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front of the metro. the independent has an exclusive report that boris johnson's eu the independent has an exclusive report that borisjohnson‘s eu chief could scrap theresa may's commitment to protect british workers right after brexit seeing it is a chance to escape the heavy market regulation of brussels. the financial times reports that the pound fell to its lowest level since article 50 was triggered in march 2017 and the markets are worried about the possibility of the uk leaving the eu without a deal in just three months‘ time. the times leads on the same story, claiming the slump in sterling on hardline stance from downing street, and the guardian says that a lack of clarity from the government about whether or not a no deal is the assumption is hampering planning. the daily telegraph says that boris johnson‘s tour will head to wales tomorrow where he will announce new schemes to help farmers.
the daily mail says that eight former high court judge the daily mail says that eight former high courtjudge said police we re former high courtjudge said police were falsifying evidence to get warrants. we will first have a look at the metro. very interesting. he was booed. we saw some of the previous visits by theresa may and david cameron, it is unusual to see a prime minister booed on the steps like this. yes. it was all very avoidable. ruth davidson, scottish conservative leader, did advise number ten, do not meet nicola sturgeon on the steps of bute house. you are not a
visitor from a foreign country, we are all part of the same united kingdom. he has been in thejob less than one week and already, in scotland, he is not terribly popular to make it mildly. itjust looked bad. to compound it, after these talks with nicola sturgeon, he scuttled off out the back door. very undignified. again, david cameron or theresa may, neither of them did that. it was like he had his tail between his legs. what about the position of ruth davidson because if there is a no—deal brexit can she stay as tony leader in scotland? yes, she is described as the shining light on future of the tory party. there was a lot of upset that she did not stand. she went away and she
has had a family in that time. there was a lot of hope and promise for ruth davidson being the future of the scottish party. it will be difficult for her going forward is to have such a different view on no deal to the prime minister. but today she was very clear that she is not happy about a no deal scenario. it is not as though borisjohnson has come in and she is trying to please that new leader of the tory party, she is being as strong as ever. she found some of those media interviews today uncomfortable but she spoke her mind. whether she can continue as leader of the scottish conservatives is not clear but she is very popular and i think she has done so much to try and help the party there. she is an asset they will not want to lose. you can see why she voted for anyone but boris in the leadership campaign as well stop she voted for three different candidates to try and stop boris johnson. candidates to try and stop boris johnson. then this happens, he turns up johnson. then this happens, he turns up and he is booed. what does this
mean for another scottish referendum on independence? how likely is that? if there is an immediate brexit good put back to scotland? there is a very good chance of it. if it is a no—deal brexit and the economic impact is as many people, most economic experts, have predicted, and it is bad, then you could see how the snp then use that as further fuel to the nationalist fire. but we will see anything before 2021 as far asa will see anything before 2021 as far as a referendum is concerned, that is when the next scottish parliamentary elections are. if the snp go into that election saying that will give a mandate, if they we re that will give a mandate, if they were to get a majority, form a nationalist majority, the would then come back to number ten and say, we wa nt come back to number ten and say, we want another referendum. but that is two years away. things are moving so fast at the moment who is to say?
will borisjohnson still be prime minister by then? he is off to a wales tomorrow to greet another nation. the daily telegraph, they are pro—boris. they say he pledges to make brexit a success for farmers. nicola sturgeon was damning after her meeting. it will be interesting to see what the welsh leaders say. in the meantime, they are seeing that this will be an historic opportunity to introduce new schemes to support farming after the uk leaves the eu. how expensive will they be? it is difficult to see how this would work. there is anxiety about this visit to wales. the farming community are anxious about a no deal situation. if they are talking about a new, bold agricultural promise, it is probably about ripping up the common agricultural policy, britain will not be part of that if they leave
the eu, the subsidy scheme that farmers rely on for a great deal of their income could be ripped up, what it would be replaced with, who knows? british food exports, it is going to be more and more expensive for brits to sell their food abroad if we are going to be slapped with these tariffs. it is difficult to know how you could make an agricultural policy based on our food exports. we have not got much detail here. there might be more inside the paper. the telegraph also mentions that new prime minister is set to dock macro there is a by—election on thursday, the tory majority there is slim. the lib dems are 16—1 on favourites. if that bookies are to be believed it will go to the lib dems. it is interesting that borisjohnson is choosing to visit the constituency
tomorrow. that would suggest to me that perhaps the tories still think they might be in with a chance, because again, he is only in the door at number ten, does he want to be closely associated with losing another seat in the house of commons? it strikes me that perhaps they think that is merely still a chance they could win it and boris johnson might boost the tory vote on thursday. at the moment it looks as though it is almost certainly eight lib dem again. all candidates are listed on the bbc website for that by—election. in the interest of balance we must say that. sterling has made the headlines again. seems completely random, currency values, again. seems completely random, currency values, they go up, they go down, but the ft and a number of papers are talking about the fact that sterling stumbles, no—deal brexit fear. confusing messages from michael gove and boris johnson brexit fear. confusing messages from michael gove and borisjohnson today on the likelihood of a no deal.
obviously no deal preparation is being taken very seriously, the government has spent money on it, sterling has fallen. how damaging is that? it is damaging if you are looking to go abroad on holiday. your pound will not value as much.|j am going on holiday on friday, so, yes. this is on the back of a noticeable hardening of the rhetoric coming from number ten now boris johnson is in there. today, again, a spokesperson said he will not even sit down with any european leaders u nless sit down with any european leaders unless they agree in advance that they will reopen their withdrawal agreement. get rid of the backstop. that is two things the eu has consistently said there is no chance. the chances of a no—deal brexit are increasing every day, thatis brexit are increasing every day, that is reflected in the fall in the value of sterling. the ft is saying that boris johnson‘s
value of sterling. the ft is saying that borisjohnson‘s is see if he visits capitals dock macro. the g7. i understand why he would be relu cta nt i understand why he would be reluctant to do that. what is the point in going over to europe only to be humiliated? theresa may had experience of that. will there be red lines? you can lay the blame with theresa may for the way that was handled. what is boris johnson's line? their withdrawal agreement is dead. he has got a set of policies. he is talking tough and europe is talking tough back. i cannot see the point in going over there to try and have talks at this stage. unless there are dramatic things going on behind the scenes it sounds like there is a real stalemate. boris
johnson i think would look weak if he was to go over there, be re—bath, could not secure the meetings that he thought he would. he will not do it. what will the evening standard do? the paperback borisjohnson as prime minister. will that continue if there is a definite clear policy heading towards no deal? the evening standard has backed borisjohnson because he had success as a london mayor, he is able to unify the party at this time, but we have been cautious about no deal and this hurtling towards it, that has been met with concern. with the financial sector, what does no deal mean? it isa sector, what does no deal mean? it is a terrifying prospect. from the evening standard's point of view we have to balance that, balance the fa ct have to balance that, balance the fact that there are eu citizens in the country. london voted to remain.
yes, of course. no deal will be a tricky one. the evening standard will continue to try to scrutinise borisjohnson on those will continue to try to scrutinise boris johnson on those issues, police and when we think he is doing the right thing. just moving on, another strand on brexit. a number of different takes on the brexit theme today. the independent tomorrow, the new brexit chief wants tomorrow, the new brexit chief wants to scrap workers‘ rights. tomorrow, the new brexit chief wants to scrap workers' rights. he is a former head of london chambers of commerce, he has been brought in as chief adviser, negotiator, to go to brussels. he will lay the groundwork ahead of a summit. he is going out there to try to persuade the eu to reopen their withdrawal agreement and get rid of the backstop. the
independent has uncovered some comments which he made only a couple of months ago complaining about heavy labour market regulation in brussels and condemning both major positive old parties, obviously the tories were led by theresa may then, for signing up tories were led by theresa may then, forsigning up and tories were led by theresa may then, for signing up and agreeing that after brexit british workers should have the same rights as eu workers. this plays into a fear that a lot of remainers have that essentially brexit is a right—wing project, an excuse for thatcherite conservatives to slash workers‘ rights. excuse for thatcherite conservatives to slash workers' rights. working time directive. protected hours between shifts. these are all things that workers really benefit from. one of the reasons why tory eurosceptics do not like the eu because the see this as a burden on employers being imposed on britain. but if you need labour to get you deal through you have to talk
positively about workers' rights.|j am sure at number ten will be quick to say this is not government policy. if labour are going to benefit they have definitely lost one vote, that is alistair campbell, the garage and has a story, he says he is finished with jeremy the garage and has a story, he says he is finished withjeremy corbyn‘s labour. —— that guardian. he was already suspended, expelled? this is not a surprise. he talked about voting lib dem in the elections. now he says he has reached a conclusion he says he has reached a conclusion he no longer wishes to stay in the party. the thing with alistair campbell as he was tribal labour. i interviewed him last year, even then, he knew that i geologically he had big differences withjeremy corbyn that he was still eight labour of corbyn that he was still eight labourof man, no corbyn that he was still eight labour of man, no prospect he would
leave the party at that stage. on the one hand not that surprising. leave the party at that stage. on the one hand not that surprisingm it indicative of where labour is? you might think it would be higher in the opinion polls but labour support is fully fractured, partly over the brexit position. there are many people who support jeremy corbyn's leadership, and for them this is no great loss, for then it will show the transformation, the realisation that that is the way the labour party is going. but alistair campbell could not get behind them at all in europe. itjust highlights that huge division within the party that huge division within the party that they struggle with every day. this isjust a high profile person, the latest person to quit the party. i want to bring in one more story, not politics, front page of the daily mail. this is a claim that a
former high court judge daily mail. this is a claim that a former high courtjudge as saying that police broke the law in bringing some of the evidence before them. we do not know the detail or voracity of any of this but the story is making headlines. voracity of any of this but the story is making headlinesm voracity of any of this but the story is making headlines. it has been said that the police acted unlawfully by getting warrants to search the homes of the widow of an ex tory mp and a lord. it is said that this has been shown to be wrong. we will be back soon. that is all from the papers for this hour. we are back at half past 11 or another look at the papers. you can see all
that newspaper reviews online at the bbc news website, it is on their seven days a week. if you miss the programme any evening you can watch it all on iplayer. thank you. we will see you in half an hour. we started this week with plenty of sunshine up and down the country. it was quite warm. this area of low pressure is going to bring as some unseasonably strong winds and plenty of heavy showers. it will feel quite cool as well. some of these downpours could lead to localised flooding in places. also strong winds which could cause issues with trees which are in full leaf. showers from the word go. winds picking up as well. we can see where
the heaviest of the showers will be, generally across the midlands into north—west england and we‘ll. winds gusting to 50 mph along the south coast. quite a wild afternoon for the time of year. feeling cooler thanit the time of year. feeling cooler than it did on monday. as we head through tuesday night it stays blustery, particularly across central and southern areas. plenty of showers and thunderstorms are spiralling across this area. not a particularly cold night. we have got low pressure still with us, moving further north, affecting north and eastern parts of the uk into wednesday. that wind still a feature, not quite as strong. showers heaviest across parts of scotland, northern and eastern
england. drier conditions in northern ireland and wales, the south of england. our area of low pressure slowly pushes out into the north sea. winds will be lighter. low pressure will generate some showers across the north and east of the uk. we are a fatal car they are likely to be slow moving. —— where the car they are likely. pressure will be building. perhaps a bit warmer also.
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