in a technology—driven future, that's according to the arab news. he told a conference "we are returning to what we were before, a country of moderate islam that is open to all religions and to the world." denial and loathing in myanmar. that's the heading of a new york times feature on the displacement of thousands of rohingya muslims from the country. it says locals believe the rohingya are not rightful citizens of buddhist—majority myanmar. academics in the uk have accused a government mp of "idiotic leninism" and censorship after he asked for the names of academics teaching about brexit. but the times says other tory mp's have backed his request, suggesting lecturers have tried to influence students with anti—brexit messages. the daily telegraph reports that financial dealings of some of the world's richest people may be exposed after a major offshore company admitted computer records had been hacked. appleby, a firm based in bermuda with offices in many tax havens, said it was in the process of warning clients that they may be implicated in lea ks of sensitive information. and in the sun, a handwritten note containing albert einstein's formula
for happiness has fetched $1.3 million at an auction injerusalem. einstein believed: "a calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness." ian is with us. i could top einstein. you cannot top xi jinping, though. this is the end of the communist party congress. he looks unassailable. we have been talking about the new bureau announced this morning. it is like angela merkel. he has hollowed out any
opposition... i don't know if she would like that. i will continue it and see what reception i get for the comment. he hollowed out the opposition. he says he is not there for the next five years, but the next decade, until about 2027. he even got his name written in to the communist party constitution. even got his name written in to the communist party constitutionm does not get much better than that. there was a reference to him not being able to eliminate. that is unimaginable, to have complete control. most leaders would love a unanimous vote for what they want to do to pick. —— pick. a few figures have slipped off and some of his allies. but he looks unassailable this morning. moving on to the arab
news. really interesting. the saudi crown prince, he is talking about doing away with the extremism that is there. he wants to wants to return to a pre— 1979 tolerant place. some of that must be down to the fact they need to look further afield to reduce reliance on petrol dollars and make sure they can financially survive. this will go down... if he can sustain this as one of the most incredible moves of recent yea rs. forget one of the most incredible moves of recent years. forget about foreign policy and what the west wants to do, if they are going in a direction of moderation, opening up in a wider sense, women being able to drive, the entertainment sector opening up as well... and just as you are
pointing out, it looks like foreign direct investment is starting to flood back into the country having left for a long time. i look at this headline this morning from a business point of view and think i should get on a plane and see what is going on there myself. it is a significant move. and from my point of view, it is good to see. you can say these things. he is in a position of huge power. is winning over and building that sense of power. but to suddenly talk about going back to moderate islam, it does not just happen. going back to moderate islam, it does notjust happen. there are influences which will play into this. i get the picture, but we have to see things happen. yes. and politicians everywhere... you know, he isa politicians everywhere... you know, he is a politician in his own country. they can only be judged by their actions. on social reform, he has promised some pretty big social reform. let's see if it happens. he
has more levers than the average politician. he has the power, certainly, to do it, starting with women driving. myanmar a different perspective on. the new york times. the thrust of this article is you can throw aid agency money at a problem, but unless you change the mindset at the root of humanitarian crises, you are not going to solve the long—term. crises, you are not going to solve the long-term. yeah. this story is basically an inside story. an attempt to get under the skin of wobbly, and i say probably, what most ordinary folk in myanmar feel and what aung san suu kyi are looking for. —— probably. most people believe the range of muslims don't belong in myanmar. —— rohingya muslims. what is not being addressed
is the violence that is taking place. there is a push back back to the idea that state authorities are responsible for any kind of agenda at all. —— pushback. more needs to be done by the international community to continue to ask that question. it is a different take from, you know, the kind of news we have seen from the country over the past couple of months. have seen from the country over the past couple of monthslj have seen from the country over the past couple of months. i thought that was an interesting take. we ta ke that was an interesting take. we take a sort of view of myanmar and thatis take a sort of view of myanmar and that is countering it. you will have an opinion on the next story. who doesn't on brexit? it is boring for some but scares others. doesn't on brexit? it is boring for some but scares otherslj doesn't on brexit? it is boring for some but scares others. i thought we could get away from it. it is impossible not to utter the word every day in my business. this is about a government whip, not a
government minister, but a whip, writings universities to find out about what they teach about brexit. it isa about what they teach about brexit. it is a history lesson, or is it? it is politics in action. it is taking place right in front of us. but the prime minister has slapped this guy down. theresa may has said she will not defend his letter to universities right now. he was slapped down pretty quick. what do you feel? there is the element of freedom of information, almost. tell us freedom of information, almost. tell us what you are thinking about in regards to brexit. the other side of the coin is why are you trying to frighten them? the coin is why are you trying to frighten them ? there the coin is why are you trying to frighten them? there is an argument to be had. there is a big one to be had. another argument has been taking place this month about freedom of expression, the right not to offend. frankly, i am freedom of expression, the right not to offend. frankly, iam in freedom of expression, the right not
to offend. frankly, i am in favour of the right to offend at university. that is where i learned a whole lot of stuff. if i only heard one view or another, i would have a warped view of the world to be so, umm, i certainly don't live in censorship. -- believe in. the super rich packed in a data leak —— hacked. no one is safe. in a digital world, this is going to continue to happen. this kind of story seems to erupt about once a year. and i feel people who are looking for extreme privacy for what they do, they are going to have to revisit all of this all over again. it is another law firm in another offshore territory with details being leaked. this is inevitable. very briefly, albert
einstein. he could not afford to keep his delivery boy so he wrote him a couple of messages to sell them for $1.5 million. one of them is where there is a will, there is a wait that be it doesn't matter if he did not make that up. -- a way. i normally don't have any change so i will try this technique. it probably won't raise that much money, though. but it could turn out to be genuine. thank you very much indeed. but it could turn out to be genuine. thank you very much indeedm but it could turn out to be genuine. thank you very much indeed. it is nice to see. that is it for the moment. yeah, that is it. sorry, i forgot. hello there. yesterday we had a top average of about 20 degrees in the south—east of england and east anglia. the milder, warmer air south of these weather fronts, which earlier on were giving heavy rain across northern england and scotland, that front slipping southwards and turning much weaker.
heading southwards, to give us a damp start, perhaps across the south—west of england and south—east of england, a bit of mist around and maybe fog over the hills. further north, clearer skies arriving in a good part of wales, the midlands and across northern england much drier by this stage. still a few showers heading towards scotland. in the north—west, these could be on the sharp side early in the day. heavier showers extending towards the northern isles through the day. showers becoming fewer and lighter elsewhere, and the winds gradually easing too. for many of us, a dry day and a good deal of sunshine. southern counties, the english channel and the south—west still cloudy through the day, but you don't have to go too far north to get the sunshine and a top of 19 still possible in london. 13—14 through the central belt of scotland. a weather front sitting across southern counties during the day. overnight, that weather front starts to move northwards. doesn't knowing if it's coming or going, it looks like it's heading northwards, dragging low cloud and mist and fog northwards and some drizzle as far north as northern england and not farfrom northern ireland. to the north, clearer skies
and a chillier night. more sunshine on the way. still showers in the far north of scotland. maybe sunshine developing in northern ireland and the far north of england. further south we have the persistent low cloud and drizzle and rather cloudier skies in a good part of england and wales. in that milder air even with the cloud we get up to 16—17 degrees. then we get into the cooler conditions pretty much everywhere on friday. that means more sunshine and a brighter day. those temperatures are lower in the south. 12—15 is what we would expect to achieve by the day at this time of year. heading into the weekend we have high pressure close by. around it we draw down some colder winds. some cloud on the way on saturday. maybe a few showers around. colder airfor the second half of the weekend, especially in the wind. we may end the weekend with a touch of frost as skies clear. good morning.
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