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according to the daily telegraph — the eu appeared to jeopardise efforts to secure a brexit deal after leaking a memo critical of the uk's new proposals for an alternative to the backstop. the financial times quotes reseach that labour's plans to hand 10% of shares from uk—based companies to workers would see british pension funds lose £31 billion. and john humphreys, who presented his last radio 4 today programme this week, features on the front page of the daily mail, claiming bbc bosses are out of touch. that is a quick look at those front pages. let us start off with the telegraph. and brexit that we kick
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off. but a bit of a leak coming from europe. that is right. after a week in which some of the rhetoric from that year ps that has been somewhat following. we heard from jean—claude juncker of his sort of willingness and desire to form some kind of deal with the uk. we now see eu officials pouring hot water on the british proposalfor an pouring hot water on the british proposal for an alternative to the backstop. licking their displeasure. all of downing street do insist the proposals they made were merely a kind of springboard for future talks, the rhetoric from the eu officials has been fairly damning. they refer to it is a stupid idea, almost insulting to have been suggested. my problem with this is not the contents of the story is much as the headline. because it is a little ove rd ramatic much as the headline. because it is a little overdramatic to put it lightly. it implies that we have a workable brexit plan. the dastardly
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people in it brussels as he said are trying to sabotage it. i am not sure we did have a workable plan. we presented what we call a beautiful bit of civil service language as non—papers, not even official papers. they were as far as we could understand, quite hazy in their detail. to actually... it is quite difficult to sink a plan which has not been fully worked out. but what this story does tell you, as madeline just referred to, is that the bad blood between britain and brussels is deepening. and this should be alarming to every body given the tightness of the deadline by which we need to get a deal. the blame game could start very soon. when i went through this, right from the top, they talk about this
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alternative. to the backstop. my first question was what are the... does the article go through anything? not in great detail but the idea which has been floated is that you would have a kind of whole of ireland for agricultural and agricultural goods and then eight separate kind of text away from borders for things like vat and customs. whether that is workable in the long run and do not forget this could start to impact on freedom of movement as well and this is obviously a big question. what we do know and no one wants to admit this at the moment came when there is no technological solution in sight. the reason they have been proposed at this point is in some ways having lost the working majority the government secured through the dup
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now ta kes government secured through the dup now takes away the incentive to keep them all on side so they can start to look at alternatives that involve tinkering with the irish settlement that they previously would not have been able to consider because of the risk of losing that arrangement. and obviously the prime minister has a busy weekend and week ahead as well. he is heading to new york. this is the annual united nations general assembly. where he has a whole lot of bilateral meetings with fellow heads of states, including donald trump and european leaders as well, where they will try and make some sort of progress in the margins of the summit. and that is honestly something to watch out for stop let's turn now to the times and. what is you both make of the ship that they should be in school for them to be in the streets protesting? i was very much today
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should be in school. alarming to me that so many teachers and politicians were actually engaged in applauding students for taking a day off school to take part in a protest. by all means committed in a protest. by all means committed in a protest why not on a saturday saturday or sunday. wyatt to come out of time for studying? alarming because many of the children i saw being interviewed seemed absolutely terrified to the point of we are talking very young children, ten or 11, talking very young children, ten or ii, speaking as of the world was going to end in a matter of years. i am not exaggerating. that is how terrified some of the children were andi terrified some of the children were and i am terrified some of the children were andiama terrified some of the children were and i am a bit alarmed at some of the rhetoric coming from the likes of extension rebellion, especially ata time of extension rebellion, especially at a time when this government and in fact the whole of the political establishment in britain is very much behind taking seriously drastic steps to address climate change. get the narrative we saw from here if nothing is being done.|j the narrative we saw from here if nothing is being done. i am alarmed by your complacency actually. the
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first question is do you believe in the science of global warming and if you do not, you might as welljoin the flat earth society or be one of these people who thinks cutting taxes for the rich helps the poor. then you have to look at the evidence which is emerging from the scientific community and international bodies and it is not something which we should be bored about. we should be alarmed as loudly as we can. sea levels are going to rise between four and eight feet by the end of the century. we have already reached a tipping point which they were worried about in terms of global warming. there are fiow over terms of global warming. there are now over 400 dead zones in our oceans where the water is dying because it has no oxygen and wildlife cannot actually live any more. itjust goes on and on. the problem is that the politicians and leaders should take action on this are with the odd exception failing
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collectively. and if i was a young person and i saw that my future is being with a planet that is sick and polluted and we are going to have severe weather patterns, mass migration at a minimum of talking of hundreds of millions, some forecasters say about 200 plus million people moving, the consequences of million people moving, the consequences of that alone in terms of this and what it could mean for global security, we got upset when the syrians came, imagine 200 million. then you sit there and you go they are doing nothing about it and in fact, dioxide emissions are increasing. a zero emissions target. unless we get global action, that will be nothing. it is like me saying i'm going to do a bit of recycling. that is not enough. that is part of the problem is what the extension rebellion are proposing
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what to do anything for the likes of china. innovating in from a green technology to become cheaper than burning coal that countries like china that are not from the do the right thing when it comes to climate change will be incentivized because it will come cheaper to do so. what will change the game is pressure on political leaders in every single country to try and actually force some sort of international consensus on this and if i was that age, i would've been out in the streets. and one other point you is the protest of protesting on saturday, your day off. you have to make some disruption. we can discuss this in oui’ disruption. we can discuss this in our next addition but for now let's turn to the financial times. pensioners are going to reward when they see that headline, madeleine. yes, this is the news of the extraordinarily costly plan of labourfor extraordinarily costly plan of labour for appropriating 10% of shares from countries and giving
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them to workers in those companies. now the law firm has calculated that the scheme would cost pension funds £31 billion. and it is precisely the kind of great uncertainty and the kind of great uncertainty and the kind of great uncertainty and the kind of instability that businesses do not want that is really harmful and pernicious to investment both inward and from overseas. and i think the quote from the shadow chancellor about this in response to the calculations made by retracted law firm are very telling. he says the sound more like dodgy figures from city lawyers try to make a name for themselves by scaring pensioners. as if these calculations are done for a lot to try and discredit the labour party. itjust seems to me to be quite an alarming development. jason, you were smiling there. a respected law firm. the
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paper which represents the ceos and ridges companies who are flushed on their own shares is obviously worried about plans to distribute well. i thought if i was going to be a true factionalism is sharing and democracy, but her experiment failed and a numberof democracy, but her experiment failed and a number of people who have the shares has fallen since the 19705 to 5hare5 has fallen since the 19705 to about 12% now. i think anything it will encourage more people to have... express ration is more significant than encouraging. have... express ration is more significant than encouraginglj think getting a bit back will not do any harm. let's turn to the express and the front. a warning of the largest repatriation of british citizens in modern history. this relates to the travel agency thomas cook which is facing huge difficulty. it's risk leaving as
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many as 150,000 of their passengers stranded overseas if they cannot raise the 200 million that is estimated to prevent them from going into administration over the weekend. so a worrying time for those passengers stranded and also for customers who have bought holidays and are not sure if they will get a return on that. can taxpayers fund this?” will get a return on that. can taxpayers fund this? i was reading up taxpayers fund this? i was reading up on this 20 minutes ago, thomas cook was actually nationalised previously in 1948. and so it has been nationalised once and so it did not do it much harm then. there is a precedent for it. my first thought was people who could be stuck aboard and having their holiday plans and people getting married having their wedding through it and that is my first concern. that is pretty miserable for them. but the economic bit is interesting. the wreck of the rescue operation could cost as much as 600 million. and bailing them out from the taxpayer will be 200 million. so it may be the cheapest
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option here. long—term security of a state backed industry which flourished like other nationalised industries in the past. everybody is on standby. operation matterhorn. let's see what happens. but according to thomas cook, it is business as usual so far. let's find out what happens over the weekend. let's turn to the front of the daily mail. so john humphreys has used his retiring privilege as a presenter to reveal what he thinks about things. and he is complaining of an institutional liberal bias at the bbc. he accuses the crillon style corporation of being out of touch. —— kremlin style. and adds the bbc has badly failed to read the nation's mood on europe. pretty much eve ryo ne nation's mood on europe. pretty much everyone miss the public with a referendum, not the national broadcaster only. a bit of luck of
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gratitude here. yesterday he was lapping up all the sentimental times and plaudits and praising him for his career in the next day he comes out and does this. people who were saying nice things about him yesterday may want to take them back fiow. yesterday may want to take them back now. it is a timing that upsets me a little bit. he is a type to have his opinion and he is a book a sale and i get all that. but 33 years they paid his wages and 33 years... more than that actually. colleagues supported him and to see this so quickly seems a little bit... but he always was hyperbolic. it would take more than that to jeopardise his career at the bbc. and it's ordinarily talented broadcaster to at holding politicians to account and also one of an increasingly dying breed who puts the listener at the forefront of what he is trying to do. think about what asking people questions because so often it can be bogged down in arcane details
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that can be an editing work is a lwa ys that can be an editing work is always felt thatjohn was prioritising people listening at home. is there anything that might put us on the timing like you said jason. is there anything in there in that bit that we have that is news to you or surprises you? in terms of... bbc bosses out of touch? i always with the organisation, i've worked in not only newspapers but you always been the bosses for everything, don't you? sometimes less fairly. you are in a better position to answer that question in may but you were asking such a lovely simple and clear and i'm sure other journalists here lovely simple and clear and i'm sure otherjournalists here also do it. the broadcasters and a bit of a convention for them to clear their true beliefs after they left. i recalljeremy paxman came out as a one nation torrey after he left. so i'm not sure how much this is a
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departure from normal practise. another addition later on. madeline grant and jason beattie will be back at 11:30pm and greta thunberg has been speaking in new york. you'll get a few lines out of there and what she has been saying ahead of the first youth climate summit taking place tomorrow. that's it for the papers this hour. for another look at the papers, and don't forget you can see the front pages of the papers online on the bbc news website. it's all there for you seven days a week at and if you miss the programme any evening, you can watch it later on bbc iplayer. thank you, madeline and jason. iam back i am back at the top of the hour with all the latest news.
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i heard bbc icon and i thought am i late? i know my place. i take no credit for this day either. he set up credit for this day either. he set up does it. high—pressure towards the continent and low pressure in the continent and low pressure in the ocean and isobars in the mediterranean up brought us a glorious day friday and will bring us an glorious day friday and will bring us an equally glorious day for the most pa rt us an equally glorious day for the most part on saturday. the exceptions a bit of cloud in the northern isles and increasing amounts of cloud into the southwestern quarter. onshore breeze and noticeable throughout the day as it was today. you may well find temperatures in the teens but inland the 20s are readily available. saturday and into sunday, signs of a change from the south and west. we have the front is clear but ahead of it there will be some really quite sharp and thunder it showers drifting up the spine of the british isles and ahead of a main event as you like. some quite heavy lena —— ran across a lot of this front with
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no escape from northern ireland across england and and further north and east to escape it. a warm and sort of day at 22 or 23 but behind that front with clear skies and it will feel a wee bit fresher. monday is not a right off. we have to get rid of the last of sunday's rang in the north of scotland first then a little in proceedings and lay in the day, this for the week for many because we bring in another bit of —— bell of wet and windy weather initially into the southwest and eventually to wales and northern ireland and temperatures at best still pushing towards 20 so not cold because the wind and there is plenty of it at times in the forthcoming week, from the southwest. here we on tuesday. new set of weather fronts and this really quite wet will take at that time. this is low moving so the ring will be around for a wee while but it does clear from the south after a broad enough start and it moves across the border into scotla nd it moves across the border into scotland through northern ireland
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to. and here the temperatures again not cold because the whole flow is essentially from the southwest. but at times as i say, quite a squeeze in those isobars so windy tuesday into wednesday and here is a big area of low—pressure sitting the west of us. and we have got quite a bit of rain to come to the middle pa rt bit of rain to come to the middle part of the week and at times the wind will be a future as well. make the most of tomorrow because it is sure not to laugh. see you later.
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this is bbc news, i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at 11:00pm. a global call to combat climate change: thousands march across the uk and around the world, demanding an end to fossil fuels. in new york, where the un will meet next week to discuss the climate crisis, hundreds of thousands of young people say world leaders are failing them. we are young and we are the ones who are going to have to live with this in the future. and we are not the ones who have caused this crisis. labour's ruling body is to hold a vote on whether to abolish the post of deputy leader, currently held by tom watson. thomas cook asks the government for a multi—million pound bailout,


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