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tv   The Briefing  BBC News  March 19, 2019 5:45am-6:01am GMT

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good morning, welcome it features a £1 million to breakfast with louise minchin sporting livestock auction. but the subject isn't and dan walker. a horse or a greyhound. instead, it is a very fast our headlines today: pigeon called armando. what next for theresa may's brexit the name is important. plan as a third vote so let's begin with brexit, on her deal is blocked? she'll chair a cabinet and what some of the british papers are calling a constitutional crisis. meeting this morning. with me is nina trentmann one of the set is wondering what it from the wall streetjournal. will mean to them is the hospitality we will get the take from the industry. iron out hotel in york as foreign papers in a moment, looking pa rt industry. iron out hotel in york as part of my brexit road trip to look at the impact. at german papers, but in terms of a race against time to help communities devastated this latest development, what do you by cyclone idai in south—east africa. thousands are homeless, make of it? well, it is an many hundreds feared dead. england could run short of clean water within 25 years interesting turn, to say the least. without urgent action. i wasn't aware of this legal clause that restrains john i wasn't aware of this legal clause that restrainsjohn bercow i wasn't aware of this legal clause that restrains john bercow from allowing a third vote in this case. i think it is also interesting that i think it is also interesting that ithink in i think it is also interesting that i think in the past couple of months we have seen him, one, saying
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historical precedent is one thing, but i will still allow another vote on another motion. so it is interesting to see he is sticking with the law in this case. i think it just underlines with the law in this case. i think itjust underlines the challenge for the government to come to some sort of agreement to get brexit through. and what are the... i know you said you are looking at the german papers, what is their take on it?|j looked at a few papers this morning and it is interesting to see a few papers are saying, for instance, bild is saying is another chapter in the brexit disaster. they were all focusing on what is happening now and what are the options for the government ahead of the eu summit on thursday. with regards to a potential of brexit, most papers we re potential of brexit, most papers were saying a delay is fine if you come up with an idea of what you really wa nt come up with an idea of what you
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really want to do during those months, during which brexit is delayed. so there is quite a bit of concern amongst european partners that, if the uk is given another three months, or it may have been two years, that this domestic uncertainty about what brexit means and if there is some sort of brexit that finds a majority in the country, what that is going to look like. and despite some of the frustrations there are in some quarters, with the speaker's intervention, some people have said they feel he is overstepping and taking too much of a driving seat in all of this, but we cast our minds back to the referendum campaign and a lot of what was said is people wa nted a lot of what was said is people wanted parliament to be sovereign again, and have power. and this is exactly what they seem to be getting, isn't it? how ironic, yes.
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and then of course we saw these comments yesterday and in previous weeks saying that notjustjohn bercow but also parliamentarians are overstepping their position here, which i doubt they do, but we have seen these comments from brexiteers saying you are impeding brexit, which was the will of the referendum. so contentious a topic it is that if he ruled something favourable to those favouring a hard brexit, those favouring remain would be just as vocal in their criticism of him. we could talk about it for the entire review and i think we will have another chance before long. this is a big story in the gulf news, we covered it in the business programmes as well over the last day or so. this potential tie—up between deutsche bank and commerce bank. not without its difficulties. yes, because ofjob losses and the jobs that could be lost if the two went together. —— commerzbank. it is interesting to
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see this has come around again because it is not the first time the leaders of the two banks have talked about merging with deutsche bank or with commerzbank, and it comes ii yea rs with commerzbank, and it comes ii years after the financial crisis, with deutsche bank being very much mired in the aftermath of the financial crisis, and struggling to adjust its business model to sustain profits as its american counterparts have managed to. and just explain something, if you can. the investors don't seem entirely happy with the move. the unions oppose it. and yet the share price went up for both banks yesterday. how does that happen? well, i guess... first of all, it is good to see that there is some movement, and because deutsche bank has been... management has been trying to... well, modernise the bank and to transform the bank in the past couple of years, with somewhat limited success, and so i
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guess it is good to see that both banks are addressing this issue, after we have had speculation in the press. but i wouldn't necessarily say that, just because the stock went up for one day, that that is necessarily showing wired investor support, as you have pointed out. i think it remains to be seen what the details are of a potential merger, and it also then remains to be seen what kind of role the german government is playing, which has 50% of shares in commerzbank, and therefore is of course not neutral to this. and as some have pointed out it raises whole questions about the state aid, and so on, but we will park that for the moment. this story about the surge in fake and counterfeit goods. £384 billion a year. and i suppose it comes down to individuals, doesn't it, just not funding this lack market in
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counterfeit goods. because if we don't buy, they won't be able to sell. yes, i guess in some areas there is a challenge, because in certain goods that are advertised online it is very difficult for the consumer to find out whether the product is what it is supposed to be oi’ product is what it is supposed to be or what it claims to be, or whatnot. i think it is interesting that amongst those goods that are traded, 296 amongst those goods that are traded, 2% of goods are pharmaceuticals, which is a bit worrying, if you have to ta ke which is a bit worrying, if you have to take a certain product and you buy it online and you find out that it isa buy it online and you find out that it is a counterfeit. i think it is also interesting to see that the biggest nation trading in counterfeit goods is china, which gives a bit of fodder to president trump, who is currently trying to renegotiate the us's trade relationship with china. renegotiate the us's trade relationship with chinalj renegotiate the us's trade relationship with china. i mean, that graph is really interesting, where they have set out in the article the breakdown by percentage. as you say, footwear accounts for
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22% of fake counterfeit goods online. electrical equipment, well, that could be quite dangerous, if something is not wired properly. and as you say, pharmaceuticals, although it is a relatively small percentage, if people don't know what they are getting, that is potentially very harmful. well, also if these goods are not necessarily checked by a regulatory authority, evenif checked by a regulatory authority, even if it is not as big as the other items, i guess it is a concern from a patient‘s point of view, yes. the mail online, who would have thought, a water shortage in the uk, known as one of the radiused countries in the world, but it seems not enough. i have noticed in the past couple of months that it was drier than i remembered from previous winters, especially winters, and the story is saying that six water companies have already initiated water management plans and that it needs to rein i20% between now and next april in order to avoid a shortage of water next
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year, which is... so it doesn'tjust have to meet the average, it has to exceed the average. in order to make up exceed the average. in order to make upfor exceed the average. in order to make up for the shortfall last year. we saw the problems it caused in cape town last year, and you almost don't imagine that the developed world city could suffer a drought, but here we have a warning that even london could potentially be hit. let's turn to perhaps... is it too much to say my favourite story? the lewis hamilton, not my words, the words of an expert, of racing pigeons. just explain this, briefly, nina. yes, a belgian breeder bred a bird called armando and sold him in an auction online and two chinese bidders jacked up the price, and one of them ends up paying over £1
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million. i think what is interesting is armando was highly sought after because of an exceptional strength that allowed the bird to race in all weather conditions. but of course the bird is five years old, so actually is about to end its racing career. so the point for the buyer, the identity of which hasn't been revealed, is to breed with armando. just briefly, bought anything you have regretted as an impulse? some clothing, i think, have regretted as an impulse? some clothing, ithink, but have regretted as an impulse? some clothing, i think, but i have regretted as an impulse? some clothing, ithink, but i have have regretted as an impulse? some clothing, i think, but i have never felt tempted to buy a pigeon. there is still time. thank you very much indeed. i have to say my impulse buying is usually a takeaway on the way home. we will leave it at that. stay with us on bbc news. plenty more to come. see you soon. hello there. last week, we were bombarded by deep areas of low pressure, bringing gales and heavy rain,
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but i'm thankful to say this week is looking much quieter. we've got high pressure, i think, in the driving seat for many of us, so it'll be a lot more settled and quite mild. although we'll have quite a bit of cloud around, where you get the sunshine, it'll feel very springlike indeed. this is the area of high pressure which will be dominating the weather for us throughout this week. but we've still got a few weather fronts to contend with in the short term. so it does look like, early on tuesday, quite a lot of cloud around, some showery bursts of rain across northern and western areas, and it will be breezier here as well. so with all the cloud cover, i think, and even the rain and the breeze, it's not going to be a particularly cold start to tuesday. but there will be quite a bit of cloud around. sunshine will be limited. i think probably the best of any, if you get some, will be the north—east of scotland, perhaps some spots across eastern england. but elsewhere, quite a bit of cloud, thickest across the north—west, where we'll see further outbreaks of rain, and it'll be breezier here too. so 11—14 celsius for scotland. further south, 12, 13 degrees,
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maybe 1a celsius in the south—east, which is actually pretty mild — a little bit higher than what we should be looking at this time of year. but things are set to turn even milder midweek onwards. this big wedge of air will move in off the atlantic. the orange and yellow colours denote that. and it does look like, if we get some sunshine across the eastern side of the country, then those temperatures will shoot up. but again, another very cloudy day, i think, across northern and western areas. thickest of the cloud across the west of scotland, where it'll be quite breezy. 13, maybe 1a degrees here. but across the south and the east, given some sunshine, we could be looking at 16 or 17 celsius. we've still got high pressure with us, dominating the scene, i think, for much of england and wales. this weather front will bring thicker cloud, outbreaks of rain to scotland and then to northern ireland later in the day, and it will become quite windy here too, as well, so a bit of a different feel to the weather here. further south though, largely settled, variable cloud, a little bit of sunshine and again very mild, with temperatures reaching 15 or 16 degrees. something a bit cooler behind this weather front — nine or 10 celsius there, lower for stornoway. this weather front begins to slip south—east, but fizzles out as it does throughout friday.
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so we'll see outbreaks of rain for scotland and northern ireland, then into north—western parts of england and north—west wales later on. those temperatures dropping a little bit here, but still very mild, with some sunshine across the south and the east. now, it looks like that weather front will slip southwards during friday night, and then for the weekend, something a little bit cooler, as you can see. temperatures down a notch, but it looks still largely settled, with variable cloud, a bit of sunshine.
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