tv The Briefing BBC News March 27, 2019 5:45am-6:01am GMT
good morning. welcome to breakfast, from news websites. with dan walker and louise minchin. our headlines today: and now to the financial times. it leads on the landmark legal mps prepare to vote on a range of options to try to find some common ground, and a way to break case of the drugmaker purdue pharma who have agreed to pay out $270 million for their role the brexit deadlock. in the opioid crisis. staying with the ft and a story that's big here in london — uber‘s founder has bought 100 kitchens it comes as some leading brexiteers across the capital, expanding appear to be showing signs its reach into the fast—growing food delivery market. that they will back theresa may's deal after all. putting the brakes on speeding. plans are revealed to fit finally we take a look at the front page of the times all new cars with a device to keep them within the limit. it focusses on the car industry and new technology that will be who will save debenhams? fitted in all new cars that make the retailer says it needs £200 million to keep the doors open. i'll have the latest on what it means for staff and shoppers. speeding a thing of the past! in sport: how to deal with racist fans. calls for stadium and tournament bans as football wrestles so let's begin with eileen burbidge, co—founder and partner at passion capital, an early—stage venture capitalfirm, joins me now. the guardian, the front page. it says the headline, theresa may under pressure to step aside to secure the
backing the brexit deal. this conversation has been going on for a while backing the brexit deal. this conversation has been going on for a while now. maybe she has got to be the sacrificial lamb to get this brexit deal of hers through. we have been talking about this for months. it was late last year it looked like it was going to be really precarious for her but she sort of said fine, she conceded that. the next elections, which i scheduled... she said she will stay and see the brexit deal through. that's been her call to arms, that she is here for the long haul and wants to make it happen. do this with me, but i won't stand or re— election in 2022. clearly that's not enough for some hardliners. honestly, it looks like all the different sides and groups arejust all the different sides and groups are just looking all the different sides and groups arejust looking for all the different sides and groups are just looking for small wounds. it looks like the hardest brexit supporters, the greatest eurosceptics, are probably going to
lend their weight behind her vote if it comes to a third meaningful boat because they would rather her deal. they want a small win. everyone is trying to get a little bit of a win and it's getting tiresome. she will be meeting with backbench tories today as mps in parliament to prepare for lots of crucial votes today. lots of different options will be before them as to what our withdrawal looks like. how soft or ha rd withdrawal looks like. how soft or hard or may be no brexit at all. actually, after this boat this evening, we could be in a very different position, couldn't we? the boats i'm going to be binding, they just indicative votes. they will be really difficult. the prime minister for number 10 not to take them into strong consideration. obviously it is going to be meaningful in terms of how she is going to try to
persuade some people to come on side. just to say as well, i'm skipping between the bbc on line story as well and if i can find it, and get to the bottom, here we go. this is the bit that is really useful. if you want to understand what's happening today happening today, there is this brilliant diagram. it's really helpful, on how this all works. do take a look at bbc news on line. we have so much to talk about. this vote in parliament yesterday on changes to their copyright laws. something we focused on here yesterday morning. actually voted in favour. there were various bits. actually, memes are exempt from article 13. that was going to be in there. overall, they voted for these changes which is quite controversial. what is your interpretation of what they mean for us? i think there is a lot here to
one pack. they voted for the overall directive. there was a second boat which was going to enable amendments to be made which a lot of people argued with specifically target these two articles. that actually just failed by five votes. that was handled improperly. they meant about the other way. enough mps have actually said they voted the wrong way. i don't know if those are mental things but what's at the heart of this is a contempt for the european union to try what they see is the big tech companies and to try and give more economic incentives and give more economic incentives and a bit of the pie back to content creators, artists and people who are actually creating the content. what's interesting is what this could mean if this all does go through in the way that they wish. if somebody was to share some bbc
news articles, what have you, they could be infringing copyright law yet we at bbc news and other news organisations want everything spread farand organisations want everything spread far and wide without people fearing what the consequences of that might be. for me as an individual, if i tweet an article, i could get into trouble. the concept is really well intended. this is really actually quite dangerous. what's really interesting is that there was aggressive lobbying on both sides. clearly there was no question. tens of thousands protested over the weekend. you had google and the big tech companies on the same side as internet freedom activists. if those two disparate groups on the same side of the argument, it's probably worth paying attention to. there is a risk that this actually creates a bigger gap between the tech companies and may be new companies and content creators who want to see that content. it's been reported
pretty extensively in the german press and the french press. what happened yesterday in germany and france, if some people like to look at things on wikipedia that was blocked, it was illustrating to the general public what this could mean in future general public what this could mean infuture in general public what this could mean in future in terms of censorship. people in spain can't read google news and it's a bit of a foreshadowing, if the big companies decide this is too much and too unwieldy to actually control. they. providing those services and that is the worst for everybody.“ providing those services and that is the worst for everybody. if the uk we re the worst for everybody. if the uk were to leave the european union, and this is not something that would apply in the uk, we don't know.“ the uk was in favour and did say they would do this, who knows. it's so they would do this, who knows. it's so complicated. the financial times, the opioid crisis in the united states. this huge company, which
might not be familiar to viewers. purdue pharma, they are not admitting guilt but they have to pay admitting guilt but they have to pay a heck of a lot of money. the reason it is such a big deal, it's the first state in the united states which is lobbied and be able to get money back. $270 million to support activities and centres that help people who are addicted to opioids. this follows a case by the department ofjustice, a federal case a couple of years ago which was bigger. another 1000 lawsuits that it up from other states, cities and councils. this is a watershed. this is the beginning of it. the company is the beginning of it. the company is actually pursuing, looking into bankruptcy. what significant is the company did not admit wrongdoing but the claims are about force marketing, misleading about the benefits of opioids and misinforming medical practitioners by saying
there were no long—time —— long—term ill effects from opioid use. what is travis kalahniuh, the founder of cuba, who has bought more than 100 dark kitchens across europe. -- travis kalanick. across metropolitan areas, in london, over100 travis kalanick. across metropolitan areas, in london, over 100 dark kitchens. what is a dark kitchen? it sounds a bit shady. itjust means a kitchen that is going to supply food for people but doesn't have anywhere for people but doesn't have anywhere for people but doesn't have anywhere for people to sit. it is strictly ta keaway for people to sit. it is strictly takeaway and delivery. it will be interesting because this will potentially of course compete with
uber eats, an offshoot of a company he founded and in the same spaces deliveroo. it will be interesting. ca rs deliveroo. it will be interesting. cars fitted with devices so we can't go over the limit. nanny state are important go over the limit. nanny state are im porta nt safety go over the limit. nanny state are important safety measure? the concept and intention is real well—founded. we have speed limits. why do we let the cars or drivers go faster? it will be interesting to see how it's implement it. technology already exists. the devil is in the detail. thank you so much. many of you point out the fact that you need to accelerate hard, often to avoid an accident. thanks for your comments. i will see you soon. hello there.
don't expect any major changes in our weather over the next few days. there is more dry weather to come, some spells of sunshine and patchy cloud as well. one subtle difference, it is going to turn a little bit milder for a time at least. high pressure then sitting to the south of the british isles. the winds allowing cloud to feed in over the top of that area of high pressure so we will continue to bring areas of cloud from the north—west towards the south of the uk through the first part of wednesday. best of the clear spells as we start off the day across southern and western parts of england and wales, that's where we have the lowest of the temperatures. a touch of across parts of the west country. south—east wales, the south—west of england. further north, not as chilly because there is more cloud. through the day, we continue to bring these areas of cloud south—eastwards. a mixture of patchy cloud and sunshine for many. the best of the sunshine across wales in the south—west. equally the cloud across the far
north and far north—west of scotland. temperatures generally 11—14 degrees, may be 15 in aberdeen if we get some sunshine and shelter to the east of high ground. as we move through wednesday night and into thursday, not as much cloud potentially by this stage but that could allow some mist and fog to form. again, some pockets of frost, temperatures widely holding up between 3 and 6 degrees. thursday, once again dominated by high pressure sitting just to the south of the british isles. winds around high pressure moving in a clockwise direction so introducing something of a south or south—westerly flow of air for most of us towards the end of the week which lifts the temperatures a little bit. thursday, low cloud and some mist and fog patches as well. we should get to see some spells of sunshine. away perhaps in the far north—west of scotland, more cloud and breeze. temperatures 1a, 15, 16 degrees — somewhere we could get up to 17 degrees. similar temperatures possible on friday, particularly in the central and eastern parts of england and scotland. further north and west, for northern ireland and scotland, we'll see thickening cloud. outbreaks of rain creeping in. a frontal system approaching,
and that is going to change the weather a little bit as we head into the weekend. as we move through friday and saturday, that front will slowly, painstakingly slowly slide south—eastwards, taking some cloud and rain with it but behind, the winds round to northerly. so things are looking a bit cooler for the weekend and into next week, those temperatures are expected to drop further — we may even see some wintry showers.