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this is beyond 100 days with me katty kay in washington, christian fraser is in paris. you're watching beyond 100 days. i'm here all night! a charm offensive in europe, just three days before the uk our top stories: theresa may is in europe is set to leave the eu. for last—minute brexit theresa may goes to berlin and paris talks with the leaders of germany and france — with the uk to try to get the eu's most powerful currently due to leave the eu leaders to back a brexit delay. in three days' time. israel holds its most closely—fought election in years — there are just 30 minutes to go until the polls close. draft conclusions for coming up in the next half hour: a crucial summit in brussels tomorrow suggest a longer delay could be granted, if the uk agrees the us attorney general says a redacted version to certain conditions, of the mueller report will be but the exact date is yet to be decided. released within a week. and, the virginia cavaliers beat texas tech in an overtime thriller, israel holds its most leading the team to its first closely—fought election in years. national basketball championship. the polls close in one hour. my son was our roving reporter. also on the programme: awaiting the release of the full mueller report. the us attorney general says he'll let congress and the public see more of it within a week. us attorney general bill barr was on capitol hill today, and computer says no! ostensibly he was there to talk the father whose three—year—old has
locked him out of his ipad for more about the justice department's than 25 million minutes — budget but democrats took the chance to grill him on the mueller report. no surprise. that's nearly five decades. and he made quite a bit of news. he said he'll release hello and welcome — i'm katty kay in washington the report to congress and christian fraser is in paris. just three days before the uk is legally set within a week, parts of it will be redacted, or hidden — to leave the european union, theresa may has been to europe's two and, weird titbit, those redactions most powerful capitals to persuade will be colour coded. he also said special prosecutor bob eu leaders to grant her request for another delay to brexit. mueller did not review the draft she is hoping they will of the report that mr barr agree at an emergency summit on wednesday to postpone released last month. brexit from this friday tojune 30, in order to give her more time to get her divorce deal mr mueller‘s team did not play through parliament. a role in drafting that document. within a week i will be in a position to release the report to the public and then i will engage with the chairman of both judiciary committees this evening, mrs may has met about that report. with emmanuel macron here in paris. the french president has said that and joining us now is formerfederal unless the uk's parliamentary impasse has lifted by tomorrow, the country would be heading prosectorjoseph moreno. for a no—deal brexit at the end of the week. but it now looks like he could be thank you forjoining us. what did softening on a further delay. you make of what bill barr said? two earlier today mrs may
was in berlin where she met german chancellor angela merkel. surprising things, one is that after the meeting, mrs merkel reportedly told within a week, notjust congress, mps from her own party, that she was considering the public will get at least a route an extension of anywhere between several months to until early 2020. redacted version of the report. we knew we would see it at some point, ididn't knew we would see it at some point, i didn't expect it in a week so meeting
in luxembourg ahead that's encouraging, by washington's standards that is light speed, of tomorrow's emergency summit, eu ministers indicated faster than anything works typically that they were open to delaying brexit if theresa may in this town. the second thing, though, the attorney general made clear he has no intention of sending presented a credible plan. a non—redacted report to congress and that was something that clearly bothered members of the democratic we need clarity from the uk's side and the extension will be regarded party on the congressional side. he upon by the dutch government, said, look, i'm willing to maybe consider that and we can have that of course, with benevolence. conversation later but as of now i have no intention of giving you the we want to understand full report. so basically, democrats what the uk need this are still in the position where they extension for and what the political have to rely on the goodwill and surroundings are for theresa may to have this extension. good faith of a man who is appointed by donald trump to release a fair version of a report which may or may and then comes the question of the conditions of what role the uk will play not conclude that donald trump obstructed justice when it came to during this extension time.
his dealings with russia over the so, all eyes on the elysee campaign. we are seeing a limitation in our system. congress has tremendous investigative powers but palace this evening. in this case they didn't control this investigation. this was an investigation done within the executive branch of the head of the i'm joined by our paris executive branch of the head of the executive branch, so congress cannot correspondent, lucy williamson. just reach over into another branch of government and pluck the i got this sense today that the information out it once. it
has to french president was just softening a little in some of the rhetoric. go through process. congress says, look, we should be entitled to this, yes, he has been very tough on the we have broad oversight response conditions that might be needed for ability. the executive branch says, an extension. this is the uk's wait a ability. the executive branch says, waita minute, ability. the executive branch says, problem to solve. any extension is wait a minute, not so fast, we are coequal branches and this is no different to any other federal going to need a really concrete investigation and prosecution and there are limits to what we should reason, a really credible plan. but turn over. do you think it is possible that we will never know i think there has been some movement coalescing around the other 26 whether bob mueller‘s report members of the eu to push for an basically concludes on one side or extension and today, what we really another whether donald trump have been hearing is that those obstructed justice when it came to conditions from the french side are the rush investigation?” being expanded. president macron is obstructed justice when it came to the rush investigation? i think we will get to the conclusions. —— the expected to call tomorrow for a real rush investigation. the attorney credible plan from theresa may but general said he previewed those conclusions last week when he
also commitments that the uk if it released his letter and he says we will get a further version. some does get a longer extension will not democrats say, we don't know if we use that membership to try and trust your conclusions.” leveraged the eu over brexit. there democrats say, we don't know if we trust your conclusions. i think the conclusions will be clear. i think he would have a hard time rejecting has been this frustration on the those. i think what's going to be french part that brexit is dragging on and if it drags on into the new heavily redacted in some of the information and the evidence parliamentary session, it is going to in some way hold back the reform underlying those conclusions, and that's where fair—minded people programme, the discussions over the could say, look, if we can't see budget. he wants some assurance the what the underlying evidence is, how uk is not going to get in the way. can we possibly determine if the conclusion was made in a logical that's right, he was knocked keen fashion? that is where i think the battle lines will be drawn and about the uk staying on beyond those ultimately the third branch of our elections. he has promised his government, thejudiciary, will have to step in and make that decision. voters and the rest of europe that what about public opinion because he is going to try and reform the when the report first came out at the end of last month, the headlines eu. it does not want the uk getting across the country came out and said in the way of that but on the other hand, he does not want to be the bad basically, trump cleared of colluding with russia, not so sure on obstruction ofjustice. do you quy: hand, he does not want to be the bad think whatever comes out of the guy, it seems he does not want to go it alone and force a nodal brexit mueller report now will change the public‘s perception much? 0ver and have it all on him. —— no—deal mueller report now will change the brexit. he has been painted as the public‘s perception much? over this whole case and investigation.
public‘s perception much? over this whole case and investigationm public‘s perception much? over this whole case and investigation. it is ha rd to whole case and investigation. it is hard to get past first impressions bad cop to angela merkel as the good in any new cycle. especially with news moving so quickly. and the cop. do you think that is the dynamic? it is interesting theresa president is good at controlling the may felt it necessary to come here narrative. he is good at that and he and speak to him. in the past, it has done that these past few weeks. so, whether public opinion changes has been the chancellor of germany will really rely on the details. seen has been the chancellor of germany seen as has been the chancellor of germany seen as the power broker. he has what more will we learn when we see been vocal on his image, and this this report? how much is available and how much is not redacted and what can we see, does that make us issue goes right to the heart of question... ? what can we see, does that make us question. . . ? that relies on the what he is about. this goes right to public following those details. well, sure, there is a lot of public the heart of what he is about. when interest. whether or not we have the he speaks about brexit, he is also detail there, that's the open speaking about the european question. joseph moreno, thank you. parliamentary elections, and his war those were fascinating hearings and with the populace in europe. —— we will wait to see what we get in the course of the next week after that mueller report potentially. populists. no press conference so it is just three days to go until the uk is legally set to leave far but all welcome to tomorrow the eu without a deal and yet it night when the 27 leaders gather at the summit in brussels. —— all will remains unclear as to how things will land. come clear. let's speak now to
stefanie bolzen, london correspondent at the german british prime minister theresa may newspaper die welt, who is in our london newsroom. has spent the day in shuttle diplomacy flying between berlin and paris to get support let mejust picked up on of her request to delay the brexit date to the 30th ofjune. let me just picked up on what christian was saying to lucy, in a but if it is a simple question, it does not yet have a sense we have good cop and bad cop. simple answer. as angela merkel become theresa no. so far, the length of the extension that the eu may may's biggest ally on the issue of offer, and the conditions that will be attached the delay? she has always been very to it, are unclear. 0pinions seem to differ among the 27 patient and supportive of the eu countries as to the impact any british prime minister. she has brexit extension could have. and the eu's chief negotiator michel welcomed her five or six times since barnier is reluctant to commit one theresa may took office injuly way or another. welcomed her five or six times since theresa may took office in july 2016 and the german government throughout this has been seen as the one that joining me now isjean really wa nts pisani—ferry who is former this has been seen as the one that really wants to have an orderly economic adviser to emmanuel macron brexit. angela merkel has said time and a senior fellow at the european and again, i will sit down and think tank, bruegel. thank you forjoining us. you are negotiate until the very last hour to find a deal and to find a his adviser on all his plans. you compromise, but the fact that there know emmanuel macron very well. i we re compromise, but the fact that there were no press conferences, neither wa nt to know emmanuel macron very well. i want to get a thought about where we are going with these discussions in in berlin or paris, this shows they london. this idea that the uk would wa nt to in berlin or paris, this shows they want to find an agreement together somehow agree a customs union. there tomorrow night and only after that
they will speak. i think we are isa somehow agree a customs union. there is a concern in britain that that still in for some surprises. would mean the eu 27 would be able to negotiate access to the uk interestingly are not hearing individually from them, they are market, but the same would not be waiting for the whole group to true the other way. access to the uk speak. how does angela merkel deal market, we have it and the uk has with the european elections and access to the eu market, so there's britain's role in those elections if no point in discussing that very the extension goes beyond may the 29th and also how do they deal with much. that is something that by definition has to be balanced on the idea there might be some in the both sides. the question over the brexiteer wing of the conservative party who val —— have already said customs union is more about what to they plan to make life difficult for do with the rest of the world. how they plan to make life difficult for are we going to negotiate, how are the eu? they have already dealt with you going to negotiate a trade the eu? they have already dealt with the question of the european agreement with the rest of the world election at the last summit in inafairly agreement with the rest of the world in a fairly disturbed world economy march. that is why there are two in which president trump is waging a trade war? i think the most deadlines. this has been secured important question for all of us is that. the point is, let's say for example, the eu was going to already by the eu 27. it was really negotiate with a third party, for argument‘s sake, we will say sri crucial time to make sure the la nka argument‘s sake, we will say sri lanka and sri lanka has access to the eu 27 countries. because there constitutional legality of the european election, the european parliament, will not be disrupted by would be this customs union and an
the british leaving the european open border on the island of ireland union. the other thing which now you would effectively be negotiating comes to the surface and which has with sri lanka for access to the uk been talked about by colleagues in market. that's absolutely the case, yes. that would be the case. without paris is the european union will ask for very firm commitments on us yes. that would be the case. without us having a say. without you securities by the british government formally having a say. being part of they will not disrupt the decisions which will come and we are just in a a customs union is basically taking the trade policy of those who decide. now, iassume very decisive year, 2019 is not only the trade policy of those who decide. now, i assume that there would be consultation. they should european elections, it also means a new eu commission and council be consultation. there should be a way to ensure that the decision is president and to some mps in the uk, they have already said, if we have what it needs to be, i mean to stay in the european union, we formally, but if you are part of a will certainly disrupt everything, the budget, the commission and so on customs union is such an important and so forth and that is something pa rt customs union is such an important that none of the 27 will want to part there should be discussions over how things are in the future but we are not having the discussion see. i listened to the chancellor now. the drama of their withdrawal agreement is that we are discussing when she spoke at the last european the divorce, not the future relationship. this is the point i'm summit in brussels and she talked about this being a historic moment coming to. if we get to a point andi about this being a historic moment and i often think she views brexit where labour and conservatives can agree around a customs union, do you very much through the history of foresee a situation where the uk would have a seat at the table to east germany, she wants to keep europe together and the only country
that would benefit is russia. yes, discuss these negotiations with other countries? would there be, for instance, a two tier europe where the uk still has a say within angela merkel sees the world beyond europe? it depends on both sides, it the european union, i should really think that and i remember when i was depends on what the uk would want to in berlin in the summer of 2016 and speaking to people, they all have, because the decision to confirmed how distraught angela withdraw is a uk decision. i can merkel was at the decision of britain to leave. written for her in imagine... europe is not something the history of europe is such an static, it is going to evolve. part important country, also an important country for germany, liberating of the eu wants to go forward with germany from the nazis. germany has integration, and there are other parts that are more reluctant. there —— britain has a very strong place are new issues, very important in the heights of —— hearts of issues, like climate that is so germans and german history. and she important much like security, like sees britain as a strong partner when it came to financial questions, cyber—security, all those issues on geopolitical questions and britain which there are some form of leaving is a massive loss for the agreements or disagreement. i german government and i must say for the german public. thank you very imagine that the eu could evolve into more of a club type arrangement where it would be more viable to not much forjoining us. interesting, the term strong partner and we have have the same eu for everyone and
that would impact necessarily the been hearing that image of britain type of relationship that there asa been hearing that image of britain as a strong partner is taking would be with the uk. very something of a knock at the moment because of the mess surrounding this whole process, whatever you think of interesting, thank you for your the brexit outcome. things are no thoughts, jean pisani—ferry. a lot less frantic for theresa may on the of people have talked to me about home front. emanuel macron's thoughts on a earlier, the environment secretary michael gove said two—tier europe, that perhaps they cross—party talks with labour, would be a core that would go aimed at breaking the impasse further and faster and you would in parliament had been "open and constructive", have this outer group but still they but the two sides differed on a "number of areas". would have a say in some european and no comforting words policies. that is potentially where from the dup's leader in northern ireland, arlene foster. we could be going in the years to she says the brexit talks in berlin and paris are embarrassing. come. well, as someone who passionately believes in the united kingdom and theresa may's appeal its capacity and potential, i find for her short brexit it quite painful to watch what's extension has been met — going on at this as we've been hearing — present moment in time. with some scepticism. it is rather humiliating that we are in a letter to members of the european council, having to go and beg so that president donald tusk wrote we can leave. it's nearly three years that he had "...little reason since the nation voted to to believe that the ratification leave the european union and we're process can be completed now pleading to stay in so that we can deal with matters that should by the end ofjune." have been dealt with before now. he went on: "i believe we should also discuss a longer extension no just before we came on air i spoke longer than one year." with the bbc‘s political
well, earlier i spoke editor laura kuenssberg. to nathalie tocci, who's the special adviser to the european commission vice president federica mogherini. i asked her what she made laura, some of the language around of the ongoing talks around a brexit extension. this visit today has been the nature of that compromise is, so humiliating for the british side. the germans talking on the one hand, and this sort of about a begging tour. heeding more to a position the french saying, well, supported by germany, you can have your extension the netherlands, sweden and others, but you will exist in an airlock. indeed allowing for the that is not going to win extension to actually happen, the prime minister any but also on the other hand, ensuring that there are clear political friends back at home. it is certainly not but no 10 signals coming from the uk as to is really conscious of that what kind of destination and in a way there has been so much eventually all this might lead to, as well turmoil, there have been so many as knocks to theresa may. sort of compliance checks, almost every day it's like she gets if you like, that if the uk indeed up and something goes wrong, does remain temporarily i actually think that they are past the point, really, of thinking that within the criticisms and noises off european union, it does continue are what i'm going to change the dynamic here. to abide by eu laws and regulations. we know that there is a big chunk there has been a debate of mps really unhappy today about what size of extension would be best. about the idea of a delay. we know that theresa may is going to turn up tomorrow night if you wanted to get the withdrawal agreement ratified, then in brussels, as she is here today, saying please, help me. better to keep up the pressure by agreeing to a shorter extension. but for them the calculation really has been, do whatever it takes if you wanted to push the uk perhaps to remove the risk of leaving towards a second referendum, may be without a deal at the end of this week, and no humiliation, a longer extension. no political embarrassment is really a greater risk than that. do you think those sort of discussions will be
ongoing tonight? i suspect they will. and indeed, the question is, what is the actual end point? the desired end point. the french are saying they want to see evidence of a plan and a way forward. the point is, of course, do you think politically they may be that on the one hand there holding back on revealing any progress in these talks is the need to have some sort because if they then have to sell it to the two divided of withdrawal agreement agreed. parties, it is much harder but then the other, to justify the extension? also, again, the end point, the destination of this journey has to be delineated. having talked to people involved my instinct tells me in the talks on both sides, my sense is they love to be in that that it may well be a rather long extension but built position where they had a plan to put forward, but somehow they're just hiding it within it a sort of, you know, away in case it gets torn to shreds by people who don't like the idea within it are sort of, you know, of them working together. these cross—party talks regular checks, if you like, are genuine, they are serious, including, possibly, also, a shorter but the problems that confront them time frame for a withdrawal are extremely serious too. and actually, it is worth agreement to be passed. saying in the big picture, the policy proposals from labour's version of brexit and where there is unanimity the conservative version of brexit is that if by the end are potentially not that far apart. of this week the but the political distance withdrawal agreement has not been ratified, the uk would have to take part is still enormous. in the european elections. are you at all worried there is really not much trust that the brexit debate and on either side and one of the really the interminable row
interesting things in the last 48 that surrounds it is going to have an impact is, i've had people on both on those elections? sides asking me, and i'm no, to be honest, i don't think it will. sure other journalists, i think that in an odd kind do you think they're serious? of way, so far, brexit because, they don't know each other, has actually, and this may sound there is no common cause, and i think at this point it's hard to see how they actually a bit strange for me to say so, but are able to reach a deal. it's actually helped, in many respects, the european union. that doesn't mean they aren't trying you don't have other member states, hard and it doesn't mean they can't, including, for instance, my own, and they are a line by line going through what might work italy, that is currently being but there is no sign yet from no 10 governed by a nationalist/ populist governed by a nationalist/populist of anything that would be described as a big open offer, something that actually government. is a tangible compromise, there is no talk any more about having referenda to exit rather thanjust, would love to make the european union. this work, wouldn't you? and this is partly because, or perhaps even largely because, the rest what struck me is the cemetery at of the member states, the moment between the negotiations including those that in london and the negotiations here, are increasingly sceptical of the both labour and the europeans european union, look at the, are trying to bind the hands frankly speaking, mess of the prime minister and her potential successor. the uk is in and don't want to replicate it. absolutely, and one of the problem so, i don't think is about theresa may there is going to be a being convincing at the moment is that she has said she is off. large impact of brexit on the why does that matter? it means she is notjust saying
trust me as your interlocutor, european parliament elections, and to use the fancy word of negotiations, she is saying also, if there is an impact, trust whoever is next, it paradoxically is an impact that reinforces the europeanist line whether that might be borisjohnson or amber rudd, or sajid javid, rather than a eurosceptic one. the home secretary, orjeremy hunt, or frankly, the queen of sheba, nathalie tocci speaking to christian she is having to make promises a short time ago. something just and convince people and she wouldn't dropping here on this issue, steven be the one that would be able mnuchin, treasury secretary, telling to keep them. members of congress that at this in the labour—tory talks i know, point we need to be prepared for a for example, that ministers have offered labour a legislative lock. ha rd point we need to be prepared for a hard brexit as a very realistic they have said, ok, we'll put it outcome, he said, that they should into law, but of course, be prepared for significant market any future prime minister could say disruptions in financial institutions if that happens. i don't like that law and i might let's speak to valentina pop, brussels correspondent change it in the house of commons. for the wall streetjournal. and that's just one of the really fundamental problems that is a brake on ever being able valentina, let me pick up on that, don't know if you have anything of that, steven mnuchin coming out on to reach cross—party compromise. that, steven mnuchin coming out on that, and the white house has always beenin that, and the white house has always been in favour of brexit and potentially a hard brexit, but we have now got a statement from steven mnuchin sounding cautious of it because of the potential impact downing street. nothing massive on financial markets. right, iwas innate. the prime minister updated speaking to a senior diplomat here president macron on the ongoing in brussels a few days ago and he
talks with the opposition to agree a was telling me that ten days ago way forward that respects the result ha rd of the referendum. they also discuss was telling me that ten days ago hard brexit was the most likely the upcoming european elections. the scenario and everybody was pretty prime minister saying that the much in contingency mode and government was working hard to avoid thinking about plans to cope with the need for the uk to take part. it isa the need for the uk to take part. it such a scenario. but since, the mood is a pretty bland statement. has shifted towards a longer i think that is pretty standard fare from number ten. i extension, towards extending the i think that is pretty standard fare from numberten. i have i think that is pretty standard fare from number ten. i have seen a sign actual point where the uk is leaving of —— from number ten. i have seen a sign of——a from number ten. i have seen a sign of —— a site of the draft the eu and this is what leaders will conclusions that the ambassadors are discuss tomorrow here in brussels. discussing in brussels this evening. that tells us a little more. there so, perhaps steven mnuchin is is going to be an extension. but the date and the length of time that catching up to the news in brussels. imean, catching up to the news in brussels. i mean, there was a lot of talk extension will span has been less blank. they will discuss that about hard brexit and contingencies, tomorrow —— has been left blank. but i think at this point we are they wanted a shorter extension, beyond that, although i must say the most of them thought about a longer diplomat was also saying, but who extension, but there is also some knows? 0ne diplomat was also saying, but who knows? one day it is hard brexit, interesting detail that if the uk does not commit to the european another day it's a long extension.
elections, it would be out of the eu who knows what will come out in a onjune elections, it would be out of the eu on june the 1st and elections, it would be out of the eu onjune the 1st and they also elections, it would be out of the eu on june the 1st and they also say elections, it would be out of the eu onjune the 1st and they also say in few days? valentina, i'm reading the those draft conclusions that they are happy to discuss the political letter donald tusk has sent out declaration, the non—binding part of tonight to all the leaders. it is the agreement on the future interesting that he talks about the relationship through this extension need for a longer extension and why but they are not prepared to talk it is necessary. he said these about the withdrawal agreement, so there will be no reopening of the rolling short extensions would have a bad impact on the eu economy, all withdrawal agreement over the course of the next year. that is set. 0k. of the 27 economies would feel the impact. i thought it was interesting that at the end of his letter he december 31 also being thrown around feels it necessary to say they asa should not humiliate the uk. there december 31 also being thrown around as a possible date. that would make for a happy christmas for everybody. are no easy solutions, he says, and iam sure for a happy christmas for everybody. i am sure you will be busy. we wa nt are no easy solutions, he says, and we want to remain best friends with whatever israelis chose the uk. they should be the highest in their elections today, one thing is indisputable, respect for the uk side. it is they haven't lacked for choice. there are a whopping 47 different political parties interesting he says that in a day competing in this poll. it is the closest fought election where we were saying earlier, the uk israel has seen for years, which means that it has been side has really been humiliated. a particularly aggressive and often dirty campaign. right, | side has really been humiliated. right, i think that's a message of mr netanyahu hopes to win a record fifth term as prime minister. goodwill and perhaps a slight but he faces unusually serious competition from benny gantz, a former chief of staff in the israeli military. undertone towards france not to push mr gantz is running on securit,— it too hard. but it's clear that one something he knows a bit about, and ending corruption, an issue mr netanyahu
has a problem with. way or another the more these meetings take place and the 0ur chief international correspondent, lyse doucet, is injerusalem for us. frequency being quite high and the distance between these summits quite short and these extensions also quite short so far, he feels the need to make a case for his plan, the polls are due to close in an which is a long extension which can be aborted at any point where the uk hour's time. 45 minutes to go. is adopting the withdrawal everyone is poised for the end of agreement. but otherwise, to focus the voting today, which at the same on other matters and to just not be time is the broadcast of the exit polls. three major television in this permanent brexit extension channels will give their projections in this election. they are mode every two or three weeks. unreliable but they will give the first indications and all eyes will valentina popjoining us from be on those two main parties. in brussels, thank you very much. a israel, they vote for parties, not permanent brexit extension mode, something perhaps everybody wants to individuals. the party of benjamin avoid, including christian fraser who spends his whole time on the lawn covering this. netanyahu or individuals. the party of benjamin neta nyahu or the alliance individuals. the party of benjamin netanyahu or the alliance of benny gantz. which man will stand the best this is beyond 100 days. still to come — virginia fans take to the streets to celebrate chance of being asked by the the team's epic victory over texas
president of forming the next tech. even a certain family member of mine government? it matters a lot which got in on the action. party gets over that threshold to get them into there. they will form the bits of a governing coalition. in some senses, tomorrow way is also divorce laws in england and wales are to be radically an important voting day in israel. overhauled, in the biggest change for 50 years. this is phase one and tomorrow the it will allow couples to separate more easily, coalition building starts. the polls without proving that one of them is at fault. it's a system that scotland has have not closed and we do not have had for some years — northern ireland has no plans the result yet, but there has been a to change its law. thejustice minister said lot of reporting that israel is it would help to end what he called "the blame game". poised to move further to the right clive coleman has this report. on issues of security. is that a fair analysis? israel has been when the fizz and sparkle have gone from a marriage and its shifting to the right for many irretrievably broken down, divorcing couples are forced to blame each yea rs. shifting to the right for many years. it could shift further to the other on the grounds of adultery, desertion, or behaviour which is right, if example benjamin intolerable to live with. netanyahu, his party gets the most number of votes and he tries to form 0r prove they have been separated for a a coalition. he has already been in minimum of two years, or five if one spouse doesn't agree. talks with far right—wing parties, jenny divorced several in fact racist parties, so racist years ago but blame and that one of them attracted the fault meant the entire family suffered. attention of a pack in the amount it
states, which says it does not it caused complete communication breakdown and hostility. respectjewish values 0bviously, mostly from me, states, which says it does not i became very hostile towards him, respect jewish values and states, which says it does not respectjewish values and some of which i hadn't been and it caused the candidates said those parties shouting matches and problems that my children were then witness to. are not acceptable. that is how far right they are. i think we have to for decades, campaigners have been pressing the government to change wait and see how the numbers look the law because they argue that when you are getting divorced, but yes, a shift further and further you are being torn apart to the right. we mentioned emotionally and financially, trying to sort out living arrangements for your children, and so to throw fault and blame corruption being an issue, of into the mix at that point is to make a bad course, benjamin neta nyahu corruption being an issue, of situation a whole lot worse. course, benjamin netanyahu and indictment on corruption charges himself, also security of course, how much is the perennial issue of new legislation will remove fault and introduce a requirement to provide a statement of irretrievable breakdown, create an option for a joint application, the two state solution figuring in and remove the ability of one spouse to block a divorce. this? i have not heard much about it. three major allegations the outer —— attorney general has when there are children involved, outlined. benjamin neta nyahu the need to strip out as much outer —— attorney general has outlined. benjamin netanyahu called acrimony as possible these election statements early as a result. he is hoping if he puts is really essential. the government's reforms have together a governing coalition, it angered some, who fear a more will help him give legal cover to on demand system will see divorce rates rise, but ministers are determined to help those escape those indictments that he is caught in a blame game.
now facing. yes, corruption in fact clive coleman, bbc news. has not really been an issue. the conflict barely registering, except when there was tension in the gaza strip and a rocket fired landed in tel aviv. there has been one issue in this poll, it is all about benjamin netanyahu. thank you very first it was the secretary of homeland security who was ousted on sunday and since then president trump has been busy much weeding out officials who don't let's have a look at other news from agree with his hard line on immigration policy. around the world. reports in the us press suggest mr trump has wanted much tougher in hong kong, nine pro—democracy activists have been found guilty immigration policies — including closing the border with mexico. of public nuisance charges forfor their role in organising mass protests, which characterised the so—called umbrella movement back in 2014. but in comments just a short time among them are three prominent ago he denied that he wanted activists seen as figureheads of hong kong's pro—democracy movement. to reinstate the policy of controversial separating all nine activists face a maximum families at the border. and he attacked democrats punishment of seven years in prison. human rights groups have condemned for being weak on immigration. the case as an attack they want to have open borders, on freedom of expression. which means they want to have crime, they want to have drugs pouring into our country, us actress allison mack has pleaded they don't want to act. guilty to pleaded guilty to charges we have to close up the borders. linked to an alleged sex trafficking operation disguised as a mentoring group.
the actress, who is best known a brief time ago i spoke for her role in superhero with democratic congresswoman television series smallville, abigail spanberger from virginia — was arrested a year ago on sex trafficking charges, after recruiting women to a cult—like secret society where who formerly served in the cia. they were coerced into having sex. congresswoman, it looks she could face up to a0 years like the president wants to get tough on immigration. in prison after pleading guilty to racketeering. so i want to ask you about your a student who made hundreds district, a fairly conservative of thousands of pounds blackmailing district in the middle of virginia. users of pornography websites with cyber attacks has been jailed. what do people dare tell you they want the us zain qaiserfrom london government to do on the issue used his computer programming skills of the southern border? to scam those visiting pornography i think my district is a very good sites around the world. investigators discovered around example of where this conversation £700,000 of his profits, lives here in the united states. but it is thought that his network may have made more than £4 million. my district is a mix of suburban and rural communities he has beenjailed for and they want to make sure that we are protecting our national security. that is above and beyond more than six years. the top discussion point, that we should be ensuring that we are protecting our country, president donald trump has threatened to impose tariffs on $11 billion worth of european union imports, that we are protecting our borders, in response to eu subsidies and then the conversation for the european planemaker airbus. from their divides into how in a tweet, president trump said it is we best do that the eu had taken advantage of the us and what the conversation that we have seen these past two on trade for many years, but he wrote that would soon stop. years really means about the crisis that does or does not exist salmon and cheese are among goods and what steps our government should
which are being considered for additional tariffs. or should not be taking related to securing our borders and also related to immigration reform overall. you mentioned rural and urban and i know you have some tech industries and agricultural employers in virginia's seventh district. 0n the issue of labour and workforce, when the president says the country is full, ta riffs tariffs on french cheese?! yes, wine is that what you are hearing as well from people in your district? that is certainly not what i'm hearing from people in my district. and she's going to get more in our rural communities we have a greater need for visas to allow agricultural workers expensive for us. how much is all of with a special area of interest or a skill set to come and help ourfarmers in central virginia. and help our farmers that registering all over the in central virginia. question mark is the brexit debate we also have tech firms that need consuming so much attention in to continue having experts coming europe that things like the to the united states, prospect, which could be pretty coming to central virginia, to make sure they are adding serious tariffs on eu products, to their workforce. we also have a health care system, large hospitals and teaching hospitals that employ president trump's policies, is that many foreign—born doctors. so, the notion that the country getting any attention or is the is full is just not something whole of the eu caught up with that is reflected in any part of my district across central virginia. brexit? 0h, whole of the eu caught up with brexit? oh, yes, and physically when you are talking about tariffs on cars, for the germans that is a
perfect song. you have one of their congresswoman, while i have biggest markets in the uk sort of you comment on your cia background, drifting away a little bit. and then last month a chinese national was arrested at mar—a—lago. you have tariffs being imposed on as she was trying to get into the building she was found german cars going to the united to have with her a thumb drive with malware, a laptop, states at a time when there is a four cell phones, then in her hotel slowdown in the chinese economy. room detectives found a signal detector that finds hidden cameras, they are watching. absolutely. you nine usb drives, a whole list of tech things. are you concerned that there is a security issue at mar—a—lago where the president is conducting national security business but the building is not secure? can understand the frustration on the european side that this has been going on for three years. they do not want no deal, that would be absolutely. damaging for the european union, but i am absolutely concerned about this, and i will tell you a little story. they must be thinking, we have to last week, my children focus on other issues. i think so to were on spring break and on friday we wanted to take them on a tour an extent. 0bviously, of the white house so we stood in line. focus on other issues. i think so to an extent. obviously, the irish will not be thrown under the bus. they we had to be there at a specific time. we then stood in line for about 45 minutes as we processed with other are not ready in calais either. but tourists through different security checkpoints to make sure that we had no devices on us, no explosives, he does not want to veto tomorrow we were not allowed to bring a bag and set a precedent in the council. or a backpack or anything in because they are working to ensure that the white house, and this is the place where tourists go, is safe and secured.
those in hungary and italy will be thinking, we can use our veto from now on. that is not a precedent they and so the fact that we have a place where the president frequents will want to set. modern life. as much as he frequents the tourist one of its more frustrating section of the white house, trappings is the sheer number of passcodes we have to remember. probably, if not more, that is a place where people can how many times have you had to go come and go and there is no physical through the laborious steps control of that space of resetting your memorable word is incredibly worrisome. after a moment of forgetfulness? and so now that we are seeing well, spare a thought for evan 0snos, who unfortunately affirmatively that there are people had no such option. trying to target either the new yorker magazine writer the president or people was accidentally locked out within his circle, or people of his ipad by his three—year—old who frequent his club with spyware son, who repeatedly keyed and devices used as part in the wrong password. of espionage tradecraft, to me it is a tremendous concern and they should be alarm bells his penance for the parenting oversight? ringing all over the place. come back in 25 million minutes. that's in 49 years, we see it right now where the head in case you were wondering. twitter users did their best of the secret service to offer tips and advice, has now stepped down. and so now there is a gap at that some more helpful than others, level of where we are protecting the president of the united states. it's tremendously concerning to me. but so far the ipad remains locked. congresswoman abigail spanberger, thank you forjoining the programme. thank you very much. for congresswoman spanberger and others who attended i texted and asked him if he had got
the university of virginia — anywhere with this. he said, thanks last night was a late one to twitter, he has found a fix. he as they watched their men's basketball team win the national championship for the first time. they did it by defeating texas tech in overtime. has put it up on the third shelf of the virginia campus went wild with celebrations and my sonjude, his office at home, so his who's a freshman, did his part three—year—old cannot get to it. i'm in sending us a few clips. glad it did not take him 25 million cheering minutes. dance music how many updates would you have in 49 yea rs ? how many updates would you have in 49 years? even if you got back in, in 49 years, there is no way it would work! this is beyond 100 jude bubbling away in his orange days from the bbc. coming up cavaliers t—shirt. i have a vague for viewers on the bbc news channel and bbc world news, in testimony before congress, feeling he hasn't been doing much us attorney general william barr homework in the last couple of days. says his team offered the special counsel, robert mueller, the chance to review his four—page summary of the mueller report before —— bubbling away. i think he might have a sore head, it was made public. and we'll be live in brussels ahead yes. well done them. of tomorrow's crucial summit where theresa may will urge leaders go the cavaliers, the first time to back her request to delay brexit again. they have won that championship. see that's still to come. you tomorrow. hello, i'm ross
atkins. polls have closed in the israeli election and soon we will getan israeli election and soon we will get an exit poll giving us the first indication how the result may be going. voters have been out in their numbers across the day and so have it has been a day of blue skies and sunshine for some. for others, the contenders. here is benjamin cloudy, cool and wet. this weather netanyahu the contenders. here is benjamin neta nyahu casting the contenders. here is benjamin netanyahu casting his vote, he is the leader of the likud party, the current prime minister, and he would system is still lingering. sliding like a fifth term as the prime south and east. that has been minister. 0ne like a fifth term as the prime minister. one of those trying to stop him is benny gantz, a former returning cooler conditions too much army chief, now a senior figure of the uk, compared to the last few stop him is benny gantz, a former army chief, now a seniorfigure in stop him is benny gantz, a former army chief, now a senior figure in a new centrist alliance called the days. this is the scene we will see blue and white alliance. this over the next few days. 90 of cloud dissent is the bbc‘s chief and rain today. but where we have international correspondent and she had the sunshine, we have been will take us through election getting up into the mid—teens. you evening and she is live in jerusalem. hello and welcome tojerusalem. 0nly can see what has been happening through this afternoon and the first minutes to go now before the polls pa rt through this afternoon and the first part of this evening. a lot of close. 10,000 polling stations cloud. this frontal zone across across this country. 6.3 million south wales, southern and eastern england, that will continue to move israeli voters, more than ever before, but what we are hearing is
overnight and by dawn, confined to that there has been a very low the far south—west of england. a dry turnout, particularly among the arab night for most with clear skies. population of israel. the under the clear skies, temperatures palestinians who hold israeli passports. when the polls close we getting close to freezing. it is a will get those much anticipated exit polls. they are only projections, chilly and in places frosty started the day tomorrow. still some cloud but they will give us an indication and showers across the far about the two front runners. south—west of england. for most of benjamin netanyahu, the israeli us, afine south—west of england. for most of us, a fine day with a good love prime minister, looking for a fifth term, and his toughest challenge in sunshine. cloud pushing its way into a decade, the former army chief parts of eastern scotland. a benny gantz. as usual, we have our noticeable north—easterly breeze. panel of experts back with us for that is going to peg back yet another israeli election, mitchell barracks, the pollster who temperatures. head further west, 12 has worked with many leading israeli or 13 politicians including several years temperatures. head further west, 12 or13 in the temperatures. head further west, 12 or 13 in the best of the sunshine. with benjamin neta nyahu, lower than what we have been seeing politicians including several years with benjamin netanyahu, welcome back. and also we have the former recently. tomorrow evening, foremost, a dry night with clear member of the israeli knesset and skies. the cloud will keep member of the israeli knesset and memberfor the member of the israeli knesset and member for the labour party, member of the israeli knesset and memberfor the labour party, joining us memberfor the labour party, joining us now, academic and commentator and temperatures above freezing in co—author of the book the war on scotland. but once again, clear return. we have to keep a night on skies mean a cold and frosty night.
the election projections which will be coming to us alive from three this area of high pressure will major television channels. but, become the dominating feature through thursday and into friday. we mitchell, they have called this the will be chasing the cloud around. closest to call election and most spells of sunshine and probably western areas will see the best of toughly fought in a very long time. this on thursday. a bit more cloud it was tough but there was lots of creeping in but for most, it will mud slinging and when i went to the stay dry. look at the temperatures polling station this morning i thought i was there on the wrong day compared to the start of the week. because none of the people were out there harassing you who to vote for. it will change as we head towards the weekend. staying dry but it will there wasn't a big turnout of all feel much cooler. those tables with stickers and stuff like that. people were tired of the election and there were no real issues here, meaning it was basically a leadership issue and it was a lot of mudslinging and a lot of people just didn't get turned on by it. they are calling it the bibi ballot. i have to ask you, because you come from the left, observers are saying this election will confirm the shift to the right, if not to the far right, and the slow death of the labour constituency,
the left wing in israel. they basically just changed names. the left wing in israel. they basicallyjust changed names. blue and white is channelling what the labour party used to be. the centrists? yes, the army chiefs, the generals, people who come from the working farms, and the labour party that goes by this name right now is in this election ending this role as a party of prime minister and shifting to be more of a support party, what merits used to be in the pastis party, what merits used to be in the past is now the party that has the name of labourand past is now the party that has the name of labour and blue and white is channelling what labour used to be. crucial times even though you talk about the apathy around these polls, that israelis should be worried because there is so much at stake. there is always something at stake and israelis are always worried, so we will have to see what will happen now. i think that benny gantz, whether he wins or loses, or he is pa rt of whether he wins or loses, or he is part of the government or is prime minister or anything has done
phenomenally. i did a poll in december, two polls before the election is called and we ask an open—ended question at the end and ask who you would vote for and he was polling at less than 2%. he was an unknown on people's mines and somehow since the end of december and early january he somehow since the end of december and earlyjanuary he has skyrocketed. he is a phenomenon and his success is unbelievable. we can announce that israelis have voted and the polls have closed and now the predictions, the projections from the exit polls are now coming we are having a channel and exit polls that says the blue and might have come in with 37 seats and these are just projections but this is what we are hearing, at least