hello this is breakfast, with charlie stayt and steph mcgovern. a usjudge orders a temporary stop for president trump's ban on travellers from seven mainly muslim countries. the president's controversial order is overturned by a court in seattle meaning the ban has been suspended across the united states. judge robert's decision, effective immediately, effective now, puts a halt to president trump's unconstitutional and unlawful executive order. good morning it's saturday 4th february. also ahead: labour vowes to close a gap in publicfunding between the north and south of england — the conservatives warn the plans could damage the economy. the challenge of supporting a friend with cancer — a leading charity calls for more help for patients and their carers. it's a huge weekend
in sport with the start of the six nations tournament and great britain's opening davis cup tie. kyle edmund's beaten in the second match as canada level things after day 1 in ottawa. and as heavy metal legends black sabbath prepare to play their last ever gig — ozzy osbourne admits to feeling emotional it is just a whirlwind of emotions going on. i hope it is ok. nick has the weekend weather. good morning. the weekend is getting off to a fairly chilly start with a few showers around. most places will see at least one fine day this weekend. good morning. first, our main story. ajudge in the us has put a temporary nationwide block on president trump's
immigration controls. it means travel restrictions on people from seven mainly muslim countries should be lifted immediately. the white house is expected to appeal against the ruling by a judge in seattle. greg dawson reports. on america's east coast, another day of prayer and protests at new york's kennedy airport as people voiced their opposition to donald trump's immigration ban. over on the west coast, that opposition was being voiced in a seattle court room. in the most significant legal challenge yet to president trump's order, a federaljudge issued a nationwide temporary block on the measure. washington state's attorney general said he expected the government washington state's attorney general said he expected the administration to obey the judge's ruling. judge robart‘s decision, effective immediately, effective now, puts a halt to president trump's unconstitutional and unlawful executive order. i want to repeat that.
it puts a stop to it immediately. but the white house says it will fight the ruling and quickly seek to re—instate the order. in a statement, donald trump's press secretary sean spicer said... in the meantime, us customs and border protection has told airlines they can now board those passengers previously affected by the ban. chanting: no hate! no fear! muslims are welcome here! donald trump was quick to dismiss protests sparked by his immigration ban. dismissing the ruling of a federaljudge is likely to be a bigger challenge. greg dowson, bbc news the shadow chancellor, john mcdonnell, will lay out plans this morning for closing what labour calls the gap in public funding between the north of england and the south. in a speech in liverpool,
he'll promise that, under a labour government, ministers would be required to report to parliament to prevent regional imbalances. our political correspondent, chris mason, is in london. what is likely to be announced? we understand he will say it is time the north gets a look in. labour says they the start of the next decade, figures will show capital spending per head in the south of england is double that in the north. he says that that it is time that changes. he says if labour is in government, it will put in a measure any bias that will be looked into.
it would look at how the spending happens. labour suggesting different these could be employed. it is not entirely clear. the conservatives say that labour's central economic age of £500 billion will involve an awful lot of borrowing which would cost jobs awful lot of borrowing which would costjobs and crash the economy. i surejohn mcdonald costjobs and crash the economy. i sure john mcdonald will oppose costjobs and crash the economy. i surejohn mcdonald will oppose that. we will be talking tojohn mcdonald after eight. three past and present employees from the electronic monitoring service, which fits offenders with tags, have been arrested by police. the sun newspaper claims the investigation relates to allegations that some staff in london were paid by offenders to deliberately fit the devices too loosely so they could be removed. a spokesperson for the service, which is operated by capita,
said it had a policy of zero tolerance against any employees who undermined its work. a man who tried to attack the louvre museum early on friday was an egyptian who came to paris on a tourist visa from dubai, according to the french authorities. police are trying to establish if he was acting alone. the suspect was critically injured after he was shot by french soldiers, as he began his assault. cancer affects hundreds of thousands of people in the uk every year but one in ten patients with the disease have no close friends to speak to about what they're going through. that's according to macmillan cancer support which has released new research to coincide with world cancer day as andy moore reports. a diagnosis of cancer is bad enough to cope with, the macmillan cancer charity has carried out researcher that shows just how difficult it can be to talk about the disease and get help. the study found that around 9% of sufferers,
or about 230,000 people, had no close friends to talk to. around 12% said they had lost touch with friends because of their disease. 43% said they could not have coped without the support of theirfriends. macmillan also said that people found it difficult to talk to communicate with somebody who had developed cancer. people who are caring for someone with cancer or are friend of someone with cancer said that often they did not know how to approach the subject, how to offer support, how to, you know, offer a full range of information and advice because they feel they might be giving the wrong kind of support, or they might feel they do not know how to talk sensitively about the issue. macmillan is urging anyone who feels they are not getting the emotional support they need, to get in touch, especially with their online community. andy moore, bbc news black sabbath — the band seen by many as the founding fathers of heavy metal — will play theirfinal gig tonight in the city where it
all began, birmingham. music playing. the group was formed nearly 50 years ago and went on to sell more than 70 million records worldwide. three of the original four members will be on stage, including frontman ozzy osbourne. he told our entertainment correspondent colin paterson that he's expecting it to be an emotional night. i have been happy, i have been tearfull and i never thought i would. people asked me how i would feel on the last note, it is a really... my emotions are flying all over the place. let's see what happens. do you think you will make a speech? i do not know. nothing is rehearsed. i have to say something. it's a whirlwind of emotions.
i hope it is ok. i think the audience will be emotional also. it is coming up to 710 atm. reports say a 29 year—old egyptian who arrived in france last month was responsible for the attack at the louvre. some information is emerging. the identity of the attacker has not been officially confirmed by the police have elements, like his mobile phone, and
they think it is a 29 year—old egyptian who came to france last week on a tourist visa, living in dubai. he came here as a tourist and he bought the weapons last week in paris and he was supposed to fly back to dubai tomorrow. police do not know if the man acted on his own oi’ not know if the man acted on his own or if it was part of the network. commanded by someone in syria or iraq, for instance. police have reason to believe this is a 29—year—old man from egypt. reason to believe this is a 29-year-old man from egypt. the louvre is a huge tourist attraction and authorities are careful about the action but what has been the reaction in paris? paris is suffering from a huge decrease in
visitors. it is the world's number one destination for tourists but last week there was a decrease of 10% four tourist. the louvre suffered a 20% and the attack is not good news for paris. the man was almost immediately on the premises after the attack trying to assure visitors that paris is still very safe. the fact that this attacker was easily captured shows security is on was easily captured shows security isona was easily captured shows security is on a high level and, of course, the country is still on a state of emergency but it is true that the city and other cities, on the mediterranean coast, in nice where that terrible attack occurred, are suffering. it is notjust bad news
for the security but for the economy, this attack. france is in the midst of an election campaign. in april. security is presumably a very big issue during the campaign? absolutely. some candidates are trying to use the security is an argument, to restrain immigration. i thinking, for instance, marine le pen, who is leading in the polls. there are more moderate candidates who say we should never give up our freedom and open borders are part of that. it is a huge topic. people are sometimes using the situation but it isa sometimes using the situation but it is a fact that most of the french are frayed and they are aware the threat not gone. —— afraid. they out
with the constant threat of another terrorist attack. it is 7:13 a.m.. you're watching breakfast. the main stories: . .. an americanjudge has issued a temporary nationwide block on president donald trump's ban on travellers from seven mainly muslim countries. labour is vowing to "close the gap" between public funding in the north and south of england and end the "bias" it says there has been in transport investment. time to find out what's happening with the weather. good morning! you were telling us yesterday that it isn't looking too bad. what about now? that's right. a fair amount of dry weather this weekend. most of us will get one fine day, some of us may be two. in between weather systems most of us at the
weekend begins. this one is producing stormy weather in france at the moment. 80 mph in the southern flank. all it will do for the uk is put a little bit of rain in two parts of south—east england. we have another area of low pressure making for a dismal start in scotland. strong winds, rain and hill snow around. that is edging its way northwards, so the central belt will dry up. southern parts dry up. the rain and hillsborough still —— hill snow is still around. showers in northern ireland. we keep the risk of a shower today. a couple for zero, north—west england and south england. —— for north—west. remember the low pressure system in france, this is the rain pushing into parts of south—east england and east anglia for a time today. a dull and damp start to the weekend, but into this afternoon it will pull away eastwards and some of us will see the sunshine coming back. the rains
deal with us and hill snow in northern scotland. a few more showers coming into the far south—west of england. you can see the extent of the fine weather in many parts of the uk this afternoon. 5-9 the many parts of the uk this afternoon. 5—9 the top temperature. for the six nations at murrayfield the rain will clear. starry skies will turn it chilly. the frost setting in for many of us tonight. as we have this morning, with icy patches. frost tonight. wet weather moving through parts of england and wales. the risk of hill snow out of that and showers across western parts of scotland. temperatures close to freezing. patchy fog more of an issue tomorrow morning, compared with this morning. it might be slow to clear in some spots. more cloud in england and wales compared to today. sunshine ha rd to wales compared to today. sunshine hard to come by. a sunnier, quieter day tomorrow compared to today in scotland. a few showers for coastal
parts of the uk. inland areas looking dry. temperatures tomorrow will be similar to today. ingle figures. if you get sunshine that a lwa ys figures. if you get sunshine that always helps. —— single figures. thank you. a week ago donald trump land people mainly from seven mainly muslim countries from the states. the federaljudge the move, meaning the ban should be lifted immediately. thejudge ruled the restrictions we re thejudge ruled the restrictions were unconstitutional and the white house says it will challenge the ruling. earlier i spoke to a civil rights lawyer and asked if people from those of seven countries could now land on us oil. we are hearing that the government is implying with the order, so that should mean that people will be able to get on planes. but i would emphasise that what the court did today was temporarily block until it
has had a chance to look at the issue more closely. we are hearing go that the united states government will appeal to the court of appeals and tried to stop even his temporary —— this temporary release. but it's a welcome development. this is yet another court in the united states that has looked at president trump was mac executive order and found it unlawful. so it is heartening to see ourfederal unlawful. so it is heartening to see our federal court standing up to the president and re—emphasising that in the united states the law and even the united states the law and even the president must obey it.“ the united states the law and even the president must obey it. if you say it is temporary, is it long enough to give people time to no —— to actually get into the country, or could this change again in the next 12 or 2a hours? could this change again in the next 12 or 24 hours? it is possible. i think there should be a couple of days where hopefully people will be able to get here, but what will
happen after that remains to be seen. happen after that remains to be seen. i think the us government says it will take an emergency appeal to try to block the court order. so i think it is too soon to know exactly how long it will last. we were hoping the appeal would leave the injunction in place, to allow people to come for a while, but it remains to come for a while, but it remains to be seen what the federal court will do. i think we're in for a long and protracted legal battle. as you we re and protracted legal battle. as you were saying, the white house has said that they will appeal this, so what will happen next?|j said that they will appeal this, so what will happen next? i think we will see an emergency appeal. i think a lot of groups will make clear to the appeals court that the lower court was correct and this law is discriminatory. it legislates on the basis of religion, which is
against american values and the constitution. and they will have to make a decision whether to uphold the lower court. we are hopeful that will happen and if that happens we are hopeful the us government will comply and allow people to come to this country, while the ultimate legality of the law is determined. it could take many months. that was me talking to lee gelernt earlier. a civil rights lawyer talking about thejudge who has civil rights lawyer talking about the judge who has temporarily lifted that band on people coming into the us from those seven muslim countries. most people have probably heard of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, better known as adhd, but they might not know what the symptoms are or what it is like to live with the condition. now a team of researchers from nottingham have developed a way to help everyone do just that, using a virtual reality system. james roberson reports. you are going to —— c three
different scenarios of what it is like the liquid adhd. you are about to meet sebastian, a ten—year—old boy with adhd. you join him and his mother who arrive at a family birthday. it is here at the mental health institute in nottingham that researchers have been working on the virtual reality system. they work at a globalfirm to produce the virtual reality system. they work at a global firm to produce the videos, one featuring a youngster, next experience of an adolescent at a dance and lastly an adult who has had a condition since childhood. a virtual reality system rather than simple film has been used because it plunges that you are right into what it is like to suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. watching that reporter with us is jane and charlotte. charlotte, you have adhd. i do. jane and charlotte. charlotte, you have adhd. ido. it is interesting watching you watch that because this is something you have to deal with
ona is something you have to deal with on a daily basis. did that look helpful? have you tried it out? i have. i was at a conference with the company and! have. i was at a conference with the company and i was trying it out and it was very realistic, much how i suffer as well. do you think it could be helpful for suffer as well. do you think it could be helpfulfor people, to get an understanding? i do. ithink could be helpfulfor people, to get an understanding? i do. i think not many people know about it and this isa many people know about it and this is a good way to get it out. tell us a bit about what life is like for you every day, for people who don't really know what it is. obviously it's a bit tricky because i get distracted a lot, but also because i don't focus that much. but i can go into hyper focus, where don't focus that much. but i can go into hyperfocus, where when i am doing things i love i can concentrate a lot and do it very well. yes, so it is keeping the attention? yeah. for you, tell us about how it came about, that charlotte was diagnosed, because it is something that a lot of people have, what a lot of people don't
know about it. yes. i think probably she was diagnosed about four years ago, but i think i knew before that, probably about the age of seven or eight, that there was possibly something a little bit different. but i wasn't quite sure, so i waited to see if it really was a pattern or whether it was a 1—off development and lee. it took quite a while to get diagnosed and then at the age of ten she was diagnosed with combined adhd and she is 14 now, so we have lived with it for quite a long time. 0nce lived with it for quite a long time. once you got the diagnosis, what difference... what can you do practically to help? first of all there was a relief because you want going mad as a parent and actually even though it is labelled... it has a negative stigma to it, it was a positive step because we felt we could get the help we needed. sometimes that help is just a small, people things, supportive steps,
rather than anything major automatic. charlotte, you feel like people understand what it is and understand new? sometimes it is hard to tell people about it because you feel like they willjudge you on a real class you as a naughty kid. but i know that once i've told someone it is just i know that once i've told someone it isjust me i know that once i've told someone it is just me and say if i've told my friends i know that nothing will change, because it has always been there and i know that it's something ican be there and i know that it's something i can be proud of, to be honest with you. we hear a lot from youngsters who have adhd. they get into trouble at school. i say trouble, but it's to do with not paying attention, because teachers don't know what's happening inside your head and how it feels. did that happen to you? it did, quitea it feels. did that happen to you? it did, quite a lot. in primary school i was classed as the naughty kid all the time, always getting put in detention. what were you doing that made them think that way? what was happening? i would just talk to
people in class, i wouldn't be looking at the board... i would start humming a tune or distracting people around me and then i would forget something or of wood and write as much and my teacher would be going on and on, saying they should have done this, i've told you this, and! should have done this, i've told you this, and i would do is forget and it would be my fault, i would just go out of my mind. often when we talk to young people who have different things that have happened in their lives or different disorders the kids are fairly understanding, but it is often the adults who find it hard to get their head around it. is that what you've experienced? yes, in a mixed way. some people just can't believe the child they know and have grown up with has got something like that, but i think again different people ta ke but i think again different people take it in different ways. for example, many people who are still grappling with the idea that adhd is a real... very real condition, they sometimes find it hard to believe, or will say, well, she's behaved at the moment, i don't know what you are talking about. it's that
inconsistency of behaviour and attention. so when she says sometimes she can be really hyper focused on something and really getting in the zone with learning or doing something, and other times her mind is moving about like there's no tomorrow. so it is very different and inconsistent all the time. you can't really imagine anything it. charlotte, if there is someone watching this now, either a parent who has been looking at their child thinking this, or a youngster themselves thinking, some of the things she is talking about sound like me, what would you say to them? i would just say, well, that's normal. everyone has got something. that's just you. it is something i feel to be proud of. like, you're a normal human being with a little extra on the site, so you can be more and do more than other people. —— on the side. more and do more than other people. -- on the side. i like that philosophy, normal, with a little extra on the side. thank you so much for coming in. thank you for having
us. for coming in. thank you for having us. you're both lovely. nice at this time of the morning. a children's hospital has become the first in the uk to have a hybrid operating theatre which allows doctors to scan patients and provide operations on them in one room for the first time. at alder hey hospital, we went to meet one of its first patients. felicity has a congenital condition that can cause tumours on her nerves. she had to have one in her neck removed as a baby, but that left her spine week. she wears a brace all the time. if she didn't have the brace, what could happen? she would be at risk for becoming paralysed. so it is really important that that kind of keeps the spine sta ble that that kind of keeps the spine stable right now and she wears it all the time, every day. and the new operating theatre will help because
felicity is so young. whereas the surgery felicity is so young. whereas the surgery wouldn't be as complex in an adult, felicity's... her bones are so adult, felicity's... her bones are so small and just millimetres thick. today, she is having a halo frame fitted to keep her next table. she is the first neurosurgery patient in alder hey's new operating hybrid theatre, where mordey —— modern medical imaging and surgery can be carried out together. surgeons performing complex operations like this need as much information as possible, where exactly is the tumour? where exactly should screws go into bone? the scanner in the theatre gives them that information, making operations like this much safer for children making operations like this much saferfor children like making operations like this much safer for children like felicity. the first part of the operation to fit the frame is challenging because felicity‘s skull is so fragile, but now comes the really clever part. a
scanner now comes the really clever part. a scanner allows the surgeon to see precisely where her neck is now positioned. before the hybrid be at our she would have been moved to another broom to be scanned. now adjustments are made on the spot. another broom to be scanned. now adjustments are made on the spotm enables us to check what we're doing as we are doing it on the table. with quality imaging. 0ne as we are doing it on the table. with quality imaging. one of the benefits is to reduce the return to theatre rate or make the procedure... check at the time of the operation, so if there's a problem you can remedy it immediately, rather than have to come back on another day. felicity will wear the halo for months and faces more surgery will wear the halo for months and faces more surgery in future, but doctors say the new theatre will help them push the boundaries of how they can help children like her. and we wish felicity and her family well and thank you to the team for allowing our cameras in. coming up on the programme: the six nations starts today and can england win it again?
former player lewis moody will be here to tell us who he thinks is the team to beat in this year's championship. stay with us. headlines coming up. hello, this is breakfast with charlie stayt and steph mcgovern. coming up before 7:30, nick will have the weather but first a summary of this morning's main news: a federaljudge in the us has temporarily suspended the travel ban imposed by president trump. it means the executive order stopping people from seven mainly muslim countries entering america should be lifted immediately. the white house insists the restrictions are "lawful and appropriate" and it will challenge the court's ruling. judge robart's decision, effective immediately, effective now, puts a halt to president trump's unconstitutional and unlawful executive order. i want to repeat that. it puts a stop to it immediately. the shadow chancellor, john mcdonnell, will lay out plans
this morning for closing what labour calls a gap in public funding between the north of england and the south. in a speech in liverpool, he'll say london and the south east have disproportionately benefited from projects such as the new crossrail train line through the capital. the conservatives say they are spending 13 billion pounds alone on transport in the north. three past and present workers with the company that puts electronic tags on offenders have been arrested by police investigating the misuse of the devices. the sun newspaper claims the investigation relates to allegations that some staff in london were paid by offenders to deliberately fit the tags too loosely so they could be removed. a spokesperson for the service — which is operated by capita — said it had a policy of zero tolerance against any employees who undermined its work. a man who tried to attack a soldier at the louvre museum with a machete on friday was an egyptian who came to paris on a tourist visa from dubai, according
to the french authorities. police are trying to establish if the man acted alone the attacker was critically injured after he was shot by french soldiers in a bid to stop him. police have not yet released his identity. there has been a big leap in the number of cancer patients turning to crowdfunding to pay for treatments not available on the nhs. data from justgiving shows the more than £4.5 million was raised by these appeals in last year compared with just over £500,000 the year before. doctors say the number of patients bypassing the nhs is "very worrying". nhs england says it's investing 330 million pounds to improve cancer services. the american football super bowl takes place in houston this weekend but even veteran quarterback tom brady would struggle to make a throw this far. astronauts span a ball down the length of the international space station, which orbits earth at 17,500mph, making the pass more than half a million yards long. wow. i know this is one of those
terrible jokes... the trouble with watching the game from space is that no matter how exciting it gets, there's still no atmosphere. 0ne one of our producers spent all night writing that. i find it the image rather than as a rising. you could watch it thought ages. you could. what time is the foot will? england won all of their gains last time.
eddie jones will be hoping to produce the best football. reigning champions england are out to defend their title and continue their 14 match winning streak. they take on france at twickenham this afternoon but despite their excellent recent record, captain dylan hartley says its all about getting their mental approach right. the concern is, when you prepare so well, you can be complacent going into a game. look, we have had a really good week this week — it rained at training today, which i think is a good thing. a greasy ball, a few dropped balls, keep people on edge. i think the challenge from her on to the game is kind of sharpening the axe mentally, building up because the physical work is done. it is all about mental preparation from here on end. so the favourites are ready, but first it's scotland and ireland. that match kicks off this year's tournament at murrayfield. it is an exciting start, ireland at home. ireland have just recently beaten thje all blacks,
they've beaten australia and south africa. they are not one off—games these guys are winning, they are consistently a very good team so we get a chance to measure ourselves against them and then we go to a different opposition the week after. this one, i can feel nervousness within the group. they know it is a big game and they are ready to roll their sleeves up and have a go at it. the women's six nations is already up and running. scotland came seconds from securing their first point in nearly seven years last night, but lost out to a last gasp ireland try. scotland just needed to get the ball out of play to seal a 15—15 draw but ireland's jenny murphy crashed over for the game's decisive try. munster have gone top of the pro 12 table after a hard—fought victory away at edinburgh. just one try in the game, scored in the first half by ronan 0'mahony. 10—9 the final score with edinburgh picking up a losing bonus point. great britain's davis cup tie in canada is level at one—all —
heading into today's doubles tie. dan evans is leading the side in the absence of andy murray, and he showed why he's currently the most improved player in the world. evans saw off the 17 year old wimbledon junior champion denis shapovalov in straight sets. the davis cup tie is level at one all heading into today's double tie. but kyle edmund couldn't back up evans' success. he was beaten in straight sets by world number 133, vasek pospisil to level the tie at one—all. the doubles rubber featuring jamie murray and dom inglot is on bbc 2 from 6 o'clock tonight. kyle edmund was in the other game. its another big day in the premier league with the pick of the days ties kicking off at stamford bridge at lunchtime with leaders chelsea taking on third place arsenal. the gunners are looking to repeat their victory earlier in the season whilst a win for chelsea would take them twelve points clear. we play at home, we have our fans to push a lot and for this reason we want to play a good game.
we want to play to win but for sure it will be a really tough game and we must play with attention. i believe the most important is turn up i believe the most important is turn up with great intention, with the same quality and show great response because what is at stake is how well we respond in a united way and in a very determined way and play our game. sheffield wednesday are into the championship play—off places after victory over wigan. the only goal of the game came from ross wallace just before half time. wigan remain in the bottom three. england cricket captain alastair cook has received his cbe
from prince charles for services to the sport cook received his medal at buckingham palace after a year in which he became the first english batsman to score 10,000 test runs. there is some uncertainty as to whether he will continue as captain after losing the test series to india. the british national cup diving is going on in plymouth this weekend — and olympic champions jack laugher and chris mears marked their return to action — for the first time since rio — with synchronised 3m springboard gold. the pair comfortably won on their first appearance back while laugher also won the individual one metre title. another 0lympic medallist tom daley won the 3 metres springboard synchronised gold with grace reid but was suprisingly beaten in the mixed platform event, partnering tonia couch. they make it look effortless. difficult sport made to look easy. the news that someone close to you has cancer is always difficult to hear, but it can be even harder to know how to act
or what you can do to help. almost half of people in this position say they've found it difficult to support their friend according to a survey by macmillian cancer support. and it means some of those people with the disease lose touch with loved ones after their diagnosis, at a time when they may need them most. anthony maher is someone who experienced that first hand. good morning. tell us your story because it was quite sudden your diagnosis? tell us your story because it was quite sudden your diagnosis7m tell us your story because it was quite sudden your diagnosis? it was quite sudden your diagnosis? it was quite sudden. i was in my final year at university, i had this sort of pain in my stomach and i thought maybe i had eaten at too much cake. igo maybe i had eaten at too much cake. i go through my symptoms with nhs and they told me that i would send the ambulance around if they could
not get somewhere. i had all these tests, scams. they take my blood, the consultant comes in and says, you have the killer cancer. we will do what we can. —— testicular. you have the killer cancer. we will do what we can. -- testicular. early stages, a bit of a pause, when you do not know, who are you speaking to? i not from birmingham originally and the main thing was not worrying my parents unnecessarily, have them race up. at what stage did you tell yourfamily? race up. at what stage did you tell your family? when i knew and new how to tell them. it is not something you want to do over the phone but i had to do it and i got my close
friends and they were really supportive and they really got me through it. you had mixed reactions? you get such a variety of reactions. even when i tell people now, some people burst into tears one person just said, when are you going to die?| just said, when are you going to die? i said, just said, when are you going to die? isaid, hopefully just said, when are you going to die? i said, hopefully not too soon but we do not know that. the best ones were the ones who said, all right, what can we do for you? some friends i barely knew them before but they came to hospital every day and ifi but they came to hospital every day and if i wanted to watch a film, they did that, if i had a little sleep, theyjust they did that, if i had a little sleep, they just sat they did that, if i had a little sleep, theyjust sat there. you realise who your friends are. you have done some work with the bbc
about how to talk to people with cancer. it is different for everyone. i think cancer is something that happens to you but it does not have to define who you are. we are all different. for some people it will be a serious sitdown conversation. for some people it might be something they say socially. and that will work for them. the position people find themselves in is that sometimes they are worried about saying the wrong thing and end up saying nothing. the fear of saying something that would be bad. it is a worry. amongst the scare you are going through, it is nothing but it is something that people worry about. the first thing to say, is it doesn't have to be a
death sentence and do not ask when you are going to die because they are already thinking about it. just continue having a normal conversation, if they feel ready to talk about it with you you know you have a close conversation. hopefully i will get the all clear later this year. i i will get the all clear later this year. lam i will get the all clear later this year. i am on a clinical trial, macmillan have been supporting me. thank you very much full coming in to talk about it because it is not easy to talk about. 7:34am is the time. you're watching breakfast from bbc news. the main stories this morning: an americanjudge has issued a temporary nationwide block on president donald trump's ban on travellers from seven mainly muslim countries. labour is vowing to "close the gap" between public funding in the north and south of england and end
the bias it says there has been in transport investment. it's nick with us this morning taking a look at the weather. lots of big sporting occasions happening, amongst other things, this weekend. how is it looking? absolutely. we have a couple of weather systems close by, but the emphasis is on quiet weather. weather watchers are up and about and taking the first pictures of the sunrise. a fairly chilly start. a touch of frost around. i see in a couple of spots. low pressure is affecting france, but already seeing some rain pushing into parts of south—east england. and another is affecting scotland. many of us getting off to a wet and windy start to the weekend. some hill snow around. that's moving northwards, so eventually southern areas, into the central belt, it will turn dry. still wet and windy into the
afternoon in northern scotland. scattered showers in north—west england and a couple in wales, but many of those —— away from the showers we will see sunshine. here is the rain pushing into parts of south—east england, edging into the london area, eventually east anglia. this afternoon that slowly edges away and it is replaced by sunshine for many of us. in northern scotland the wet and windy weather with the snow showing up above about 300 metres. showers into northern ireland, coming back into south—west england. we talk a lot about the wet weather but not so much about the drive. —— dry. we talked already about the six nations. the rain in edinburgh will clear away and it will be a starry evening in twickenham. it will turn chilly as we expect a frost tonight. patchy fog developing, with various areas of showery rain around top a bit of
hill snow, with this feature working through into the pennines. a couple of showers in the western scotland. temperatures lower than this in rural spot. just a touch of frost and a few icy patches to start sunday. patchy fog slow to clear. coastal showers on sunday. more cloud for england and wales, sunshine in scotland and temperatures still in single big as. chilly feel for the weekend. now it's time for newswatch. hello. welcome to newswatch, with me, samira ahmed. later on the programme: this man was on our screens again this week. is the bbc giving nigel farage too much airtime? and was coverage of the new us administration's travel ban balanced and impartial, or did it pander to a growing anti—trump hysteria? first, the prime minister's visit to the united states at the end
of last week to meet president trump was the subject of considerable media analysis, not least the moment when the two appeared, briefly, holding hands. but some people were more exercised by a question put at a press conference by the bbc‘s laura kuenssberg. um, thank you very much, prime minister. mr president, you've said before that torture works. you've praised russia. you've said you want to ban some muslims from coming to america. you've suggested there should be punishment for abortion. for many people in britain, those sound like alarming beliefs. what do you say to our viewers at home who are worried about some of your views, and worried about you becoming the leader of the free world? this was your choice of a question? laughter there goes that relationship! so did one question from a reporter have the potential to damage the special relationship? some thought it might have done, and that laura kuenssberg needed some lessons in diplomacy.
here's jonathan chappel. i was left guessing the motives of asking such a provocative question to someone so easily provoked as donald trump. was the motive to undermine the embryonic relationship between the two leaders? or was it the bbc trying to make the news rather than simply report it? or was laura kuenssberg showboating her questioning skill? whatever the motives, asking that question to donald trump in that forum lacked emotional intelligence. had donald trump taken offence at the question, it could have had an impact on the future health and prosperity of the uk economy as a whole. the bbc and laura kuenssberg are in a privileged position to be able to ask questions at press conferences like this.
don't abuse that privilege. no surprise that as the week went on coverage of donald trump's presidency continued to exercise newswatch viewers. in particular, the bbc‘s reporting of the petition urging the government to call off the president's proposed state visit to britain, which those complaining described to us as "excessive" and "hysterical". and of the ban on travellers from seven countries to the united states. some felt certain aspects of that ban had been largely ignored by bbc news. the list of countries facing the travel ban were originally drawn up by the 0bama administration, and not invented by trump. second, many muslim countries themselves impose a travel ban on the citizens of many, many countries, including uk citizens, simply because they have visited israel. there has been little evidence of fair, unbiased reporting showing both sides of the story.
it's blatantly obvious the current issue is not anti—muslim but anti—terrorist, or anti—isis. but the reporters keep trying to push this question into the face of anyone they can to get an impact for viewers. on monday's bbc news, apart from the briefest of interviews with three people on staten island who have not been outraged by this panel, no interviews or mentions were made that many millions of people in the us are not outraged by this executive order. further, the bbc has used the online unaudited petition, which is completely open to fraudulent signatories, as a barometer of public opinion in the uk, yet over 45,000,000 adult uk registered voters are not outraged to sign this petition. the outrage is that those who are not outraged are deemed irrelevant to the bbc. while i totally disagree with trump's outrageous claims about fake news or the dishonesty of the media, these claims can only gain credence and credibility
if responsible and reputable news organisations like the bbc fail to present unbiased, impartial, accurate and honest news reporting or fair and balanced debates and discussions. that debate will certainly continue, but there was at least one bbc programme that featured a clear defence of president trump's travel ban — bbc1's sunday politics. the guest was nigel farage, and andrew neil began by asking him if he agreed with the president's decision to bar syrian refugees indefinitely from entering the united states. you know, there are seven countries on that list. he is entitled to do this. he was voted in on this ticket. i didn't ask if he was entitled. that's not my point of contention. i asked you if you agreed with it. well, i do. because i think that if you just look at what is happening in france and germany, if you look at mrs merkel‘s policy,
on this, which was to allow anybody in, virtually from anywhere, look what it has led to. the former leader of the united kingdom independence party went on to discuss his views on immigration, and on the government's process for leaving the european union. and the interview produced a strong reaction from viewers, many of whom have objected before about the frequency of his appearances on bbc news bulletins, and programmes such as question time. two viewers recorded their thoughts for us on camera. the aim is balance and this isn't balance. this is a platform. his constant appearances on tv and radio, notjust on the bbc, are a major contribution, i think, to the rise in anti—immigrant sentiment in this country in the last few years. i think it's time the bbc recognised that nigel farage isn'tjust some politician you wheel on to give a microphone to when someone says something nice about refugees. he is a rallying point. the bbc treats nigel farage as good
box office, giving him photo opportunities in pubs, hugely disproportionate access to political shows from bbc question time to daily politics, sunday politics and much more. by doing so, and by not challenging him, partly because he was treated in the first stages as just good box office, as light entertainment, they helped normalise his views and helped him to put things without challenge that actually affected the whole way the debate moved. this happened from the very beginning and it's only in the last two years that he's started to be challenged a bit, and by that time the normalisation had happened. well, hugh milbourn from the sunday politics programme joins me now. why did you have nigel farage on? well, the main stories this week were theresa may's visit to washington, and then there was a subsequent massive story which has dominated the headlines this week, of donald trump's travel ban, and the other big story of the week was of course on brexit, and the commons debates about the passage of article 50.
so those were the big stories. and nigel farage was an appropriate guest on both those stories. he was the first british politician to meet donald trump, after his election, and obviously he was a massive player in the referendum campaign. a lot of viewers say he's not ukip leader now and he may not be as close to trump as he claims to be. well, we regularly, on the bbc, invite politicians on to our programmes — ex—leaders. ed miliband has been on the bbc this week, for example. nick clegg is a regular guest on our programmes. so it's not unusual that we should invite someone on a programme who isn't currently leader of their party. but they are also both mps and nigel farage has never been an mp. yeah, but he is an mep, he has been elected by the british people as an mep by his constituents. and he is also leader of his party's political group
in the european parliament, so he is still a person of some influence. a lot of viewers say he is just easy ratings, isn't he? he always has been. and you know when you invite him on that he will say something controversial. no, i mean, he represents a strand of political thinking in the united kingdom, there is no doubt about that. as party leader he had a track record of political success, so, for example, his party came first in the european elections in 2014, at the general election in 2015, the party in the popular vote came third. so this is someone... ..we aren't able to exclude from our programmes. he has got a track record of electoral success, and he does represent a strand of political thinking in british politics. many people do find what he says offensive. particularly, as we heard in those viewers comments there,
his comments on immigration in the current climate, people feel that he has stirred up anti—immigrant sentiment. do you think it is responsible to have him on? well, not everyone is going to like what he says and there are all sorts of people that we get on our programmes that some of our viewers are going to disagree with. it's not just that they disagree, though, is it? it's about whether it is responsible, when some people feel there is a growing climate of tension around immigration and the bbc chooses to have on someone that viewers feel holds views that stirring up anti—immigrant sentiment. the bbcjust can't be involved in making value judgments about politicians. ethicaljudgments. they can't, not when they come from a major party, ukip is a major party, there is no doubt about that. we can't be making value judgments about whether what they've got to say is morally dubious. that is not our role. we are an impartial broadcaster. there is no evidence that nigel farage has ever said anything that is illegal, for example, that has never been a risk. i don't think he should be treated
any differently than any other politician from any of the other major political parties in the united kingdom. you obviously work on sunday politics and daily politics, but you will know we have great viewer concern about how often nigel farage is invited onto bbc programmes generally, including question time. we also know of course that he now has his own radio show on commercial radio. do you think the bbc does have him on too often? well, i know from our outlets, the daily politics and the sunday politics, it's only the second time he's been on in the last six months. i think he has made about half a dozen other appearances in terms of interviews or being part of panels or policy discussions on bbc television over the last six months. so i don't think that that is too great a number. and of course on our programmes, obviously andrew neil is a robust interviewer and we always want politicians of the highest calibre from whatever political party. hugh milbourn, thank you very much. and thanks to all of you who recorded or sent us your views on this, this week.
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