tv Outside Source BBC News September 19, 2019 9:00pm-9:31pm BST
hello, i'm ros atkins. this is outside source. canada's prime ministerjustin trudeau is under more pressure after a video of him wearing blackface makeup emerges. darkening yourface, regardless of the context or the circumstances, is always unacceptable because of the racist history of blackface. he'd already apologised after photographs of him in blackface as a student and later as a teacher were made public. the uk says it's shared documents with the eu about a possible brexit deal — but they aren't formal proposals. we'll explain the difference —
and why it matters. meanwhile, a former prime minister, david cameron, is being criticised for revealing conversations he had with the queen before the scottish independence referendum in 2014. and amazon chiefjeff bezos announces measures to make his company carbon neutral. canada's prime ministerjustin trudeau is facing a political crisis after images have emerged of him wearing blackface. he's spoken to the press. i want to begin by saying a few words directly to racialized canadians who face discrimination every single day in their lives, even in a country like canada. what i did hurt them, hurt people who shouldn't have to face intolerance and discrimination because of their identity.
this is something that i deeply, deeply regret. darkening yourface, regardless of the context or the circumstances, is always unacceptable because of the racist history of blackface. i should've understood that then. and i never should've done it. here's the latest footage to emerge. it was reported by the global news organisation. the clip isn't dated, but it shows mr trudeau with makeup on his face, arms and legs. the prime minister's liberal party has confirmed the video was authentic. it's the third instance of mr trudeau wearing blackface to be made public. this was the first one, released by time magazine. bearin bear in mind the date.
this was not in the 1980s. this was in 2001. after that first image emerged, the prime minister was asked if there had been other incidents. he responded, "when i was in high school, i dressed up at a talent show and sang day—0 with makeup on." that image also soon emerged, tweeted here by the globe and mail's robert fyfe. mr trudeau has long been known for his progressive policies, and his opponents have accused him of hypocrisy. celina caesar—chavannes resigned from the liberal caucus earlier this year. she said... all of this comes in the middle of an ocean campaign, the election just an ocean campaign, the election just a few weeks away.
here's a poll of polls from the cbc, showing his opponents the conservatives slightly ahead. he is ina he is in a very, very tight race. mercedes stephenson from global news has been following mr trudeau's press conference. he certainly was very apologetic. he is hoping his record will stand he is hoping his record will stand he is hoping his record will stand he is hoping people believe the policies he has a permitted show he is not the person who was in that blackface, but he has a problem here in terms of how he has branded himself publicly, for starters, which is esme who is very transparent and progressive. he admitted that he did not disclose this pictures. he said he was embarrassed. he didn't some of them. and this question about hominy times this has happened. he is not actually answer those questions. it is not clear, if we don't... how many other times were there? he still doesn't seem to be coming com plete still doesn't seem to be coming complete the clean. it is not clear if you would remember if there was
additional times this happen. and you can imagine right now that campaign... if there are more images out there, that would become more and more damaging for him. and we should explain that at least one of these incidents happen when he was almost 30. he was a teacher, he was almost 30. he was a teacher, he was a professional man. that's correct. the first image that emerged was from time magazine. it was actually a photograph from a yearbook that justin trudeau taught at that school. it's in elite private school here in vancouver. that was right in his yearbook. nobody had seen it. somebody cemented that the time magazine and they published it. he was in his late 20s when that picture was taken and he was in his 20s in the video that we have as well. the only additional one he disclosed last night, in terms of these incidences, was one where he was in high school and performing. there's a lot of questions about the
video we have come what he was doing. the liberal campaign has refused to answer our questions about that? mercedes, for people who are not following the election campaign closely, just give us the context of this scandal. the context is justin context of this scandal. the context isjustin trudeau presentence and said as the progressive candidate, been aggressive, and the liberal party has been very aggressive in attacking candidates of other parties on pat cummins they have made about —— past comments they have made about abortion, gay marriage, so the issue he has is he has come out and said those candidates should be judged on those past indiscretions and the things they should be —— the things they said. and now he has things coming out in his past which he did not disclose, did not proactively disclose when he was asked about this lesson. he did not talk about this had happened more than two times. it opens up the
flank for his opponents and also people who may have voted for him because they thought he was different, will this raise questions? we don't have a sense of fallout yet with the polls. we will see what happens. herjustin trudeau, if in a people stay home, evenif trudeau, if in a people stay home, even if it is not the votes go to another party —— if the votes did not go to another party, that could be it for him. next, brexit. the uk has shared documents with the eu which detail ideas for a changed brexit deal. but — before anyone gets carried away — these aren't formal proposals, they're just ideas at this stage. and their focus is the irish border backstop. we talk about it pretty much daily on 0utside source. this is the part of the current withdrawal deal that keeps the uk aligned to the eu customs union until both sides agree a way to a new trade deal — it does this to avoid a hard border between the republic of ireland and northern ireland. boris johnson wants the backstop gone.
the eu says ok, but only if you provide an alternative which delivers the same outcome. well, today, the uk's brexit secretary gave a speech in madrid. it was blunt at times. here's some of it. the clock is ticking for us all, so let's work creatively to secure a deal, a deal the uk is committed to getting, a deal without a backstop, a deal involving alternative arrangements, a deal that which gives our businesses and citizens the certainty they desperately need and a deal which indeed will pass both the uk parliament and the european parliament. great political leaders have always respected the need to take risk. indeed, it was general de gaulle who said a true statesman is one who is willing to take risk. any refusal by the commission
to accept any risk would be a failure of statecraft. since then, the european commission president jean claudejuncker has told britain's sky news that a deal can still be agreed in the coming weeks, if the backstop can be replaced to something they will agree to it. this is a quote. he said... glad we cleared that up! tom peck from the independent comments... it only gets used if the uk and eu cannot find a deal. but this is a shift. eu officials have said again and again the withdrawal agreement, which contains the backstop, cannot be renegotiated.
a p pa re ntly apparently it is possible. tomorrow, stephen barclay will meet with the eu chief brexit negotiatior michel barnier, who has been quite vocal as well. yesterday, mr barnier said the uk should not pretend to be negotiating if it has no new proposals. and all of this is in the context of the effect brexit is scheduled to happen at the end of october. here's another possible deadline. the leader of finland thinks the uk has to supply formal puzzles within next 12 days. two formal proposals. emmanuel macron supports this too. but the uk has rejected that timetable. we will see how it uses to play all of this. bring in nick eardley, live from westminster. it's a tough story, this. both sides are trying to affect the mood music. it is hard to affect the mood music. it is hard to find where we have got to. to affect the mood music. it is hard to find where we have got tolj think
to find where we have got to.|j think what you jean—claude juncker said tonight is something that will be well received in downing street, seeing a deal as possible, some definite desire to see the backstop as it is in their —— no definite desire. borisjohnson saying today that progress has been made but he doesn't want to exaggerate. the reason he doesn't want to exaggerate it and the reason you have to take whatjean—claude juncker said with a grain of salt is there is still a big difference between the two sides about whether or —— an alternative to the backstop as possible. they are talking, proposals to stop there being a hard border in ireland by using some checks, some slightly different rules for northern ireland than the rest of the uk to keep it in a similar sort of arrangement to the european union but with more democratic control in northern ireland. these things are being discussed but they are far from
being signed off. this papers shared today, non—papers as they are called, because they are pieces of paper but they are not proposals. at the momentum of the two sites just are not there when it comes to getting a deal. 0k, nick, thank you very much. more twists and turns with brexit. plenty more online if you need it more back run on any of theissues you need it more back run on any of the issues of this most calmly hit his story. —— most complicated story. the divide within the conservative party is one of the central themes of the brexit story. it dates back decades, david cameron tried to stop the party "banging on about europe". but the party didn't really listen. and then he called a referendum, part in hope it'd resolve the issue in the country and his party. that failed as well. well, now we have the latest installement in this conservative party drama. as we've been reporting, this week, the uk supreme court is considering whether borisjohnson acted lawfully in
suspending parliament. one person who's made a submission against mrjohnson is sirjohn major, a previous conversative prime minister. richard lister has the story of day three at the supreme court. it seems, at times, an argument without end but those who gathered outside the supreme court today intent on either stopping a coup or stopping the eu knew the arguments inside, at least, would end today. but not before one former conservative prime minister had the opportunity to offer a damning assessment of the actions of boris johnson in suspending parliament. his lawyer said it was inescapable that the real reason was to avoid scrutiny of brexit and the government had not told the truth. the reasons set out in the documents put before the court by the prime minister cannot be true... he said suspending parliament was motivated by mrjohnson‘s political interests.
this as... the length of the prorogation was influenced by the prime minister's wish to... parliament was a threat to the successful and limitation of his policies. the executive will be held to account by the media and indeed conferences, the nature of those comforters no doubt. courts in scotla nd comforters no doubt. courts in scotland and england give you different conclusions. about whether this mention apartment was lawful. the supreme court is now decided —— must now decide which of them was right. richard lister, bbc news.
if borisjohnson is found to have acted illegally in suspending parliament, it will follow that he misled the queen. the whole matter has already involved the queen in political and legal matters to a degree that is far from normal. queen elizabeth has been become part of a number of political matters lately. in fact, the supreme court has been hearing appeals on whether she was misled by borisjohnson when he asked to suspend parliament. and now she's part of another political story — this time concering the former conservative prime minister david cameron. here he is talking about the scottish referendum on independence in 2014. i remember conversations i had with my private secretary and he had with the queen's private secretary, i had with the queen's private secretary, not asking for anything that would be in any way improper or unconstitutional. butjust a raising of the eyebrow, even a quarter of an inch, would make a difference. the bbc has been told those comments have "caused displeasure" at buckingham palace. no official response has been made, though.
borisjohnson was asked if he'd like to comment. not only do i not comment on conversations that i may have held with her majesty, but i don't comment on conversations she may have held with anybody else. ijust don't think i should go down that route, get into that route. next, our royal correspondentjonny dymond. 0ne one source said to be this relationship does not work if it is out in the open. he does not function as it should do. in the same person has said that line about an amount of displeasure i think there is clear unhappiness within there is clear unhappiness within the palace about the revelation of conversations between officials from downing street, political officials and bucking pallets in the head of state about whether or not the queen might act as a political tool it is critically important point. this
vote about whether or not united kingdom should break up. so rather different lines certainly buttock think quite revelatory and with the palace has said. no one is even going to say on a background basis oh, the queen is furious. stay with us on 0utside source — still to come. amazon's ceo jeff bezos unveils his plan to make the company carbon neutral. we are going to hear how he plans to make it by 2040. burger king uk will no longer give away plastic toys with children's meals. the move comes after two children petitioned the fast food giant and its rival mcdonald's. sarah campbell has the story. up until today, a kids meal in burger king would come with a plastic toy, but no longer, and it's all thanks to a campaign by sisters ella and caitlin. i felt really, really happy about that, and i think it's just so important because there's no planet b and there's no second chance.
and we need to act now and i'm glad that burger king are thinking about that. every burger king will have a large box like this in—store, where people can bring their old toys to be dropped off and melted down. do you think a company like burger king should have been doing this years ago, not as a result of a i think that's a very fair question. the answer to that would be we were working on it before, but it's very fair to say that ella and caitlin had a positive impact and certainly speeded the process up. sarah campbell, bbc news. this is 0utside source live from the bbc newsroom. 0ur lead story is the canadian prime minister, justin trudeau, has made a televised apology, after more pictures emerged of him wearing blackface make—up. iran's foreign minister has warned of "all out war" if the us or saudi arabia launch military strikes against his country.
this all part of the diplomatic aftermath of series of attacks on saudi oilfacilities at the weekend. the us and the saudis blame iran. iran denies it. javad zarif says... the us secretary of state mike pompeo has been in saudi arabia. he spoke earlier. i think it's abundantly clear, and there is an enormous consensus in the region, that we know precisely who conducted these attacks. it was iran. i didn't hear anybody in the region who doubted that for a single moment. is there anything left to sanction on iran? the president said there would be more coming. there will be. there will be more sections. we have set a course of action to deny iran the capacity and the wealth, so that they...
to prevent them from conducting their terror campaigns. and you can see from the events of last week, there's still more work to do and we're going to continue to drive towards that end. at the weekend, two saudi oil processing facilities were attacked — which caused the price of oil to surge initially. houthi rebels in yemen claimed responsibility. but the us has blamed iran, and so have the saudis. this was a saudi press conference yesterday, where we were shown debris that the saudis say is evidence the weapons were made by iran. but not everyone has been so quick to come to a conclusion. the uk's ambassador to the un says it's still looking at the evidence. this is what she told the bbc earlier. there's a lot of supposition, and i think it's fair to say that it would be very unlikely the houthis — although they claim responsibility — could have done it, certainly not by themselves. the scale, the type of missiles used is not like the houthis have launced before. and as we know, saudi arabia has now said the attack came
from the north and came from iran, so that's all evidence that we will weigh ourselves. and obviously, we take very seriously the saudi assessment. this incredibly strong phrase from the iranian foreign minister that all out war is possible. we been assessing that context of that comment. i don't remember him talking about war and this kind of a serious way in this context. it is clear that we have got to that point, the saudis and the americans and almost everyone else is accusing iran of being behind this attack. and that carries with itself with this compulsion to act, so once you accuse iran of being behind that attack you have to act, i suppose. and that sort of pushes you to do
something, do act on something and raises the possibility of a military conflict. amazon's ceo jeff bezos has announced a number of measures to reduce the company's carbon footprint. he said amazon will be carbon neutral by 2040. samira hussain was at the conference where this was announced. what are these measures that will get amazon to this target? what amazon is calling this the climate pledge, and they‘ re amazon is calling this the climate pledge, and they're making three really big goals. first, they want be able to d carbonised and they're going to be issuing a lot of strategies in order to do that. they're going to be tracking their emissions and going to be reporting them on a regular basis. and they're also going to do things like credible offsets so for the insta nces credible offsets so for the instances in which they can't fully do that they are going to do other
things to try and combat climate change. for example, one thing the company is aiming to do is they only wa nt to company is aiming to do is they only want to be using renewable energies. they have even bought a new fleet of delivery vans, 100,000 of them in total and these are all electric vehicles. this is a big company that is taking a big step forward in trying to do their part to combat climate change. thank you. interested to see how amazon does and progressing towards that target. another big american firm. airbnb has announced it will go public in 2020. it will be aware it's been an interesting yearfor gig economy companies going public. here's uber‘s price in the months since it floated. and this is uber‘s main competitor lyft — similar story. vivienne nunis is in new york. not quite the same story. similar trajectory as you can see. vivienne nunis is in new york.
tell us about this and why they're deciding to do it now.|j tell us about this and why they're deciding to do it now. i think they see themselves as different to over and lift and that it's a company that's making a profit. for a three—month period earlier year they brought in revenue of $1 billion, so it was also privately valued a couple of years ago at $31 billion, another company, we work, they also saw big valuations but has shelved plans for their saw big valuations but has shelved plans fortheir ipo. saw big valuations but has shelved plans for their ipo. i think aianb will be betting on the fact that they have a healthy business for model. in terms of the strategy to keep growing and keep investors happy, how many countries are aianb in to expand further presuming it can? it's actually in 100,000 cities around the world i read, it's an expanding and the fact that it's been offering experiences as well as homes for rent on their site. it has come into problems or were up
against city authorities to some of the biggest cities of the world like paris, berlin, amsterdam and they say that aianb has brought up house prices and take away housing stock and brought up rental prices, so there's a debate in new york with city authorities, investors will wa nt city authorities, investors will want to see that cleared up before they lists presumably and one of the stock exchanges here in new york. thank you. we will talk to you next week. there is a vivian live with us from new york. 0ur lead story, thatjustin trudeau is mired in a political crisis right in the middle of an election campaign. a video has emerged of him wearing a black face makeup that follows two separate photos which also emerged of him wearing black face makeup. apologising unreservedly but his critics are saying this shows a level of hypocrisy that is unacceptable and as you would expect there attacking him. stay with us here on bbc world news in the bbc news channel because
ina news in the bbc news channel because in a couple of minutes' time have episode two of brexitcast. good evening, lots of very active with each talk about at the moment in terms of tropical storms and also hurricanes about the atlantic and the pacific ocean. we will start with hurricane humberto and that moved northwest of bermuda and knocking out the power to much of the island. now moving off towards the island. now moving off towards the northwest and starting to weaken. improving picture for bermuda, that system will be pushing across the north atlantic and arriving in the northwest of europe through the course of next week but just breathing in wet conditions, nothing too out of the ordinary. we've got the remnants of another tropical storm here pushing onshore towards texas bringing rain already in the next couple of days or more of it to come. 0ver
in the next couple of days or more of it to come. over and into friday and affect some areas of texas could receive up to 25 inches of rainfall bringing significant flooding. there's also another hurricane off the coast of mexico. so much and very windy weather here. let's take a look at india because there's been torrential monsoon rains recently particularly over the past three days or so. heavy showers pushing west that's down to the fact that we have got this monsoon depression as you can see here in the northern arabian sea. the tail end of that stopped producing heavy rain for parts here and also more generally across the northern half of india. seeing just a few later showers but if we take a look at the progression of the storm system over the next few days it's going to continue to work its way gradually west across the northern arabian sea. the winds picking up the strength of that storm system and it could bring some potentially very wet and windy weather to coastal parts of oman around the gulf as well. thusly we
are keeping a close eye on. towards the west pacific the system here is tropical storm tap. sitting out towards the east of taiwan but quite a big area of low pressure in this tropical storm will be pushing its way north towards japan over the next few days. across europe a big area of high pressure keeping the weather try and settle for much of the uk. france, germany into italy as well. quite windy conditions for the coast of croatia for the adriatic sea with heavy showers across the southeast of europe. also got showers moving across portugal and spain, but temperatures doing very well for france. 31 degrees here in the warm weather spreading across germany over the next few days as well. here's the outlook for some of the featured cities and in both london and paris and largely warm day on saturday. more unsettled and cooler from sunday warm day on saturday. more unsettled and coolerfrom sunday onwards. the outlook the next few days here it's
for things like mainly dry and bye for things like mainly dry and bye for now. now, i'm wrapping a little earlier because it's time for the second edition of brexitcast tv. given that nothing is happening in politics whatsoever... you've probably not heard about this but there's this book that is cannot this week. i had not heard about that. anyway, got half an hour, so i can get through 730 pages. three yea rs can get through 730 pages. three years since the referendum. more now. even the first sentence isn't
right! you and me both, dave! given that you may have just heard one or two things about this book... on the sofa. let's make brexitcast only political programme in the universe that's going to talk about david cameron. full stop. no one's got a clue. brexit is... we are particularly reliance on the dover— calais crossing. the doubters the doom stirrers, they are going to get it wrong again. it's only us this week. chris at westminster.