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you're watching bbc news at 9:003m with me, rebecca jones. the headlines... the prime minister heads to scotland, vowing to "promote and strengthen" the union, as the cabinet ramps up preparations for a no—deal brexit. part of that will be to make sure we've got the committee structures of cabinet in place so we can respond as effectively as possible in real time to all the issues, challenges, that will face. it comes as britain's biggest business group warns that neither the uk nor the eu is ready for a no—deal brexit at the end of october. a gunman opens fire on festival—goers at an event in california, killing three people and wounding 15. a semiautomatic going off really close to people screaming
and hiding and ducking. a man who became trapped in rocks for several hours after saving his toddler from the sea has been rescued on the norfolk coast. and coming up in sport later in the hour, the world champion lewis hamilton struggles in an extraordinary rain—hit german grand prix. good morning — and welcome to the bbc news at 9:00am. borisjohnson has called for a renewal of "the ties that bind our united kingdom" as he makes his first visit to scotland as prime minister. mrjohnson is announcing £300 million of funding for scotland, wales and northern ireland.
yesterday the scottish tory leader ruth davidson said she would not back his plans for a no—deal brexit. mrjohnson‘s visit comes as more details emerge of the government's brexit strategy. three new committees have been formed to ensure the uk leaves the eu by the october deadline. today the business organisation, the cbi, warned the government that neither the uk nor the eu is ready for a no—deal brexit on october 31st. here's our political correspondent jonathan blake. days into thejob, borisjohnson is on the road again. after visiting manchester and birmingham last week, the prime minister is going to scotland, where he will announce £300 million worth of funding for local communities and argue for a renewal of ties that bind the united kingdom as it prepares for a future outside the eu. yesterday, michael gove, the minister in charge of preparing for a no—deal brexit,
said that was now the government's number one priority. the prime minister will chair a new twice—weekly meeting of senior government figures to oversee the uk's exit. it's part of a new approach the government hopes will send a clear message about its promise to deliver brexit by the end of october, with or without a deal. it comes as the business group, the cbi, issues a new warning that neither the uk nor the eu is ready for a no—deal brexit. the uk government is saying it's going to put a lot of time and energy and effort into preparing for no deal, and that's the right thing to do. we want to see businesses doing that as well, and the eu responding in kind. but ultimately, we can avoid all this. and the leader of the scottish conservatives, ruth davidson, will make clear to borisjohnson when she meets him today that she cannot support leaving the eu without an agreement in place. the prime minister is also expected to meet the scottish first minister nicola sturgeon, who says leaving without a deal would be catastrophic. jonathan blake, bbc news.
in a moment we'll speak to our assistant political editor norman smith in westminster, but first to glasgow and our scotland correspondent lorna gordon. borisjohnson is boris johnson is making borisjohnson is making funding pledges. borisjohnson borisjohnson is making funding pledges. boris johnson has borisjohnson is making funding pledges. borisjohnson has various meetings in scotland. what kind of reception is he going to get there? i think it's unlikely we will see borisjohnson walking the streets and meeting members of the public. never say never, given boris johnson's personality, but it does feel very unlikely at this point. but we think we will see meetings with the leader of the scottish conservatives, ruth davidson, and scotland's first minister nicola sturgeon. both of those meetings are likely to be pretty tricky. nicola sturgeon has said in the past that
she has profound concerns about boris johnson's she has profound concerns about borisjohnson‘s premiership she has profound concerns about boris johnson's premiership and indeed the party she leads, the snp, say they believe boris johnson indeed the party she leads, the snp, say they believe borisjohnson will be the last prime minister of the united kingdom. the reason of course, what he is planning on brexit, and the fact he and downing street have now put in place the working assumption that there will bea working assumption that there will be a no—deal brexit. it's that reason the meeting with ruth davidson, the leader of the scottish conservatives, but may well prove challenging too. she is no fan of borisjohnson, she challenging too. she is no fan of boris johnson, she didn't challenging too. she is no fan of borisjohnson, she didn't vote for him in the leadership contest. the mood music is she is pretty peeved that he ignored herfirst mood music is she is pretty peeved that he ignored her first piece of advice, not to sack the former scottish secretary david mundell, but when it comes to brexit, she yesterday in a newspaper column refused to back a no—deal brexit saying she didn't think the government in westminster should pursue it and if it came to it she would not support it. she has also said her party here in scotland is
free to pursue its own brexit stance independent of government. it is challenging for borisjohnson, he can't sack her. at a meeting with her this afternoon, it has been billed as a clear the air meeting but it is likely to prove a pretty tricky day for him during the first few days in office. we know he will promise new investment. do we know where that money will be coming from? we know where it's going to, it's part of the city deals. £300 million spread through northern ireland, wales and scotland. he has said the 300 million is to realise the potential in every corner of the united kingdom. the snp, while welcoming any extra money, say they believe this is recycled money, though, and they don't feel this is a new announcement, and they say it pales into insignificance in
comparison to the other arguments that are ongoing about other funding structures, and of course the money they say will be lost to scotland and thejobs they say will be lost to scotland and the jobs they say will be lost to scotland in the event of a no—deal brexit. to scotland in the event of a no-deal brexit. lorna gordon for now in scotland, thank you. we can turn to norman, our assistant political editor in westminster. norman, the government says it is turbo—charging preparations for no deal. what will that involve exactly? basically, it's a shake—up of the government machinery, preparing for no deal. the view of team johnson is that under mrs may it all became a bit complicated and convoluted and it lacked oomph and cache. mrjohnson has stripped it back to two committees, one run by michael gove, the daily nuts and bolts of a no deal committee, responsible for putting in place detailed plans to
make sure there are no huge queues at ferry ports and no shortage of supplies. then there will be a second committee chaired by boris johnson that will meet twice a week, consisting of key members of the cabinets that will essentially make all the big decisions about brexit. the thinking is obviously to step up preparations and also to crank up the pressure on the eu to convince them that we are serious about the possibility of leaving without an agreement. that was certainly the line from foreign secretary dominic raab this morning. what the prime minister has instructed, and the cabinet has accepted, is a turbo—charging of those preparations, and part of that will be to make sure we have the committee structures of cabinet in place so we can respond as effectively as possible, in real time, to all the issues, challenges, that we will face in the lead up to october. meanwhile, as boris johnson meanwhile, as borisjohnson seeks to step up no deal preparations, the
opponents of no deal are also stepping up their plans to try to thwart no deal when parliament comes backin thwart no deal when parliament comes back in september, looking at different legislative devices that might possiblyjust different legislative devices that might possibly just enable different legislative devices that might possiblyjust enable them to stop borisjohnson might possiblyjust enable them to stop boris johnson in might possiblyjust enable them to stop borisjohnson in his tracks if he doesn't get an agreement and appears to be heading towards no deal. the man who is most closely involved in that is the former conservative cabinet minister 0liver letwin, and this was him speaking on the radio this morning. the whole of this sorry saga, from beginning to end, is about judgments and risks, and not about certainties. nobody knows whether a no—deal exit will be ok, not ok, very far from ok or very bad indeed. that's the risk that some of us don't want to take. it might go ok, but obviously in the same way, nobody can tell whether we will be able to get
a majority in parliament for some way of doing something other than having a no—deal exit at the last moment if it turns out this government hasn't got a deal. what is interesting, and we really don't know, is where does boris johnson stand when it comes to no deal? there are some around him who think an agreement can still be reached and pushed through parliament with the support of labour mps parliament with the support of labourmps in parliament with the support of labour mps in leave constituencies. there are others who think it is a waste of time, and there isn't the parliamentary space to try to push through any sort of deal, we simply have to prepare for no deal, and we don't quite know where borisjohnson fits between those two camps. norman, thank you. we will talk to you later. britain's largest business group, the confederation of british industry, is warning that neither the uk nor the rest of the european union is ready for a no—deal brexit on the 31st october. the cbi had previously said leaving the eu with a deal was essential to protect the economy and jobs. our business presenter
dominic 0'connell is here. it's fair to say we have heard quite a lot from the cbi since we voted to leave the european union. what does it say now needs to be done by government and business? norman talked about the nuts and bolts system that would be put in place by michael gove and the government. this is about what business needs to do, there are 200 points from the cbi referring to the leaving dates. those range from trivial things to very serious things. many of them haven't made sense. it's a worrying disclosure from the cbi. all sorts of things in between, tariffs and border arrangements and that kind of
stuff. a bigger thing going on, a change in tone from the cbi that first campaigned to remain, then threw its weight behind the theresa may deal. this is the first time the cbi has engaged with the nuts and bolts of no deal and preparing for no deal. it's a sign really at the cbi is thinking it's much more likely we will get a no—deal brexit, which is certainly in line with the borisjohnson government. which is certainly in line with the boris johnson government. meanwhile, the car industry is perhaps particularly vulnerable to a no—deal brexit. a warning today about the ellesmere port car plant which produces the vauxhall astra. the vauxhall plant at ellesmere port on merseyside that used to be owned by general motors will stop it is now owned by french car—maker psa. its boss had always been quite cool on brexit but the mood music had been supportive, he said if they got what they regarded as the right brexit deal than the plant at ellesmere port would be able to make the new
vauxhall astra model coming along in 2021, but he told the financial times overnight that the language has hardened quite a bit and it would need to be profitable, otherwise the work would go to another plant in southern europe. he said they have identified that plant and they would make a decision in the next few months as to whether the next few months as to whether the work would go there or to ellesmere port. psa have put out a statement this morning reverting back to the original line saying it is all about what brexit deal we get. but there seems to be a hardening of the attitude, and it all seems to be to do with the 0ctober all seems to be to do with the october 31 deadline. three people have been killed by a gunman who opened fire at a food festival in california. video posted on social media showed crowds fleeing at the annual garlic festival in the small town of gilroy, which is around 80 miles south of san francisco. at least 15 people have been injured and the gunman was also killed.
we can get an update now from our reporter dave lee who's at the scene. what more can you tell us?|j what more can you tell us? i can tell you it is still what they call an active situation here in gilroy. there have been reports from some witnesses that there may have been an accomplice to this shooting. it is worth saying this is quite typical in a mass shooting for witnesses to think there may be an extra shooter or person involved and it often is not the case, overwhelmingly, typically not the case, but the police are taking no chances. they are now into the early hours of the morning looking for anyone who might have been somehow involved. we are standing at the place where families were told to come and congregate if they wanted to find out more information about somebody they couldn't get in touch with. it was also here that we had an update a couple of hours ago from the police chief. this is what he had to say. there were reports of shooting
on the north side of the garlic festival area. officers were in that area and engaged a suspect in less than a minute. the suspect was shot and killed. we have one suspect we know that is down. we have some witnesses reporting that there may have been a second suspect but we don't know if that suspect was engaged in any shooting, or whether they may have been in some sort of support role for the person we have accounted for. we have at least 15 people injured. we have four fatalities that we know of, including the suspect. i don't have any information on the suspect yet.
that will take a little bit of time, as with the victims as well, that will take some time before we identify them and make family notifications. clearly a fairly fluid situation here in terms of concrete information from the police. there have been multiple reports from local media that witnesses described seeing a man in his 30s, a white man in his 30s. we will hear from the police in a few hours when they wake up police in a few hours when they wake up here on monday morning. witnesses have been talking about scenes of panic and confusion. this is what they describe. there were so many shots, rat—tat—tat—tat, and i saw people falling down, kids falling down. i had tojump over three of the kids. one bullet passed me very closely and it hit our friend's boot. so, me and my friend, we were standing behind this track we were standing behind this truck and we heard what sounded like fireworks at the time. and i saw flashes of light and some
bullets ricocheting off the ground. i thought to myself they could be like home fireworks. and then he pointed out that there were three or four bullets that hit the truck right directly in front of us, and that's when he turned to me and was like, those aren't fireworks, those are gunshots, we have to run. and then we started bolting for it. i suspect in the morning we will hear some more about the victims of this shooting. there have been local reports tonight that a six—year—old boy may have been among them. that has not yet been confirmed. but this seems to be yet another instance in american day to day life, where at what should have been a family and fun what should have been a family and fu n eve nt what should have been a family and fun event has been turned upside down by gun violence. dave lee in gilroy, california, thank you for that update. the headlines on bbc news... the prime minister heads to scotland, vowing to "promote
and strengthen" the union, as the cabinet ramps up preparations for a no—deal brexit. it comes as britain's biggest business group warns that neither the uk nor the eu is ready for a no—deal brexit at the end of october. a gunman opens fire at a food festival in california, killing three people and wounding 15. and in sport, lewis hamilton had a day to forget at the german grand prix. two mistakes cost him his lead as the world champion finished in ninth place while red bull's max verstappen claimed his second win of the season. the first colombian to win the tour de france after safely riding into paris in the final stage. last year's champion geraint thomas was second. and south korea's ko has claimed her second major victory of the year at the open in
france. the women's british open sta rts france. the women's british open starts on thursday. i will be back with all those stories just after 9.40 am. a former boeing engineer has told the bbc that work on the production line of its 737—max model was not adequately funded. the aircraft is currently grounded after two crashes which killed 346 people. boeing denies the claims and says it's committed to making the plane one of the safest aircraft ever to fly. richard bilton reports. the 737 max has been a commercial triumph for boeing. 5,000 have been ordered. but two of the aircraft crashed after being forced down by the plane's computer software. 346 people were killed. adam dickson ran a team of engineers who worked on the max. he says they were under constant pressure to keep costs down and the production line was under resourced.
certainly, what i saw was a lack of sufficient resources to do thejob in its entirety. the culture was very cost—centred, incredibly pressurised. engineers were given targets to get a certain amount of cost out of the aeroplane. there were no such cost concerns in the boardroom. the chief executive, dennis muilenburg, has been paid more than $70 million. boeing has also paid $17 billion in dividends to shareholders and has spent a further $43 billion buying its own shares — a spending spree that has helped boeing treble its share price in just five years. critics say boeing's executives have been too focused on making money. if you supercharge the incentives of top executives and tell them that theirjob is to get the stock price up, they're not going to pay the kind of attention they need to pay to ensuring they produce
a safe plane. boeing says it balances investment with returns to shareholders. it denies that corners were cut on the max and says it's always held true to values of safety, quality and integrity. richard bilton, bbc news. a man's been rescued after spending more than three hours trapped between rocks off a seaside promenade. it happened yesterday in norfolk, as will batchelor reports. for the emergency services, it was a race against time. a man trapped between rocks with the tide coming in fast. he entered the sea in sheringham, norfolk to save a toddler who had fallen in. having rescued the child, he got stuck. the coastguard, rnli, police and fire service worked to free him, some holding his head above the water and others cutting the rocks. itjust goes to show that all the emergency services, cutting the rocks. itjust goes to show that all the emergency services,
when required, can come together, act as a single team, put in a plan and save people's lives. all i would like to do is just ask people to be aware of their surroundings when they're on the beach and although this was probably purely an accident, we need to be able to get the emergency services there as quick as possible and therefore we can act sooner. the coastguard said it was a very frightening experience for the man but that he suffered only minor injuries. will batchelor, bbc news. china's central government has made a rare statement to reiterate its support for hong kong leader carrie lam, as well as the city's police, and called on the people of hong kong to oppose violence. it comes after another weekend of clashes between protesters and police. translation: strict adherence to the law, and strict handling of unlawful
activities is the core meaning of rule of law, and what the hong kong residents have taken with pride. any proposition, however lofty one may think it is, should not be expressed in unlawful ways let alone resorting to violence. violence is violence. violation of law is violation of law. no unlawful attempt will be justified by whatever feudal propositions. president trump has confirmed that the director of national intelligence, dan coats, is stepping down next month. donald trump says he'll nominate the republican texas congressman, john ratcliffe, to replace him. dan coats has been in office for two years and has often appeared out of step with the president. the prominent russian opposition leader alexei navalny has been
transferred from prison to hospital for treatment for what was described as an acute allergic reaction — a diagnosis his personal doctor disagrees with. a number of prominent russian and ukrainian opponents of president putin have been poisoned in recent years. mr navalny was jailed last week, after calling for unauthorised protests, which took place on saturday. nearly half of those living below the poverty line in the uk are in a family where somebody has a disability, according to a new study. the social metrics commission also found overall levels of poverty have remained virtually the same since the turn of the millennium. the government says it's working on targeting support more effectively. i think there are a number of things the government could be doing to tackle poverty. if you look at, for instance, the fact that about 50% of those who are in poverty are disabled, and also if you concede that it's full time work that lifts
families out of poverty, then to support disabled families who are able to work properly into full—time work would be a good policy solution. senior probation staff fear the latest plans to overhaul the service in england and wales could put the public at risk. the proposals involve splitting probation between a state—run service and the private and voluntary sector. staff say the changes are too complex and will make it harder for offenders to receive the supervision and support they need. commuters travelling on thameslink trains are having another day of disruption after network rail failed to complete repairs on overhead power lines outside london st pancras over the weekend. a reduced service has been running since thursday after severe heat damaged the lines between luton and london. passengers are being urged to check timetables and allow extra time for theirjourneys.
the duchess of sussex has become the first person to guest edit the september edition of british vogue — the magazine's most important issue of the year. meghan has chosen to feature 15 so—called "change makers" on the cover. the duchess declined to appear on the cover herself, telling the editor she felt it would be "boastful". in a moment the weather but first let's here's victoria fritz with what she's got coming up in the victoria derbyshire programme at10:00am. cannabis will be legal within the uk within a decade, that's the prediction from a group of mps who went on a fact—finding tour of canada, where cannabis was legalised for recreational use last year. i will be speaking to david lammy, who went on the trip, who now thinks
cannabis should be legalised. as this year's love island comes to an end, i will be speaking to friends and relatives of the contestants who have been running social media accou nts have been running social media accounts for the have been running social media accou nts for the co ntesta nts, have been running social media accounts for the contestants, and find out why some have been receiving death threats. now it's time for a look at the weather with carol. good morning. today we have some dry weather but also some rain in the forecast. the rain across the north of scotla nd forecast. the rain across the north of scotland pushing away and rain across northern ireland, south—west scotla nd across northern ireland, south—west scotland and northern england turning showery before petering out. and later sang thundery downpours coming in from the south—west accompanied by strengthening wind. in between, in the sunshine, highs of up to 26. through this evening and overnight, lots of dry weather around, low cloud, mist and fog across scotland with some drizzle. at the same time, low pressure advancing across the south—west and
wales bringing heavy downpours and blustery wind. gusting wind up to 40 mph from the isles of scilly to dorset. tomorrow, dry weather to start with but low pressure getting going through the course of the day with widespread thundery showers and gusty wind across southern areas of england and wales. further north, not as windy with highs of 23.
hello, this is bbc news with rebecca jones. the headlines... the prime minister heads to scotland, vowing to ‘promote and strengthen' the union — as the cabinet ramps up preparations for a no—deal brexit there won't be any delays, we are determined to ensure that we leave on october the 31st it's myjob to make sure the country is ready. it comes as britain's biggest business group warns that neither the uk nor the eu is prepared for a no—deal brexit. a gunman has opened fire at a food festival in california, killing three people and wounding 15
a man who became trapped in rocks for several hours after saving his toddler from the sea has been rescued on the norfolk coast. time now for the morning briefing, where we bring you up to speed on the stories people are watching, reading and sharing. when borisjohnson said the uk would be leaving the european union on october 31st, "no ifs or buts", he signalled that a no—deal brexit was now a very real prospect. cabinet committees designed to deliver brexit by halloween will begin meeting from today. the new foreign secretary, dominic raab, speaking to breakfast tv earlier, says the government will be "turbo charging" its preparations for all outcomes. we want a good deal with our eu partners and friends but that must involve the abolition of the undemocratic backstop.
and if the eu stick intransigently to their position that there can't be any change any change other than some sort of political gloss of words, then we will leave at the end of october on wto terms and so what the prime minister has instructed and the cabinet has accepted, is a turbo—charging of those preparations and part of that will be to make sure we have the committee structures of cabinet in place so that we can respond as effectively as possible in real time, to all the issues, challenges, that we will face in the lead up to october. so there will be a daily committee that will look at some of the no deal planning, there will be twice weekly meetings looking at the wider policy—making and strategy for a deal and a no deal scenario and at the same time, the chancellor has made clear he will allocate the funds necessary and has instituted a review of any new funding necessary to make sure we can leave the eu and manage the risk and grasp the opportunities come what may at the end of october. is it true within cabinet circles this is being called a war cabinet?
i've heard that dubbed within the media, i'm not sure that's the formal term being used but the reality is we need to be able to respond with effective decision—making to all of the issues as they arrive and arise and cabinet agreed yesterday so we'll be in the best decision—making position to make sure all the planning and preparation that needs to be done can be done and of course that builds on a whole series of work that's been done since 2016 but has been stepped up in recent months. the chancellor sajid javid has also promised significant extra funding this week to get britain fully ready to leave the eu with or without a deal. that will include financing one of the country's biggest ever public information campaigns. former conservative minister sir oliver letwin has supported previous efforts to block a no deal brexit
in parliament — but this morning, speaking to radio 4's today programme, says he accepts mp‘s may not be able to stop it — and "every" preparation must be done to minimise its impact. we have to accept that this government intends if it cannot get the deal it likes, to take us out without a deal so we may very well find ourselves living without a deal and in that context it makes abundant sense to do everything that can be done in the next three months to prepare the country to minimise the impact of it. are you accepting then that parliamentarians like yourself won't be able to stop no dealfrom yourself won't be able to stop no deal from happening? yourself won't be able to stop no dealfrom happening? no, buti yourself won't be able to stop no dealfrom happening? no, but i am accepting we may well not be able to, that the whole of this sorry saga from beginning to end, is about judgements and risks and not about certainties. nobody knows whether a no deal exit will be ok. not ok.
very farfrom no deal exit will be ok. not ok. very far from ok or very no deal exit will be ok. not ok. very farfrom ok or very bad indeed. that's the risk that some of us don't want to take. it might go ok but obviously, in the same way, nobody can tell whether we will be able to get a majority in parliament for some way of doing something other than having a no deal exit at the last moment if it turns out this government hasn't got a deal. the last moment if it turns out this government hasn't got a dealm that the obstacle in your way then, do you think? the fact that you might not be able to get a majority of mps to stop no deal from happening? rather than trying to find a parliamentary mechanism because some people would say that's going to be pretty near impossible given the legal default position is to leave in october the 31st? no, i think the mechanical problem we can ove rco m e think the mechanical problem we can overcome but the mechanical problems are relatively easy to overcome, the difficult thing is to get a majority in parliament for some other course
of action of the last moment, if there isn't a deal that's been approved by the house of commons. i think there is a natural majority of mps who would say we don't want to leave without a deal but that's just an expression of opinion, you're actually going to stop leaving without a deal at a time when the government intends to leave without a deal at the very last moment when it hasn't got a deal, you actually have to get a majority in favour of doing something else at that point and at this stage, i have absolutely no clear view of how that majority can be formed and i don't think we will know that until right up at the last moment. the pa rt—privatised system for monitoring and rehabilitating offenders in england and wales — introduced by former transport secretary chris grayling — is being scrapped. two months ago ministers announced that all former prisoners on licence and those serving community orders would in future be supervised by the public sector. amidst fears the new arrangements could make things worse, dame glenys stacey, former chief
inspector of probation, speaking to radio 4's today programme, says the workload for the national probation service will "more than double". there's no point really in changing the model at all unless you fund it properly and that the single biggest problem in recent years, isjust the pairing back of funding for such an important service. what the ministry ofjustice say they're going to ensure a smooth transition to the new model and they've recruited more than 600 new probation staff in order to improve standards and increase public safety. we have seen a deplorable munition of the probation profession in recent years and we are going to really take quite a long time i think to get it back to where it needs to be but i think when we are looking at how you cut the service and how much and what is outsourced, there are some really important considerations. the first is, for example, change must
be manageable, it must be doable and as it is, the proposal is to bring offender management, that key relationship with the offender, back into the public sector and into the nps, so applaud that, but it means that the nps workload will more than double, it will take staff from 21 different organisations, each with a different organisations, each with a different working practice, and sometimes quite different approaches to probation supervision, many of the staff are actuallyjunior and quite new to the service and this is really a very significant change in itself and a challenge for the nps. now let's have a look at the most read and hte most watched stories on the bbc website. the most read story at the moment, as you can see, three people have been killed and 15 injured after a gunman attacked a food festival in california. our reporter at the
scene was telling us just a little moment ago, the gunman was shot dead by police shortly after he began firing of the police are investigating reports that a second suspect may still be at large. let's look now at the most watched. beaten and robbed. how croatia's policing its borders. this is a story that migrants trying to enter the european union via croatia have been illegally expelled back to bosnia by police. and some have even told the bbc police had beaten them up and drop them, we'll be bringing you more on that a little later, so stay with us. i also wanted to draw your attention to this. the fifth most watched story on the website at the moment. interesting, not only are we black, we are female, for them, it's a turn—off, that's the headline, and it's a quotation from a lady called jocelyn, who said she struggled to raise funding for her afro hair care
company, that's despite female led businesses contributing more than £70 billion to the uk economy and despite the rising number of black asian and minority ethnic business at the black population apparently remains the least likely to be self—employed and their businesses are more likely to face difficulties accessing traditional financing. so an interesting story there, proving to be one of the most popular on the website. that's it for today's morning briefing. sport now and time for a full round up from the bbc sport centre. here's holly hamilton. good morning... it was wet, it was chaotic — and it was unforgettable. yesterday's german grand prix was certainly action packed. red bull's max verstappen claimed his second win of the season — but it was a day lewis hamilton might want to put behind him.
patrick gearey reports. one of those days for lewis hamilton. filthy weather, you're feeling sick, then you have to go to work and it is a safety car start. hamilton's firstjob was to somehow stay in front, when all behind was the wacky races. rain scrambles formula 1's precise engineering and strategy. this was charles leclerc, just as he was about to take the lead... no! a minute later, hamilton echoed that, going in seconds from winning to spinning and damaging his front wing. he arrived at the pits without an appointment. they'd have it ready as soon as they could. but in the meantime, max verstappen, third in the drivers‘ standings, went first in the race. these weren't conditions to chase in. hamilton's shocking time in hockenheim got worse still. his team—mate valtteri bottas didn't even finish. all the while, steadily gaining in the rain was sebastian vettel, the german driver going from 20th to second, behind verstappen, dutch conqueror of the chaos and the winner of a race that was never clockwork, but definitely orange. patrick gearey, bbc news.
a combination of a lot of things, but ultimately, a really terrible, disastrous day. we had the potential for that when it started to rain. i thought i had it under control and then... it was really risky putting us out on slicks and then, after that, just went to pot. egan bernal has become the youngest rider in more than a century to win the tour de france. with the race leader traditionally not challenged on the final stage, the 22—year—old was hand—in—hand with his team—mate and last year's winner geraint thomas, who finished second overall. the traditional sprint finish was won by australian caleb ewan. but it was the colombian rider's day and night on the champs—elysees. viva colombia! the tour de france,
what more could you want, new champion, new ambassador, what a brilliant ambassador. the moment i think he needs to enjoy the moment, have a party, celebrate. and then try and realise what he has achieved. i think it's something historic for colombia, very important. and i'm very happy to help him achieve his goal. and it's bernal who features on many of the back pages this morning... the telegraph has him sipping champagne after crossing the finishline — with the headline champagne moment... here he is again in the guardian alongside his inneos teammates... hand in hand with last year's winner geraint thomas. the first of many they say. the daily mail has gone with the german grand prix — with lewis hamilton there after sliding off the track. car—mageddon they've called it. they've also featured a story on trevor bayliss apparently reading the riot act to england cricketers after their scare with ireland last week. kojin young won the
evian championship — the fourth women's major of the year — by two shots in france. it was the south korean's fifth lpga tour championship win in less than two years, and her second major victory of the year after the ana inspiration in april. rory mcilroy could only finish fourth in the stjude classic despite holding the lead going into the final round. mcilroy was playing with brooks kopeka who was once again in imperious form finishing three shots clear of second to win. adam peaty claimed his third gold of the world aquatics championships as great britain won the men's 4 by 100 metre medley relay. it's peaty‘s fourth medal overall in south korea but duncan scott took the plaudits for his amazing final leg. they were in a team with james guy and luke greenbank and set a new european record. the usa top the medal table. great britain finished in seventh with three golds, all from peaty, and seven medals overall.
a completely unexpected gold. obviously, we always dream, we always hope. but we knew after america there we could have been strong or weak and itjust shows you, if you put your head together and everyone comes together, minus the arm swings, we still have a lot of room there. i dived in, honestly, like a loaf of bread. so, i mean, it'sjust a testament really to what gb are about, and going into next year, it's going to be very exciting. peaty has in the past spoken of the importance of positive mental health. and last night he took to twitter to admit his struggles with depression. he says, "athletes go through the toughest of highs and lows, i've had many of both. i've struggled and triumphed, gone through depression and come out the other side, i want to help people come out the other side." well, we've already brought you the pictures from the finale of yesterday's tour de france in paris. there were also some pretty impressive scenes in colombia.
this is the town of zipaquira, home of tour winner egan bernal, now the first south american to win the world's most famous bike race. located on the outskirts of bogota, the streets were packed with people dressed in yellow and waving colombian flags. coming up, we'll be across all the day's sports news as we build up to the start of the football season. we'll have a full rundown of everything in sportsday at 6:30 where we'll also be hearing from liverpool bossjurgen klopp. that's all the sport for now. more from bbc sport centre at quarter past 11. rebecca, goodbye from me. holly, thank you so much. a bbc investigation has found evidence of police forces in some european union countries detaining refugees and migrants who've reached the continent, and then expelling them to prevent asylum claims. an officer in the croatian police says expulsions are being carried out under official orders.
damian grammaticas reports. they've fled wars, bloodshed and oppression in their own lands. now, just beyond the eu's frontiers, they're forced to camp out amid bosnia's war graves. asylum seekers who've become victims of new violence, this time meted out by the eu countries they thought would protect them. who did this? croatian police, they tell me, using batons, fists, boots. they catch refugees who cross the eu's frontier... assault them while in custody, then illegally expel them from eu territory. mustafa is just 17. they hit me. i tell him, "what you do? iam minor. don't hit me". they hit me more. if they reach the eu or cross this border, each refugee is legally entitled to a fair hearing for their case. they can't be expelled en masse.
but that's what's happening. there are dozens and dozens of documented examples, what appears to be a deliberate croatian police policy to push people back and deny them their rights under international law to claim asylum once inside the eu. i met those guys. you saw them here? yeah, i saw them. this is the mayor of the bosnian town of bihac. on this track, inside bosnia, he confronted croatian police forcing refugees back across the border. they said they have orders to do it and they are just ordinary policemen. on the same path, a croatian policeman with a gun in his hand, footage captured with hidden cameras set up last winter, men and women being marched out of the eu, in violation of the eu's own laws. croatia's government wouldn't answer our questions, but the president visited the border, local tv cameras in tow,
to say her police weren't violent. translation: it's normal that people get bruises and injuries crossing this forest. remember this when you hear stories about our police being brutal. they are not. i absolutely guarantee that. but speaking anonymously, this police officer detailed to us how the pushbacks are happening on government orders. translation: i got orders from my superior, and he got it from his. it goes all the way up to the top. we were told we have to catch them before they reach human rights groups or any place that would help them to seek asylum. so now the refugees wash in bosnia's rivers, relaxing before they'll try to enter the eu again. but they're destitute, because the croatian police who beat them often rob them of all their money too. 400 euros. 300. 300, you? and the eu, it seems, is turning a blind eye,
so the refugees, abused by a europe they've turned to for help, end up here, dumped on the eu's frontiers, penniless and hungry. damian grammaticas, bbc news, bosnia. a cross party group of mps has predicted that cannabis will be legal in the uk within the next 5—10 years. the mps have recently returned from a fact finding trip to canada, which legalised the drug last year. jim connolly followed the mps' visit. these buds will probably get about four times larger by the time this plant is ready to harvest. currently, canada is the only g7 country to allow recreational use of cannabis. i've got no hair, do i still need this on my head? even a few years ago, this would have seemed unimaginable — three british mps from across the political spectrum, looking at how the legalisation process has been implemented. we're following the liberal democrat sir norman lamb, the conservativejonathan djanogly and labour's david lammy. you could go to prison for a very long time in britain
if you had anything like this. the trip has been organised by a london—based campaign group, volteface. it wants the uk to legalise weed. it's sponsored by a big north american cannabis company called mpx international, which runs this facility. scott boyes is the boss, and i put it to him that he was trying to use his money to influence british politicians. we've been happy to be a host to them to give them some exposure to the business and give them an understanding of what's happening here in north america. if that helps make the right decisions in the united kingdom, it's money well spent for us. canada's prime minister justin trudeau came to power promising to legalise cannabis. it's been available here for medical use since 2001, but as of last october, recreational users could use it too without fear of breaking the law, meaning places like this have been springing up all over the country. investors know there could be billions to be made from the industry, but the uk mps admit there's a lot to get their heads around.
have you ever seen this volume of cannabis yourself? i never saw any volume of cannabis! so this is your first experience of it? so two or three of those balls are worth $60. so that's quite a valuable amount. sir norman was central to the lib dems' policy of backing legalisation. which do you tend to use? i've done this one. he decides to buy some. thank you very much. he wants to know what it feels like, and takes some before bed. so now i'm supposed to put it under my tongue. he claims it helped him sleep. the difference between what he's taken and the cannabis oils you can buy in the uk is that this contains thc, the compound that can get you stoned, and at high strengths is linked to psychosis. this mental health link is rarely mentioned here in canada, and nor is the suggestion that the drug could be a gateway to harder substances, something i put to the man who led ca nada's legalisation process. now, because it's a regulated substance, we're having far more
nuanced and robust conversations with our kids. and i think as a result, there will be lower risk decisions and healthier choices. back at westminster, one of the uk mps has had a significant change of view. i want the market legalised and regulated, taken away from criminal gangs, young people not criminalised because of use, properly educated. but i actually want to see the strength of the stuff reduced, labelled and properly organised in our country. the home office says there will be no change to the law on illicit drugs, pointing to harms and misery they can cause in families and society. jim connolly, bbc news. on this day 70 years ago, the bbc revived the tv weather report, something it had originally introduced at the start of the second world war. the way we get the latest predictions has changed
dramatically over the years, as our presenter matt taylor has been finding out. it's going to be a dull and wet start to the day... the way we consume the weather forecast has changed immensely. from simple hand drawn charts and magnetic symbols... there's some... oh, dear! let's do it again. there's the heavy and persistent rain... ..to to 3d graphics and sophisticated mobile phone apps. we now have more weather information at our fingertips than ever before, but how exactly does that information get there? it all begins at a weather station like this. the radcliffe observatory has been recording data for over two centuries, making it one of the oldest and longest running in the world. we've been taking temperature observations here on a daily basis since 1814, and then we've got daily rainfall observations as well from the 1820s. so, everything that's used here to measure the temperature and the rainfall has been issued by the met office, so it's all standard kit. and so what's measured here will be measured likewise in other parts, notjust in the uk but right around the world ? absolutely. but with the atmosphere stretching kilometres above us, we also need weather balloons,
radar and satellite data. and all that information gets fed into weather organisations such as the european centre for medium—range weather forecasting here in reading. where supercomputers like these ones, doing trillions of calculations every single second, churn all that weather observational data and create the forecast. this is planning for food, for transport, for health, for energy, for anything that's part of society, that's making society. agriculture needs to know when to borrow, buy, rent equipment. they need to know what crops to use when. that up—to—date, personalised information is crucialfor all of us. since the bbc weather app launched in 2013, it's been downloaded 15 times a minute, with up to eight million people using it every single week, and it continues to innovate and evolve. well, the technology and the amount of information available may have changed greatly in the last 70 years, but for me personally, you can't beat getting in front
of the camera and communicating the forecast and its uncertainties verbally. now, if you don't mind, i have a job to do! see you soon! two members of the same family have taken home the titles in the world thumb wrestling championship. the thumb to thumb combat, which is now in its 11th year, took place in sussex, with paul browse winning the men's event. his mother—in—law janet coleman won the women's event. mr browse, who competes with the name ‘under the thumb' won the event for the fourth time and walks away with the top prize of £350. now it's time for a look at the weather with lucy. rebecca, thank you. after the exceptional heat of last week some of us all month ‘s reign over the weekend. this week looks like it'll be fresher with heavy and thundery downpours. this area of low pressure
swirling over the south—west, influencing the weather over the next few days. three areas of rain this morning, the first further north across northern scotland, got the second gradually working northwards in this area of low pressure bringing in showers and thundery downpours already. the rain across the north becoming largely confined to central and southern scotland, some thunderstorms were north west and scotland, they could be heavy with the odd rumble of thunder, brightening up across northern england, northern ireland, one or two showers and a good deal of sunny spells across central and southern england and wales but the shower is pushing into the north—west. temperatures reaching a maximum of 26 celsius. through the north—west. temperatures reaching a maximum of 26 celsius. through this evening and overnight the area of low pressure pushing its way in, turning quite windy across the isles of scilly and southwestern coast, we could see gusts of 40 miles an hour, perhaps 50 for the arts of scilly. tomorrow showers and thunderstorms become more widespread. drier
weather for eastern areas, it will bea weather for eastern areas, it will be a blustery day across the south, gusts of around 40 miles an hour but we could see 50 miles an hour on exposed coasts. temperatures in the high teens mid 20s, a maximum of 24 celsius in the sunshine. as we move into wednesday, the low pressure still with us, gradually working its way eastwards, what that means is as we move into wednesday, showers start to transfer their way a little bit further north and east, still some slow moving thundery downpours, we could see in standing water and localised flooding, that kind of thing. a breezy day but a drier picture for northern ireland, parts of wales, southern england as well, temperatures a maximum of 19—21dc. as we move towards the end of the week for thursday, the shower risk pushing its way further east, temperatures are starting to pick up a touch, a maximum of 23—24dc, the wind starting to ease as we move
hello, it's monday, it's 10 o'clock, i'm victoria fritz. neither the uk or the eu is prepared for a no—deal brexit on 31st october. that's the warning from the business body the cbi to the prime minister today. but the foreign secretary dominic raab says that's what will happen if the eu won't renegotiate. if the eu stick intransigent lead to their position, if there can't be any other change other than some political gloss of words then we will leave at the end of october on wto terms. but the cbi deputy chief tells us that every effort must be made to stop a no deal.