tv The Briefing BBC News April 5, 2019 5:45am-6:00am BST
good morning, welcome to breakfast with charlie stayt and naga minchetty specialist for the over—505, our headlines today... sha res have plummeted despite the rise in the number of people over 50. the company has warned it could be vulnerable to a takeover. and finally the independent. a12 a 12 month extension to brexit. danny rose, who plays for england and tottenham, reports of a new rfid being put says racism and politics in football is making him look forward together by the president of the european council. —— a new offer. to retirement at the age of 28. the head of boeing accepts for the first time that crucial software is linked to the fatal crashes of two of its aircraft. it's our responsibility to eliminate this risk. we own it and we know how to do it. that is pretty depressing, isn't it? a growing problem — the gender pay gap is getting worse, with nearly half of the uk's biggest employers still — on average — welcome back, senior vice president for strategy and communication at paying men more than women. can't wait to quit the game. atos, the it services corporation. let's start with brexit in this story in the guardian about northern ireland facing this prospect of a milk lake, again trying to square the circle of the irish border. 30% of milk, apparently, from northern ireland, then crosses over for butter products and all sorts of other food products, and
butter products and all sorts of otherfood products, and it could be had by tariffs and delays. yes, you are right. i was here seven days ago when we were talking about brexit andi when we were talking about brexit and i am back seven days later. we we re and i am back seven days later. we were meant to have left, the uk was meant to have left last week. we are now at a point where there is another seven days before there is meant to be a departure, on april 12 stop what we are seeing here is the reality of the issue of the irish border. lots of people have heard the word backstop, but what does that really mean? i think this is a prime example of the policies, challenges, and the real impact that there could be if there is a no deal brexit. if there is a no deal brexit there is an anticipation that a certain number of significant agreements would not be in place to enable things like milk to travel freely across the porous border between northern ireland and the republic of ireland. so this is the challenge. we are all hoping beyond hope that this kind of situation will not occur, that sense will
prevail, even if there was a no deal brexit they would be some kind of overhanging timeline that would say, we can manage these situations. but it is the example of one of the types of incidents that could happen if there is not an agreement. how likely is that going to be, given that we are, as you say, one week out? that's they could work out how the checks could be carried out at any kind of border, if there will be checks, while maintaining a flow of goods so that milk really doesn't soui’ on goods so that milk really doesn't sour on the border, and goods are not spoiled in the process?” sour on the border, and goods are not spoiled in the process? i think we have to look at having some kind of common sense approach, which has been missing, some might say, to all of the brexit negotiations, which says if no deal happens, in a short—term interim basis, as people work things out, you know, things could continue. this does not mean that the milk coming from northern ireland into the republic of ireland are suddenly not good enough to come over. so they would need to be some approach. but this is an example ——
this is an example of one of the many instances of why people have been so fearful of an example of one of the many instances of why people have been so fearful of a no deal brexit. there is significant ambiguity. people do not know where they stand. irish farmers are obviously confused about what kinds of rules and regulations would flip into place at that point. it is that kind of reassurance lots of people have been looking for, and are looking to the british parliament to give them. should we talk about the prospect of some kind of deal over the next week? the daily telegraph saying theresa may is being pushed towards a second referendum. 4.5 hours of cross—party talks last night, apparently up for discussion is another vote for mps on a second referendum if a deal is not agreed in the meantime. if that happens, which way is it going to go, and is it likely to divide offer to separate the nation and the cabinet? the big questions, victoria. i am not sure anybody is fully able to a nswer not sure anybody is fully able to answer them. i think the challenge here is that it has been another unprecedented set of days in brexit in the united kingdom. and people are perplexed. especially the people
from certain parties, the conservative party under labor party, that these leaders are talking to each other. one of the things we have to recap is that when the referendum was fought in the uk it was not fought on party lines. it wasn't one party fighting another party. it splits the parliamentarians and the parties over the subject of europe. therefore it does seem that the party leaders should be able to talk, because both our parties are invariably split on the issue itself. and when they are trying to get consensus on the way forward, they must talk to each other, to find out, to find that consensus, and if they have not been able to find it at this late stage. the negotiations had been going on for several days and it appears they will be further negotiations between the teams of the two parties today, and potentially some kind of proposal coming forward. it is reported that the prime minister is writing to jeremy reported that the prime minister is writing tojeremy corbyn on what their teams are agreeing. but if that does not happen it appears there are still further plans to go
back to the indicative load process, whereby the house of commons looks to find a majority, to work with the options on the table. but that hasn't worked. we have been there and done that. could the prospect of and done that. could the prospect of a vote on a second referendum make theresa may's original deal look effectively like the least worst option for brexiteers? you are absolutely right. the withdrawal agreement that the prime minister put forward has been rejected three times. but does it start to change in context of what else could happen? and therefore, yes, if a second referendum is the option, does it persuade people to go back towards her withdrawal agreement, may be enhanced or slightly changed, with this conversation around, including being part of the customs union. let's talk about a divorce deal of another nature. just business, the world's richest man, has finalised his divorce with his wife mckenzie. —— jeff bezos, the world's richest man. just one
statement and a tweet, she said she was looking forward to the future as co pa re nts was looking forward to the future as coparents and friends. but she is also taking something like £27 billion worth of company stock with her. yes, looking forward to the future with 4% of amazon. that makes the third richest woman in the world. probably quite a nice future to look forward to. if, of course, the stock holds its value. yes, of course. but it does appear there is a certain amount of grace and decorum that bothjeff a certain amount of grace and decorum that both jeff and a certain amount of grace and decorum that bothjeff and mackenzie have demonstrated. he is technically the richest man in the world. he has huge power and influence. what he says does get looked at and scrutinised. but he has managed this process , scrutinised. but he has managed this process, he has had challenges as well, he is obviously the owner of the washington post, there has been some press intrusion into his private life. the way he has managed that, the poise he has shown, i think this is beyond, obviously, amazon. it is about the man himself.
but is —— but that is reflected in the company that he runs and has established. hats off to him, to both of them. maybe they should be getting our politicians tips on how to get divorce is done. let's talk about saga. what is going on? more over 50s than ever before but they market is shrinking and they have lost a third of £1 billion in value. their share is thinking. yes, for yea rs, their share is thinking. yes, for years, and some of us, i speakfor myself, as we edged closer to the big 50 that is looming large, it's... big 50 that is looming large, it's. .. i look forward to the party invitation. sure, you will be the youngest person there. the thing here is, sometimes a brand isjust not enough. what we are seeing in the market, i have seen this in terms of the business industry, businesses, life, insurance, pensions, they are changing drastically. technology is changing the way these products work and the kind of services people expect, and it appears saga was potentially relying on its long established
brand and reputation to retain customers. also, when customers see more choice and more opportunity they have been walking. therefore, saga now needs to take stock and realise, how does it reinvigorate itself? how does it bring the technology, the innovation that is out there, especially in this market, to its customers? they are obviously looking for it and they are not finding it with them. no, loyalty doesn't appear to be paying for saga any longer. let's turn to this story and independent, lots of people have been talking about this. danny rose has been talking about racism in the beautiful game and the authorities failing to stop it. he is looking forward to retirement age 28. he says he thinks he has another five or seven years left at totte n ha m , five or seven years left at tottenham, and i hope so, because i ama tottenham, and i hope so, because i am a tottenham fan and i'm a big fan of danny rose and raheem sterling. people have been calling out racism... the fines are too small, are they not? they do not even make sense. what we see, look, i remember
today days... i am an avid football fan, i remember going to football and hearing racist chanting around me, being slightly fearful myself about being there. but still, now, where we are in this day and age, it is great that a footballer like danny rose is standing up and saying this, but where is the support around him? this is the point where the premier league, the fa, the epl, all the administrators need to come together and say, what are we going together and say, what are we going to do about this? yes, the players are making a stand, but don't leave them making a stand by themselves. fall in behind them. i know there are fall in behind them. i know there a re lots of fall in behind them. i know there are lots of campaigns, like kick out racism in football, but at this point when raheem sterling is danny rose are calling it out, more can be done. well said. thank you for your time, and thank you for your company here on the briefing. i will see you soon.
hello. we've had plenty of downpour dodging to do over the last couple of days and some of what's fallen from the sky has even been a little wintry, with some cold air in place. the satellite picture shows these lumps of cloud just circulating around, right on top of the british isles, bringing those heavy downfalls, but the area of low pressure driving this turbulent weather is now sliding subtly westwards. so western parts of the uk will still see some rain throughout friday. but further east, something drier, and for all of us as the wind switches around to south—easterlies, some slightly milder air being pulled in our direction. so here's how it looks in a bit more detail through the day ahead. rain where we're closest to that area of low pressure, so across the south—west of england, wales, maybe the west midlands, and parts of northern ireland, some outbreaks of rain at times. whereas, further north and east, we'll see more in the way of dry weather and some spells of sunshine. with those south—easterly winds, temperatures a little higher than they have been. 14 degrees in london through the afternoon, at the same time, rain splashing its way back into the south—west, parts of wales, maybe fringing into the west midlands, northern ireland. more cloud for north—west england and south—west scotland, into the north and east of scotland, some good spells of sunshine with double—digit temperatures.
the far north plagued by extra cloud and some spots of rain at times. now, we go through friday night, we continue to take our area of low pressure a little bit further westwards, taking the rain with it. more of us will see dry weather, but with a bit of cloud feeding in from the north sea. most of us frost free on saturday morning, maybe just dropping down to freezing across some parts of scotland. the weekend then will be relatively mild, but often cloudy. some sunny breaks here and there, equally a little bit of rain where that cloud is at its thickest. easterly winds blowing across the british isles, that means the thickest of the cloud will be focused across eastern and then central areas, with some spots of rain, maybe the odd shower. further west, the best chance of seeing some sunshine, generally a mild day on saturday, but for some of these north sea coasts, it will be a little bit chilly with the wind coming in off the sea. on sunday, we keep easterly wind, a lot of cloud and the odd spot of drizzle, but as we go through the afternoon, there is a potential that we will see some sharp showers breaking out through the south—east, maybe into the midlands, wales, parts of north—west england, driven by some high temperatures. 15—17 degrees.