tv Beyond 100 Days BBC News December 6, 2018 7:00pm-8:01pm GMT
you're watching beyond 100 days. stock markets slide around the world on fears of tension between china and america. and it's notjust trade. a high profile arrest begs the question — can these two superpowers get along? chinese telecoms executive meng wanzhou was detained in canada and faces extradition to america. fair to say, beijing is not happy. robert mueller, the omnipresent, ever—silent investigator in the russia probe, prepares to release more details. what will they tell us about the investigation? also on the programme: france will close the eiffel tower and deploy 65,000 members of the security forces this weekend ahead of more planned demonstrations by the yellow—vest protest movement. how are president trump's promises and policies playing out for general motors workers and american farmers? is stay with us to find out. hello, and welcome.
i'm katty kay in washington, and nuala mcgovern is in london. arresting a top chinese business person is a high stakes strateg — person is a high stakes strategy — particularly in this moment of tense trade negotiations. so what is the us going to do with meng wanzhou? she is a top executive at huawei, one of the world's biggest telecoms companies, and she was detained in vancouver on saturday and faces extradition to the us. beijing is furious and is demanding her immediate release. financial markets aren't happy either — fearing this could exacerbate tension between the two superpowers. but the us believes huawei is violating sanctions against iran and poses an intelligence threat to western interests. so who is meng wanzhou? she's the chief financial officer at huawei. herfather, ren zhengfei, is the compa ny‘s founder and president. ms wanzhou's been touted as a potential successor to him. as for huawei — it has 180,000 employees and overtook apple earlier this year to become the second largest smartphone maker in the world, in terms of market share.
the bbc‘s michelle fleury is in new york for us. the markets were closed yesterday for the flow of president george h w bucher. they were open debate and did not like this news. no. we're seeing a continuation of the volatility from earlier in the week. aof volatility from earlier in the week. a of this being done and that concerns that a trade war between the us and china could escalate. waking up and hearing the news that a chinese executive has been arrested, just any executive, but the head of a tech firm whose father is the chief executive of the firm. potentially with ties to the chinese government. the timing of these have left people wondering whether this leave the truce over trade. how will this affect the negotiations going forward 7 this affect the negotiations going forward? we're
this affect the negotiations going forward ? we're now this affect the negotiations going forward? we're now beginning to learn that the president was aware of the this woman being detained as you read into talks with the chinese leader. but will also raise questions about whether he was negotiating in good faith or not. you mentioned the timing. this arrest happened in time ago, but the market is only learning about it today. that's right. the markets went about this late yesterday evening but the president was informed over the weekend. we lead today, just before going into the meeting with the chinese leader. as a result of that, people are already sceptical of this truce between china and the us. this delay on tariffs. there are now wondering whether it deal can be done. this is raising questions about global economic growth going forward. that's why you're seeing this renewed sell—off on wall street
again. concerns about where we're going, notjust in the us, more broadly for the rest of the world. with me now in the studio is william cohen, who served as us defense secretary under bill clinton. interesting watching the us senate today. there seems to be fairly broad bipartisan agreement that action is to be taken against the huawei on the grounds it was violating sanctions against iran. what have the potential consequences for these trade negotiations between china and america, if america insist on holding this executive?m obviously does complicate it. i would have hoped that president trump would have given president xi jinping a heads up, saying this is an arrest under way, we want you to know about it in advance. we could talk about ways to resolve it, while
we believe huawei has been violating sanctions against iran. this is our way of saying it has to stop. the problem is, once you have made that one, what is step two? do you say let's stop the prosecution and a rest. turn her back and make sure she gets back home. what will be the us relationship with huawei? we've taking it off position on huawei. you will now seen, but of action, a lot of the guys been taken on huawei. the europeans and canadians have been doing a lot of business with huawei, the us has not. it has international publications, what is this relationship means... for other countries do look at huawei as a positive thing, rather than negative. i want to read you watched
the national security adviser, john bolton, said in an interview today. he pointed to economic changes that the white house wants from china. saying they could have an impact on the political structure better. he says it is not the aim but it could still have an impact on the political culture. if i am in beijing andi political culture. if i am in beijing and i am xijinping, i'm a that i might? probably not. what did they say, private? the president came out and said, we will be able to make a deal and markets went way up. in the middle, he said we're not making a deal, then they went down. the market will determine much of how this relationship will be. there are things which can't be done which don't change the way in which the chinese are moving forward. number one, you can make an agreement, whether to stop cyber theft. number two, we're the teaching of
intellectual properties, part of doing business in china. number three, whatever you can do here, we wa nt to three, whatever you can do here, we want to be able to do there. if you start to see china can no longer have a state—owned enterprises, which then direct the funding into the ten major sectors they are looking at, president xi jinping the ten major sectors they are looking at, president xijinping is everything we've socialism with chinese characteristics, were not go to change that. there are 140 differences between us right now. if the big down to the other five beginners will have to focus on, that we've made progress. i think that we've made progress. i think that the most important to send a signal to the marketplace that we're going to work towards this and we're going to work towards this and we're going to work towards this and we're going to it in a constructive fashion. i'm wondering, when we've such a high—profile arrest, how can that come to a diplomatic solution? it's something that splashed across all the papers today. all the news agencies and television stations as
well. how would you climb down even work? you may recall president trump said that he has a wonderful relationship with president is xi jinping. when president trump says to are given to shut up his... president xijinping called him and the president said, ok, wouldn't change that. it's possible it called could come true. if we open to go forward , could come true. if we open to go forward, let's have a resolution on this in the proper way. don't arrest the successor to mr wren. we will have a way to do the sanctions issue but don't completely issue. the week i'd make an agreement on the key issues which are not affect others. president trump has been correct to call the chinese to level the field. she is right in doing it. the ta blets ha d she is right in doing it. the tablets had been the wrong solution.
nonetheless, the chinese must say, that the. we've to protect our intellectual property, you can expect american companies to go against the cheque—book of the chinese treasury. thank you for joining us. it does seem as both sides want some site kind of resolution. philip trade war comes with consequences and president is seen with consequences and president is seen some with consequences and president is seen some of those consequences with consequences and president is seen some of those consequences now. he has put himself in a closely to the fortunes of the us stock market. the stop the souls had a bad impact on chinese farmers. when the chinese retaliate against american soya beans, that has put american soya beans, that has put american farmers out of work. there is peril in this. he replaces that.
the question is, can besides reconcile their differences. the unease of the service does not help. it also means a sinkhole deep ruby have huawei with in our international sphere. we will have more on american workers and farmers and general motors coming off a little with it in the programme. let's bring you some breaking news now. they've scrapped plans for a televised debate on britain leaving the eu. it was to be between theresa may and opposition leader, jeremy corbyn. itv say that we've been cleared to the people, it is up to those invited whether they want to accept the invitations. they wanted to bring a number of voices together, but they've no say, it
will not go ahead. this rate has been as difficult as some of the brexit negotiations. looks like you, no deal. the questions about which jan on the candidate, now looks like the board be one at all. the word "bipartisan" isn't one we get to use often on this show — but senators from both parties are coming together to offer a resolution that says saudi crown prince mohammed bin salman was complicit in the death of journalist jamal khashoggi. it comes in the same week that key republican senators left a meeting with cia chief gina haspel saying there was a smoking saw. well, for more on this stand against the white house position — we're stilljoined by william cohen. can american centres do anything
effectively? the absolutely not happy with the white house position on saudi arabia. there are not happy. they could take action. the house would not necessarily go forward with that but you have a new congress coming in. i would suspect that the democratically controlled house will take similar action. at minimum, the crown prince has to accept responsibility for what took place by people that are employed by him. under the rules of the nec, if ididn't him. under the rules of the nec, if i didn't know, i should have known. if they carried this out, i am responsible for this. if there is a mechanism that saudi arabia has two, see the family ofjamal khashoggi. they can say, we're going to contribute to find to protect their wives. there are a number things that can be done to say saudi arabia
has to pay some form of a penalty if, in fact, the crown prince was involved. the president can be to it. didn't have enough to override any action taken? it is hard to say at this point but i think the expression alone says that you cannot accept in denial without any competitor they punitive action being taken by the congress. i think that's what'll happen. we never see robert mueller, we don't hear his voice, we don't know what he knows. and yet, the lawyer investigating whether donald trump colluded with russia to win the 2016 election dominates washington. in the next 24 hours, he will drop another hint as to the state of his probe when he recommends sentencing for mr trump's former lawyer, michael cohen, and his former campaign manager, paul manafort. the special counsel also appears to dominate the president's mood. today he tweeted: so, what will we learn from the latest developments
about mr mueller‘s findings on either collusion or obstruction ofjustice? joining us from houston, texas is ken starr — the special prosecutor in the clinton impeachment case. thank you forjoining us. . we look at these centres are recommendations that were expected to come on both paul manafort and michael kevin, how much do you think that is what will the investigation stands and what mr milanese and doesn't know. the investigation stands and what mr milanese and doesn't knowlj the investigation stands and what mr milanese and doesn't know. i think it would tell us that he is wrapping up it would tell us that he is wrapping up and coming towards the end. these pesky redactions that affected the generalfriend pesky redactions that affected the general friend sentencing to buzz behind the veil of ignorance as to whether the investigation might be going. but anything
whether the investigation might be going. butanything in whether the investigation might be going. but anything in respect to collusion, there was no indication that was even seriously involved with the campaign. issues of payment to individuals from many years ago. i don't think there will be anything on collusion. possibly something in the manifold comments. 0n the other hand, remember paul manafort had a deal. but then they said you broke the deal, you haven't been to full size. the fact that there was a breakdown in the relationship between paul manafort and robert mueller suggests the rest of the lot coming out in the future. one of the annoying things about the robert mueller investigation is that human doctor ‘s donors. i was here in washington when you were investigating with the clintons. you
did speak to the press, there was quite a lot of information coming out of your proud. is it smart of robert mueller not letting any information out? the time we hear of him, she turns up at the apple store in washington and its major headlines. should he be speaking to us headlines. should he be speaking to us more? it's a judgment call. i felt i did have a public information obligations. the danger is when you speak about the litigation, if you ci’oss speak about the litigation, if you cross the line and operate a grand jury cross the line and operate a grand jury information, then you will be accused of a crime. i was accused of accused of a crime. i was accused of a crime. it is safer to say, once the word, stay tuned, we will tell you what we want to tell you. that's his style and judgment. i do think that pawar calls for accountability. to the extent possible i'm on the side of providing information that i think the american public was the
name. i think this is especially true about this investigation because were talking about what the actual collusion? collusion is not a crime in of itself. the talk about the ottoman kind of question. a democracy as to whether a foreign power was inside working with the campaign that turned out to be this successful company campaign that turned out to be this successful com pa ny for campaign that turned out to be this successful company for the presidency. the american people want to know that. the goodies for the country, i believe, not a shred of evidence that is in the public domain. that's why we're waiting eagerly for the mother report —— mueller report, to suggest there was collusion. people are trying to figure out what might be the process refine it. what about all those redactions? if that review, what would it be that you would not want people to see. you don't want people
to know sensitive information about an ongoing investigation. you also wa nt to an ongoing investigation. you also want to protect individuals whose names you don't want to reveal quite yet. it is the sensitive unfinished pa rt yet. it is the sensitive unfinished part of the business that is being protected. thank you forjoining us. always good to get your thoughts. there is so much declaration about what robert mueller knows and is now. everybody here in washington talks about him all the time, we will talk about what he has what he doesn't have. for the kids out there, this produced a tonne of memes, aka from game of france. forget winter, it is robert mueller
thatis forget winter, it is robert mueller that is coming, guys. i'm sure it's on t—shirts, bags, and whatnot. the free doesn't give us anything, i guess people had to make it up. unlikely pop culture figure. police in new zealand a similar concern is growing for a british backpacker. she has not been in touch with her family for several days now, including on the 22nd birthday on sunday. when police have issued cctv pictures in an appeal for help. the united nations has brokered peace talk for yemen. the meeting is the fastest. the meeting is the first between the rival factions for two years. at the start of the first yemen peace talks in two years, the un envoy for the country has called the meeting a critical opportunity to give momentum to peace.
the government and the houthi rebels have agreed to a limited prisoner exchange. the us gymnastics governing body has filed for bankruptcy protection following the huge sex abuse scandal involving former national team doctor, larry nassar. several hundred women who have filed lawsuits seeking compensation now face a delay in any payouts. it's estimated these could total up to $100 million. larry nassar was jailed for life in february after 350 women testified against him. earlier we spoke about rising tension between the us and china. that is only one area where president trump faces economic headwinds — and the possible negative consequences of his trade policies. last week, general motors announced it would close five factories and cut some 14,000 jobs. the company says it needs to trim costs. one of those plants set for closure is in lordstown, 0hio — and the bbc‘s aleem maqbool has gone to see the impact. this single factory covers an
astonishing 900 acres. but after more than 50 years bridging course out of the side, general motors has announced that from the spring, no more vehicles are due to be made here. casey has worked at the point her entire adult life. it's almost like you're experiencing a deaf. it's hard to imagine the one thing you would never hear another wanted to hear just happened. with some job losses in recent years, casey and many others have considered selling their homes and moving elsewhere. marshy though, visiting here, the president promised this colour. don't sell it. we will get those values and those jobs coming back. he made so many promises so many people. i've heard
people compare him to a snake oil salesman. he'sjust people compare him to a snake oil salesman. he's just going around and selling false hope. but in general motors says it's just restructuring and that is not donald trump's fort. in another industry here though, it's a different story. here are on the other side of high, we're in farming territory. agriculture has been devastated as a debit result of decisions made by the white house and exports to china have plummeted. alan's family has been growing soya beans ina alan's family has been growing soya beans in a high. generations. but donald trump's spiral relationship with china has made a difference. 60% of the soya beans the race has been exported to china. when the trade war started, those sales went to zero. in recent days on social
media, the president has been making more promises. but china will start buying us agricultural products again, including soya beans. in spite of facing so many problems because of the trade war, alan who voted for donald trump, is sticking by him. i don't remember in my lifetime is president of the united states talk about agriculture as often as i said i donald trump speak about it. so eager to people in the community is saying, i voted for the quy: community is saying, i voted for the guy, now look what happened. community is saying, i voted for the guy, now look what happenedlj regret guy, now look what happened.” regret it. no. you don't recover. easier, gosh, i hope you know is what he's doing. although he hasn't been able to deliver on his promises elsewhere, they still retain their faith in the president. this is why i love american politics. you get such a divergence
ofjuly people who are living in that same environment, that same aspect under president tom. all of your conventional wisdom might use the pharmacist in the soya beans bluffing and the silence, you're not the most export crops would now say actually, i don't like the policies of the president. yet we feel that, they're saying, no, i'm of the president. yet we feel that, they‘re saying, no, i'm sickened by him. to some extent, it is someone who has been taking the content seriously. the second part of what he's saying, you people saying, i hope he has it right. at somebody, the president will have to turn these policies around for that they do help farmers. 0therwise, these policies around for that they do help farmers. otherwise, he could be penalised by them for it in the 20th ventilation. as we've been hearing the prime minister is in the middle of one of the most important weeks of her career, as she tries to secure backing for her brexit deal. but there was a brief respite from all the politics when she switched on the downing street christmas tree lights a little earlier.
a warning — there is some flash photography in these images. there you go. a little bit of whiteness there. —— lightness. a 22 feet tall christmas tree next to that famous white door. the tea comes from inverness. this is beyond 100 days from the bbc. coming up for viewers on the bbc news channel and bbc world news — despite climate change warnings, president trump is determined to loosen regulations on carbon emissions. and the golden globes nominations are out — we'll have a look at the favourites. that's still to come. good evening. things will turn as
much a storm throughout the night and into tomorrow. you can see this area of low pressure moving in from the atlantic. it will bring heavy rain and storm gale —force it will bring heavy rain and storm gale—force winds at times. likely bring travel disruption through the early hours of tomorrow. the theories of the winds like they will be on the far north—west. in an industry are worse, we'll see some of that green colouring. some of it quite intense across england and wales mac. that could bring lookalike issues as well. band of wild, this significant error of low pressure. to the southern flank of that low, that is where the strongest of the winds are likely to be across the north of northern ireland and into western scotland as
well. the heavies of the rain to the west. this will be the story if your belly on friday morning. we're likely to see widespread cost of wind — 70—80 mph not out of the question on exposed case. there will be very rough seas and intense rain here. elsewhere, the rain has swept through. behind it, somewhat brighter conditions, even betting across the south—east. stinging defeat of the day that will drive up showers from time to time. the rain not feeling very far very fast across much of scotland. top register, temperature around 8 degrees. into friday, a brief lull in proceedings but not for long. saturday morning may start of quiet but this weather front willi heinz the showers. it will stay when the free up the day, they shall with the conduct of longer with taste
freethinkers. perhaps turning minty to the tops of the mountains in scotland. eight or 9 degrees here. highs of 13 and the far south corner. it turns slowly but surely,. hopefully it a bit quieter but it looks as though it will be pretty u nsettled looks as though it will be pretty unsettled for all. this is beyond 100 days. with me katty kay in washington, nuala mcgovern is in london. our top stories, one of the bosses of chinese mobile phone giant huawei has been arrested in canada, at the request of the us. china's government has demanded meng wa nzhou's release. france responds to more planned demonstrations for the weekend — by closing the eiffel tower and deploying thousands more security officers around the nation. coming up in the next half hour...
theresa may has offered parliament a greater say over the introduction of the north ireland backstop. but her olive branch has been swiftly dismissed by leading brexiteers. and the golden globes nominations are announced — dick cheney biopic vice is leading the way, with a star is born, the favourite and green book following shortly behind. china is demanding the release of huawei's finance chief who has been detained in canada. mung wan—jo was arrested in vancouver last saturday, but the news was not made public at her request. she now could face extradition to america. we don't know what she's been charged with, but it's been reported the us is probing huawei over a possible violation of sanctions against iran.
for more on how china's reacting to this, i'm joined by the bbc‘sjow—yin fung. we heard the chinese spokesperson saying this was a human rights abuse, that she has to be released immediately. you have been looking at the other reaction from beijing, how unhappy are they? well, in a nutshell, they are pretty unhappy. i think we can continue to see beijing being harshly criticised, and continues to demand her release. it is also likely beijing will retaliate by targeting us and canadian executives based in china, or even impose sanctions on these two countries's companies based in china. we have seen a warning from the former canadian ambassador to is china, david molk rainy. he warns
this is a risk. so i have seen on some of the internet sites, i think it was a chinese state sponsored tabloid saying this was like a declaration of war. sometimes in these circumstances you get a lot of angry rhetoric but it doesn't mean they are actually going to take action, so i suppose the question eve ryo ne action, so i suppose the question everyone will have and financial markets certainly is whether this will have an impact on this trade talks. definitely, if you think of the timing, the timing is very sensitive. this woman was arrested around the same time when president xijinping and around the same time when president xi jinping and president trump met in argentina. so from the chinese side, this almost seems like a stab in the back. yes, i bet they are not happy about that. and 90 days is not a long time, if you minus christmas holidays and chinese new year holidays, time is really limited, and this arrest happened at this curious timing, and it creates a lot of pressure for beijing. it might be
even tougher for beijing to calm its domestic audience and make some trade concessions at this moment. and we should be clear, this is not a state company, huawei, it is a private company, but would this be seen private company, but would this be seen by the chinese government still as attacking chinese interests? well, it is very likely, because huawei is one of the largest telecom companies in china, it is seen as the pro—of the chinese business, it is very likely beijing would see this as a provocative action from the us. thank you forjoining us. president trump's administration is planning to announce it will roll back an 0bama—era rule that requires new coal plants to capture their carbon emissions.
this, despite the fact that in the past few weeks, a string of major studies show we are fast running out of time to tackle climate change. global scientists are meeting again this week in poland for another climate summit to urge world leaders to do more. mary robinson is the former president of ireland and has set up the mary robinson foundation for climate justice. and for our ‘climate matters' series, mary robinson joins us from dublin. my my hometown. good to have you with us. my hometown. good to have you with us. iam my hometown. good to have you with us. i am curious, when you hear mr trump, for example, announcing that change, and something that could affect climate change, august through your mind, because there been so many summits, but leaders, some leaders, are not doing what you might like them to do? that's true, and yet curiously i am a little bit more hopeful than i was even a few months ago. this report of the climate scientists recently that we have to stay at 1.5 celsius of warming has really shocked a lot of
people into a reality that we have to move and move rapidly. yes, president trump is not helping, no doubt about that, but i was at the climate conference in san francisco in september, and i heard so many states in the united states, business in the united states, cities in united states, universities, the divest from fossil fuel, invest in clean energy movement, they have moved 1.6 trillion in dollars since they started, which is a lot of money. and just the energy to compensate for a bad president, and just the energy to compensate fora bad president, a bad and just the energy to compensate for a bad president, a bad federal level on climate at the moment. but can that really work, i wonder? even if you do have cities and states stepping up to the plate in ways that you would like them to, if you have leaders of countries that have not bought into it? it is cities and states and business that determine the level of emissions. 0ne states and business that determine the level of emissions. one of the
announcements today has been the danish company, mersk, the very big shipping company, saying they will go carbon neutral. this is incredible, but it is very important. so yes, there are very important. so yes, there are very important decisions taken place in poland under the conference on climate, and they are devising rules for governments, and they are devising more ambition through this dialogue that has been going on all year, the talanoa dialogue, a fiji word, and of the fiji presidency, because it is all extremely important, and we need the regulations. but even without that, there is a lot of climate action, which i am all too well aware of. it is business stepping up. i support the be team of business leaders, even before paris they committed to be carbon neutral by 2050, even before paris. you are echoing the
story i have been hearing in the united states for a while, that actually all of the energy is taking place from mayors of cities, governors of states and amongst businesses as well. and one of the things i hearfrom conservatives who accept that climate change is a real thing, but think that there should not be government regulation, is that they say that the innovation in the tech industry will sort this out for us. we don't need regulation because that will suppress business, suppress innovation, and that we can leave this to tech, effectively, to technological solutions, and that they will be found. do you see exa m ples of they will be found. do you see examples of that happening, is that realistic? i think innovation is important, but i also think regulation is vital. it is vital for health. it is vital not to have people choking in cities because of cold. that is happening, it is happening all over the world, that is what has prompted china to become more of a climate champion. india, you know, delhi is choking, and they wa nt you know, delhi is choking, and they want to move to clean energy to the solar energy as fast as possible.
the united states can't go backwards, which is what deregulation would be, going backwards in the world today. that would not be good for the american economy, and i think it takes thoughtful americans, particularly business leaders that i've been talking to, philanthropy, universities, all saying we know where we need to go, we know that with solar and wind and thermal, we will actually have the jobs of the future, and that's what we want. we don't want china to be even more of a leader on, you know come a solar exception than it is at the moment. we have questions from our audience, this one comes from jocelyn 0penshaw, who asks, how do we teach young people about climate change in a way that encourages them to engage with the topic and look for solutions and avoids despair and a feeling that it is not their responsibility? i love that question, because i'm really impressed with what young people are already doing, and they know that it
is their world, it is there now and they are future that we are talking about, and they will live right through all the periods that we are talking about. i have six grandchildren, they will be in their 305 and 405 in 2050. i listen to them a lot because they are telling me what i want young people to say. i want young people to begin to change their lifestyle on a think about the recycling, the reu5ing, but also even diet, and then when they have done that personally, to get angry with governments. whether it is locally in a city, whether it i5 regionally, but in particular nationally, to actually get angry, and it is happening. we are seeing in london, young people and not so young people getting out and ri5king imprisonment in peaceful prote5t young people getting out and ri5king imprisonment in peaceful protest on bridge5. and we are seeing young people coming out of school in au5tralia. people coming out of school in australia. we will see more of that if governments don't do what they 5hould if governments don't do what they should do, because more and more people are going to get angry about governments. mary robinson, we have
to leave it there first up i wish i had six grandchildren as well, but my children are saying the same to me. i have a great faith in young people and great hope for the future. me too, it is the big source of optimism for me. the authorities in france say 6,500 security personnel are to be deployed across the country on saturday in anticipation of what they're calling another wave of "great violence". demonstrations have been held over the past few weeks by people wearing yellow vests, demanding lower taxes, higher wages and the resignation of the president, emmanuel macron. joining us now is james mcauley, he is the washington post's paris correspondent. we have been hearing of these huge figures that are expected to be deployed over the weekend. maybe 90,000 members of the security forces around the nation, the eiffel tower to be closed on saturday. mr macron has stepped down on fuel tax, so why are people still taking to
the streets? that's a really good question and in fact the key question. and i would say it is becau5e question. and i would say it is because this only started with the climate tax question, and now it has gone so far beyond that that that is no longer the issue that is at hand. thi5 no longer the issue that is at hand. this is a question of a deeply rooted anger that has lingered ever 5ince, rooted anger that has lingered ever since, in fact before macron'5 election in 2017, and that only now i5 election in 2017, and that only now is coming to the fore. so it really i5 is coming to the fore. so it really is no longer about the climate question, it is sort of a general angerand a general question, it is sort of a general anger and a general social malai5e. that'5 anger and a general social malai5e. that's really what we are seeing now. and there is really no end in 5ight. now. and there is really no end in sight. james, we are seeing some of the pictures when out of what happened over the weekend, and they are incredibly dramatic, and also they are deploying these forces because there are fears of further violence. but it is a leaderless movement, what is happening over the past few weeks. is it macron may
have an issue with or is this something that really predates his administration? that is also a very good question. i think ultimately it i5 good question. i think ultimately it is very much emmanuel macron that so many prote5ter5 have an issue with. even before the so—called yellow ve5t movement began, he was decried by his critics, mostly on the left, but on other 5ide5 by his critics, mostly on the left, but on other sides of the political spectrum as well, as the president of the rich and for the rich. and this is in many ways the inevitable result of that monaco. there has been lots of talk in recent days and weeks in france at least about how the yellow vests are yet another populist movement. i spoke to one a nalyst populist movement. i spoke to one analyst the other day who called it the french brexit. well, it is certainly one interesting interpretation, but the truth is
this really isn't in line with the populist movements we have seen for instance in the united states, in brexit, or even in much of central europe. the gilets jaunes, brexit, or even in much of central europe. the giletsjaunes, the yellow vests, are not necessarily animated by immigration concerns, not by nationalism, this is about making ends meet and about feeling seen. making ends meet and about feeling seen. and to that end, it is affiliated with no particular party, and certainly not exclusively the right wing. so it is leaderless, there are representatives of various different factions within it, and it really is this sort of conundrum for the french state, because no one really knows how to respond to it because it is not entirely clear the origins of each group that is participating in it. we will be watching those protests this weekend because it is at the moment not clear whether i going to go. james
mccauley, thank you very much for joining us from paris. downing street insists that next tuesday's vote in parliament on the prime minister's brexit deal will go ahead. some cabinet ministers have suggested delaying it because it looks so unlikely the prime minister will win. in trying to win them over, theresa may has suggested parliament could be "given a role" in deciding whether, the thing most mps are worried about — the so—called "backstop" — is activated. it's only expected to come into force if there's no trade deal at the end of the transition period, and is designed to avoid a hard border between northern ireland and the republic. but it's one of the main reasons why dozens of conservative mps intend to reject the prime minister's plan. well, as people weigh up the issues and try to assess how they'll be affected by brexit our correspondent chris page reports from the border between ireland and northern ireland. londonderry was the crucible of the conflict and the cradle of the peace process but more recently it's been the uk's city of culture, with a great sense of creative momentum. the indie group cherym
are riding that wave. they're rehearsing their new single at the nerve arts centre and hope brexit doesn't disrupt their rhythm of touring. we've kind of grown up in a world where there was no checkpoints and stuff, but i mean, if that was to go back to that, we would be reverting ourselves back to a situation that was like, before our time, you know, the ‘70s and stuff, and i don't think anyone wants to go back there. if you're going through airports or whatever and there's customs and stuff like that, if anybody's got like different passports or whatever, it's going to be a bit of a handling. so hannah, lauren and nyree want travelling to remain smooth, efficient and orderly. the mood's more serene over at the derry yoga and pilates centre. beautiful. but people here don't feel calm when they talk about brexit. it's really frightening, looking forward, for me and my grandchildren. i think a no deal would be a complete disaster. having lived through the troubles the first time round i would be very concerned about what will happen
to the border. probably the best brexit would be just the deal that theresa may at the moment is offering, but it would be nice to let the people decide. but what do those who voted to leave the eu make of the prime minister's brexit plan? taking back the border and things like that is good stuff, yeah, yeah. does it deliver brexit properly, do you think? i don't think so, no, no. brexit is a good thing? 0h aye, get out. do you think it's a good deal? no, hard brexit. the city is a place transformed, but no one's sure what changes brexit will bring. chris page, bbc news. let's bring you some breaking news now. from canadian prime ministerjustin trattou, asked about huawei's tech executive arrest, he said appropriate authorities took the decision without political consideration but declined to
comment any further. this is beyond 100 days. still to come — a biopic about the former vice president dick cheney played by an almost unrecognisable christian bale is among the films nominated for this year's golden globes — we'll take a full look at all the runners and riders. millions of people have been unable to access the internet all day from their smartphones after the 02 network was hit by technical problems this morning. the company have apologised and say a full service will be restored by tomorrow morning. our technology correspondent, rory cellan—jones, reports on how it's affected customers. i run a plumbing and heating company out of tunbridge wells. and it's just been impossible to get through to any of my customers. i am an insulin—dependent diabetic, i am in a wheelchair and i can't contact anyone if i have a fall or if i need anything. so it's been quite difficult. the data breakdown began in the early hours and soon 02 customers across the country found they couldn't connect. these days
hey, siri. these days, when we expect to be connected to the internet 24—7, even when we're out and about, any interruption can be really frustrating. but there are all sorts of services that are now dependent on mobile networks and they too are affected. the london bus arrival screen uses 02 and was out of action. uber drivers and other workers dependent on mobile apps have lost money today. besieged by angry customers, 02 put up a message online, saying... "all 02 technical teams are waiting closely with our "third—party suppliers, who have identified a global "software issue with their system which has impacted data services." it later emerged that the third party was the swedish telecoms firm ericsson, and other mobile operators around the world were affected. it's a digital catastrophe of the 21st century. we are out of internet, out of services, out of our loved ones nearby, out of capacity of payments, of calling a taxi, an uber, out of everything. 02, like its rivals, promises
a world where we're seamlessly connected to the internet. when that goes wrong, it becomes obvious how dependent we are on the mobile computers we carry everywhere. rory cellan—jones, bbc news. it's that time of the year and i don't mean christmas. the golden globes nominations were announced today, officially kicking off the award season. among the nominated films are some blockbusters like a star is born, black panther and bohemian rapsody — but the film with more nominations is actually vice — a satirical biopic of former us vice—president dick cheney. yes, by the way, that is not even in the theatres yet and is already being nominated. and among the actors picked for their performance, there is also lady gaga — who has managed to land a nomination in her debut film.
constance wu has been nominated for her role in crazy rich asians. and bradley cooper has got two nominations — one as best actor and the other as best director. to talk more about all this, hunter harris joins us. she is an associate editor for the new york magazine. hunter, i always love looking at themes in awards season. are you seeing anything that hollywood is looking at particularly rewarding this year? i think you said it, vice and huawei are the clear front runners from the golden globes nominations today. but as far as a theme, i think really sort of hero journey stories. ok. i have had a very sad clearly last couple of months because i have not made it to the movies enough, i am going to blame it all on the mid—term elections. i loved black klansman, it was funny, touching, poignant, any chance that comes away with an award? i think black klansman has a
very good shot. this morning it got a needed bump for best actor and best supporting actor, and also spike lee got a nomination. sol think it is in a good spot, you should be very pleased. and some ferries trong fe rolls, you're talking about lady gaga, and i went to see the wife with glen close, but i went to see it by myself so i haven't talked to anyone about it yet. does that stand a chance of breaking through? a small movie, a quiet movie, in a way. i think glen close definitely has a chance. lots of people want her to win to stop there will be her third award, her 15th golden globes nomination, i think, which is crazy in all by itself. another woman with women is the favourite. definitely a great shot. i also want to return to lady gaga, i started watching the 1970s version the other day with barbara streisand and chris kristofferson,
doesn't really stand the test of time. but this one, with lady gaga at the fore, people have raved about it. i haven't heard one bad review. do you feel it is a game changer tab from? completely. i shamelessly enjoy this movie, the only thing thatis enjoy this movie, the only thing that is better than the movie is how much fun it is to talk about. lady gaga really did her thing, not even add a little monster, i love it. but i think this movie digs deep into what it means to be an artist today, what it means to be an artist today, what it means to be an artist today, what it means to be a public figure, and also how hard it is to be in love. hunter, there are three women on this programme right now, there are five people nominated for best director in the golden globes, their names are bradley, alfonzo, peter, spike and adam. none of them is a woman. definitely very disappointing, and also embarrassing, honestly, that in 2018 we can't have a woman nominated for best director. i would have thought we we re best director. i would have thought we were had a stronger showing for
women after great ago week with lady bed last year, but hopefully the 05car5 are taking notice and see how they can cause to correct. are there some women directors that are not getting a shout? we know these awards, you also have to run a political campaign to get an award, it isa political campaign to get an award, it is a very political process. are there women directors who aren't just not getting the attention they could be? completely, mario heller, tamara jenkins, chloe '5 owl, these are all women who had critically lauded movies with strong showings at the box office and they definitely deserve a shot in that category. and i suppose what is it thatis category. and i suppose what is it that is stopping it, do you think? is it having the time and the money to have that political campaign, for wa nt of to have that political campaign, for want of a better term for two get that? because it has been such a significant year when it comes to gender equality. i wish i had an
answer, i truly don't know why women are not breaking through the same way. maybe it is that these women are not getting support by the studio, by the marketing campaigns, but it is very perplexing and very vexing. thank you so much for joining us. you clearly need to get to the movies more, new love.” think katty and i have been watching more tv than films but we will rectify that in the coming months, but not before brexit. we are less than a week away from that crucial vote for theresa may and it's fair to say that noone can predict what is going to happen. but some clever people at the times of london newspaper have come up with a handy guide to describe the possible scenarios that could befall the government next week. and illustrators. it looks a bit like one of those choose your own adventure stories. talk us through what is sitting on your desk right now. ok, so it looks like a board game to me. you see all
these dots? these are all possible scenarios. will theresa may go to brussels, will she called for a second vote without changes to the deal? 48 letters of no confidence sent to tory mps, etc, etc. there are 48 different possible outcomes. it is quite fun to play. we could blow it up and maybe have it as a beyond 100 days game. as rob watson says, if you are not confused you have not been paying attention. that is the story of brexit this ladies and gentlemen. we will see you back here next week, thank you for watching. it has been a pretty mild thursday across the country but cloudy with bits and pieces of shower retrain but things will turn much stormier through the night tonight, and into tomorrow. you can see this area of low pressure starting to move on from the atlantic, and it will bring a spell of very, very heavy rain and also storm force winds at times. so that could bring some travel
disruption through the night and in the early hours of tomorrow, because the early hours of tomorrow, because the heaviest of the rain and the strongest of the winds looked likely to be open to the far north—west. but you can see over the next few hours we will start see that rain gathering, some are required in tents over southwest inman and wales, that could bring some localised issues as well as it moves steadily east, and it is this world of cloud and rain up into the north west that is a significant area of low pressure. for the southern flank of that logo that is where the strong list of the winds are likely to be across the north of northern ireland and other into western scotla nd ireland and other into western scotland as well. the heaviest of the rain here in the morning really out of the west. this will be the story if you are up and off early friday morning. likely to see widespread gusts of winds, 50 to 60 mph but 70 to 80 mph not out of the question on exposed coast. some damaging rough seas and intense rainfall here. elsewhere the rain has swept through and just sitting across east anglia and the south—east of england. behind it,
brighter conditions and brightening up brighter conditions and brightening up across brighter conditions and brightening up across the south—east. it will stay winding through the day and that will drive in some showers as well from time to time. the rain really not moving very far very fast across much of scotland, top temperatures not quite as warm, at around eight to 12 degrees. as we move to the start of the weekend, a brief lull in proceedings. not for long. saturday morning may well turn off relatively quiet but the weather front will enhance the showers are pretty much as we go through the morning. it stays windy through the day, showers frequent along the west facing coasts and some of them with the strength of the wind will move further inland as we go through the day. perhaps turning wintry to the tops of the mountains in scotland. eight or 9 degrees here, highest spells of 12 or 13 in the far south—east corner. they turned slowly but surely cooler but hopefully a little bit quieter but it looks as though it will be pretty u nsettled it looks as though it will be pretty unsettled fall.
—— for all. this is bbc news. i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at 8:00. technical problems leave millions of 02 customers unable to access the internet on their phones. unable to use our mobile systems to contact any engineers at all. so everyone has just had to dial toll today. a lot of money lost. in the commons, the third day of brexit debate has just ended — as theresa may signals mps could get the power to decide on the controversial irish—border backstop. the helicopter crash which killed leicester city's owner and four others is blamed on a mechanical fault. britain's biggest gambling companies agree to stop advertising on television during live sports broadcasts. let me make