tv The Briefing BBC News September 5, 2019 5:45am-6:01am BST
are you left—handed 7 are you left—handed? i'm not, but i am for some sports. we will talk about that later. independent frontpage and brexit. i mean, that thing is, there are so many extraordinary moments in british politics that they almost become ordinary but sometimes we have to step back and realise this is a high minister whose first two votes in the commons have been lost. indeed, and that's historic itself. he doesn't have a majority. tory mps lost the whip. he certainly in a very weakened position. this is because the prime minister wanted to go foran because the prime minister wanted to go for an election. but the vote on
that has already —— also been lost. at this point in time, the opposition labor party says, we might go foran opposition labor party says, we might go for an election but not just yet. what they want is for the bill to pass. that will take and no deal brexit of the table and then maybe they would go for the election. it's really interesting. the way things can be perceived. supporters of boris johnson the way things can be perceived. supporters of borisjohnson would say the decision to kick out members of his party who rebelled against his government, it shows a sign of strength, that is not going to tolerate that sort of rebellion. others would say it's too much and he has harmed, he's lost his majority even more than the one defection. we will find out if there
really has been damaged to the party oi’ really has been damaged to the party or not. it's likely the 21 mps that could now face d selection will be replaced by candidates who will be ha rd replaced by candidates who will be hard brexiteers. it means the conservative party could be attracting a much more narrow section of society than before. and of course, we've got nigel farage who is aiming to stand a person at each constituency in the next election,, this next general election,, this next general election, will probably have one. it will be very interesting. in the next five, ten years or so. it's a
good queue to move the sun. it has this rather striking image. taunts to the leader of the opposition, to go ahead, not accept. it's a sign of being afraid. but it's interesting, i've also seen analysis that says actually, some would see it as a trap, that actually if there were to be an election and the bill to stop no deal brexit is not fully passed into law, that all those efforts that we've seen by mps in the commons would just fall by the wayside stop yes, and we had tony blair, the ex—uk prime minister saying an early election could be an elephant trap for the labor party and perhaps this is why the labour party is pushing back and saying, we
will consider voting for an election. but not until no deal brexit has definitely been taken off the table. it's interesting, the bill that they are pushing through parliament right now, there is reportedly, even the wording for the letter that the prime minister must write to ask brussels for a delay. the prime minister says he won't be the person to ask for a delay. this bill is trying to force him to do so. bill is trying to force him to do so. i think there will be an election but just not so. i think there will be an election butjust not happened in october but certainly in the relatively near future. that's pop brexit to one side of the moment and deal with political machinations of another kind in hong kong and this, really a big climb by carrie lam, the chief executive of hong kong, rod withdrawing that hated
extradition bill which led to months of demonstrations. but is it enough? it seems the answer to that is bubbly not. what they are saying is that the withdrawal of that extradition bill which is really the focus of all of these protests, is just not enough. the protesters say they have five key demands. these really are around other issues such as housing supply, inequality. they also want an independent enquiry on police reactions. in this newspaper here, the south china morning post is saying that the carry lam declaration of the withdrawal of the bill is nothing more than a band—aid to rotting flesh. it seems perhaps this is not the end of the issues we've seen in hong kong. privacy
issues and technology are never far from the news agenda. you to's owner google is settling this allegation that conduct —— collected children's personal data without parents consent. $170 million fine, it sounds a lot but some are saying it's not enough and it betrays the fa ct it's not enough and it betrays the fact that us regulators aren't serious. this is the point. it sounds a lot to most people. yes, that's a large amount of money in most people's books but it's been criticised. this is because the pa rent criticised. this is because the parent company alphabet made a profit of $30.7 billion us last year. when we are talking about fines of millions, they are relatively small fines. the accusations are that collecting data is very profitable and it enables google to target advertising and thatis google to target advertising and
that is where they get their revenue. they shouldn't be collecting data on children under 13 and get it appears that they are. the way they are said to have done it is by tracking viewers of children's content. they do also say that they have a children's channel, youtube kids and they say in order to try and prevent children logging on without their parents consent. they have a small maths problem as pa rt they have a small maths problem as part of the logon process. butjust the fact that they have been found guilty suggests perhaps they have been going a bit far electing data for under 13 —year—olds. when they should not be. the mail on line, it's interesting. people often talk about the different dominant parts
of the brain and what they mean for creativity or language skills. this study suggests that it goes right back to the womb, and the way the brain develops. they've done this specifically by looking at left—handed people. specifically by looking at left-handed people. they are not entirely clear what is going on in the brain but they are getting a little bit closer. they are reporting that 90% of us are right—handed and a minority of us are left—handed. i think they are working backwards and trying to work out what parts of the brain are formed to allow this correlation. and it was the language skills which emerged as being the advantage of left—handed people. emerged as being the advantage of left-handed people. there are lots of disadvantages for being left—handed. items or mathematical
equipped and are generally aimed towards right—handed people. left—handed people are constantly making compromises. but a skill in languages is a great thing to have. really interesting, the differences between the way the brain develops so between the way the brain develops so early on. really good to talk to you jane. thank you for going through the papers with us. if you've got thoughts on any of the stories we've covered. also, targeted adverts and whether your phone is listening to you to target advertisements? details on line on the bbc news website. stay with us here on bbc news, so much more to come.
hi there. many northern areas were quite chilly on wednesday. it was a very windy day, gusts of 50, close to 60 mph across the north and the west of the uk. but today, it's not looking that bad. we've got pressure building, so fewer showers around. although it will still be quite breezy, it will be less windy than what we had on wednesday. there's wednesday's low, slowly pushing off into scandinavia, high pressure building in from the south—west. you'll notice isobars still quite close together across the north—west, and a warm front moving in. that will introduce thicker cloud with showery bursts of rain for scotland and northern ireland and that will spread its way southwards as it fizzles out into the rest of scotland, northern england, perhaps the midlands. but it will introduce something a little less cold into the north—west corner of the country. so we'll see 15—17 degrees here, but elsewhere plenty of sunshine, highs around 18 to maybe 20 degrees. so that's how thursday is looking. through thursday night, high pressure continues to bring drier weather for england and wales, and we see the weather system pushing into the north—west, a band of rain slowly spilling its way south—eastwards. it will also turn fairly breezy, even windy once again, as the temperatures range between 9—12 degrees to start
friday morning. area of low pressure, then, to the north of the uk will introduce this band of rain which will continue to spread its way into central and southern areas as friday wears on. behind it, blustery showers, but also some sunny spells. so a rather cloudy day, i think, for much of england and wales. outbreaks of rain which will eventually become confined to more southern counties of england by the end of the afternoon. elsewhere, it could be quite bright. there's some good sunny spells, a few blustery showers in the north—west, and those temperatures still below the seasonal average, 14—18 degrees. that cold front slips its way southwards into the near continent. it'll be quite a chilly start to saturday, but high pressure builds in again, notjust for saturday but also for sunday, so we could be looking at quite a bit of dry and sunny weather for the weekend. for saturday, still quite breezy down the east coast as that low pressure clears away, maybe just one or two showers here. but for most, it's dry, with lengthy sunny spells, a little bit of cloud building in the north and west. and on the fairly cool side in the north, 14—16 degrees.
18 or 19 in the south. there's a chilly start to sunday, as well, under those clear skies, but high pressure again dominating the scene for most. weather fronts trying to push into the north—west on sunday could introduce more cloud to the hebrides, the northern isles, maybe northern ireland. but for much of the country, again, lighter winds thanks to high pressure, sunny spells and a little bit of cloud, and those temperatures range from 15—18 degrees.
good morning. welcome to breakfast withjon kay and louise minchin. our headlines today: a late night pact between the government and labour to ensure the bill to block a no—deal brexit goes through parliament. it comes after another humiliating defeat in the house of commons for the prime minister, when mps rejected his calls for a general election. it's a story that's changing rapidly. we'll ask the key players how this affects the october brexit deadline, what it means for borisjohnson and whether there'll be a snap general election. rescuers begin to reach the northern bahamas,