tv Outside Source BBC News December 3, 2018 9:00pm-10:00pm GMT
hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. in poland, the most important climate change talks in three years are beginning, with a renewed focus on implenting the paris agreement. more on that in a moment. the prime minister's brexit agreement has "uncomfortable, unattractive elements", but it is a "useful compromise". that's according to her attorney general. we will bring you date on that. there's a glimmer of hope in yemen — the un has brokered an evacuation of injured rebels. peace talks may be next. we'll hear reaction from sana'a. translation: we hope that the new talks lead to an inclusive and complete solution to all the matters. to lift the war, to lift the blockade, to lift the oppression of the yemeni people. plus, how the nypd tracked down a newly—engaged couple, afterfinding their ring in a grate. that was in times square. the warnings around climate change
or unremitting at the moment. let's begin with this stark message from sir david attenborough. the people have spoken. leaders of the world, you must lead. the continuation of our civilisations, and the natural world upon which we depend, is in your hands. sir david is a people's representative at the most important talks on climate change since the 2015 paris deal. they're being held in katowice, in southern poland. these are pictures from the opening ceremony. this starts two weeks of talks, which will try and flesh out the implementation of the paris deal. the overall goal is to limit the rising global temperatures
to 1.5 degrees celsius above pre—industrial levels. to do that, governments need to slash emissions by 45% by 2030. that's a long way off track. in fact, in 2017, emissions went up. here's the bbc‘s science editor, david shukman, with what's at stake. with so many countries represented here, and thousands of delegates, together with incredibly complicated negotiations, it's easy to forget what this is all about. so, let me show you what's happened to global temperatures. there's one stripe here for each year since 1850. blue is for below average, orange is for above average, and the most recent years are the hottest, so they're marked in red — and the big concern is where the world is heading next. stronger storms and the sea—level rising are growing threats. small island states feel the most vulnerable.
what kind of effort must be put into rebuilding? when your entire economy is wiped away. imagine, what if the entire economy of ireland or england was washed away? where would you start? and that is the reality of climate change. outside the conference, coalfires are burning, each one polluting the air. scientists say stopping this is essential, and it will be a huge challenge. this map shows the countries that are most at risk from climate change. nine out of the top 15 are small islands. at extreme risk. so you can imagine their representatives are out in full force in katowice. our environment correspondent, matt mcgrath, has been speaking to one of their negotiators.
certainly, i think we came with a lot of hope. we still hope to begin the work and to really focus on the completion of the work programme. as you probably know, the urgency of the issues, the recent report, the 1.5 report, gives a wake—up call again for us to act urgently and efficiently. if we don't begin the work swiftly, we're going to jeopardise the whole thing. now, you yourself are from the maldives. that's one of the places in the world that is threatened by sea—level rise, and i suppose the idea of having temperature rises above 1.5 is frightening for people who live there and live in other small island states? it is, it is, it is a fact. it is. the scientists have told us. and we are witnessing that daily in our part of the world, including my own country and the rest of the small islands. one of the big issues here that people talk about is money and that if there isn't enough money in the pot by 2020 — or if there isn't a sign of it — there'll be no progress
on this issue. is that something you feel and believe? the most important... one of the key messages coming out is that the world needs to act. we literally have 12 years and we need massive investments. if we don't have that finance, we are doomed. daily updates on those talks in poland across the next two weeks. eight days til the uk parliament votes on theresa may's brexit deal. today, the uk's chief law officer admitted the uk would be "indefinitely committed" to eu customs rules if brexit trade talks broke down. between the uk and the eu. here he is. make no bones about the northern ireland protocol — it will subsist, we are indefinitely committed to it, if it came into force. there is no point in my trying — or the government trying —
to disguise that fact. the truth, however, is — what is the political imperative of either entering it or not entering into it? and that is a calculated equation of risk that each member of this house is going to have to weigh up. i do not believe, mr speaker... that we are likely to be trapped in it permanently. this all goes back to the backstop — the way the eu and the uk have agreed to avoid a hard border in northern ireland, if a trade deal cannot be agreed by the end of the transition period at the end of 2020. if the backstop kicks in, it would keep the whole of the uk tied to eu customs rules, until the two sides find another way of avoiding border checks. geoffrey cox has presented this 52—page summary of the legal advice that
he's given to the government on the withdrawal deal. but the opposition party, labour, is leading a cross—party bid to get him to publish all of his advice. theresa may argues that it's confidential. here's geoffrey cox again. backing up that decision. i am convinced that in order to disclose any advice that might have been given would be fundamentally contrary to the interests of this country! it's no use the baying and shouting of members opposite. what i am trying to do is guard the public interest, that's all! and it is time they grew up and got real! suitably low—key in the commons! labour was not impressed. the reality of this situation is that all members who are asking questions are at a major disadvantage because they've not
read the legal advice upon which this statement is based. and it is totally unacceptable to be in this position when aspects of the attorney general's advice have been selectively leaked to the press over the weekend. as we have discussed a lot recently... theresa may is having her work cut out to get the support she needs in parliament. the prime minister has been meeting small groups of her own mps privately on brexit, no surprise, says our correspondent and lots of correspondence “— says our correspondent and lots of correspondence —— and lots of conservatives have concerns. there will be another government briefing for labour mps this evening and if theresa may is to get this through the commons, she will need help from labour mps. she is also on a pr mission to get the public onside. she was on itv earlier. let's get this over the line, then we can put that greater focus on those other issues, too. i will still have a job
in two weeks' time! definitely? and myjob... myjob is making sure that we do what people, what the public, asked us to. we leave the eu, but we do it in a way that's good for them. earlier, i spoke with iain watson and got his take on the row over the legal advice. i think it is important only in this respect. clearly, there is a political imperative for the opposition to put the government on the back foot. the government, because it feared defeat, decided not to oppose calls for this legal advice to be produced in full, in a debate last month and failed to do so, provided the summary. so it is quite clear that labour opposition holding their advantage in this respect. whether the legal advice itself were published was to change any minds of mps, it would be a surprise. it looks like people are pretty entrenched in the house of commons when they are making their decision, that is what theresa may
is trying to do, trying to get them to think again. on her own side and even labour mps, suggesting to them it will be this deal or no deal, trying to soften some of the opposition she is facing. but the true significance, i think, of the legal advice brow is this. but there is now an attempt to say the government is in contempt of parliament by not producing this legal advice. that could lead to an embarrassing boat was a bully in the next few days. that vote, it would bea next few days. that vote, it would be a way of looking into the near future to find out the level and scale of support and opposition which the prime minister has. and it is significant that the party that has been propping up theresa may's minority government, the dup, has called for this legal advice to be published and joined calls with the main opposition party, labour, for a debate in parliament as to whether the government is in contempt by holding onto this legal advice. that isa
holding onto this legal advice. that is a big shot across the bowels of theresa may, is signalled they are unhappy with the deal and unless she changes some of the substance, and she says the withdrawal agreement cannot be reopened, unless she is prepared to do so, she is facing a defeat on the much bigger issue, the so—called meaningful vote, the vote on the deal, in a week's time. to the casual observer, this would seem like a lost cause for the prime minister but you are an expert westminster watcher, is it conceivable, is that a precedent for prime minister swinging a vote around when she appears so far we would just days to go? there is a precedent for it. it goes back quite a long way. tony blair was facing opposition from his own party on the question of several issues, one was on student fees and the other was on the status of nhs publicly funded hospitals. both boats he was expected to lose and at the last minute, he won by four or five,
expected to lose and at the last minute, he won by four orfive, you can turn parliamentary opinion around with a huge amount of focus and perhaps quite a bit of carrot and perhaps quite a bit of carrot and stick! the scale of the task is so and stick! the scale of the task is so great that it might be impossible in the end for her to do so. people have talked about, over 90 of her own mps have said they prepared to vote against this deal. i spoke to a former whip earlier today, a former government whip, who reckoned she might be able to take half of those people to one side and neutralise them next week, but she still would be looking at perhaps a0 on her own side opposing her and if that is the case, she will lose next week's boat and the question is what she comes back with and whether there is a compromise in the house of commons ona compromise in the house of commons on a different proposal and whether the opposition parties push ahead with a vote of no—confidence the government. thanks. each day brings more complex issues around brexit and you will find explanations all
line —— online whenever you want them on the bbc news website. stay with us on outside source. still to come... even the ambulance drivers have joined the yellow jackets‘ protests in paris. now president macron must decide how to take on a movement with no leader. but with lots of fashion. —— passion. a man whose allegations sparked the investigation into an alleged westminster paedophile ring — which then ended without any convictions — has been identified as carl beech, after a judge lifted an order barring publication of his name. june kelly has more. the claims by carl beech led to a two and a half million pound investigation by scotland yard known as operation midland. carl beech had made sexual abuse allegations against the former chief of the defence staff lord bramall and the politicians sir edward heath, lord brittan and harvey proctor. as a result of his allegations, though, no action followed. the police then began investigating carl beech himself
and that investigation was led by the northumbria force. as a result, carl beech was charged with 12 counts of perverting the course ofjustice — that is perverting the course and one charge of fraud. he's now in custody and he appeared in today's hearing by video link and he is due to stand trial here at newcastle crown court next may. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is: the most important climate change talks in three years are beginning in poland — with a renewed focus on implenting the paris agreement. nigeria's president muhammadu buhari has denied rumours that he had died and had been replaced by a lookalike. the suggestion that he'd been replaced with a body double called "jubril" from sudan had been widely shared online.
that's from bbc afrique. the ballon d'or award for the best female footballer in the world has been won by the norwegian player ada hegerberg. it's the first time that there's been a separate competition for female players. bbc worldservice. a man from the netherlands has lost a court battle to change his date of birth to make him a9, instead of 69. emile ratelband argued his actual age meant he struggled to find work and love. the court ruled that to let him do so would cause "all kinds of legal problems". some better news from yemen. afp‘s middle east editor describes developments as "a massive step towards getting peace talks in sweden off the ground." rosie scammell is reacting to the saudi—led coalition, allowing the evacuation of more
than 50 wounded houthi rebels from the capital, sana'a. the un is taking them to oman for treatment. and this is the un's envoy, martin griffiths, arriving in sana'a airport to meet the rebels. the last time there were un talks was in september and the rebels didn't come — he wants a different outcome this time. and the stakes couldn't be higher. yemen is the world's worst humanitarian crisis. this war started in 2015 — and has become a proxy for iran and saudi arabia's fight for regional supremacy. well, let's hear some reaction from sana'a to this news of some co—operation between the two sides. translation: we hope that the new talks lead to an inclusive and complete solution to all the matters. to lift the war, to lift the blockade, to lift the oppression of the yemeni people. we really wish that it would lead us toa we really wish that it would lead us to a solution, but i tell you, it is
impossible. it is like the previous ones, it is only procrastination with no serious. real intention. ones, it is only procrastination with no seriousl real al intention. ones, it is only procrastination with no seriousl real intentionm. isa is a good the two sides. it is a good initiative. however, we don't have much hope that anything good will come out of it. given how many efforts to to address this conflict have failed, you'd be forgiven for wondering why one evacuation is so significant. nada rashwan, from bbc monitoring, explains. this is what stopped the houthis from going to the talks scheduled in geneva two months ago in september. applying the houthis were taken to in geneva, they said that there was some kind of agreement that the plane would stop to transfer the injured. and then to geneva. then the houthis fails to turn up hours
before the talks and they said it was because the coalition prevented the plane from letting them evacuate the plane from letting them evacuate the injured fighters. so many observers may be taking this as a sign that it would pave the way for the houthis to be more flexible since this is what stops them from attending the talks in geneva in september, but it is very hard to say if this is really a measure of anything. because the houthi media for example, they are downplaying the move. they are saying that this does not say much, this is not enough. and there is also a lot of sticking point between the two parties that always come in the way whenever the un tries to organise dialogue. dialogue sessions. what are those sticking points? if you said these are the main issues they have to resolve, what would they be? the government would not agree to any kind of settlement with the
houthis unless they withdraw and they give up arms. and there is a lwa ys they give up arms. and there is always going to be the situation in her data controlled by the rebels which is responsible for the arrivals of most humanitarian aid and imported goods so the rebels control is a big issue and of the capital, sana'a. they say they support a settlement but based on the status quo already in force. does the un have a position? does it say that hudaydah has to return to the government? the un is trying to stay neutral as much as possible. the yemeni government is saying the houthis must commit to certain agreements that were drafted in recent yea rs. agreements that were drafted in recent years. one of them was a un resolution calling for the houthis to withdraw. some would look at this evacuation as evidence that saudi arabia is shifting its position. looking at the coverage that you
have been looking at today, is that a reasonable analysis? shifting position, it might be true, but there is also the reason for shifting the position. does the coalition really have the political will to end the conflict, or is it because of the conflict they have been facing recently from their western allies to put an end to the conflict? the coalition has been facing a lot of criticism, especially after two consecutive accidents, two consecutive air strikes that killed dozens of schoolchildren. a couple of months later was the murder of the saudi journalist jamal khashoggi inside the saudi consulate in istanbul so putting this together, especially as the pressure seems to come from the humanitarian aspect, i think the saudi led coalition is under heightened, much more pressure to end the conflict. we will stay in touch with her and her colleagues throughout the week. earlier today, president trump tweeted: "my meeting in argentina with president xi of china
was an extraordinary one. relations with china have taken a big leap forward! very good things will happen." he added that chinese taxes of a0% on us cars going into china would be reduced and removed. and he says that the us won't raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of chinese goods from 10% to 25% — as mr trump had been threatening. but he says maybe that is not going to happen. michelle fleury is in new york. to what degree can we say this is definitely happening? well, what is definitely happening? well, what is definitely happening? well, what is definitely happening is the americans have put on hold for 90 days the proposed american tariffs on chinese goods. on an additional 200 billion worth of chinese imports into america so that much is definitely happening. then it starts
to get a bit vague. if you listen to the communique and you look through it, the thing the americans highlight is the fact the chinese will buy more american goods, they say from the industrial sector, they talk about energy goods, they talk about agricultural products. this is reflected in the response from the markets, soya beans has been one crop that has been affected adversely by this. now the prospect that the chinese will buy more american crops has sent commodity crops higher so you are starting to see the effect. but the details are still vague and i think you mentioned a tweet donald trump talked about tariffs on american ca i’s talked about tariffs on american cars and china. they were increased asa cars and china. they were increased as a result of this to a0% from 15%, 110w as a result of this to a0% from 15%, now there is hope they will be reduced but the question is, how much will they be reduced by and over what time period?|j much will they be reduced by and over what time period? i want to make sure i have understood this, although president trump has said they will not add new tariffs, there
are already many tariffs he has introduced which he is not suggesting will go. that is correct. this is a rolling trade battle where america has imposed 200 billion worth of tariffs on chinese goods imported into the united states, china has retaliated. i mentioned the car tariffs on cars sold from the car tariffs on cars sold from the us into china. what we were talking about going into the g20 meeting was the next round of tariffs, the next stage in this battle. that has been put on hold so the two site can effectively go away and continue negotiations and see whether china is willing to meet america's demands for structural change in this trade relationship. thank you, we will talk more about that, i am absolutely sure. michelle is in new york. a report from dubai. qatar is quitting the opec club of oil exporting nations. it's been a member for nearly 60 years — and it's known it wants to pivot towards natural gas production. but it's not simple.
as paul blake in dubai explains. this decision will end the 57 year membership by qatar in opec, but i think the backs on opec over the long term will be minimal. qatar is in 11th place of the 15 members opec in oil production, just under 2% of the group is my total production. qatar says politics has not factored into this decision and it is about liquefied natural gas and they are the largest exporter of lng but the market will look at it in the broader political context. injune 2017, saudi arabia led blockade of qatar that saw it and three other arab countries cut of economic and trade and diplomatic ties with qatar. saudi arabia is also the de fa cto qatar. saudi arabia is also the de facto leader of opec so some may see this as a rebuke of saudi arabia and those other countries that have been participating in the blockade against them who are members of opec
themselves. this also comes at a time of tremendous volatility in the oil markets and opec will meet later this week to restore stability to oil prices. but with one of its old est oil prices. but with one of its oldest members pulling outjust days ahead of that meeting, some people may be left wondering whether opec can form the consensus it needs to have the influence of or oil markets in the way it used to. these pictures just coming alive from washington. high—profile figures are gathering ahead of former president george hw bush's casket being brought into the rotunda of the us capitol. we just saw vice president mike pence. it will lie in state there from monday evening until wednesday morning, with an around—the—clock guard of honour. the casket was flown from texas aboard the presidential boeing 7a7 plane that we usually know as air force one. we will bring you more coverage of this in the next 30 minutes. a round—up of the world weather. big
changes in the weather in the next few days. weather that be from sunshine to rain or snow to clearer skies orfrom warm sunshine to rain or snow to clearer skies or from warm to cold or vice ve rsa . winter hit bad for nebraska and da kota. winter hit bad for nebraska and dakota. russia building for monday means clearing skies and cold air, but below that brought the snow through the canadian maritimes, this trailing weather front bringing rain further south. further west thanks to the area of high pressure, much quieter, but the high has trapped cold air underneath. however, the sunshine is not set to last in the west because this area of low pressure in the pacific looks like it will roll into california through the middle of the week. we have see flooding here last week and that rain has changed in many areas thanks to the bushfires which can mean flooding and landslides are
more likely and more devastating. showers for los angeles wednesday and thursday, reina to phoenix thursday and friday. further east into asia, very mild to start the week across japan, the korean peninsular and shanghai, but this weather front singing south peninsular and shanghai, but this weatherfront singing south in peninsular and shanghai, but this weather front singing south in the next few days brings rain which gradually clears. look what else comes behind it, much colder air south into china. temperatures reflecting that. 30 on tuesday in taipei and 20 by saturday. beijing down there with negative figures by the time we get the start of the weekend. there will sunshine behind that front. plenty of heat for the of australia. the heat weighed a bates of australia. the heat weighed abates in the coming days but a chance of significant showers in queensland with flash flooding. if anything, the head heat shifts further westwards towards darwin and western australia before digging
south briefly in the coming days. quite spiking temperatures for adelaide and melbourne. showers in cairns and darwin in the outlook. heading a little bit closer to home and we make our way toward europe. very unsettled on tuesday across greece and turkey. wet weather in cyprus and across the balkans, some showers and towards the north west, thatis showers and towards the north west, that is low—pressure waiting from across the atlantic. temperatures still on the mild side around the matter, the cold air sitting towards the north east meaning we could see something more wintry across the coming days. towards the west, mobile wet and windy weather dominating until we get to next weekend. more detail on the uk forecast in half an hour. hello, i'm ros atkins, this is outside source. the most important climate change talks in three years are beginning in poland —
with a renewed focus on implenting the paris agreement. the prime minister's brexit agreement has "uncomfortable, unattractive elements", but it is a "useful compromise". that's according to her attorney general. ambulance drivers have joined the protests in paris. now president macron must decide how to take on a movement with no leader. spain is the latest european country to feel the power of populism as a far right party wins seats in andalucia. and the landmark legal action here in the uk that will decide whether veganism is a ‘philosophical belief‘. more anti—government protests today in france. this was at the weekend in paris. many protesters out on the streets.
this started in opposition to tax hikes on fuel — but it's morphed into something less easy to define. major clashes between the police and protesters. protesters scaled the arc de triomphe as police used tear gas. today ambulance drivers got involved. they blocked a major junction near parliament. and the clean up goes on. there was significant damage done across the weekend. president emmanuel macron has cancelled a trip to serbia to focus on matters at home. at the weekend he said... and they're protesting across france — in paris, narbonne, nantes and marseille,
where a woman was killed when she was struck by a teargas cannister as she was closing her shutters. i asked rachel donadio, she's a correspondent at the atlantic, how we got to this point. many different things are happening at the same time. this is a movement that began several weeks ago, yellow vests, which drivers need to wear in france, people protesting at the diesel tax which macron would like to impose on his agenda during public policy against climate change to scale back on fossil fuels. a lot of people said, wait a minute, we can't even afford to get through the end of the month, you can't make it until the end of the month, our salaries are too low and we don't have public transport and the diesel tax is hurting us, and from this it has spiralled every saturday, with big protests that have now become
much more vast and leaderless and unpredictable, it has gone from people who don't want a hike in the diesel tax, to people who want to bring down the government. it is a lot of things all at once. as you saw from the images of paris on saturday there are also violent elements but in general the fact is that more than 70 percent of people actually approve of the process so this is a big challenge for macron. either he gives in to certain demands or he doesn't. he has already imposed a cap on the diesel tax but somewhat like him to withdraw the diesel tax entirely, and the far right in the far left are for his head. it's a great chance for them to capitalise on this political leaderless, rudderless, social discontent, and so rudderless, social discontent, and so the question now, whether he will
concede or whether he will stay the course and how he will do that in a way that acknowledges that this is an unavoidable and un—ignorable social uprising. there is always a question of the political cost of policy changes with a future in mind. afew policy changes with a future in mind. a few weeks in policy changes with a future in mind. afew weeks in mind policy changes with a future in mind. a few weeks in mind the issue was people thinking about the end of the world, like faysal c, and climate change, —— like macron, climate change, —— like macron, climate change, —— like macron, climate change, versus people who are thinking about the end of the month, and the feeling is still, what has he done for us lately? how will this affect us personally? he could have solved this better and that this may be an issue. this is going to be a huge issue for every country going forward and that is why these protests are notjust about france, they are really about how politicians deal with the political costs of policies to fight
climate change. and now to spanish politics. on outside source, we talk a lot about the rise of populism in europe. and we're going to do so again because this is the moment on sunday when the far—right party won seats in a regional election for the first time since franco's dictatorship — and that ended in 1975. the vox party took 12 parliamentary seats in andalusia. it has a strong anti—immigration and anti—islam message and its slogan is — make spain great again — which of course takes inspiration from president trump. that message has found support in andalusia — it's right in the south of spain — it has high unemployment and is the main arrival point in spain for migrants crossing the mediterranean. france's far—right leader marine le pen is pleased. to put that in context — vox‘s policy positions include wanting to repeal new legislation
designed to reduce domestic violence, it also wants to curb gay rights. stephen brugen is a journalist in barcelona. i asked him whether there was any connection between the independence movement in catalonia and the political reaction there definitely is a connection in that those who feel that spain is a single united country for your provoked by the catalan independence movement —— for your provoked. this has been the leading edge of the vox movement, that spain is indivisible and one under god, which was franco's position. i'm not saying that the catalans are responsible for the creation of vox because they actually reflect the fragmentation of the right in spain but it is
definitely a key issue. we see populist politicians in the uk and italy seeing the eu is one of their targets, is that the same in spain? not as yet. spain has done very well out of its membership of the european union and there is very little hostility towards europe at this stage. the other plank of vox has been immigration and andalusia is the main point of arrival for illegal immigrants. this is a symbolic moment for spain and its regional politics, no doubt, but in practical terms what influence can vox have after this result? their influence could be significant, and i think the right—wing parties
before, basically we had a 2—party system of the socialist party and the effectively the conservative party, and now the latter or both of them have splintered, and vox in andalusia which is a key area in spain and has been a socialist stronghold since 1982, they are now the kingmakers. we have more regional elections coming up and we have municipal elections and european elections all coming up in 2019. they could become a significant force. let's take you live to washington now. the live feed from washington, dc. the live feed from washington, dc. the casket containing president george bush has been flown from texas to washington, dc. high—profile figures are gathering ahead of the casket being brought
into the rotunda of the us capitol and then it will lie in state from monday until wednesday. there will be an around the clock guard of honour. rajini vaidyanathan is there. the military guard of honour is gathering on the steps behind me ready for the arrival of the a1st president, george hw bush's casket, and senior politicians have arrived here including the vice president mike pence. what we will see as a service of commemoration at capitol hill. as well as mike pence who will be delivering remarks, we will also have members of the house and the senate who will be speaking including mitch mcconnell and the speaker of the house paul ryan and also members of congress from both parties will lay wreaths, and then his body will lay in state until
wednesday morning. the first group of people who will pay their respects will be people who work for him at the white house and then it will be opened to members of the public who want to pay their respects. it is quite fitting that he should be making his final journey and be remembered in such a way here in washington, dc because he was the consummate public servant who dedicated decades of his life to serving in washington. he started as a member of the house of representatives but he went on to ta ke representatives but he went on to take other big roles like the head of the cia and the us ambassador to the un and vice president to ronald reagan and then he took the top job itself, a one term president. with the death ofjohn mccain and his funeral, that became a very political affair, is there any sign that this ceremony and grieving process will become the same?m that this ceremony and grieving process will become the same? it is quite different this time. john
mccain did not want donald trump at his funeral but that is quite different this time. george hw bush said he wanted donald trump to attend the funeral and that is despite the fact that there was tensions between the bush family and the trumps because not leastjeb bush was beaten by donald trump in one of the primaries. and george hw bush said he did not vote for donald trump, but this is indicative of the kind of politician that george hw bush was, someone who transcended party lines. donald trump will be attending the funeral here on wednesday but so will all the other living presidents will stop it is a testa m e nt to living presidents will stop it is a testament to the sort of politician that george hw bush was that he maintain friendships across the political spectrum and he was very close to the clinton family and the obamas and his son of course will be a key figure in the funeral, he is going to deliver a eulogy and he
will be on the steps very shortly to receive the casket. will there be opportunities for americans to pay their tributes as well as the many dignitaries in washington? yes, this would be a public lying in state so later this evening members of the public will be able to go in to the rotunda here to actually see the president's body and to pay their respects and that will be open all of tomorrow and wednesday at ten o'clock, his casket will be moved to washington's national cathedral ready for the state funeral which is leading dignitaries and presidents will be attending. stay with us. we have one image which has gathered attention. president bush's dog lying by the casket and this dog has ca ptu red lying by the casket and this dog has captured the imagination of people.
people everywhere. indeed. he was a service dog who was by george hw bush's side in recent years. he has flown from texas with the casket and the family and he will be here today. after the services this week he will then be donated to work as a service dog for members of the military. certainly that was a very touching and moving picture that showed another side to this grieving process , showed another side to this grieving process, another picture that was also shared by the spokesperson for president bush was the socks he was going to be wearing as he lays in his casket and they are socks that show his military past, his time in the navy. again, very touching and poignant reminder of just how
the navy. again, very touching and poignant reminder ofjust how human things, the small things, can make a difference in reminding people of what matters to people. many people will remember him as a politician and also as someone who was a real human. he wrote letters to people and had a very close relationship with those he met. he touched a lot of people across the country, as well as people in washington wanting to pay respects i'm sure other people across the country, there will be a sense of morning in the united states. we saw pictures of george w bush who also served as president, for two terms, and one of the things people will look at, historians, is the political dynasty which george hw bush helped to create. yes, i was reading over the weekend that he did not like the word dynasty. even though he presided over one. a large family,
six children, but george w bush was the one who went into politics and ended up taking the presidency. jeb bush as well, another one of his children, he was the governor of florida and making a run for the white house, so a politicalfamily. afamily white house, so a politicalfamily. a family from texas, and back in texas he will be finally laid to rest at college station which is where his presidential library is. also where his wife barbara bush died, she died earlier this year, many people say it wasn't going to be much longer but he could hang on. they had a very enduring relationship and they were married for many decades and the longest presidential couple in history. many people say that his heart was so broken he was never going to last much longer and it is a very enduring and fitting moment that he will be buried alongside barbara bush and at college station in texas later this week. but of course it is
very crucial and important, this moment in washington, to remember someone moment in washington, to remember someone who... very few politicians can say that they had done all the jobs that george hw bush did in politics and when you look at politics and when you look at politics today, the election of donald trump, people say they don't like politicians, that it is the age of the anti—politician, and in many ways george hw bush represented a different time in american politics. he was also the chair of the republican national committee, so a real washington insider, at a time when that was seen as a badge of honour and a real sense of pride and he really transcended party politics in many ways. he will be remembered mostly for what he did on the international stage rather than what he did in america, but people here and from across the political spectrum are filling here and paying tribute to him and we will see that
in the coming hour or so as the ceremony takes place here at capitol hill. we are seeing the back door of the hearse being opened and the casket coming into view, and the groups of service personnel walking to the back of the hearse and we are expecting that casket to be removed and carried towards the rotunda. you we re and carried towards the rotunda. you were saying that he may be in the long run are better remembered for his foreign policy and his actions abroad as much as his domestic policy. explain what you mean by that. george hw bush was a president ata that. george hw bush was a president at a crucial time in international politics and his presidency saw the end of the cold war and he was praised for the way that he handled the end of the cold war and ushered germany back onto the world stage as well. and of course the first gulf war happened on his watch, as well.
desert storm. domestic politics may be cost him a second term, his famous phrase, read my lips, no new taxes, could arguably have cost him the presidency, which she lost against bill clinton in 1992 —— he lost. even then he kept a very good tone with the bill clinton and at the weekend people were sharing on social media the note he left in the white house when bill clinton took over, it is customary for a note to be left by the outgoing president, and it was filled with lots of warm language and many people say that is another example of the kind of president that he was. we are seeing pictures of the casket arriving to capitol hill. at the top of the steps one of the people who will be leading the pallbearers will be his form of vice president —— former
vice president dan quayle. we saw him inside. he was the vice president and he made a touching tribute to his boss at the weekend, saying that it was all about loyalty and that george hw bush was the sort of president that inspired loyalty across all of his teams and we will be seeing some members of the bush white house paying their respects as the first to go in to that lying in state here at the capitol building. former president george w bush along with laura bush, catching the eye of someone with laura bush, catching the eye of someone he knows and giving them a smile as he looks down from those steps smile as he looks down from those ste ps o nto smile as he looks down from those steps onto the piazza in front of them and we can see the casket being slowly removed from the back of the hearse. you reference the fact that
george hw bush was a one term president and his domestic policies we re president and his domestic policies were such that it was too difficult for him to defeat bill clinton, did that sting him? i think it did. it certainly did sting because of the way that the election played out, domestic policies won over in that election and the economy as bill clinton famously said, it's the economy, stupid, but what is most remarkable is how he maintained a friendship with the clintons in later yea rs friendship with the clintons in later years and it is reported that he voted for hillary clinton because he voted for hillary clinton because he was not a fan of donald trump's policies. he maintained a deep friendship with the clintons and likewise with the obamas. cannons are now going off. it looks like the
ceremonies are about to begin. we can see george w bush at the top of the steps. this ceremony and the laying of state is now under way. members of the military lining up in capitol hill, fitting for a man who was described as a war hero. he served in the us navy many decades ago. members of congress and of the current goblin —— the current cabinet and that of his own cabinet many years ago, they are standing now, for this ceremony. cannons fire sombre music plays
w bush bowing his head as he holds the hand of his wife laura as they follow behind the casket of his father, the former president george hw bush, that casket has just been flying from texas to washington and it will lie in state from today until wednesday. the casket was transported on air force one but temporarily named special air mission a! in honour of the fact that george bush was the a1st president of america and this will bea time president of america and this will be a time for all americans if they choose to come to washington and pay tribute to their former president and we will continue to have coverage of this moment of great sadness in america in the coming days. it's a process that could lead to the collapse of civilisations
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