tv The Briefing BBC News September 9, 2019 5:45am-6:01am BST
festival, asks have we become too cynical? actor tom hanks says the increasing level of cynicism in society is partly what led him to take a role as a loveable children's entertainer in the film ‘a beautiful day in the neighbourhood'. with me is eileen burbidge, a partner at passion capital — a technology venture fund based in london. let's get started. the telegraph says that borisjohnson can legally stop brexit extension, that is their headline. given the fact that he contributes regularly to the paper, you would probably read this article and wonder. given what has happened over the weekend speaking to the media saying yes, understood the parliament has passed a bill that will probably be made into law today
will probably be made into law today will require, if a deal is not approved, for the prime minister to send a letter to brussels to request an extension. they are starting to say but surely that means there is probably away we can attach other materials, may another letter or an addendum that lays out the true position of the government. they say that we will follow the letter of the law but we will still try and push through what the prime minister says he wants to do which is to leave the eu by october 31. this reminds me of my children fighting, when they need it about. but that is what it reminds me of. and in the telegraph, it talks about the strategy of number 10 and there is no doubt about it, this week will be intense. every single day there is a huge amount of on the agenda, not least parliament being suspended at some point this week. it seems extremely surreal that the time we are in and yet we must keep up with
every twist and turn. those in the business community are desperate for progress, whatever the progress may be now. like you say, it does feel surreal and we spoke months ago about whether or not people would suffer from brexit about whether or not people would sufferfrom brexit fatigue because they just tune out and i sufferfrom brexit fatigue because theyjust tune out and i think it is important to think about whether or not there is a way to get around this bill that goes into law today. what is the strategy of the prime minister? what is it? does he really planned to leave on october 31 without a deal? will he try and reveal theresa may ‘s deal that had already been accepted by the eu, maybe tweak it estimate does he want something through the last minute? what is his strategy? he is clearly playing at a strategy or trying to executed and it is hard to because we're looking at this daily bickering. the front page of the financial times shows the boris janssens agenda today includes a meeting with the irish prime minister and the image shows leah
varadkar with other officials at the checkpoint in dublin where itjust says the word stop. this is the point that amber rudd was trying to make over the week. not enough is being done to broker a new deal. todayis being done to broker a new deal. today is a borisjohnson ‘s opportunity to show he is trying. today is a borisjohnson ‘s opportunity to show he is tryinglj think is what the visitors intended to do. and it is also intended to focus on the backstop and whether or not even though i was in theresa may ‘s withdrawal create agreement was a full backstop and all the borders including those in the sea, it sounds like maybe borisjohnson will try and see if maybe there could be a northern ireland only backstop which the dup initially objected to but maybe a game because of these tax examine what he has been doing to push this to the wire, they may be more agreeable to think of that because they would rather that than no deal. leo varadkar has already been strongly clear that the backstop must be part of any deal. he says he will not move on that and
he has the support of brussels on that. and this is the tricky issue because it was the backstop that borisjohnson, when because it was the backstop that boris johnson, when he because it was the backstop that borisjohnson, when he was foreign secretary, he was absolutely dead against it. but i think this is another area where they can start this lid has because you can still have a backstop but maybe it is in northern ireland only. everyone saves a little face, everyone compromises a little bit and boris johnson goes forward and the prime minister of ireland goes forward but ina minister of ireland goes forward but in a slightly reconstituted shape and form as to what theresa may had negotiated. we shall keep a close eye today and tomorrow and in the following days. moving on now to the south china morning post. an interesting story about a company called oihoo that i had not heard of prior to this article. cyber security is growing with the expansion sg. 56. it is 5g. it is kind of obvious and it is the purity company warning there
should be more reasons to look at security solutions so it is quite convenient and yes, with 5g you would think that is obvious to technology is getting more complicated but with 5g promising grey brand —— bandwidth —— great bandwidth it also offers more points of vulnerability. so he's saying that this is going to have a lot more? perhaps this particular company can help assuage those fears. what is also interesting is that here in this country and in america, there have been different conversations as well about how important 5g is and whether or not it should be limited to domestic vendor is all countries that would be considered allies. what do you think about that? you are connected in the tech world, it is yourjob to assess new companies as they come to market and they grow. what do people say, amongst your circles, about huawei and chinese tech companies that are working to get a foothold
in europe? most people say they should be a wariness and thoughtfulness behind whether or not this is the new arms race, that data is the new arms race and we must be careful about who we work with. i agree with that. i also think there has been a lot of conflation to the we have a us china trade war and people who have been detained orders over tax disputes. many things are actually being blurred in respect to true security risks versus economic threats which is trade war issues and bartering and other things that are happening to we need to try and keep them all isolated or keep them in consideration when we think about these things. front page of the guardian. no school plays says the gp in the uk. this is something we have seen in the us, actually you have seen in the us, actually you have five children, i have three i mean... when you are apparent and they have all the time, you don't wa nt to they have all the time, you don't want to think it through. what are your thoughts? my eldest was born
after a debunked piece that put a lot of fear in the mind of parents about mmr specifically and that has been debunked. it has been demonstrated that there is no great risk from mmr but it did take hold. and for me, i researched a lot for the benefit of our own children and decided that there was no risk and the benefit outweighed. what made it more difficult at the time, the prime minister was tony blair at the time and they had leo, while he was in office and they would not say, public, if he would have the mmr vaccine. i remember that well because i like you had just had a child and my husband was petrified of the vaccine, so much so that in the case of our first son he had
individual vaccines paid for privately whereas with the other one we went ahead with mmr because i convinced him it would be ok. but it did have such a huge impact. and maybe a decade and a half ago there we re maybe a decade and a half ago there were worries that were not debunked quickly enough and now it is more clearly established but still, u nfortu nately, clearly established but still, unfortunately, these gps are saying that if the inoculation rate from mmr in this country is only around 70%, we have to take radical measures to make sure people are behaving in a safe way. fred rogers. did you watch your show? tell us about him. i was wondering how this film will translate to an international audience but as someone international audience but as someone who international audience but as someone who grew up international audience but as someone who grew up in the us, we know who mr rogers is in the name of his film is based on a song he used to sing. it was the epitome of childhood optimism and just about being kind and talking to your
neighbours and doing what you would wa nt neighbours and doing what you would want other people to do for you. he was the most genuine presenter and i don't think that exists today. i think this film explores how genuine and sincere that was and it appears he really was. what you think about tom hanks saying that, you know, one of the reasons he took on the role was because we are no longer like fred rogers and we are all too cynical. in this day and age was so much more information and so much more to be asked of ourselves, it is probably inevitable that there is a lot more questioning. i guess tom hanks ‘s point is that are we taking too negative a view rather than giving people the benefit of the doubt which is what mr rogers definitely wanted people to do. thank you for coming in and thank you for you're your comments. i am afraid to say most of you all seem pretty cynical. have a lovely day andi pretty cynical. have a lovely day and i will see you soon.
hello once again. so it's a pretty decent weekend for many parts of the british isles. however, i suspect the way that monday's going to start for some, that's going to be but a distant memory, because if you're anywhere near that frontal system, which really doesn't want to move away very quickly from the british isles, then it is going to be a soggy old start to the day. this is how it's shaping up first thing, with quite a bit of rain for the greater part of scotland, save the shetland isles. it should just about clear northern ireland in the first part of the day. it'll be there to be had across certainly a good part of england and wales. through the afternoon, we lose the intensity from the rain, save for the south—western quarter. best temperature on the afternoon about 16 or 17 — pretty shabby for the time of year. the rain eventually clears away even from that south—western quarter. there's a ridge of high pressure building in, so that offers the prospect of a drier, brighter, chillier start to tuesday, for sure. temperatures widely across central and eastern areas in single figures. and it's a decent enough day, but again, here we bring in some very wet and very windy weather to finish off the afternoon across northern ireland and into the western side of scotland. where you keep the sunshine further to the south and east, well, we'll tick those temperatures
up by two or three degrees or so. now, from tuesday into wednesday, see the number of isobars we've got on the chart here. tuesday night a really windy one across the northern half of the british isles, and very wet too. couple of inches of rain, top gusts of around 60 mph or so as we see it at the moment. this is wednesday, that weather front easing its way, weakening all the while, down and across england and wales. brighter skies following on behind, but the wind will be a feature of the day widely across the british isles. some of those gusts in exposed locations still exceeding a0 mph or so. temperatures really not bad. at least the wind is coming in, and there's plenty of it, from the west and the south—west, helping to boost the temperatures widely, across england and wales, up to around about 20, 21 or so. this little system was the remnants of a tropical storm that was sitting in the mid—atlantic and brings the prospect of yet more wet and windy fare back towards northern ireland, then onto scotland, to the north and west of england, the north of wales. again, generally speaking, the further south and east you are, the drier and finer your day will be. and warm, too — some of that tropical air really boosting the temperatures by this stage, to around 22, possibly 23 degrees.
good morning. welcome to breakfast withjon kay in westminster, as parliament begins another crucial week in the brexit process. our headlines this morning: mps are to vote again today on holding a snap general election, with boris johnson facing a second defeat. and a new law to delay brexit comes into force today — but government ministers are looking for a way around it. and this is louise minchin in the studio. also today, more than 120 firefighters are tackling a major fire at a block of flats in south—west london. little mix'sjesy nelson reveals that online bullying following led her to try to take her own life.