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tv   The Briefing  BBC News  March 25, 2019 5:45am-6:01am GMT

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good morning. welcome to breakfast they met to discuss the brexit deal, with dan walker and louise minchin. 0ur headlines today: but it broke up without agreement — a critical week for brexit. putting immense pressure on may's leadership. theresa may clings to power as mps try to gain greater control next to the financial times, reporting on the fallout over the process. we'll look at the pressure from the 22—month probe into president trump's russian links being placed on the prime minister by special counsel robert mueller. from all sides, in the week we were supposed to be leaving the eu. the democrats have vowed to continue the investigation — a great day for donald trump. saying they'll take their fight to the supreme court if the report the mueller report finds no evidence isn't released in full. of the president's campaign colluding with russia in the 2016 election. we'll hear stories of survival, and a humbling story as the cruise ship that got from kenya on bbc news online, where a rural science teacher into trouble off the coast of norway arrives safely at port. who gives 80% of his salary to support poorer students has been it's late, it's wildly expensive, hailed the world's best teacher. he rose to the top from 10,000 but it's beautiful. nominations and wants to use his exposure to promote science education. and finally in the times newspaper in london, a study has claimed to have found for the first time that men and woman are indeed
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genetically different, with brain differences between sexes starting in the womb. let's get stuck in. with me is richard griffiths, corporate communications director at the global pr firm ketchum. you mentioned the sun when we were talking about accident, let's at the article. it just says," talking about accident, let's at the article. itjust says," times up te reza " , article. itjust says," times up tereza", and it is this whole conversation about maybe she should step aside, maybe that is the way to get a deal through parliament and leave the eu in more managed, better way as opposed to falling out? let's try and make some sense of this. there are so many elements and angles we could go off this morning. let's start with the sun. speculation about theresa may's future and how long she has got as prime minister is, think to say, at fever bridge this morning. the now
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she seems to have fended off a challenge to her leadership —— fever pitch. we will come onto that in more detail in a moment. that meeting was with some of her opponents to the brexit deal, but the prime minister's fate aside this will be a crucial few days. potentially she could ring back the withdrawal agreement, there could be a third vote on it later this week, but what we will see today is mps deciding whether to take control of the parliamentary agenda, there could be a series of votes, possibly around six indicative votes that could go along several lines, it could go along several lines, it could essentially mean parliamentarians have to vote on a softer brexit, perhaps bringing forward a second referendum, the backdrop is really interesting. we shouldn't forget about the backdrop to the sun's article this morning, which is at the weekend we saw 1
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million people taking to the streets of central london in march, some of those people want to see article 50 revived in its entirely, some want to see a second referendum. the other element is we have had this online petition to revoke article 50 with 5 million people signing up. that 5 million people figure was hit at the weekend. there are so many different strands to this story, and i think there is a sense on the leave side and on the remain side that there is a lot to play for. and there is momentum gathering as you say amongst those who were on the street on the weekend. but if we look at the guardian, the people leaving checkers, beautiful gorgeous day, but to what extent did she make any progress at all with these four individuals, all of whom have been pretty integral when it comes to brexit? —— chequers. she has made
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some progress in that she has fended offa some progress in that she has fended off a challenge to her leadership an hour. she cannot be challenged on that from 12 months that they had a no—confidence vote in her leadership, i can't remember when that was, but it was not that long ago. she could resign, there is that option. they can't get rid of her, it won't be easy, that's for sure. we had this meeting in glorious sunshine at chequers, the pictures tell a story on the front of the guardian, you have iain duncan smith going off to chequers, arriving in his stunning sports car, you have the roof off, he has got his cap on, it looks like he is off for a sunday drive. you have jake ——jacob rees mogg with 11—year—old peter, looking like a repeat of history with him looking like he is going to be
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gearing up for looking like he is going to be gearing upfora looking like he is going to be gearing up for a repeat of his own. you have borisjohnson, you have michael gove who looks like he is asleep, who knows what the future is in terms of michael gove. the guardian says "may's deal drift away , guardian says "may's deal drift away", we don't know that, this is theissue, away", we don't know that, this is the issue, isn't it. we have no idea what there is out there in terms of support for her deal, in order to get that extension to article 50 beyond mid april, into may, it is very ha rd to beyond mid april, into may, it is very hard to predict. it is very ha rd to very hard to predict. it is very hard to predict. the one thing that i would say with regard to the attitude towards theresa may, is that there seems to be a real disconnect actually in terms of theresa may and how she has pushed her deal through, a disconnect with her deal through, a disconnect with her own party, disconnect with british business, and she does not seem to get it, and i think that is one of the key things, whether you area one of the key things, whether you are a lever or a remain hour, she
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does not seem to be listening to anybody. the financialtimes does not seem to be listening to anybody. the financial times front page, democrats promised to keep alive the probe into trump's russian links" this is the outcome of the mueller investigation, we do not have the full report, only a short synopsis of the conclusions. the president trumpet is looking good so far. it says that there was no collusion between him and his, those who were running his campaign and moscow. the keyword there is " sofa r". moscow. the keyword there is "sofar". you sarah huckabee sanders coming out and saying he is exhilarated, saying it is a great day for president trump and america, and essentially he is in the clear, but i refer you to the editorial in the fc this morning when it says "mr miller's report is not the beginning of the end, it marks the start of
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the next phase, and if anything the political battle is likely to inte nsify". political battle is likely to intensify". —— mr mueller. there is apr intensify". —— mr mueller. there is a pr war here, mr trump is not out of the woods yet. will leave it there because i want to get onto this peter tabichi, who is the science teacher in kenya, who teachesin science teacher in kenya, who teaches in rural can you, he has been nominated as the world's best teacher, and it is a lovely story with lovely pictures, he is quite phenomenal when you read about him and what he is doing —— teachers in rural kenya. when i read this story this morning, in essence he is taking this award on behalf of a lot of teachers out there. he is in unique case, to recap the story, he donates 80% of his salary back to the school in rural kenya, and it is an interesting case study if you like because this is in a location
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where all the kids have to travel several minds, —— several miles to school, they have to walk there, he donates his salary because there are huge classes of 70—80 kids in the class with huge —— with few textbooks and his salary goes to resource the school. and he is going to give his $1 million winnings, the prize money, he is giving that as well to the foundation, the local charities that are helping these kids get an education. one of the interesting elements with this, when he apparently talks about, he tries to change the minds of some of the family to go to the school. those who expect their daughters to get married at an early age, he encourages them to keep their daughters in school. it is a really interesting story. but as i say i kind of suspect that he is one hero, which is great, but we all have teachers who shaped and made us, and i think this is a bit of a testament to that. that is the purpose of the
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prize, to raise the status of the teaching profession. he won that yesterday, well done peter tabichi. really quickly, what is this proof at last that men and women are different... 0ur brains are wired differently? i think this story was that the cat amongst the pigeons. this is research based on brain scans of foetuses, suggesting that differences between the sexes start ata differences between the sexes start at a very early age, start at the womb. but there is a serious point behind this research that was done to better understand conditions like autism, who knows whether it is true, whether it is to do with multitasking, directions, et cetera, who knows. people can make their own mind up, thank you for your company. hello there. we saw mixed fortunes of the weather
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across the uk on sunday, with breezy, windy conditions, with showers across the north. further south unbroken sunshine. we saw 15.1 celsius in stjames's park, in london. the windy, showery conditions across the north of the country has been attributed to this area of low pressure, which is continuing to push out into the near continent, and allowing this big area of high pressure to topple in across the uk. so it will continue quite windy for the early hours of monday, across some eastern areas, perhaps a few showers. but elsewhere, lighter winds and lengthy clear skies. so it's going to be quite a chilly start to the day today, with low single figures across the south and a touch of frost out of town, across more northern areas. so a chilly start to monday, but at least largely dry and bright with plenty of sunshine. the winds will be light, too, because high pressure will be dominating. so lots of sunshine across england and wales, and across scotland and northern ireland to begin with, but then skies will gradually turn cloudier through the day as we see a weak warm front pushing off the atlantic. so it will blot out all the sunshine. we'll see a little bit of showery rain across the north and the west. but some milder air moving in —
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10—11 degrees, in fact, milder than it was on sunday. for england and wales, down into the channel islands a glorious afternoon with widespread sunshine, light winds and temperatures around 13 degrees after what was a cool start. and then high pressure dominates the scene for the week ahead. slap bang on top of us, in fact, we will be drawing some drier air off the near continent. this is why we shouldn't see too many problems with clouds and we should potentially see quite a bit of sunshine. so it's looking pretty good for the rest of the week. mainly dry. quite warm by day but night will continue to be chilly, with a touch of mist and fog. this is the picture then for tuesday: chilly start, any mist clearing away quickly and then we'll see plenty of sunshine. but into the afternoon a bit of fairweather cloud tending to build up here and there. and to the very north of scotland, here we'll have a frontal system which will bring outbreaks of rain, mainly to the northern isles, where it will be quite breezy. a nice mild day, temperatures 13 or 1a celsius. a similar picture on wednesday. we start off quite cool, a little bit of mist and fog around
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and that should clear quickly. and then three's lots of sunshine through the afternoon. again, a bit of fairweather cloud building up here and there. the best of the sunshine will be across england and wales. a little bit warmer on wednesday. 1a degrees in aberdeen, 15 degrees across central, southern and eastern parts of the country. and if anything it turns even warmer towards the end of the week. we could be looking at 17, 18, maybe 19 degrees across the south—east. but like i mentioned, warm by day but still quite chilly at night.
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