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today at five — president trump confirms he willl invoke emergency powers to pay for a border wall with mexico. the president insisted the wall was vital to stop drugs and violent criminals entering the united states. we're going to be signing today, and registering, national emergency. and... it's a great thing to do. we'll have the latest and we'll be talking to one of the president's former advisors. the other main stories on bbc news at five. the head of mi6 warns governments in europe not to become complacent to the threat from islamic terror groups. save our planet! skipping school — thousands of pupils take to the streets in protest over climate change. award—winning author, andrea levy,
whose works chronicled the windrush generation, has died aged 62. you've got an amazing nose for a story, but you don't have a military brain. let me go. we will die if we go back. rosamund pike stars as war correspondent marie colvin in a private war. wwe‘ll hear what mark kermode thought of that on the film review. it's five o'clock — our top story. within the last hour, president trump has declared a state of national emergency to pay for his border wall with mexico. speaking in the rose garden at the white house he said the united states is facing an invasion of drugs and criminals. it's a rare and controversial move — and would bypass congress, which has refused to approve
the money he wants for the wall, one of his key campaign promises. mr trump said he expects the democrats to object to his emergency powers , and predicted it would go to the supreme court. we are going to have our borders nice now, finally after a compromise can congress over funding the president is expecting to get his way. most significantly, by implementing a state of emergency. a highly controversial move. so, i'm going to be signing a national emergency, we're talking
about an invasion of our country, with drug, with human traffickers, with drug, with human traffickers, with all typeles of criminals and gangs. —— types. with all typeles of criminals and gangs. -- types. the national emergency enables the president to buy pass congress, and obtain the full amount of money he wants for the border wall, from other sources. including taking cash from the budget of the department of defense. there is strong opposition to that the president is doing. here on the streets, and among politicians. mostly of course, the democrats. ina mostly of course, the democrats. in a statement, the two leading democrats nancy pelosi and chuck schumer said the president's unlawful declaration of a crisis that doesn't exist does great violence to our constitution and makes america less safe. stealing from urgently needed defence funds for the security of oui’ defence funds for the security of our military and our nation.
the president's hopes of extending the border wall any time soon are likely to be frustrated. because it is expected there will be a raft of legal challenges, to the declaration ofa legal challenges, to the declaration of a state of emergency. in a few minutes we'll be live in washington — but what is happening on the us border? in recent months, fences have been strengthened, but people still try to cross illegally every week. there are flashing images in this report from our correspondent, danjohnson, on the border between mexico and california, near san diego. after 2,500 miles, these are the final few steps. this is journey‘s end. whoa, whoa, whoa! where the fence runs out, this mother and her daughter fall into the arms of us border patrol. my little girl is hungry, she says, and i don't have any money. and there are over 1000 more
who cross illegally everyday. they speak spanish. a crisis, the president says, that stretches from the hills all the way to the sea. it's not climbing over a fence or digging under a fence or taking a dangerous smuggling boat up the coast, it's presenting yourself at a port of entry, that's a secure border. they say more fence frees up more agents to deal with the queues at crossings. 0nly limited numbers are currently allowed through to claim asylum. there's already a fence of one kind or another along a third of the 2,000—mile border. 18ft, steel slatted, concrete filled barrier, with anticlimb plates on top. here, it's already being upgraded and it's making a difference. this barrier takes significantly more time to penetrate, to cut through. it takes ten, 20, up to 30 minutes, depending on the type of blade that you're using. this border barrier can be
compromised in about a minute and 20 seconds. before this barrier went into place, this happened every single night. every single night this fence was cut or breached or compromised. so, the chief here shares the president's ambition to extend this fence across these hills. we have to have a barrier or we will never win that time distance game. the smugglers are using those people that are trying to claim asylum as a distraction to overload my resources so they can run drugs in other areas. that's a huge threat, and there's a humanitarian crisis and there's a national security crisis and they're butting up against each other. but the numbers are way down, aren't they? you look back ten, 20, 30 years, the problem you're dealing with today is nothing like it was? i wouldn't say it's nothing like it was, i would say that it's changed but that again it's the equivalent of saying, if your house is only getting robbed one day out of the week instead of all seven, that you're done.
we're not done. of all the forces at work here, inequality‘s push and pull is the most stubborn. these families will keep coming as long as they see greater security and prosperity. she speaks spanish. i'm escaping guatemala, she says, because there are many robberies, children are kidnapped, there's lots of crime and the police do nothing. it could take years to determine their future because the system is so backlogged. after spending time here, it would be easy to question the president's rhetoric, his talk of a crisis and the threat these people pose, how simple he makes a wall stand sound as a solution. but it's clear there is a complex game of cat and mouse being played here, and the border patrol agents say it is unsustainable. for them and for the people trying to cross. manpower, horsepower, all of it is stretched. this deal ends government gridlock for now but securing this dividing line has become the defining issue of donald trump's presidency.
and even with emergency funding, this fence won't go as far as he'd like. danjohnson, bbc news, san diego. president trump also said this afternoon that the complete defeat of is militants in syria would be announced in the next 2a hours. it comes as the head of mi6 warned governments in europe shouldn't become complacent about the threat from islamic terror groups. alex young said both the islamic state and al-qaida groups are preparing for more attacks, despite being overcome militarily in the middle east. he was speaking after
19—year—old shamima begum — who travelled to syria to join the militants — said she wanted to come home to have her baby. we can speak to raffaello pantucci, the director of international security studies at rusi — the think tank on international security and defence. thank you for being with us, so a warning them from the head of mi6 even though is have clearly been defeated on the battlefield in syria they could still pose a real danger and al-qaeda as well.” they could still pose a real danger and al-qaeda as well. i mean i think there is a danger and we have seen this repeatedly in the past, when we is have declared a victory, a major success against one of these groups we will say that is don colluded, the key point alex is trying to make is these groups have not gone away. we may have seen them lose territory in the case of is or in the case of
al-qaeda them seemingly turning their attention to somewhere else but they are longer term ambitions still in mind and the groups have not been eradicated and theirise yes resonates in other parts of the globe. there is a danger when we talk about the end of isis or it losing its territory we say, well, 0k losing its territory we say, well, ok that is resolved, that is done, let us move on to the next thing. the reality is this will continue to be in an issue for some time yet. what does he mean the head of mi6 when he says that, he is talking about asymmetric war, bombings in european cities, that kind of thing? well, i think, european cities, that kind of thing? well, ithink, you know, if we european cities, that kind of thing? well, i think, you know, if we focus on isis for a moment. you have a group which has got a very long history, goes back to the late 1990s in one shape orform, over history, goes back to the late 1990s in one shape or form, over that time it has grown and shrunk, what we saw a few years ago it grew to an enlarged shape, it was launching attacks on a lot of places and controlled all this territory,
before it got to this state it was a much more guerilla movement that had shrunk back from an organisation that was focussed on iraq and organising terrorist attacks that managed to grow up, now we are seeing it is shrinking back down but the warriors are there and they are urning to the hills to continue their struggle. if you look at the attack picture you have seen in iraq and syria, you know, you are seeing from being an organisation that is focussed on territorial control and being this big organisation that has got this giant caliphate, to being more of a guerilla movement that is launching attacks against enemies and the pin—prick attacks will seem to mostly be taking place in syria and iraq, there are is potential to do it further afield, in western europe or other places in ornd the world. -- around the world. a quick
word about 19—year—old shamima begum who wants to come back the britain having gone to syria four years ago, are you worried there will be a number of people like her, who will come back to europe from syria, who have been with islamic state. there isa have been with islamic state. there is a worrying contingent of foreigners, beyond western europeans who went out to fight alongside isis, the individuals who are still there are hardened radicals who have been with the group for some time who have received training and have connections so these are people who are great concern to security services for good reason. thank you very, very much indeed. let us go back to donald trump. let us let us go back to donald trump. let us get the latest from gary 0'donoghue, gary, the president saying in his address there, at the white house, walls work, he needs
the money to pay for the wall, how much is he hoping to get through this declaration of a effectively a state of emergency? so he got 1.4 billion through the normal budgetary process in congress, the thing that had to be signed by tonight, to avoid that government shut down, he has got that, he was after 5.7 billion as a result of that protest but he didn't get it and now what he is doing through the national emergency, and various other statutory instruments if you like, he is going elsewhere for the money. he is hoping to get $8 billion all together, just over $8 billion, which he says he's will direct at border wall spending and other security measures down there. that in fact means he has to go raid other pots of money that are already allocated to things like infrastructure spending in the military, to drug and addiction programme, other areas too, and so thatis programme, other areas too, and so that is going to be cause a row,
particularly because in this country it is congress who decides how the money is raised and where it is spent, so that is a key constitutional question here, and indeed the president himself said in the rose garden speech, he expected to be sued straightaway, to go through the courts, he would lose a couple of times and it will end up in the stream court. he has played that game in his own head and understands i am sure, that he may well not get to spend any of this money any time soon. the democrats are saying this is an abuse of power, some saying it is unconstitutional. it is a rare move, is it unconstitutional? well, there is it unconstitutional? well, there isa is it unconstitutional? well, there is a national power of national emergency, there is an act that the president is invoking on this occasion, that has been done more than 50 times since it came in in the ‘70s, it has normally been for post 9/11, for sanction, for other threats, to the state, around it
doesn't often involve the infrastructure spending. many people say look, where is this national emergency? the numbers coming over the border are lower than they were ten or 20 years ago and that kind of thing, so there is that argument but what you will see is congress, certainly the democrats say there is constitutional issues involved here, we get to choose how the money is raised and spent, and so there will be resolutions put through there i am sure, they will probably fall in the senate where the republican leader has done a 180 u—turn and come out in favour of the national emergency, so it may not get through there, but he won'tjust face legal problems, will will be legislative problems, will will be legislative problems as well and from his supporter, if it gets bogged down in those processes and the wall is not getting built, he will come under pressure from the conservative commentators who speak in some sense on behalf of the core vote who like this idea very much. and is all this
talk from the president about the wall, this continuing talk, is this an appeal effectively to his political base as he said in his statement there at the white house, this was his core campaign promise. yes, i mean, look, from the president's point of view, he says there is a national security crisis at the border, he says the country is being invaded by drugs and people traffickers and illegal imgran, that is his position whether you disagree with it or justified is his position whether you disagree with it orjustified or not, but it is also true, that this is an enormously politically important thing for him, he fought the campaign largely on it, he fought the midterm elections largely on this as well and got thumped by losing 40 seats in the house of representatives but it is something, it has become totem mick if you like among his supporters, as something he has promised he will do to stop theseissues he has promised he will do to stop these issues happening and if he doesn't do it, that will be something that will sit in their
minds coming up to the next election. gary, good to talk to you. 0ur correspondent in washington. 0ur correspondent in washington. our latest headlines now. president trump confirms he willl invoke emergency powers to pay for a border wall with mexico. the head of mi6 warns governments in europe not to become complacent to the threat from islamic terror groups. thousands of pupils take to the streets in protest over climate change. and in port they have taken some serious scalps so far in the fa cup, but newport county's boss say they will create the biggest shock if they beat manchester city in the fifth round tomorrow. the chances of leigh halfpenny making his long—awaited return for wales in the six nations match against england are looking slim, after he was ruled out of playing clu b after he was ruled out of playing club rugby this and ferrari have unveiled the car
they hope will win them the formula 0ne title for the first time in ten year, they say it is not a revolution, but a development of last yea r‘s revolution, but a development of last year's model. i will be back with more on those stories at 5.30. thousands of children across the uk have been on strike from school today — joining worldwide protests against climate change. they've denounced the government for what they call an alarming lack of leadership. downing street has criticised the children's action, saying the disruption "increases teacher's workloads and wastes lesson time." jon donnison reports. from london... to brighton... cardiff... to stroud. schoolchildren went on strike over climate change in more than 60 towns and cities across the country. all of them young. if we don't change it, who will?
we are missing like our education, so that shows we are willing to give up our education to save the planet. some of them very young. we need to save our planet because there isn't another one to go and settle on, it is just planet earth and there is only one. it all started with a swedish schoolgirl. 16—year—old greta thunberg's often single—handed protests each friday have spread into a global movement. this was in australia, in november, where an estimated 15,000 children took to the streets. and this was berlin, just last month. greta thunberg is now addressing un climate conferences, and has a message for the grown ups. you are not mature enough to tell it like it is. even that burden you leave to us children. and on the bbc this morning, one young protestor here was putting the government on the spot.
what action will you be taking to reassure our generation about climate change? george, it is great to see you. if i was 40 years younger i would be out with you today, even though i don't want to create any extra workload for teachers. what we want is people who are passionate to be learning the skills we need to solve this problem. you will probably learn them best in the classroom. and reacting to the protest, the prime minister's spokesperson said the disruption was wasting lesson time, and increasing teachers‘ workload. but in a tweet, the labour leader jeremy corbyn called the strike "inspiring". and the green party mp, caroline lucas, said young people were offering more leadership than most politicians. but what about teachers? they are going to, in many ways, feel a sense of sympathy,perhaps, with the young people, proud of their passion, but what we are responsible for is the welfare of young people. but for the young people on the streets today,
it is the welfare of the planet that matters, and organisers of these strikes want them to become a weekly event. john donnison, bbc news. the prime minister will return to brussels next week to try to secure changes to the brexit withdrawal deal — despite another heavy defeat in the commons last night. a fifth of conservative mps failed to support the government's strategy, with brexiteers fearful that a no deal departure was being taken off the table. the commons leader, andrea leadsom, claimed last night's defeat was ‘more a hiccup than a disaster‘. 0ur political correspondent iain watson reports. the prime minister is returning to brussels next week, as the day we're due to leave the eu draws closer. despite least night's defeat, downing street's insisting that nothing has changed. she is still trying to get a revised deal, preferably by the end of the month. even though 60 of her mps didn't
support her, her ministers have been insisting she hasn't been weakened. colleagues felt in supporting the motion, it might imply they agreed with taking no—deal off the table and they weren't prepared to do that for understandable reasons. has this strengthened her hand in brussels? no, it hasn't strengthened it. the main reason for the defeat was a communications break down with jacob rees—mogg and his european research group. they says they were signalling to the prime minister she had to keep up the pressure on brussels. i am confident we are standing up for what a majority of people voted for, that last night's vote was a storm in a tea cup and we, as the european research group, have brought forward constructive solutions. what he also brought forward was a backlash against his fellow brexiteers in the european research group. 0ne minister even went so far as to call them traitors and suggested they should go and join nigel farage in his new brexit party, and there has been strong suggestions that some ministers who voted to remain
in the referendum could try to push back against the brexiteers by threatening to resign. if theresa may doesn't come back with a deal by the end of the month, some of her ministers say they could support moves to delay our departure from the european union. if they feel she is not taking steps they will have to resign. how many of the cabinet could go? i am hesitant to speak on behalf of colleagues, but i think we are talking of up to half a dozen. would amber rudd, who voted to remain, be prepared to give up her ownjob? i plan to help the prime minister to get the withdrawal agreement through and work with all my colleagues to do that. today the brexit secretary was meeting eu ambassadors who hope to recommend a revised deal soon to avoid further division. ian watson, bbc news. the author andrea levy — whose work includes the award—winning novel small island — has died of cancer at the age of 62. her writing chronicled the lives of the windrush generation and encapsulated for many what it meant to be black and british
after the second world war. 0ur arts correspondent david sillito looks back at her life. newsreel: arrivals of children. the empire windrush brings to britain 500 jamaicans, many are ex—serivcemen who know england. in 1948, andrea levy's father arrived on the empire windrush. it was the inspiration for her novel that charted with wit and compassion the hopes and struggles of a generation. small island. you think your white skin make you better than me, don't you. we both finish fighting a warfor a better world. we was on the same side. when it first came out, you know, i sort of said to the publicist, look, you know, give me a basket, i'll take them door—to—door. you know, i mean, i really thought nobody was going to be interested. in 2005 it won whitbread book of the year. small island. andrea levy grew up in london
and in her 30s began to write. much of her work driven by her own curiosity about where she had come from. a story that eventually took her back to britain's role in the caribbean slave trade. for every one slave that went to america, 12 went to the caribbean. it was massive. i have seen books on british history that don't mention slavery, you know. and you just sort of — it beggars belief. me here. the character she create was a house slave, who bears a child to an estate master. and then, later, she found that that was the story of her own great—great—grandmother. andrea levy's life and work was rooted in the story of two small intertwined islands. britain and jamaica. let them say what they like.
because i am the bustard child of empire. and i will have my day. the author andrea levy, who's died aged 62. time for a look at the weather. it has been beautiful. a lot of us are confused because it has been so mild. temperatures in some parts of the country have approached 17 degree, in fact 17.5 so far we think in rhyl in whales so that is more like april to be honest, rather than february. tonight for a time it will stay mild. the temperatures dip away quickly, where you have the clearer sky, big range of temperatures to come between daytime and what we get by the end of the night. loss of
clear skies but not in the north—west. we have cloud and some rain moving in tonight. briefly. the rest of the country variable amount of cloud. further east a nippy morning, saturday is looking more cloudy across the uk, temperatures will be as a result a bit lower, typically round 13 degrees in the south of the country but come sunday, it will be just that bit brighter and those temperatures will be back up to 15 or 16 degree, so overall, the weekend is not looking bad this is bbc news. the headlines: president trump confirms he willl invoke emergency powers to pay for a border wall with mexico. the head of mi6 warns governments in europe not to become complacent about the threat from islamist terror groups. thousands of pupils skip school and take to the streets in protest over climate change. the fa cup returns tonight
with queens park rangers and watford kicking things off in their fifth round tie this evening but tomorrow it's a real case of david and goliath. it's the premier league champions manchester city travelling to south wales to face league two's newport. 82 places between them — and newport boss michael flynn has summed it up while spekaing to bbc wales— admitting victory would be the biggest upset in teh compeition's history. we are playing against the premier league champions, the team with the record amount of points from the season and the best manager in the world right now. he is a class act, everybody wants to learn from him. we could to help we play to the best of our ability and manchester city
have an off day. it's going to be difficult and it's something that we are prepared for. the chances of leigh halfpenny making his long—awaited return for wales in the six nations match against england look slim after he was ruled out of playing club rugby this weekend. the full back has been out since november with concussion issues. although he's returned to training and was selected in wales' initial squad for the match in cardiff next saturday. he was released back to the scarlets. but the wru say he wasn't considered for their pro14 game against benetton and so he'll carry on training instead. wales and england have both won their first two six nations matches. johnny sexton is expected to be fully fit in time for ireland to face italy next weekend. he was taken off in the first half of their win over scotland and did not return. he resumed full training today and ireland defence coach andy farrell says he will be ready to go for the game against italy. the south african government has accused the iaaf of a gross violation of caster semenya's human rights... and said that their proposed rule
to restrict testosterone levels in female athletes is ‘targeting' the two time olympic champion. semenya is challenging the rule at the court of arbitration for sport next week. the iaaf wants to reduce levels of the hormone through medication... or compete against men... and it would apply to women who compete in the 400 metres up to the mile. the south african sports minister has asked the whole country to support semenya in her fight. the body of football player emiliano sala has been returned to argentina. the striker‘s body arrived in buenos aires from london. the funeral cortege will make its way to progreso where a vigil is scheduled to take place at a gymnasium near to where sala played youth football. cardiff city manager neil warnock and chief executive ken choo are among those who will attend sala's funeral on saturday. ferrari have unveiled the car they hope will win them the formula one title for the first
time in 10 years. they say it's not a revolution. but a development of last year's model, which came close to matching the mercedes but fell short after a series of errors by sebastian vettel. and the team. vettel is joined by charles leclerc this year... after his impressive debut season for sauber. i have always been looking at the redcar, hoping to be one day in this car. it is a very emotional day for me and i've also been part of the ferrari drivers academy for some yea rs ferrari drivers academy for some years now. that has helped me massively to develop as a driver and with the final goal to obviously have one date this seat, which is now happening, so it is a very proud day for me today. the quarter finals of the welsh 0pen snooker are underway in cardiff defending champion john higgins is currently on the table with england'sjoe 0 connor....
you can watch that via the bbc sport's website and via the red button.. john watson will have a full round up in sportsday at half past six. back to our top story — president trump has declared a national emergency over the us border with mexico, in a bid to bypass congress and secure funding for his promised border wall. speaking at the white house, he said the united states was facing an invasion of drugs, people traffickers and criminals. the issue has paralysed the us government, and led to its longest ever shutdown. the president said he expected to face legal challenges, but hoped the courts would give him afair hearing. with me is amy pope, the former us deputy homeland security advisor to president 0bama.
she is now an associate fellow, at the us and the americas programme at chatham house. also i'm joined by sebastian gorka who served as deputy assistant to us president donald trump in 2017. maybe i could ask you sebastien first, is this genuinely a national emergency? back in 2017, that was the lowest number of apprehensions on the us mexico border since 1971, so how is it worse now and back then? i'm not sure where you are getting your statistics from. the us customs and border protection is the source. for the last calendar year, we had 390,000 illegal aliens
apprehended at the border. that is almost have a million. that is a national crisis. we had 72,000 americans die from drugs over dices from drugs that were smuggled across—the—board. that from drugs that were smuggled across—the—boa rd. that is from drugs that were smuggled across—the—board. that is a multiple how many americans were killed in the vietnam war. just that alone provides more than adequate justification for the president to do this. if it is half a million now, as you say, in the year 2000, and this is according to the us customs and border protection agency, so presumably, they should know. it was 1.6 million, so if it isa know. it was 1.6 million, so if it is a national emergency now, surely it was a national emergency back then? yes, so what is your point? previous republican president did not declare emergency powers and this one is. we have declared more
than 50 national emergencies since 1977. president 0bama declared one because of equality of drinking water in michigan. he declared one on avian bird flu, so the idea that this is something untoward or unusual, is totally fallacious. there are 31 national emergencies standing today, some going back to 1979. if you're trying to make the argument that this is unusual, history does not support your argument. amy, you wear us deputy homeland adviser to president 0bama. now president trump says the united states is currently facing drug traffickers, criminals, he has to build this wall. he says all is work
and he will build this world with money from his emergency powers. and he will build this world with money from his emergency powerslj am afraid he just does money from his emergency powerslj am afraid hejust does not money from his emergency powerslj am afraid he just does not have the fa cts am afraid he just does not have the facts to support the argument. if you look, for example, at the el chapel trial in new york, he saw that he ran organisation that was extraordinarily sophisticated, they used border tunnels, submarines, aerial devices to get drugs across the border, so a president believes that a wall will be an effective deterrent against serious or, then i think he is mistaken. he said the wall in israel works, 99.9%, why shouldn't it work in the united states ? shouldn't it work in the united states? when you look at the problems we are seeing at the border, for example the central american people who are fleeing violence and seeking asylum with us customs and border officials, they will not be stopped by a well so it is time for the president to take a look what is happening the border and come up with solutions that will
fit the problems. solutions like what? technology, sharing of information between customs and border officials, department of justice officials, having sophisticated detection of the ports of entry, making sure there is sufficient evidence to hear the cases. there is a long list but the president, for whatever reason, has chosen not to focus on it. technology and a long list of alternatives to a well, what you say to that? i would like to know if amy lives in a tent or if she lives in a house with walls. she lives in a house with walls. she lives in a house with walls. she lives in a house with walls, to the walls work? when she was to bed at night, does she log her front door order to leave it wide open and say, it's ok, i got technology, you can come in here? walls, of course they work, thatis here? walls, of course they work, that is why we have them for the history of mankind since the first flint piece of stone was laid upon another flint piece of stone. let's put that to any. wolves work? in
medieval days, they certainly worked and that was a good solution. do you live in a tent? it is time for the president to look at where we are. i think that is why we don't see the support within the party for the solution. sebastien, let me ask you this, in terms of paying for this well. does she live in a tent? i think we can assume she does not. then walls work, is not the middle ages. let me ask you this, initially, donald trump said mexico was going to pay for this well. he seemed to give up on that idea. then he was going to get congress to pay for that wall, they would not pay for that wall, they would not pay for this so is this not a desperate gambit which he may well as in the courts to get this money, $8 billion, through his national emergency powers? quite the contrary. yesterday she promised to give him
over billion dollars thanks to his chief of staff, we have found $80 billion, almost twice the amount the president is requested from congress. there is nothing desperate about it. i was in the white house when the democrats chain challenged us when the democrats chain challenged us and what did we do? we went through the whole court system, took every challenge and we won that fight and supreme court in the travel ban was upheld. but you're going to have to take money from the military under these emergency powers, money from flood defences in places like florida, you're going to rob peter to people in a way? not at all, the part of agriculture has $200 billion worth of outstanding loans to private entities in
america. that is time ten times the cost of the barriers so it is not robbing peter to paypal, we are the richest nation in the world and this can be done very easily without undermining our defensive capabilities. this can be afforded and also, do you think democrats are talking about taking this to court, may be on the way to the supreme court and other going to be able to successfully challenge donald trump on this? absolutely, president is overreaching his executive powers. the constitution makes clear that it is congress who has the powers of the purse and they did so at for a reason. it is meant to curtail the president power and make sure there is consensus president power and make sure there is consensus over president power and make sure there is consensus over significant policy issues. that is what we are seeing in play now and that's a good thing. he did campaign, that wall was his main campaign promise and he won the election so some people would say this is democracy. unfortunately, he
just doesn't have the votes and that is the way the american system works. if you have a great idea and you get the vote to support it, terrific, but when you don't get the votes, you don't get your wall and thatis votes, you don't get your wall and that is what he is seeing i know. good to talk to both of you. a company which monitors offenders as part of the government's partial privatisation of the probation service has gone into administration. the firm, working links, supervises 20,000 low and medium—risk offenders in wales and south—west england. it was criticised by inspectors who said it was "buckling" under the strain of commercial pressures. the chief inspector of probation says cost cutting had led to staff being over—burdened. we found staff in some offices carrying 80 to 100 cases. in fact somejunior staff were carrying 80 to 100 cases. in fact some junior staff were carrying over 160 cases and those sorts of workloads, it not possible today
anywhere near an acceptable job with that sort of workload. frankly, staff were struggling to get through each day, rather than do a proper job and what we found here, with those sorts of pressures, staff, i suppose the very ethos of probation itself really buckled under the strain and they ended up making a difficult decision not to do a properjob, just to get through. the headlines on bbc news: president trump confirms he willl invoke emergency powers to pay for a border wall with mexico. the head of mi6 warns governments in europe not to become complacent to the threat from islamic terror groups. thousands of pupils take to the streets in protest over climate change. now on bbc news a look ahead to sportsday at 6:30 tonight. coming up, it is fa cup fifth round
weekend and it gets under way with qpr taking on watford tonight. with no replays at this stage of the competition, its winner takes all. newport have been rewarded for their cup are relics in the competition this year. they play manchester city. the champions in the premier league, tomorrow. we will look ahead to the women's fa cup on sunday in what is a repeat of last years final with chelsea against arsenal. that's all to come at 6:30. time now for the film review. hello and welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week's cinema releases is mark kermode. so mark, what do we have this week? the kid who would be king which is
an update. we have a private war, a drama in the life of marie colvin. jellyfish, a low—budget but ambitious british picture. the kid who would be king, a retelling of the legend of king arthur? this is the legend of king arthur? this is the new film byjoe cornish. louis ashbourne serkis plays this kid called alex. he and his equally