC News January 30, 2019 9:00pm-10:02pm GMT
hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. the day after the night before. lifted by a vote in parliament, today theresa may's hopes for a new brexit deal hit the wall in brussels. the withdrawal agreement remains the best and only deal possible. despite outright opposition from brussels and european capitals, theresa may has staked everything on securing changes to the exit deal. we'll bring you all the day's developments in europe and in wesminster, with under two months to go now, until britain's exit date. more protests today in venezuela by people who want a change of leader but there's no sign the current president is backing down. keep sending in your brexit questions — alex forsyth is in the hot seat tonight to answer them. yesterday, theresa may announced
that she wanted to renegotiate the brexit deal that she'd repeatedly told us couldn't be renegotiated. and the uk parliament backed her to go back to brussels. today, to no—one‘s surprise, the eu said this. the withdrawal agreement remains the best and possible. —— the withdrawal agreement remains the best and only deal possible. the european union said so in november. we said so in december. we said so after the first meaningful vote in the commons injanuary. the debate and vote in the house of commons yesterday will not change that. mps in the house of commons had voted to support theresa may asking the eu to find "alternative arrangements" to irish border backstop.
this is a mechanism in the withdrawal agreement that says if no trade deal is agreed between the eu and uk by the end of the transition period, by the end of 2020, then the uk will stay in the eu's customs union until there is a trade deal. brexiteers hate that because the uk wouldn't be able to leave of its own acccord — and they worry the country may never leave. one of the more bizarre elements of the amendment parliament passed last night was that it doesn't actually say what it wants in place of the backstop. here's nick robinson, after his interview with brexit secretary stephen barclay on the today programme, he asked
five times. here's the clip. again, mr barclay, what is the alternative to the backstop? well, that is what we are exploring in terms of as i say the use of technology, the use of... you are exploring? theresa may is going to go to brussels exploring something, you don't have an alternative backstop? no, i mean we have seen in the language from the european commission in recent days themselves with a recognition on their side, the comments of the taoiseach, there is no desire on either side to have a hard border. there is a common ground in terms of a desire to address this. the concern... you don't have, this morning, an alternative to the backstop? as i say, there's a number of options. there are issues in terms of having time—lapse, issues of exit causes, issues in terms of technology, and this will be the nature of the negotiation with the european in the coming days. you heard stephen barlcay mentioning other options — the use of technology to avoid physical border checks, time limiting the backstop. this is the core of what theresa may
will take to the eu, looking to renegotiate. the hope is they would agree to such vague terms has been derided as a fantasy, something akin to a unicorn. here's tim shipman‘s view. the spectator take a similar view, this is their front page, may's last shot, this is her unicorn helmet. well, the bbc‘s europe editor katya adler has this assessment of how these may go down in brussels. katya's being told — hold on — the backstop was insisted upon by theresa may. remember, it's there because the prime minister rejected the eu proposal that saw northern ireland stay
in the customs union, and rest of the uk leaving it. we can also add the eu has repeatedly said a backstop with a timelimit, is a not a backstop. here's the view of one irish member of the european parliament box 3 it is just awful to see the prime minister at the uk coming to brussels, seeking to reopen a deal that she herself negotiated, that she herself spent six months telling us and anybody who would listen that this was the best deal and the only deal. in a way i have this picture of her banging her head off a stone wall that she herself helped to build. here's a view from across the atlantic. a us democrat congressman with irish
ancestry brendan boyle asks and this border is notjust about customs checks, it was the focus of decades of fighting, which was ended in the 90s with this, the good friday agreement. this made it possible to remove security checkpoints between the republic of ireland and northern ireland. the backstop acts as insurance policy to ensure no physical border is put in place, but changing it, orfailing to reach a deal on brexit at all, puts that in jeopardy. for the people that live on either side, that is a massive concern. here's the irish foreign minister. it is
readily important that politicians in westminster and understand the overwhelming race across society in northern ireland not to return to the borders and divisions of the past —— overwhelming wish. and anybody who allows that to happen will be judged harshly in history, and rightly so. and this government in dublin is not going to allow it, and i want to be crystal clear on that point. there are some things that are more important than economic relationships, and this is one of them. despite everything that's come from brussels saying they're not willing to re—open the withdrawal agreement, brexiteers hold out hope that they're bluffing. and today they've been citing this over and over again — comments made one week ago by the eu's chief brexit negotiator, about what would happen in the event of a no—deal brexit in two months
time. michel barnier said: one brexiteer dominic raab said today: which is what the withdrawal agreement would require. i asked damian grammaticas what the eu reaction was to this attitude. they feel it is a misrepresentation of what mr bernier said, and in fact i can tell you they made more clarifications where he said there will be checks in the case of a no—deal brexit. we will do everything possible to make been an inch ——
unobtrusive, but that will not be possible with everything. so, if you look back a week, he was trying to help out the irish government, which was under pressure and i think he made comments he thought by going to be helpful. those were seized on by the brexiteers that the real issue i think here is that if there was as rob said a second ago, if those solutions existed, they should have appeared ready in the months and months and months of negotiations that had already happened, and that is the eu's point, mr bernier‘s made it again today. in fact dominic on those comments, he lets me bonnier‘s opposite number in the negotiation. so that you says, and i think many trade experts agree that they read they would have to be certain checks that you cannot deal or in other ways, so how you get around that is very difficult. you can try to make beings unobtrusive at the border, but ultimately there are issues that you cannot resolve very easily.
one thing i find myself wondering today, the eu saying again and again we will not renegotiate this deal, but theresa may wants to talk about it. if she were to come to brussels, how would the eu receive her with a meeting with michelle bonnier? with an eu summit? how do you think they would take that situation? yunker said he would accept today he would welcome back. he would accept her gladly, sit down and talk to her. he said he was always willing to talk and hear her ideas. the problem the eu side had they say is twofold. first of all what is she asking for, they say? what new ideas that she had? they have not heard any, they say, anything new that has not already been tested in the negotiations and found wanting. what is that could possibly solve this, what is it that she could then get a majority forback in london and parliament? so, they need the uk to
propose concrete solutions and donald tusk speaking for the 27 countries said that to her tonight. the other problem i think they had i think when michelle bernier hinted at was that i feel that they had seen, months and months of negotiations, difficult negotiation with theresa may, made a deal. she has taken it back and now she said she does not like it and wants to come back from your concessions. they question if they give her something will they know that this time it will stick? theresa may hasn't met any eu leaders since last night's votes — but she's met the leader of the oppositionjeremy corbyn. he'd previously refused any meetings until the prime minister ruled out no deal. well, she hasn't. parliament did backed a non—binding amendment that rejects no deal. which doesn't mean no deal won't happen. either way, mr corbyn did meet the prime minister. before that, they crossed swords in the commons. the prime minister may have succeeded, and they
had succeeded in temporarily uniting her very divided party. but, mr speicher, is she willing to make compromises necessary and are more important and thatis necessary and are more important and that is to unite the country. a few hours afterwards, mr corbyn headed to the prime mnister‘s office. jeremy corbyn‘s spokesperson called the meeting "very cordial". and this is how mr corbyn described it. serious, exploratory on the issues andi serious, exploratory on the issues and i set out the labour case for a comprehensive customs union with the european union in order to protect jobs in this country and trade, and of course very importantly, to protect the conditions that we had, the regulations on environment, consumers and workers' rights. it's not just labour that's changed its tune. brexiteers have always said
the irish border backstop is the thing they dislike most about the withdrawal agreement. but it's not the only thing they objected to. this is a column by leading brexiteer boris johnson two weeks ago. he called the agreement ‘the worst of both worlds' and went on: as i said, that was two weeks ago. after last nights' vote — which was for an amendment that would change the backstop, but nothing else — this was mrjohnson‘s verdict. actually, it is very specific. it says that the backstop, 175 pages of the current 500 retail again granite must be replaced so that a huge tent —— chunk of text that has to come
out and something better has to be put in its place. she thought that they sent that path, unilateral exit mechanism. these are very promising length of negotiations and if she can get that, she will have masses apart from this parliament and from this country. light map that you said it would not consider the buk pouring out of any backstop agreement. —— pouring out of any backstop agreement. -- that eu says it would not consider buk pulling out of any backstop agreement. "barclays says it is moving more than two hundred billion dollars worth of assets to its operation in ireland as a precaution against the possibility that britain will leave the european union without a withdrawal agreement. we are seeing
lots of different moves by big corporations in the uk preparing for any eventuality method and do not want to happen. here's rob watson's take on the day's events. i would start by saying that theresa may remains a prime minister in deep, deep trouble and britain in the middle of the beep, beep, beep political crisis. i think it is worth stating that. as for these issues about the northern ireland border, the backstop and brexit in general, i think it worth stating that blatantly obvious and that is if there were some way of doing brexit that did not upset voted on both sides, that did not have a problem with northern ireland, they
did not expect the major political parties and manifest european union's red bank summit would have come up with it by now. there is no easy way out of this template that is true, but i can think that numerous occasions we have chatted where it has appeared —— at their theresa may has been profound difficulty state after the election in 2017, any number of points in the brexit process and yet here see if they're in charge, so the prime minister and still see would argue, with a chance of making a change that one issue and getting a deal over the line. i am wondering whether she really hold out much hope of that. certainly it seems for now that she has backed if i might getting concessions from the european union but i think it is my that she is writing down the plot, getting herself to lease to be this and that beach —— she can come back to those on his eye and say i have really tried, but it is difficult to make progress. letter that jamie corbin because while theresa may turns her focus to brussels,
corbin because while theresa may turns herfocus to brussels, where does he fit into the equation? uncomfortably. anyone thinking that right now suddenly theresa may and jamie corbin will reach out, touch hand and have more meetings problem solved, that is not going to happen, no sign of that, certainly not in the immediate future. i think theresa may may still feed brexit as a question of managing a problem inside her own conservative party —— theresa may may stealthy brexit. i thinkjamie corbin, certainly this isa thinkjamie corbin, certainly this is a very tribal system of politics, i think he thinks of of brexit as a conservative confected math and they should be stuck with it. maybe that could change, really close to the final deadline, but for now this is playing out on party lines. help our viewers watching the last 48 hours and thinking about all of the brexiteers hated the deal and now it turns out to change one thing and it is fantastic. of course that is not true. there may be an
element of this going on that from brexiteers area bit this going on that from brexiteers are a bit worried that maybe brexit will not happen and it will be delayed, beefier gathering steam of opposition from businesses, they know of talk to other mps and somehow trying to delay brexit possibly effective referendum. it is possible some of them are looking for a ladder to climb down thinking we do not like theresa may, but the thing is to get brexit over lines. that if you write up to date. if you have questions send them our way. alex will be landing about 12 minutes to take some of their questions, so now they plan to send men in. in a few minutes returning to the grand have to be people are carrying out in brazil and looking through the metres and metres of magic to try and find survivors or those who lost their lives —— the grand tasks. two seat cushions which are thought likely to have
come from the aircraft carrying the cardiff city footballer emilano sala have washed up on a beach in france. our correspondent jon donnison reports. could this french beach hold the clues to the missing plane carrying emiliano sala and his pilot, david ibbotson? these unverified photos, taken by a woman who was taking a walk, are thought to show one of two seat cushions, which investigators believe came from the aircraft. the small plane disappeared nine days ago, en route from nantes to cardiff. radar contact was lost near the island of alderney. the cushions were found washed up near surtainville in normandy — around 35 miles east of guernsey. earlier this week, emiliano sala's family, who've hired at last night's cardiff match at arsenal, there were more tributes, but more than a week after emiliano sala and his pilot disappeared, investigators believe there is virtually no chance they're still alive. jon donnison, bbc news. this is outside
source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is: the head of the european commission, says a renegotiation of theresa may's brexit deal, will not happen, despite the house of commons voting last night for it to be changed. some of the main story from bbc world service. one person has been killed and six injured after a man opened fire with a rifle on the french island of corsica. the suspect has reportedly holed himself up in his home and security forces have surrounded the building. one of the casualties is said to be a police officer. university lecturers in sudan's capital, khartoum, have staged a sit—in at the main campus as anti—government protests continue. many involved want president omar el bashir to stand down. that's from bbc arabic. a 22—year—old woman has died after falling down the stairs at a new york subway station on monday while carrying her one—year—old daughter's pram.
malaysia goodson was found on a subway platform with her daughter still conscious, strapped in her pram. the incident has again raised the issue of accessibility on the city's subway. the death toll from brazil's dam distaster is now 99. 259 people asked still nothing, so u nfortu nately 259 people asked still nothing, so unfortunately that number is certain to rise considerably. —— 259 people are still missing. this is the latest from bbc brazil. but it'll climb further. the map dam collapsed at a mine in the south east of brazil — and it held toxic liquid waste relating to iron ore. here are some pictures from the recovery effort. rescue teams are searching through mud which is up to 15m deep. brazilians are holding vigils
for victims of the dam collapse. recovering and then identifying bodies is proving to be a slow process. now, if this story seems familiar, it's because a similar incident in the same region involved the same company vale in 2015. that killed 19 people and caused the worst environmental damage in the country's history. understandably people are outraged this has happened again. that anger being felt in europe with a small protest outside vale's international headquarters in switzerland on wednesday. the un's human rights high commissioner has also joined the condemnation, calling for a "transparent, impartial, rapid and competent investigation" into the toxicity of the waste as well as a moratorium on all new tailing dams." julia carneiro has more from brumadinho. residence
and family pump gathered here in the city hall to pay tribute toa here in the city hall to pay tribute to a layer and secretary for social development in the city and she was cherished by the community as someone who stood up for the rights of residents impacted by mining operations here. her body was identified yesterday. there has announced it would be all and expands built in the same method at the dam that collapsed here. that is a so—called upstream method for the storage of clearings from hiring or extraction. parenting bands like this and they say within a period of three years and at a cost of $1.5 billion they will be restored to the environment. stock markets in the us have gained after the us federal reserve kept interest rates
steady — and said it would be "patient" about raising rates in the future. michelle fleury in washington. this is quite a political issue, because donald trump did not like these rate rises. now, he'll probably be quite pleased by the outcome of this meeting. it is a real change in policy if you think back, the federal reserve, the officials in the building behind me had for the last several years been ona had for the last several years been on a tightening policy. he had been trying to get rates slightly higher and higher, back to what we would consider more normal levels after the financial crisis. now they are indicating they will take a break. he did not know how long this will last. they are calling it time to be patient, while they consider what is happening with the economy and one of the learnings we heard about in the past confidence short while
ago, he talked about crosscurrents and cited specifically slower growth in china and the european union, the unknown outcome of brexit and he talked about the recent government shutdown here. in the last minute the trade talks between the us and china, how did they play into this story? trade of the net across current the fed is referring to. last trade current. at the moment the retaliatory tariffs we have seen imposed on us products had not had too much of an effect on the broader us economy but that the teens going forward. uncertainty he warned was the biggest enemy for companies in america and the economy here. thank you very much indeed. he turned back to brexit with alice in two or three minutes' time. —— we turn back to brexit with alex forsyth in three minutes' time. that evening. it
is cold here, but much colder across north america. this is likely to be an historic event, extremely cold air currently sitting across many parts of canada and the usa. it is so dangerously cold people had been warned not to the outside, such as the extremity of that sale. —39 in winnipeg and absolutely cold start their speed, temperature is not getting much about 9030 back bay in this part of canada and is accentuated by the wind. wind chill making it more extreme. a temperature chart for wednesday and thursday much the same. we slowly start to bring in slightly less cold air as he cuts to waste the weekend. he have moisture coming up from the south, for their snow flurries and we have seen deception like spray because of the snow as well in some parts of the us, but for chicago 333—17dc, —20 in minneapolis, really it is bitter and very extreme, even by
this time of year. that crafter asap, because we had this when different sunk southwest behind a getting snow for a tight across the korean peninsula into parts of northern japan and we still have that feed and rather chilly wind coming in so that if a potential, only 1 chilly wind coming in so that if a potential, only1 degrees friday and still pretty chilly air. for this app like that heavy showers around and even a little in indonesia. you can see showers peppered around for a socket in the coming days and parcel of the temperature has become or heara parcel of the temperature has become or hear a little but they were not there when different approaching. heading to australia, the other major weather story is this monsoon low. low pressure system giving large waves, strong winds but again lots of rain, a couple hundred millimetres forecast to fall in parts of queens went already having a sibling this january look in your rain in places. it may develop further through the golf if it pops up further through the golf if it pops up here but it will get an awful lot of wet weather anyway. as hot as it
has been out that breaking records for heat across new zealand but with the approach of this weather front thursday to friday that heat will start to add away. across europe at this time it is the time of the western side of the uk2 that heat will start to add away. across europe at this time it is the time of the western side of the uk to get most of the snow, so cold in the east but these low pressures i threatening my flooding rains as we saw such a patch elastic band that comes into that cold air it will give significance to help. except it's no beeping possibly in the uk, martin! our across the country and into the alps on friday with a strong wind, so that were increased avalanche risk. plenty of weather going on at the moment. the snow is likely to impact here in the uk, potentially causing disruption, more online and more later. hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. the day after the night before. lifted by a vote in parliament, today theresa may's hopes for a new brexit deal hit the wall in brussels she will
do so with support from parliament, but the message back from brussels is not what she wants to hear. the withdrawal agreement remains the best and only deal possible. despite outright opposition from brussels and european capitals, theresa may has staked everything on securing changes to the exit deal. as we have we'll bring you all the day's developments in europe and in wesminster, with under two months to go now, until britain's exit date. more protests today in venezuela by people who want a change of leader but there's no sign the current president is backing down. and a weather system is bringing once—in—a—generation low temperatures to the mid—west united states — air so cold, just wanted to show you a
tweet leak out towards the end of last night outside source he says i think i just finally understood the backstop. thanks! ithink just finally understood the backstop. thanks! i think we've all been on thatjourney collin, and we are doing our best to explain what isa are doing our best to explain what is a fiendishly complicated story, alex per site is going to be helping is out today. i alex, thanks for being with us pleasure. isn't an open border with ireland at com plete isn't an open border with ireland at complete odds with the idea of curtailing freedom of movement, which of course is one of the things that brexiters want, so how do brexiters argue they can square that circle? while he's absolutely right. the free movement was one of the big things around the back that debate, and the prime minister has consistently said that delivering brexit means can taking control of your case borders, putting an end to free movement from the eu. it is a bit of anonymous iliac anomaly, but as well as the rules of the
free movement rules, there's something called the common travel area, which means that irish citizens can travel freely, and uk citizens can travel into island without any checks. and about the irish government and the british government have made very clear that that will not change in the event of brexit, so you might say, well how is that compatible with ending free movement? what the government says is that they could control eu citizens who come into ireland, but then want to be able to necessarily going to the rest of the uk and settled there permanently. now what those controls are is that they question, because of course we don't know yet what's going to happen at that border, that's a huge sticking point. it could be things like national insurance checks, that's all going to farm government immigration policy when it's that's all going to farm government immigration policy when its warm down the line. alex, thanks. here's question from an egyptian viewer saying rise d think is a chance for a second referendum are no brexit at all? is there a chance for anything, in terms of the second referendum, i feel like we are not talking about that as much as we bear this time last week.
you are right. the momentum behind them seems to have lean slightly, that isn't to say there's a lot of mps and wider there is a surge of public opinion in the uk that's really still pushing for another public vote on this. i think the problem at the moment is that the focus in westminster is a will there bea focus in westminster is a will there be a deal or not? i think of no deal is reached, we may get back into discussion about whether there should be another public vote, the difficulty but that is but the question be, what with the outcome be? they are all uncertainties, so at the moment, the leaders of the two main westminster parties, that is theresa may and jeremy corbyn, haven't said they are going to get behind it. in factories and he said that's the wrong thing to do. jeremy corbyn is a bit hesitant about the idea, he said it might be on the table later on the line, but right now icp, it's not one of the options and there be a consideration, despite the fact that there are a number of mps in parlin too i still pushing for it. bangs on that one, here's another one. we haven't heard much about whether there will be restrictions on what will allow eu citizens to remain in the uk after brexit, will there be a salary
limit, or professions for visas? she would like to know how this is going to work, do we know how it's going to work, do we know how it's going to a? we do know some details, i think it's important to say that the rights of the eu citizens who are currently in the uk, the government said it will absolutely protect those, even if there is a no—deal brexit, so we leave without an agreement. when you are talking down the line, some people who live in the line, some people who live in the eu who might want to come and work in the uk later, sometime after brexit, what the government has set out some details of what its immigration policy is going to look like, and what it effectively well be, isa like, and what it effectively well be, is a skills —based system. they wa nt to be, is a skills —based system. they want to be a kaplan higher skilled workers coming in, but there will be targets, and they will be specific requests targets, and they will be specific req u ests of targets, and they will be specific requests of people at certain professions, and there will be fewer that posts for lower skilled workers, the government saying that it's not just workers, the government saying that it's notjust a given that a low skilled worker can come here and settle indefinitely, there might be limits around that as well. all part of this idea of trying to control free movement, but it comes back to the point that while the government
set out is ambition to have a skills —based immigration system for eu workers, and hasn't yet finalised the detail, because we don't know yet what our future relationship will be with eeo, and it comes back to that point again, we don't know what's going to happen at the irish border. thanks alex, appreciate your help. thank you very much for your questions we got a lot of them, i think we will do this every edition of outside source, physically appetite for it. just to emphasise the point that alex was making, everything we are talking about at the moment isjust everything we are talking about at the moment is just to do with the terms of the uk's exit from the european union, once that is sorted, we get into what is arguably even more complicated, deciding the future relationship between the uk and the eu. so what we are talking but at the moment, just the terms of the exit, not what happens in the long—term. ok, now, as hejust shot flash up on the screen, we are going to talk about the weather in america, because if you are watching in the midwest or the south of the us, you don't me to tell you how cold it is. there's an extreme arctic blast known as a polar vortex. this is the temperature right now in chicago.
—27 degrees. it says with understatement, sunny integrals, and a fresh breeze, but actually... that's colder than antarctica. it's so cold you can get frostbite within ten minutes. plenty of pictures coming in. over the last brs, first of all this is chicago river. most of it has frozen over. an extraordinary video, it shows how firefighters have had to set fire to railway tracks to melt the ice around the tracks, to allow the trains to keep moving. i also wanted to show you this, this is pictures from michigan, where emergency workers are having to try and get help to motorists, who are just com pletely help to motorists, who are just completely stranded, and this video from police in minnesota also gives you an idea of the conditions on the roads, no doubt the advice from eve ryo ne roads, no doubt the advice from everyone in the states is just a stay—at—home. do not go driving, u nless stay—at—home. do not go driving,
unless you absolutely need to. it's estimated that this whole weather system is affecting over 50 million people. at least 6 people have already died and a state of emergency has been declared in these states. hundreds of schools have closed. flights have been cancelled too. this was one washington post article we which the post because at a relentless bony deepfreeze. we also know mail services have had to stop as well. let's concentrate next on iowa, it's one of the states affected, whether officials that haveissued affected, whether officials that have issued a quite an astonishing piece of advice they say... "avoid taking deep breaths"and "minimise talking" if they go outside. that's the advice and iowa, that's also moved to chicago and illinois, weather conditions have been brutal. this was the advice of the local government. if you are cold — or sleeping rough — head to one of the warming shelters around the city. 62 have been set up.
people who choose to stay outside our risking their lives, is the advice. we also saw this report from the new york times that people have been robbed at that cause at gunpoint. serious elements to the story and lots of different ways. it's also bringing out gallows humour. the chicago tribune says if you are considering a vacation this week for warmer weather, you can go to iceland, the southpaw, northern alaska, parts of siberia, and mars. one other place to concentrate on, let's look at minneapolis, because the cold snap that is brought to 13 cm of snow better wind—chill as well, cbs, demarco morgan is therefore the bbc. we are right now here in minneapolis, minnesota. and if you take a look behind me, this is the minnehaha falls. it is completely frozen, and this is an example ofjust how cold it is and how cold it has been. when you think about being out in this weather, ijust said it was dangerous, your skin even if it is exposed forjust a couple of minutes, you can run the risk
of getting frostbitten. that is the crazy thing right there. frostbite out here is extremely dangerous. they are also telling people to stay inside because of warnings of the threat of hypothermia setting in as well. we have talked about a number of car accidents. it's difficult to know where to start "what the hell is going on with global waming? please come back fast, we need you!" the president has repeatedly questioned whether climate change is manmade. and is an enthusiast of the fossil fuels that, in part, cause climate change. and i know you know this, but while the president keeps saying these things, we need to keep pointing out that there's scientific consenses that humans are causing claimte change — and that, as well as driving up the world's average temperature, it can also lead to harsher winters. in fact one of the us government's own meteorological agencies posted this picture after donald trump's tweet. @noaaclimate "winter storms don't prove that global warming isn't happening." so, what's actually causing this extreme cold weather?
bbc weather‘s stav danaos explained it to me earlier. 0k, ok, first of all, we will highlight what the playboy taxes. and it's actually an area of low pressure, upper—level several miles up in the atmosphere, spinning quite neatly around both north and south paul. now occasionally, the vortex becomes a bit distorted, and a piece of it can often break away, and move southwards, so it's not exactly the palaver tax which is moving south, but the very cold air at the surface of the arctic, which actually pours southwards underneath it. it's a polarjet really, which surrounds the polls, as a piece falls out, as you can see here, it allows this very arctic cold air to move into lower latitudes. so it's clearly extreme, is it unprecedented, can we say that? it does happen, we get cold snaps all year round, it's not really exclusively a global warming because phenomenon, they are bound to happen a couple of times a year,
but i think what research has found recently is that a warming of the arctic, ip people have asked, is global warming, or warming of the arctic and melting ice sheets often allows a less stable polar jet stream, which allows this phenomenon to happen, to become more distorted, and allows these colder plunges of air from time to time. so we could in the future be seeing more of these events, but it's not completely rare. how long are people in the middle of this going to have to put up with it? well i mean they are pretty used to it aren't they in the midwest united states, now, this is pretty harsh. they are used to harsh winters, very hot summers and very cold winters, but this is pretty intense. we can go back even to the 90s and 805, when we had similar events with temperatures down to —20, —30, i mean last night minneapolis we saw a low of —33 degrees. we have to go all the way back to 1888, where we saw its record low of —41, and same for chicago, —30 degrees last night. its actual record low
as —33 in january 1985, so you can see there have been these events quite a long way back, it's been interesting to see tonight when temperatures we get. we could break the chicago low, but like i mentioned it's pretty short—lived, because if ijust show you this, which is something amazing about america's whether, temperatures in minneapolis, chicago, —17 degrees, these are daytime maxes through thursday, notice as we had into the weekend, and we lose that air polar vortex, the arctic air, temperatures incredibly well be in class time, —— plus ten. plus 11 degrees, it's going to feel balmy warm after what we've experienced the last few days. so respite on the way. presumably when we are assessing the impact of this weather, it's in part the temperature, but it's in part of the wind that defines the experience that people have. that's right. we are talking here these are the minimum temperatures with no wind add on a windchill which has been incredible and places, we are looking at —50,
to —60 celsius, that's merely minus 70 fahrenheit, so this is going to freeze exposed skin within minutes. if you want to get weather updates we re everywhere if you want to get weather updates were everywhere watching in the world, your paper aspect anything get into the bbc letter app. now in a few minutes on outside source, i will update you on venezuela. president maduro joins the army on parade in venezuela designed to show he still has the military‘s support. he's not going anywhere, despite protests. biggin hill in kent is one of britain's oldest aerodromes. during the battle of britain in world war two — churchill called pilots from the airfield shot down almost 15 hundred luftwaffe aircraft. now a new museum has opened its doors to the public — duncan kennedy reports. if a battle can have a home, then biggin hill was the home to the most decisive of battles. surrender what we owe to the few who saved the many... in 1940, this grass airfield was the front line held that
line against the germans. including late jeffrey well them. i always felt if i could see my antagonist, i could out fight him. and that was the big thing — see him, outfly him, fight him. the new museum mouse tells the stories for the first time. elspeth henderson's memory is also alive. she had under a table underwent attack. the bomb hit the table before exploding, the glass shattered the glass, the windows, and the padding table. before setting the building on fire. by jeffrey greene smith, who met a windy german pilots after he was shot down. he had photographs of his two children. one was the same age as me. that upset me, yes. still does. but biggin hill wasn'tjust a place about aircraft and bombs. through these letters, it also became the location for romance and love.
lillian simpson and keith ogilvie became sweethearts, vibrating, even when he became a german present everywhere. we don't talk in the late winged ledge of victor and ellen, we are sharing peoples real human experiences, and hopefully inspiring visitors by showcasing the very best of human spirit. big inhale instead for defiance, and airfield, and its people, who saved britain. duncan kennedy, bbc news. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is? the head of the european commission, says a renegotiation of theresa may's brexit deal, will not happen, despite the house of commons voting last night for it to be changed. venezuela next.
more pressure on president maduro. these are pictures of more protests today. in some numbers next to the antigovernment protest, and these are the antigovernment protest, and these a re the protesters antigovernment protest, and these are the protesters themselves, today, the lead opposition leaders and asked people to come out in support of him, and in support of the idea of president madero going. remember the opposition leader declared himself the interim president last week, and we've also got these pictures juan the opposition leader asked people to leave their homes, schools, businesses, whatever they were doing to come out on the streets to protest, he wants them to do it today, and he wants them to do that on saturday as well. president madero is decidedly unimpressed by all this time he attended a military event today, saying that he is,
he dismissed calls for new elections, he has said he's open to international mediation to try to resolve the crisis, that we need a bit more detail on exactly who might carry out that mediation. all of this though is in the context of what happened last week, when... last week opposition leader, juan guaido, declared himself interim president — and america and over 20 other countries recognised him as such. well, now venezuela's supreme court has banned juan guaido from leaving the country. this was his message to his supporters today. translation: caracas is the most dangerous city in the world in terms of murders per capita, it's dangerous just to live here, but because people have been mobilising, they have caught interest of the world, and we're getting support. protesting is a necessary risk. he also tweeted today: "i appreciate the call of donald trump who reiterated full support for our democratic work" needless to say the president has a quite different the love america's involvement. here he is talking to russia media.
translation: this is happening for the first time in history, that shows how desperate they are in the white house. they can't cope with venezuela, what can i do? i'm carrying out my duties as commander—in—chief in accordance with the constitution. for more on today's protests, here's claudia plazas from bbc what we have seen on local media is that the d administration today for a not as big as the ones that we had last week on the 23rd, when we went to the administration caracas, and took an oath assuming the responsibilities of acting president. however, we did have reports of scattered administrations across the country, and there were also reports of repression in some parts of caracas. and in terms of the president and his governments ability to rule, have last week's events changed that, or does he still appear to be a man fundamentally in control? there's a lot of uncertainties surrounding the question of who is the president.
we still see president being backed by the military top commanders, he has actually visited military complexes over the last few days, but we also see that he has taken actions like appointing ambassadors to the united states, to columbia, and to other latin american countries. and i know that bbc monitors lots of media across south america, particularly in venezuela at the moment, how are you seeing the story being covered? the media in venezuela is a very polarised, so we have the two sides of the claim, we have the local government side, we have the opposition side, and the stories are quite different. so, in the pro—government side, we have basically reports saying that the united states and the administration of donald trump is basically stating that madura, and then in the opposition media, we see reports of the demonstrations of the support, the international support given to juan.
going to finish the programme by talking about this man. this is hakeem al araibi. he's a bahraini footballer — and he holds refugee status in australia. but since november he's been injail in thailand. this story starts back in 2014. that's when hakeem al araibi fled bahrain. he'd been convicted of vandalising a police station and was sentenced to 10 years in prison in absentia. he denies the charges. sine then, he's been living in australia where he was granted asylum. but in november while on his honeymoon, he was arrested at bangkok airport under an extradition warrant. there have since been growing calls for his immediate release including from caro australia's prime minister scott morrison. from football's world governing body fifa, from the asian football confederation and from human rights groups, who you can see here protesting in sydney. his wife, who's asked not to be named, has also penned a letter to thailand's prime minister
pleading for help. saying "he would go back to face imprisonment, torture and possible death. please help my husband. i don't want to lose him." and this is his lawyer his wife want to say that please continue help her on this case, they have to fled to australia, because they were afraid of persecution, and there was dangerous in bahrain. for its part, bahrain has filed an extradition request for mr al—araibi. it's been forwarded to thai prosecutors for deliberation. but it could be months before the case is resolved. in the meantime — mr al—araibi's case is garnering a lot of attention. former australian football captain craig foster is heavily involved. a young woman who fled saudi arabia for several weeks to try to reach australia, but that authority stopped her, and it was only
after a un intervention that she eventually received asylum in canada, we also a report now and other saudi women who have fled their country, and in this case they had headed to the uk, where some have had to go into hiding, this report comes from. i left saudi to be free, because over there we have male guardianship lies. your life is owned by a male relative, so you can't have a job, u nless relative, so you can't have a job, unless you have permission. you cannot study connie kennicott side without permission, you cannot even have surgery without it, it's basically they own us. this is nila, she's in her late 20s, and i lives in the uk. he changed her name advice, because she's constantly in fear of being found. she's an atheist, and kept it hidden in saudi arabia. they treat atheists as terrorists, you will be beheaded or killed a female. your brother or sister even
can't know, because you never know. it was so hard to live a double life, you feel like you are acting all the time. i feel like people feel like they are the walking dead. they have no liberty, often if they are women, they are put into forced marriages. this is a british xmas on, he crept in saudi arabia, and has helped and advised people who fled from there. you can have a job, you can be successful, you can earn money, but it doesn't mean that you can run away from forced marriages. so a lot of people they are running from that, and imagine if you are an atheist living in saudi arabia, with allies mean that you should be killed. you are running away from rail fear of killed. you are running away from railfear of death. the neck killed. you are running away from rail fear of death. the neck ijust ran for my life, i was planning my escape for years. sol escape for years. so i had that perfect plan, because i couldn't live like that any more. it was the first marriage that was the last straw —— forced marriage. i saidi the last straw —— forced marriage. i said i would end my life or get out of here, i would die before getting married to that person. what happened when you got to the uk?
ididn't happened when you got to the uk? i didn't think to pack my bag or anything, ijust i didn't think to pack my bag or anything, i just ran, i didn't think to pack my bag or anything, ijust ran, i ran for my life. they were determined to find me, even though the british police said they wouldn't get out any information about me, and said that i'm safe. so they know that you are in the uk? the neck yeah, they know. how did they know that? i don't know. that's because the saudi government lets fries and cause us runaways and criminals. even they will forge records to say you committed a crime. which is really scary. thanks for watching this edition of outside source, we will be back the same time tomorrow, and have updates on venezuela, the weather in the us, and brexit. we will see you then. hello there, this is the forecast will be look at the weather from the next week to ten days. we will look
further ahead in a moment, but we have to focus on some potentially troublesome weather in the short—term first about. cold air gripping the british isles, that's swell of winds here is an area of low pressure, sliding into that cold air, and that brings the potential for some snow. as they go on through thursday, not on the snow in the forecast, also some ice and some freezing fog, it's a combination could well get some travel disruption over the next couple of days. we are starting thursday on a very cold note, a widespread frost and freezing fog patches here and there, and also the potential for some ice, but for most, it's actually not a bad looking day, some spells of crisp winter sunshine, however into the southwest we see winds getting windier across the far southwest. leaving this frontal system into the picture, rain initially, but snow likely especially for high ground of the southwest of england, and the south of wales. and as we go into thursday evening, we pledge this rain, sleet, and increasingly snow, further northeast getting into central southern england. the london area,
the midlands, parts of east wales, elsewhere in this zone, we are likely to see a few centimetres of snow. while all of that is going on across the south, some wintry showers are likely to develop across parts of northeast england, there will also be some pushing and across northwest scotland. will also be some pushing and across northwest scotla nd. tem ptress will also be some pushing and across northwest scotland. temptress has begun to fighting money, well below freezing across northern areas, very close to freezing for south. so there is likely to be a significant ice to take us into friday money. our first ice to take us into friday money. ourfirst area of ice to take us into friday money. our first area of snowfall tends to fizzle away, but that could be my snow showers putting in towards the coastal counties, equally some living across northern england and plenty of showers still in northwest scotland. does temperature still struggling 3—6d. now, as we get onto it into the weekend, the area blood pressure response but for the u nsettled pressure response but for the unsettled weather, will start to move leased rates, leaving us and a fairly chilly north or north easterly wind. taking most of the rain and snow away. there will be wintry showers, parts of
hampshire, parts and the eastern coast area as well, generally sunshine on saturday. temptress tell struggling. now sunday's forecast is messy. looks like we will bring in an atla ntic looks like we will bring in an atlantic frontal system from the west, bumping into called, so that could some snow and places, we will firm up on details on that and keep you posted. temperature still on the low side, although something milder showing at the hand across the far southwest, which sets us up for the weather during next week, because they start to bring more of our weather and from the atlantic, various frontal systems likely be pledging in from the west on monday, potentially snow over high ground and the north, but much of what follows from the sky by this stage will be rain, because things will be turning just a little bit milder. and that is the theme as we get deeper into next week, that's the frontal system pushing in. we will see winds and rain at times, but our weather coming in from the west, thatis weather coming in from the west, that is always going to tend to bring us something just a little bit milder. however, not too far
away, high pressure is likely to be anchored across scandinavia, so there will be an easterly flow across much of europe, but there is across much of europe, but there is a small chance that those called easterly winds could make more inroads in our direction, but generally speaking next week it looks not as cold, there will be some winds and rain at times. before we get there, some significant snow for some of us. bye for now. tonight at ten... theresa may's plan to renegotiate her brexit withdrawal agreement is met with firm resistance from the eu. the prime minister is hoping to win changes to the controversial irish backstop, which is designed to prevent a hard border in ireland. we look to say what can be changed, what can we take back to brussels, what can we fight for to ensure the deal can get the support of this house? but, in brussels, eu leaders insist that the deal already agreed is not going to be renegotiated. the withdrawal agreement remains the best and only deal possible. the european union
said so in november, we said so in december. at westminster, labour's jeremy corbyn attends his first talks with theresa may exploring a way forward on brexit. serious, exploratory on the issues and i set out the labour case for a comprehensive customs union with the european union in order to protectjobs in this country. we'll have the latest from westminster and from brussels in the search for a breakthrough. also tonight... following the disappearance of the footballer emiliano sala, there's to be an underwater search for the plane he was flying in after