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tv   The Briefing  BBC News  February 21, 2018 5:45am-6:01am GMT

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there since sunday night. the times reports staunch government supporters of brexit, led by conservative mp jacob rees—mogg, have written to uk prime minister theresa may insisting that britain must retain "full regulatory autonomy" after it leaves the european union. the telegraph says uk labour leader jeremy corbyn has launched a fresh attack on the city of london by promising to bring financiers to heel as "the servants of industry" if he becomes prime minister. in the ft one of the city of london's most prominent female executives has accused law firms and other partnerships of presenting a skewed gender pay gap analysis due to the fact some of their best—paid male staff are excluded from the data. and finally, queen of fashion anna wintour had pause
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to rethink her title. after her majesty made a surprise appearance at london fashion week. the queen sat front row, of course, beside vogue's editor—in—chief and watched designer richard quinn's show before presenting him with a british design award. with me is henry bonsu who's a broadcaster and international conference host. is to be back to invite me to the event! —— it is nice. —— they didn't invite me to that event! they didn't invite me to that event! they didn't invite me to that event! they didn't invite me either. in the gulf news, there are headlined, a war of extermination. —— there are headlined. —— their headline. this quote comes from the main
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opposition to bashar al—assad, the national coalition and they think that there has been an international silence about the tragedy that is happening there. when we think of the syrian war... that is the politicians. we think about aleppo, but this is off the scale and some people are saying that eastern ghouta is turning into it and it seems that the president is determined to take this enclave because it has been in the opposition‘s hands for years. because it has been in the opposition's hands for yearsm because it has been in the opposition's hands for years. it is one of the rebel held suburbs of damascus, if he is able to take this, it would be a game changerfor him and his fight to cling on to syria in terms of his leadership.- what cost? there are talk of people being slaughtered wholescale in the last couple of days. we are talking
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about barrage is of air strikes, rocket fire artillery going into several towns, hitting hospitals, schools and very large numbers of children being killed as well. absolutely all. it the online story has analysis from jeremy ballon, our middle east editor who i was listening to earlier and he was talking through the implications of this, but also the international impact. the fact that the us is involved to a degree in terms of which decides it is supporting, you have russia involved, turkey involved, iran influenced. it is so incredibly complicated. definitely something that could be impacting the entire region in terms of the different influences involve. the entire region in terms of the different influences involvem seems like all of the great powers have a proxy and the ordinary people of eastern ghouta are the ones who pay the highest price. keeping a close eye on that story. more brexit! let's unpack it a little bit
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further. this is the time. brexiteers issue that the man's in letter to theresa may. it is incredibly difficult to know how she will walk this fine line in the cabinet itself, we were talking, she has borisjohnson, cabinet itself, we were talking, she has boris johnson, michael gove, cabinet itself, we were talking, she has borisjohnson, michael gove, in her cabinet she has this huge issue and the pressure is on her again. she needs to keep it to one side because if anyone of them see themselves as pure brexiteers, supporting the leave campaign, were to resign, that could be curtains to her. the number that have signed this would be enough to trigger a leadership election if they were to do so. the person leading this charge is jacob rees mogg, a former hedge fund manager and is quite respected by the grassroots and he is determined to get as clean and as pure a brexit as possible. in this
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letter he wants the uk to have an implementation period based only on wto principles, i.e., it must be completed by march 2019, no chance. and to have full regulatory autonomy, no alignment and that could have implications for an omission of a whole range of eu organisation. —— admission. it will be difficult, that is by david cameron resigned! we predicted that this would be generally difficult but within the conservative party it is off, that seemed to be dominating the agenda and they are watching very closely. she is not that —— in that position of strength she hoped after the election. people like michel barnier, says tallis what you wa nt michel barnier, says tallis what you want and then we can negotiate. angela merkel has a joke where she says i don't know what theresa may actually wants. she made a speech in
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florence, a hardline speech in lang caster house but the question is which one, where does she truly lie? in the telegraph... jeremy colburn, many would be that he is a prime minister in waiting. leader of the labour party and actually, the business community, the city of london and others are having to consider him now and think about him and think about what it would mean if he were to become pm. he is actually saying i will be quite hard—core. actually saying i will be quite hard-core. absolutely. no apology, the most ha rd—core hard-core. absolutely. no apology, the most hard—core labour government as far as the city is concerned, in 40 as far as the city is concerned, in a0 yea rs. as far as the city is concerned, in a0 years. 20 years ago when tony blairand a0 years. 20 years ago when tony blair and gordon brown were preparing for power, they had this charm offensive. the new labour. none of that here. jeremy corbyn is clear, he thinks the uk's banking system has a destructive dominance over the real economy and he wants
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finance to be the servant, not the masters of the british people. the telegraph has said it will send shivers through the banking industry. i was reading a month ago about a meeting he had with his, the shadow chancellor with the institute of directors and the small businesses federation, they are all talking and having these meetings to discuss what life would be like under a labour government. back in the day, a year ago, that would have sounded like a fantasy. now our banking system, which generates about £72 billion worth of tax, it will have to contemplatejeremy corbyn and plans for a national investment bank and a so—called robin hood tax on transactions. chief executive of lloyd's of london, she is a trailblazer her own
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right and it calling for an overall in the reporting requirements of how gender pay is reported. partly because, if you miss out, certain individuals in your gender pay review, who are very well—paid men, will skew the whole result. absolutely, especially if you consider they are not employees, they are owners and some of the big firms do exactly this. some would say to skew the figures making it look like the pay gap isn't as large. most of the people at the top of these firms are men. large. most of the people at the top of these firms are menlj large. most of the people at the top of these firms are men. i have been to one or two of these events, when you look at the global partners, they are white men, 90% are white men and they earn on average £1.5 million per year. the gap between them and their female counterparts might be colossal. similar accusations made against the bbc for taking out i won't go into it. not
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at all. we are only got a minute to go and! at all. we are only got a minute to go and i want to talk about the queen. if you have a fashion show, you want to get the biggest names on the front row. did she steal the show? she did! we thought michelle 0bama or david beckham, but the queen, people thought it was a joke until they saw her in the flesh. 91 yea rs until they saw her in the flesh. 91 years old. with a brand new award for supporting new names in british fashion. apparently she spurned this season ‘s trend, she didn't wear a trenchcoat. henry, it has been great to have you. thank you for your company. thanks for watching the briefing, from me sally bundock and the rest of the team, goodbye. stay with us on the bbc, we will up a year at the top of the hour on the latest. —— update. thanks forjoining me. time we updated you on the weather prospects for the whole of the british isles over the next few days or so.
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fairly slow change, i would've thought, over the next few days, simply because we are developing an area of high pressure, which has rather strangled the life out of the old weather front, which provided quite a veil of cloud sometimes through eastern parts of the british isles through tuesday, but with the development of the high pressure close by to the british isles, that, as i say, has the effect of killing off that front. a veil of cloud, not much more than that. maybe the odd drib and drab of rain, but essentially, it's a dry pattern, and, increasingly, we'll be talking about high pressure linked to the one over scandinavia as we go through the weekend and indeed into next week. the veil of cloud doing its stuff to keep temperatures above freezing across england and wales for the most part. scotland and northern ireland, a different kettle of fish, someone's going to get to —a or —5. so here we are on the new day. a little bit of mist and fog around, particularly in scotland and northern ireland, but that will soon pop away. essentially, it's a dry day. maybe the odd spot of rain passing by, maybe a shower coming in on the north—easterly breeze towards kent and essex.
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those temperatures, not too bad when you compare them to what's to come, and i'll show you those in just a second. here is thursday. just the first signs of us wanting to pick up something a little bit sort of continental in origin. certainly, that wind coming in from a pretty cool continent at the moment, and you'll feel the like of that in norwich, for example, a degrees only, and generally across the british isles, despite the fact there's a lot of sunshine around, variable amounts of cloud, temperatures just beginning to tick away from where we were at the start of the week. so as we move towards the tail end of the week, things beginning to settle down. notice temperatures around the 5, 6, 7—degree mark or so. the forecast in edinburgh rather caught my eye. that's the second big fixture of saturday when we get round to the next round of the six nations rugby. i don't think the weather will get in the way in dublin or, indeed, in edinburgh. as i say, once we get towards the weekend, our high pressure begins to become amalgamated with a big area of high pressure over scandinavia. now, that's really quite important, because, if you follow the isobars around the eastern and southern
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flanks, then we begin to look away, up towards siberia, for the source of the air that comes towards us as we start the new week, and that's really quite crucial. we haven't seen that sort of setup for quite a while, but there's no doubt about it. next week, yes, there will be some sunshine, there will be some chilly nights around. a bitter wind in from the east and the chance of snow as temperatures tumble. hello, this is breakfast, with dan walker and naga munchetty. a move on gun control policy in the united states. president trump indicates he's willing to make a change. as students prepare to march in the state capital after last week's school shooting, he says he'd support a ban on devices which turn rifles into machine—guns. good morning, it's wednesday 21st february. also this morning:
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