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in the telegraph, space tourists could soon blast off from britain after the uk space agency began plans to rival nasa and us technology giants. "farage‘s plan to fight the new pm." the sunday express leads with nigel farage‘s £200 million investment in the regions as he tries to gain supporters for his brexit party. let's start on some politics because the papers are full of politics. let's go to the front page of the sunday telegraph and boris to set up 100 day brexit cabinet. the two candidates for prime minister are vying with each other to stand as tough as they possibly can in their preparation for brexit and borisjohnson, who has had persistent accusations of his lack of a plan, is now a p pa re ntly his lack of a plan, is now apparently putting together a crack
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tea m apparently putting together a crack team which includes matt hancock, who two minutes ago was fiercely anti—no deal. he has made a rather sudden transition and could he possibly be thinking about his future career prospects? but what does seem clear as you could line up as many jacob rees—mogg does seem clear as you could line up as manyjacob rees—mogg ‘s who is not well known as an international trade negotiator, you could get tough and much a team as you like but none of this increases your likelihood of getting a deal and if you're going to call yourself a minister of the union, which a p pa re ntly minister of the union, which apparently is one of the names that borisjohnson has apparently is one of the names that boris johnson has dreamt apparently is one of the names that borisjohnson has dreamt up for himself when he becomes prime minister, it will not stop the union collapsing if no deal happens which is looking increasingly likely because if there is no deal, there will be a hard border between northern ireland and ireland, there has to be because half of it will be in the eu and the other half won't. all of this posturing is all very well but it doesn't change the actual challenge ahead or bring any kind of solution to the problem. how
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do you see it, katherine? well, yes, it all sounds very impressive but of course, nobody knows what is going to happen. obviously they are playing to 160,000 conservative members going, look at me, i am going to get us out, because that is what members and the party and vote rs what members and the party and voters want. iain duncan smith, who is now campaign chairman, is saying that if we don't get out, the tsunami ofanger that if we don't get out, the tsunami of anger from the british public will this time be irreparable. and i think that is right. i think the conservatives have brought us to this point, having the referendum. if they don't sort this, they will be destroyed, so sort this, they will be destroyed, so they want to be seen as believable that they are going to get us out. of course there is the
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small matter of the eu who have said repeatedly, we are not going to renegotiate this deal, and there is also the not so small matter either of parliament, because it is all very well for hard and boris johnson to say, we are going deal or no deal oi'i to say, we are going deal or no deal on the 315t of october, but parliament doesn't want that. it is really debatable if they would be able to do that and certainlyjohn virgo is saying he will kindly stay oi'i virgo is saying he will kindly stay on until christmas. nobody, john be rcow on until christmas. nobody, john bercow is an activist speaker, so he will involve himself, so who knows? i suppose katherine is right, it is perceived that government has to deliver brexit, but the big question is what sort of brexit? only 25, a
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quarter of the population is in favour of a nodal brexit. if as looks increasingly likely, and by the way i am not convinced parliament has the will to stop a nodal brexit because what it will mean isa nodal brexit because what it will mean is a vote of no confidence and for tory mps to support a vote of no confidence against their leader means they are literally committing career suicide and will lose their job as an mp. personally i think you should because it is such a serious matter, but at this point i don't have faith that enough people in the house of commons will do that. we will see, but sorry, what was the point? is the sort of brexit that is delivered. if looks increasingly likely, borisjohnson delivered. if looks increasingly likely, boris johnson manages delivered. if looks increasingly likely, borisjohnson manages to force us into a nodal situation, because there isn't time to negotiate something else and there is no way of having a withdrawal
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agreement without a backstop which isa agreement without a backstop which is a thing the right have fixated on asa is a thing the right have fixated on as a problem, then he will be going against the will of 75% of the british public. if he doesn't hold an election at that point because he doesn't lose a vote of confidence, then that is not going to be, for a start the likelihood is hundreds of thousands of people will lose their jobs. nobody doubts there will be a very serious hit to the british economy. boris johnson very serious hit to the british economy. borisjohnson keep saying that for some reason magically there will not be tariffs. there will be terrace, that is the legal position, there will be tariffs of up to 75% on agricultural products. that will mean farmers wiped out, the city would suffer tremendously. 80% of oui’ would suffer tremendously. 80% of our trade in services so this would have a massive effect on the economy, so it is all very well to say, we had to do it to save the party, what nobody seems to be thinking about is the country and
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guess what, the country, when they voted by a slim margin for some a bstra ct voted by a slim margin for some abstract idea of leaving the eu, did not vote for economic catastrophe and that tragically seems to be where we are moving. katherine, can i get you to look at the front page of the sunday times. they have a similar story. they have and they have a lot of focus on jeremy hunt's plans. he has enlisted an ex—canadian prime minister to help. ollie robbins is going to be gone, which is no surprise, lead negotiator of theresa may, he was a remainer where david davis and boris johnson were supposed to be leading the negotiations, it didn't happen. and so... jeremy hunt is saying we are going for a canada plus deal. i am not interested in tweaking
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checkers, getting something on the backstop, i want a whole new canada plus deal which is what we should have had in the first place which sounds great, apart from back to the eu. we are here, we have a 580 page document and it is all very well having these plans, but the eu, you know, don't... having these plans, but the eu, you know, don't. .. canada having these plans, but the eu, you know, don't... canada took having these plans, but the eu, you know, don't. .. canada took seven yea rs know, don't. .. canada took seven years to negotiate, so the canadian government started negotiating that in 2009, it was finalised by, stephen harper's successor in 2016. we are not looking at anything imminent but we only get a trade deal if we pass the withdrawal agreement. there is no magic way of ignoring the withdrawal agreement. there is no magic way of ignoring
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the backstop, so i personally think that ifjeremy hunt becomes prime minister, which is unlikely unless borisjohnson, some minister, which is unlikely unless boris johnson, some major catastrophe hits him which is not unlikely because he is quite accident—prone and particularly looking at the events of last weekend and the whole argument that rage, but i thinkjeremy hunt and in fa ct voters rage, but i thinkjeremy hunt and in fact voters now have more faith in jeremy hunt as prime minister than they do in borisjohnson and tory members, tory voters think that hunt would make a better prime minister than boris johnson but would make a better prime minister than borisjohnson but tory members sees 160,000 people still preferring borisjohnson overjeremy sees 160,000 people still preferring boris johnson overjeremy hunt sees 160,000 people still preferring borisjohnson overjeremy hunt by two to one. it is looking, i think jeremy hunt would be lethally efficient actually. i think he is much more likely to get a brexit deal passed and if tory members were being sensible and forward—looking and wanted to say the future of the
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party, they would go forjeremy hunt. katherine, can i take you to the other story on the front page of the other story on the front page of the sunday times which is related to the sunday times which is related to the leadership campaign. louise gosling who was a friend of boris johnson's first wife is saying that borisjohnson spoke to her when she was a young cambridge graduate in a very threatening manner after he had apparently had a huge row with his wife and she had come to have very upset and told her, who knows what and then subsequently boris johnson spoke to her in a very, very threatening manner. of course because of what happened in cary simon splat last week, his partner, —— carrie symonds's flat, this is fewer on that fire and we don't know
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what happened. it is a long time ago and it adds to this picture of boris johnson, people have tempers and we just don't know. lets move on to the front page of the sunday express and, christina, nigel farage's plan to fight new pm. he wants to be king of the world. he and borisjohnson can both fight in their desire to be king of the world. it is the only thing they do want. the brexit party doesn't have policies, borisjohnson doesn't have policies, borisjohnson doesn't have policies, borisjohnson doesn't have any policy we are making rich people richer. when asked about poor people he says, yes, they really matter as well as if that thought never popped into his head. this will put the fear of god into tory voters and the tory party. and boris johnson god into tory voters and the tory party. and borisjohnson because nigel farage is also lethally serious. he doesn't have any policies, he doesn't need to have any policies, he does know that he
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is the leader of a protest movement essentially and it is true that if brexit is not in the ghastly word delivered, there will be huge support as there was at the european elections for the brexit party. we will see what happens because they don't have a clear policy. what nigel farage appears to want is a narrative of betrayal and as long as he can say that everything is a betrayal, he was be happy. if we have a no—deal brexit as tragically looks increasingly likely, i wonder what he will then focus on because he will have got his economic disaster, so then what will he be upset about? he will dream up a whole new grievance to rally behind. people will have a genuine grievance if we don't leave the eu. there was a referendum held, over70 million voted to leave and there will be
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serious consequences for people's faith in democracy if we don't leave. the betrayal narrative, if we hadn't had a prime minister who voted remain, if borisjohnson had beenin voted remain, if borisjohnson had been in charge, believed in brexit, we can do this and it was still the disaster where we are now, and its people wouldn't be able to say, he never believed in it. we can say, she is a remainer, she never had her heart in. my partner lives next door toa heart in. my partner lives next door to a cattle farmer, beef has a 60% tariff, i imagine she will be put out of business if brexit happens. if she was your name, would you say we should do it anyway? this is where we are going. unless parliament stops that because it is impossible to renegotiate a deal by the 31st of october. all the eu has to do is give us a bolt on the withdrawal agreement with some exit
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out of the backstop. with most agreements there is always a get out clause somewhere. if you put a time limit it isn't a backstop. i'm going to stop you both their because i wa nt to stop you both their because i want a small word from both of you about the front page of the observer, reminding us that the labour party is facing difficulties too. this is our tragedy that we do not have a proper opposition at this time. the labour party is tearing itself to pieces over anti—semitism, over brexit party, over the inner bout that is said to have control overjeremy corbyn and they are very unlikely to win an election now. and katherine, the substance of this is angela rayner, one of his front bench as he was very upset. she is saying she is absolutely embarrassed. it has been a terrible week for labour because not only have we got worries about jeremy
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corbyn's health but chris williamson, what are they doing? he was suspended in february over anti—semitism saying, the labour party had given too much ground. then he was back into the party, he was there two days, now he is suspended again. there is a basic issue of competency here. it doesn't look good. katherine, christina, we will be doing this again at half past 11 but for now, thank you. next on bbc news it is click.
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i want to share with you a fact that i hadn't fully understood until i met climate scientist ed hawkins last year. now, i'd known that our weather was getting worse and our sea levels were rising, and i'd known that global warming was happening because we were emitting carbon dioxide and methane into the air at a runaway rate, but what i hadn't fully understood is this — simply reducing greenhouse gas emissions will not bring global warming under control. for every ton of c02 that we put into the atmosphere the temperature goes up a little bit more. in order to stop global warming we need to do something very drastic indeed. if we end up in a world where our emissions are net zero,
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we're not increasing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere any more, then that will stabilise global temperatures at the point at which we do that. but it's not realistic. to reduce global temperatures we would need to somehow remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. now, there are already ways of capturing c02 at source — on its way out of power stations, for example. but this doesn't get it all, by any means. what you need is something to pull c02 back out of the air. what you need is something like this. it's called the artificial tree. the air passes through these filters, which are made of a very special material because the c02 actually clings to this material as the air passes over it. now, once these filters are saturated with carbon dioxide this whole thing moves down
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into a container of water where this particular material releases the c02 into the sealed container and then, congratulations, you've captured yourself some c02 from the air. this is the brainchild of klaus lackner, here at the aptly named negative emissions centre at arizona state university. they realised very early on this was a waste management problem. we are dumping c02 into the atmosphere and it just stays there. so was very clear to me in the early 90s that sometime in the 21st—century we will have to stop emitting. klaus argues that since we are failing to meet our targets for co2 emissions, carbon capture from the air is now unavoidable. and now people are listening, as technology has recently received commercial investment. we have put so much c02 in the air that we actually have to come back. so we call ourselves the center for negative carbon emissions
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because we are thinking about having a period in this century in which we will have to take 100 ppm back. now, that is more c02 than the world emitted in the 20th century. how many of these do you think we will need? a lot, a lot. now, these are very small. but go to the size of a shipping container, if you wanted to actually match current emissions you would need 100 million of them. right. now, these are bigger than that. but 100 million sounds like a horribly large number until you start deconstructing it. we build 80 million cars. shanghai harbour is sending out about 30 million full shipping containers every year. and as people around the world started to reach the conclusion that carbon capture is needed, a start—up scene is beginning to grow — with differing approaches. because c02 is everywhere, it doesn't really matter
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where you put your devices. and in iceland, caerix has something very useful — green geothermal power. using this, they claim to be able to capture way more carbon than klaus's artificial trees. and once you've captured the carbon, the next problem is — what are you going to do with it? there are so many r&d projects under way trying to make use of the c02, so that it's notjust rubbish, but we can actually make something valuable from it. we can use the c02 to create drinks, beers or soda or whatever. we can also use c02 forfuel production. there are also currently studies ongoing to see if we can somehow use the c02 as a building material. yeah, in the future we may be able
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to lock c02 into concrete. although the amount of rock we'd create has been estimated to cover a landmass the size of egypt. and, in fact, to do this any other way also requires a scale that is pretty unimaginable. you could say we can do it with trees and real forests, and you can calculate if you wanted to do the same 100 million of these units in forests or any agriculture, any photosynthetic systems, you suddenly realise that the land area or the area you need is larger than current agriculture. you know, pastoral lands, fields, everything added, we would need more than that. this is quite a scene. the dancers here are being choreographed by artificial
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intelligence, which has learned from moves created by a leading choreographer — and it's quite something. wayne mcgregor has been running his dance company for 25 years, so has an archive perfect for thejob. wayne is actually here today, but he seems to be focusing on perfecting the moves rather than designing a whole dance. a computer algorithm is analysing hundreds of hours of his dance creations, sparking new personalised routines ready for a show in la next month. so how does he feel seeing what the technology musters up? you see it on the screen and it's surprising, it's something you've not seen before. you can't quite work out how your body can do that and then the dancers in the room have to translate it, they find, they have to look at it
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and find a way of themselves embodying the physicality. the imagery used could improve over time, but there is also a reason for the imperfections. this has been the creation of the man behind google cardboard, who greatly values technology as a tool to enhance — not reduce — creativity. of course the dancer, the choreographer is the artist and the ai is there to stimulate creativity and not to replace it. we display some stick figure just to display the whole output of the algorithm, but we are also making a rendering which is something in between abstraction and the skeleton. and if it was too perfect then it would look like a video and it would be less stimulating for the dancer to be inspired. and as well as the idea of immortalising talent and teaching, there seems to be some other added value. what it's doing is supplementing, enhancing, dealing with data in a way that we couldn't deal
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with it, offering us opportunities that we would never be able to see. and so in a way it becomes like an 11th dancer in the studio with you, it's a kind of a creative partner rather than one that's replacing your kind of creative gifts, if you like. the other thing is, it's really important, it's about the dialogue between machine and body, between the thinking body and the thinking machine. so was not ever that we set the system going and just learn the choreography, that's not interesting to us. these dancers make every move looks so graceful, so it's hard to imagine a bad outcome being created here. but how do they feel about being taught by ai? usually you have wayne come in and he either gives us creative tasks himself, which could be based on anything, it could be a poem, it could be audio inspiration from a track, but to have these really intelligent quick systems that kind of generate movement that then we have to learn from, an ai system, it's very different.
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whatever the google stick men are demonstrating, just take something from it. you know, we don't spend too long analysing. it's really find each other. it's just whatever you see, take something from it. at the moment it doesn't understand momentum and physics and gravity, so it makes us move our bodies in an incredibly different way. you know, we have a typical vocabulary, each and every one of us, that we kind of go into that we try to strive away from, and i think that this helps us do that. so while its early days for this technology and it doesn't seem to be making the real—life choreographer redundant, maybe, just maybe, artificial intelligence could push creativity to a whole new level. and that is it for click episode 999. i know! we have been on air every
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week for over 19 years. and next week is our 1000th programme. to celebrate, we're doing something very special. and you're all invited. for the first time, rather than us deciding what you watch, you will be in the driving seat. because for our 1000th episode, the bbc is letting us pioneer a completely new way of making tv. we have created an interactive world of stories for you to explore however you wish. more than a year in the making, from the self driving capital of the world, phoenix, arizona, to magical malawi to meet the inventors using ai and ancient technology to solve everyday problems. combining the production techniques of videogames with that click storytelling that you know and love, you will be able to shape our show.
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and there will be wizards. we have all worked really hard on this, and we are incredibly proud of the results. we hope you enjoy it too, that's next week. thanks for watching, and we will see you for click 1000. hello again. temperatures reach 3a degrees during saturday afternoon in west london, easily the hottest day of the year so far but it is all change for the second half of the week and as atlantic air flows across the country. that will drop
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transitions to a more manageable 25. all that heat has been triggering some thunderstorms over recent hours, particularly in scotland. those storms have been tracking their way eastwards across the country and they have been very widespread with the risk of some localised flash flooding in eastern scotla nd localised flash flooding in eastern scotland because here around 20 — 30 millimetres of rain in an hour. those storms were clear to the north sea as we head towards midnight. for the south, after such a one day, temperatures staying on the high side as you are heading off to sleep. 26 degrees and this is at 11 o'clock at night. but it is worth keeping your windows open because a cold front will push its way in through and that will drop the temperatures during the early hours of sunday morning, down to 16 degrees or so. looking into sunday, yes we have much fresher conditions. there will be some dry and sunny weather around the south and east but we will have showers and lengthy spells of rain affecting the
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north—west where it will feel a little on the cool side. for most of us little on the cool side. for most of us the temperatures will be doing pretty well for the time of year still, although not as high as they have been. 2a, 20 five celsius the top temperature expected across eastern areas, 21 in aberdeenshire. we still have hot air across europe and another very hot day coming up for central areas on sunday but eventually we will see cooler atla ntic eventually we will see cooler atlantic air spread into central portions of europe. weather front is affecting the north—west of the uk will bring cloud and showers or perhaps some lengthy outbreaks of rain at times for the north—west of scotla nd rain at times for the north—west of scotland into monday, but for the rest of the uk, some variable cloud, spells of sunshine, temperatures 17 in edinburgh, 22 degrees in london and to be honest for much of the week ahead, a quiet spell of weather really. most areas dry, spells of sunshine and temperatures running close to average for the time of year, temperatures around 23, 20 4
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degrees or so in london. that is your weather.
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this is bbc news. the headlines at 11. a ceasefire in the trade war between the united states and china as the two leaders agree to resume negotiations. we had a very good meeting with the president of china, excellent, i was excellent. we discussed a lot of things and we are right back on track. a woman who was eight months pregnant has been stabbed to death in thornton heath, south london, and her baby is critically ill in hospital. donald trump visits south korea. north korea has not yet said whether its leader, kim jong—un, will meet the us president when he visits the border between the two koreas. labour leaderjeremy corbyn dismisses claims that some civil servants think he's too frail to be prime minister,


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