tv Outside Source BBC News December 23, 2019 9:00pm-10:01pm GMT
hello, i'm kasia madera. this is outside source. saudi arabia convicts five people for the murder of jamal khashoggi. they're sentenced to death for killing a critic of the saudi government — but the verdict leaves many questions unanswered. we don't even know the names, of those convicted. a trialfor a trial for the a trialfor the killing of a trial for the killing of a journalist that focuses solely on the hit men and ignores those who ordered the crime, the masterminds of the crime, such a trial is nothing but a travesty ofjustice. boeing parts company with its ceo
over two fatal air crashes. dennis muilenburg leaves as the company's 737 max remains grounded. bush fires continue to rage in australia and the prime minister scott morrison is still under pressure. we'll have the latest. and we'll go live to the galapagos islands where a diesel spill has caused an environmental challenge in one of the most remarkable places on earth. hello and welcome. five people have been sentenced to death by a court in saudi arabia for the killing of the saudi journalist jamal khashoggi. the 59—year—old was a prominent critic of the saudi government. he was murdered inside map the saudi consulate here, in the turkish city of istanbul. he was killed by a team of saudi agents in october of last year, agents who the saudi authorities say were part of a "rogue operation". these are the last pictures taken ofjamal khashoggi
as he entered the consulate. details of how he was killed and how his body was dismembered finally emerged because the consulate had been bugged by turkish authorities. here's the bbc‘s middle east correspondent martin patience on what the saudis are saying. they say this team went into the consulate in istanbul and it was an operation that went wrong. when they wanted to move jamal khashoggi to another area, for more interrogations, they say they realised they couldn't do it, and then for reasons only known to them they decided to kill the journalist. now, i think a lot of people will be deeply sceptical about that version of events. why, for example, did this negotiating team or interrogation team have the tools to cut up jamal khashoggi's body? and his body, the body of the journalist, has yet to be recovered.
as martin was suggesting there, there's been a huge backlash to the sentencing. jamal khashoggi worked for the washington post. its publisher fred ryan has put out this statement. it adds, "those ultimately responsible at the highest level of the saudi government continue to escape responsibility for the brutal murder of jamal khashoggi." earlier this year this report was released by the un's special rapporteur, agnes kalamar, which stated that there was credible evidence that this man, saudi arabia's crown prince mohammed bin salman, is personally liable for the killing ofjamal khashoggi.
here's ms kalamar on today's verdict. the killing was a state—sponsored killing under international law. saudi arabia keeps repeating, "the state is not responsible." i'm sorry, theyjust don't know international law — that's the first thing. the prosecutor had absolutely no focus on the state in its handling of the case. it did not try to unpack who within the state either incited the killing, ordered the killing, created the condition that made the killing possible, or failed to protect jamal khashoggi when the killing was known to be happening. a little earlier, i spoke to our chief international correspondent lyse doucet about how this will affect the saudi government. throughout the months of this trial, whenever they were challenged, confronted, internationally, about when would there be justice forjamal khashoggi, they pointed to this trial taking place in saudi arabia, saying that there were foreign diplomats at it. but the reality is that foreign diplomats who attended, and we don't know how many did, were sworn to secrecy ‘
they had to sign a statement. we never heard who was on trial. we knew that 11 people were. and, yet again, today we don't know who has been sentenced to death, who is going to serve a life imprisonment. but what we do know is that the people who are widely seen to have been involved, like saoud al-qahtani, general asiri, and the ambassador in istanbul, have been cleared by the public prosecutor. we don't know on what evidence. so this is why the doubts will not go away, they willjust deepen. and what about question marks over the crown prince himself? that won't go away either. for many, this dark cloud will never go away. but the reality also is look at what we saw this year in saudi arabia. in the initial aftermath, ceos, world leaders, stayed away from saudi arabia. they didn't go to any of the glittering financial conferences. this year, many people were back, explaining, "we have to find ways
to deal with the saudi kingdom", "he is the de facto ruler", and there's just too much at stake, too big to fail, in other words. and all that oil money, the aramco listing and all of what there is, the business deals to be done in saudi arabia. and that seems to be president trump's view. if there is anything consistent about his foreign policy — it is a very unpredictable foreign policy, as you know, covering it month in, month out — is that he defends saudi arabia. he said, opened what maybe he did, maybe he didn't," expressing agnosticism. —— he said, "maybe he did, maybe he didn't," expressing agnosticism. there were much stronger views from the us congress, from the central intelligence agency, but it is what it is. and what about the international community, not just the united states, because of course businesses like doing business with saudi arabia. is that back up and running? it's much more than before. more deals are being signed. perhaps it isn't at the level that it was before the jamal khashoggi killing, but i think what happened first is that they quietly stayed away, or some people made a point of it and said, "well, we're not going to go now", but they're quietly going back. and the aramco listing recently was hugely successful, so saudi arabia will continue to be
a major player in the region, and even though... for example, you take the statement from britain today, very carefully worded, that there should be a judicial process, etc, i think western governments and big companies will find ways to indicate their concern, but their major concern is to keep dealing with saudi arabia. thanks to achieve international correspondent, lease to set. —— lyse doucet. there are signs that the islamic state group is reorganising in iraq. it's been two years since is lost its territory in the country. kurdish and western intelligence officials have told the bbc that the is presence in iraq is a sophisticated insurgency, with militants moving freely, raising funds and carrying out attacks. the militants are now more skilled and more dangerous than al-qaeda,
according to one top kurdish counter—terrorism official. there are believed to be about 10,000 of them, and security forces are warning that history is in danger of repeating itself, as orla guerin reports. from a hilltop in northern iraq, a sweeping view of territory reclaimed from the islamic state group. the kurdish peshmerga, who helped drive them out, tell us now they are making a comeback. the militants are exploiting an area of no man's land, disputed terrain between kurdish and iraqi forces. looking at this territory here now right in front of us, do isis have free rein here now? yes, i can say, yes. especially between, the delta between the great zab and tigris river, they are permanent there. are you worried? of course. of course i'm worried, because they are a really big threat. day by day, we can see the movement of isis, the activities, they reorganise themselves.
is has done that an hour's drive away in hawija, which was their last stronghold in iraq. the authorities have planted theirflag, but the militants are hunting local officials. like the father of these children. he was a mukhtar, a village chief, who monitors comings and goings and informs the police. the youngest keep asking when daddy's coming home. his mother is overwhelmed by grief. at the loss of her bright—eyed boy, shot dead in october. she tells me he was their breadwinner, their guide and their shepherd. it is by night that is emerge, spreading their terror as before. this chilling propaganda video shows a mukhtar being led away to his death. nine have been killed
in hawija alone. the area is tense. we have to travel with an armed escort. iraqi forces are facing an enemy that is close but hard to find. well, is can't hold territory here any more, but they can still strike. they've been carrying out deadly attacks here, and they can still create fear among the local population. many in the area are too frightened to speak. militia fighters in hawija are on alert. one of their checkpoints was targeted earlier this month. hussein hamada survived, but saw two of his friends killed. translation: it's very difficult. i still cannot sleep and i go to a psychologist.
they were my guys. we would eat and drink and sleep together. they were my brothers. since the caliphate crumbled, is has been driven underground to caves and tunnels beneath these mountains. but iraq has seen terror grow from these beginnings before. and the fear is a new threat is coming, for the region and the west. orla guerin, bbc news, northern iraq. let's turn to the united states. new evidence has emerged that suggests the trump administration ordered the pentagon to withold aid to ukraine, just 91 minutes after the us president spoke to his ukrainian counterpart
volodymyr zelensky. democrats are pointing to this newly surfaced email obtained by the investigative journalism organisation, the center for public integrity. the email was sent by a senior white house official and tells the pentagon to hold off releasing funds to kiev. the phone call between the two leaders took place lastjuly — and it's this phone call that led to president trump being impeached by the house last week for abuse of power and obstruction of congress. as the case goes to the senate, democrats are pushing for more documents and more witnesses. they have so far refused to hand over the charges to the senate — they want assurances from this man, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell, that their chosen witnesses will be allowed to testify. well, today, mr mcconnell said he hasn't ruled out allowing witnesses. what we need to do is to listen to the arguments,
have a written questioning period, then decide whether we need witnesses are not. you know, the house went ahead without witnesses. they didn't pursue any of the witnesses in court, when the president did what every president since george washington has done and exert executive privilege. what the congress could have done, the house could have done, was go to court and try to compel the attendance. they didn't do that. that was mitch mcconnell speaking to fox news. our north america correspondent aleem maqbool is in washington. a number of issues to begin with —— to deal with. to begin with, that e—mail, what does it suggest? to deal with. to begin with, that e-mail, what does it suggest? that the president asked for kiev to start the investigation intojoe biden and his son, and that if kiev did not do that the accusation from the democrats is that the president was going to withhold military aid. in the impeachment process there was a lot of compelling evidence this
kind of thing was going on but now we have this e—mail obtained by a freedom of information request which shows that just 91 freedom of information request which shows thatjust 91 minutes, just an hour and shows thatjust 91 minutes, just an hourand a shows thatjust 91 minutes, just an hour and a half or so, after a conversation between donald trump and his ukrainian counterpart, where he suggested that they should essentially do him a favour and start this investigation, that there was this e—mail from a white house official to the pentagon, to the department of defence, that this aid had to be stopped from being handed over to kiev but also that the pentagon should keep that quiet. the suggestion being that it was going on in suggestion being that it was going onina suggestion being that it was going on in a very direct way and in a very direct way linked to the president, but what officials have said, white house officials, is that actually this was just part of a strategy of reviewing its aid to ukraine and had nothing to do with this phone call that happened an hour and this phone call that happened an hourand a this phone call that happened an hour and a half earlier but that is
not something a lot of people accept. it is for many democrats more compelling evidence to go along with all of that that has already been heard in these hearings to say that donald trump did do something very wrong. aleem, when it comes to evidence why are they democrats with holding those articles to the senate? what are they concerned about when it comes to evidence and witnesses? yeah, as we know, donald trump has been formally impeached 110w trump has been formally impeached now by the democrat led house of representatives, which happened a few days ago. the next step is this trial in the senate, but as you rightly say the democrats are not handing over these articles of impeachment, the charges, as yet, until they have assurances that republicans will allow a fair trial in the senate. the senate being republican—led, of course, and that includes far democrats the fact that witnesses will be called, because
there was a suggestion early on that republicans would not allow witnesses to be called, but also that all the relevant documents will be produced by the white house. again, there are suggestions that the white house is standing on the way of documents being produced. they say they are not going to go ahead until they have clarification from republicans that that will be allowed to happen, and they haven't had that as yet. so stalemate at the moment over this holiday period, but we will see what happens in the new year. like my it will be fascinating to see how this resolves itself —— yes, it will be fascinating. thank you very much indeed, aleem, a correspondent from washington. —— oui’ correspondent from washington. —— our correspondent. stay with us on outside source — still to come... boeing sacks its chief executive — for failing to turn the company round, after two deadly air crashes. leaders of china, japan and south korea have been meeting in beijing to discuss north korea's nuclear
and missile programme. it follows stalled denuclearisation talks and a recent flare—up in tension between the us and north korea. very little has happened. sanctions have remained in place on north korea. north korea has not carried out any immediate test or nuclear tests but has still been testing weapons, has been threatening to test more weapons and give the americans a christmas present. certainly, it is the biggest diplomatic issue facing the region at the moment and so of course when president xi, and the south korean president meet separately, invasion, that will be the top of the agenda. they all expressed in their separate meetings the right kind of noises about talks between north korea having to carry on.
welcome. this is outside source live from the bbc newsroom. our lead story is that saudi arabia has sentenced five people to death for the murder of the journalist jamal khashoggi. white man in a trial that has been called a travesty for leaving the ringleaders untouched. now, boeing has sacked its chief executive as it tries to rescue the company's fortunes, following two deadly air crashes. dennis muilenberg had been in post for the past four years — and came under intense criticism for how boeing responsed to the problems investigators found with its 737 max airplane. boeing announced the news, saying, "a change in leadership was necessary to restore confidence in the company". mr muilenberg was the pubic face of the company as governments and regulators pored over its manufacturing and safety processes.
appearing before congress, he had this to say to the grieving families. we are sorry, deeply and truly sorry. as a husband and father myself, i'm heartbroken by your losses. i think about you and your loved ones every day and i know our entire boeing team does as well. key is of course talking about that crash in october of last year, when a lion air flight from jakarta crashed into the sea. —— and he is of course talking. rescuers recovered only wreckage and the personal belongings of the 189 people on board, all of whom perished in the crash. then just six months later, an indonesian airlines flight crashed shortly after takeoff from addis ababa. there were mass funerals for some
of the 157 people killed. zipporah kuria lost herfather on board that flight. here's her response to today's news. i don't think his resignation is going to change anything for me. maybe for other families, but it's not going to bring my dad home for christmas, and it's not going to bring lots of loved ones around the table for dinner this year, or any other year, so for us it doesn't make that much of a difference, but we hope other families don't have to go through what we are going through. after the second crash the 737 max was grounded worldwide. investigators later found a fault in a sensor that fed data to the plane's computer. last week boeing announced it would temporarily halt its production altogether, because regulators still won't let the plane back in the air. that seems to have been the trigger for mr muilenburg to go. samira hussain is in new york. is that right? am i right in saying
that that was the final trigger moment that led mr muilenburg to leave ? moment that led mr muilenburg to leave? it is really hard not to see that as a trigger moment. it has been reported there was a testy exchange between the head of the us regulator here, the faa, and mr muilenburg. mr muilenburg had maintained for a long time they would be able to get these planes recertified and back up in the air by the end of this year. that clearly didn't happen and it was made clear by the regulators that they will not operate on any sort of timeline outlined by boeing, that they will allow these planes to fly when they feel they are safe enough to do so. so it is possible to sort of look at what happened in the last couple of days is really the reason that push for why he was ultimately fired that said, no one is really surprised to see mr muilenburg go. samira, when it comes to the company itself, is this going to be enough to restore public confidence? well,
thatis to restore public confidence? well, that is going to really be up to the new head of boeing, mr calhoun. he has experience at boeing but also has experience at boeing but also has other corporate experience from general electric and it is hoped he will be able to steady the ship. there is no question the reputational damage suffered by boeing is massive. it has lost the confidence of regulators, of lawmakers in washington, and it has lost the confidence of the flying public and it has also lost the confidence of its customers who have purchased these 737 max jets that they cannot use in their rotation. samira, as always, thanks very much, as always, live from new york. more business news now... china announced today it's lowering tariffs on thousands of products — starting in january. that will make it cheaper for chinese people — and businesses — to buy what they need. frozen pork, avocados and hi—tech components
will be cheaper to import. pork, in particular, is crucial. it's a favourite food in china. and imports have risen 58% this year as china has struggled to deal with an outbreak of african swine fever. the bbc spoke with a trade expert at harvard university to understand the latest move by china. very much the swine fever epidemic has affected china, and there is a consumer interest there. the prices of port have increased in china 15-25% in of port have increased in china 15—25% in recent months, and that is a concern. 15—25% in recent months, and that is a concern. “— 15—25% in recent months, and that is a concern. “ prices 15—25% in recent months, and that is a concern. —— prices of pork. a lot of these others are by chinese industry so it is in the interests of chinese industry to maintain low cost and this is not an across—the—board cost and this is not an across—the— board tariff cut cost and this is not an across—the—board tariff cut but are rather targeted one. in other business news... india isn't a traditional stop for big touring bands, but now it looks like things are changing.
the bbc‘s mumbai team went to a u2 concert to see why artists are increasingly pushing fortime in india. i messaged my friend and said we have to break the bank for this. # i want to reach out # i want to reach out # touch the flame # touch the flame # i want to feel —— some light on my face... #. more and more artists are asking about coming here to perform, and so there is no question, they are going to be more shows coming. india cannot be ignored any more. we have a very young population, one of the world's largest youth populations. it is one of the last
bastions. you have done north america, done europe. if you want to build your next base of hundreds of millions of consumers and you want to tour the market, you want to get your music out to these consumers, this is where the market is. look at the past decade. the average household income has grown by 1.5... and looking at the decade that comes, the average household income will grow another 1.5 times. they are willing to consume not just products but they are willing to consume experiences. i think it is really the taxation and infrastructure. we aim to overspend on building infrastructure for each invent. the taxation in this country for live events is extremely high, at 28%. if we address these two issues, this is a real viable business. this will become a rock solid, high
frequency, high margin contribution in the years to come. i think our mumbai team had fun doing that. stay with us here en outside source. i will be back shortly. the next uk forecast coming up in half an hour but time for some of the main weather stories happening around the world and i will start with those terrible wildfires in australia. plenty still burning, some put out leaving scenes like this, and in terms of weather, not as hot as it has been across south—eastern parts of a stray but it looks like the heat will build backin it looks like the heat will build back in right after christmas. for the time being, and this is wednesday, christmas day, some showers around new south wales, and potentially some flooding and thundery downpours into brisbane around queensland, but with the temperatures the heat is really back on for the south—eastern part of the country and it looks like that will be dragged back toward the south—east and those fire affected
areas after christmas. adelaide, melbourne, temperatures back close to 40 melbourne, temperatures back close to a0 celsius. at least it looks like coastal parts of new south wales, sydney and queensland, will be spared the worst of that heat. that is australia. to the usa now, this area of cloud has produced a lot of rain through the south—east of the usa. that is now pulling away. high pressure building into eastern canada, north—east of the usa, giving a fine and sunny christmas to come, not particularly cold as well. the more active whether it's to the west of the usa and canada, and there are several systems moving in, several bouts of wet weather to come. through christmas there will be wet at times into la, the sun back into atlanta and it is fine in new york. it could bea and it is fine in new york. it could be a lot colder. tropical storm, flooding rain moving through the central parts of the philippines, going on through tuesday into wednesday. yes, some flooding, maybe some damaging winds. that then moves out back over water and perhaps
strengthens again so keep a close eye on what happens next. this is that tropical storm. in the uk, we know it has been very wet but not just here. system after system working through portugal, spain, the mediterranean as well, but things are changing. this is pressure building, things are settling down here. whether transformation into spain for the next few days. still some weather systems forecasted for tuesday running across northern parts of europe and a bit more snow to come into the alps as well, with significant avalanche danger at the minute. but the sun is out through much of italy and into spain and portugal on tuesday. and the sun will stay for a while as well. if you have a christmas holiday break here, looking at the forecast, you know how wet it has been on quite windy as well. then this is a result if you're heading in this direction. back to the uk, more rain at times this week, which isn't needed where we have had the flooding but not wet all the time. the forecast for the rest of this christmas week and a
hello, i'm kasia madera. this is outside source. saudi arabia convicts five people for the murder, ofjamal khashoggi. they're sentenced to death for killing a critic of the government — but the verdict leaves many questions unanswered — we don't even know the names, of those convicted. a child for the killing of the journalist —— trial. it ignores those who ordered the crime, the mastermind behind the crime, such a trial is... boeing parts company with its ceo over two fatal air crashes. dennis muilenburg leaves as the company's 737
max remains grounded. bush fires continue to rage in australia and the pm scott morrison is still under pressure. we'll have the latest. and we'll go live to the galapagos islands where a diesel spill has caused an environmental challenge in one of the most remarkable places on earth bushfires continue to burn across australia. nine people have been killed and hundreds of homes have been lost since september. more than 9 million acres have been destroyed across five states. in new south wales, 3 million hectares have been burnt. to put that into context, last year's devastating fires in california burnt through 1.8 hectares and this year's amazon fires are estimated to have
burnt 900,000 hectares. and this is what exhausted firefighters are up against, flames 70 metres high, taller than sydney's opera house. this is what that looks like on the ground. this picture has also been widely shared, a koala and firefighter watch on as fire rages ahead. it's worth noting that most of the people fighting these fires are unpaid volunteers. phil mercer has the latest from sydney. the fires that have incinerated the land have left communities in ruins have been called monsters and beast. lives have been lost and hundreds of homes have been destroyed, a long drought has made the ground bone dry. hot and windy weather has conspired to raise the threat level and parts
of australia in recent days to catastrophic. 100 blazes still burn in new south wales, some are so big that they will only be extinguished by heavy rain that might be months away. this is a national crisis, fires are menacing communities in the states of south australia and victoria. western australia and queens land have had dangerous days too. bushfires have always been part of the australian story, but this fire season has not only started earlier than usual, it is far more intense and could get worse. the town of balmoral, south—west of sydney, was largely destroyed by fire. here's an account from one man caught in the fire there. a pottery artist who stayed to defend his property took these photographs of the fire claiming several buildings on his property. here he is describing
how he survived. it came in, like, three orfour minutes. just a big plume of black smoke and the day before, i had actually built myself this in the back and a coffin size, just big enough for me to crawl inside, i had in there for half an hour while the fire raged. the prime minister scott morrison has faced a backlash for taking a family holiday to hawaii, as the crisis escalated last week and two volunteer firefighters were killed. he returned over the weekend and apologised for his absence. i'm sure australians are fair—minded and understand that when you make a promise to your kids, you try and keep it.
but as prime minister, you have other responsibilities and i accept that and i accept the criticism and that is why we agreed that it was important that i return particularly after the terrible tragedies that we saw like this week. but it's notjust the prime minister's holiday that australians are angry about. many accuse the government of not doing enough to combat climate change. this is how the country's weather has changed over the past century, it's getting hotter. and scientists have long warned that a hotter, drier climate would contribute to australia's fires becoming more frequent and more intense. the prime minister accepts that there is a link. but almost everyone agrees if the world is to do anything to seriously combat climate change, that means burning less fossil fuels. and in australia, the conversation is all about coal. and on that, scott morrison is not budging.
what i know is that the need to take action on climate change has not changed and you do not run government on sentiment, you run government on facts and you run government on what you need to do to protect our environment and sustainability for the future, to protect our economy and jobs what you run government on the decisions that you take are based on those important facts and the facts when it comes to addressing climate change and the facts of what it comes to ensuring that we have a strong economy which is providing people with their livelihoods that they depend on, they remain the same. that prompted a tweet from teenage environmental activisit mr morrison has dismissed her criticism, saying:
he defended his government's record on climate change — and said he wouldn't pursue carbon emissions targets on industry — which he labelled ‘reckless' and ‘job—destroying'. australia's government has steadfastly backed coal—fired power for its economic value. the australian bureau of statistics says the coal industry employs around 38,000 people there. here's phil mercer with more on that. the prime minister, scott morrison, is a teddy make an ardent supporter the prime minister, scott morrison, is an ardent supporter of the coal industry when he was the federal treasurer a couple of years ago, he took a big lump of coal into australia's federal parliament as a prop, telling his parliamentary colleagues not to be afraid. coal generates the lion's share of australia's electricity, it pumps billions of dollars into the economy. there is a political dimension to this as well, when mr morrison won an election here in may of this year, he did receive a very important
support from coal mining communities and he is mindful of that part of his political base. his critics, some of his critics, mr morrison is a claimant criminal. his critics, some of his critics, mr morrison is a climate criminal. other australians with less extreme descriptions of mr morrison would like him to phase out the fossil fuel industry and to be bold and look to the future, install australia as a world power in renewable energy. as it stands, mr morrison is a very keen supporter of the coal industry and as a result, he says that austria's climate change policies are sufficient and emissions are going down and australia is meeting its international obligation and has no reason to change those policies. a former leader of the main opposition party here in the uk isjoining a panel to review why labour lost the general election. ed miliband was at the helm when
labour lost the election in 2015. well, here he is last month campaigning withjeremy corbyn in doncaster, afterflooding in yorkshire in the run up to this year's election. the labour party went on to lose its fourth consecutive general election, its worst performance in terms of seats since 1935, as a string of constituencies in its traditional northern strongholds fell to the conservatives, some for the first time. the review, has been set up by a group called labour together, and will be led by the manchester mp lucy powell. she spoke to bbc breakfast. what we are looking to do is have a really comprehensive objective and most importantly inclusive process to take us into the new year where we hearfrom members, activists, defeated candidates, pollsters and others. we're also going to talk to the public and many of the seats that we lost in the selection
to really work out what are some of the underlying trends, some of the issues that we have and how we might seek to address them. labour together describes itself as a network of activists from "all traditions". currently the labour party is hugely split between the left, which backed jeremy corbyn, and right—wingers, or moderates as they call themselves, who blame him and his radical policies for the election defeat. the tweet announcing the review said really stressing that labour is now a party of factions which need to be brought together if it is going to win again. labour's fourth successive election defeat was described as a "catastrophic disaster" by the shadow chancellor, john mcdonnell. speaking to andrew marr in the aftermath he laid the blame on brexit.
the bulk of our members campaign through maine, those 70% of what the polls showed but the bulk of labour mps, like me, represent the leave seats. so in the horns of a dilemma, if you campaign to remain, who would confuse leave members. if you campaign slowly for leave, we would lose remainers. either way. others point the figner atjeremy corbyn. and there's evidence for this. polling from opinium on the day of the election showed the main reason people gave for not voting labour was, the leadership. and for previous labour voters, who defected to the conservatives, a5% said that was their main reason, with just 31% blaming labour's brexit stance. what of the candidates who contested seats for labour — and lost? natalie fleet stood in the seat of ashfield in the east midlands — and was beaten by the conservatives.
here's her analysis. people did bring upjeremy corbyn, they did bring up brexit, especially in areas where there were 70% leap year. especially in areas where there were 70% leave here. residents thought that we are a part of remain a part of that comes down to complicated messages and it isn't just around brexit, a manifesto was 10a pages long and i have to admit that ijust did not have time to read it as a candidate. there is a fantastic policy and that but me, working through the myriad of what was the priority for today, what i needed to communicate with people, there'sjust so many complicated messages and people, we were up against the tories with the very simple slogan of get brexit done and i think that is too simplistic and disingenuous, but i did cut through in a way that our message stood and other people as well, when we spoke to them, went to the doorstep and they said
that the 10a pages worth of policies, they felt like they would make the country bankrupt and once again will be facing a recession like we had in 2008. that is not true, but the fact that people would back that if we do not cut through to them and reassure them is a problem. another thing that came up often is that people felt that we were a party for people that live in london, young people, that's what somebody said to me today and yes, we want to reach out to those people we are really proud to represent this people, we have to represent all people in all of our nations. ecuador has been fighting to contain the environmental impact of a huge fuel spill in the galapagos islands after a flatboat carrying 600 gallons of diesel sank. this video shows a crane collapsing over the orca barge while it was loading a container onto it. you can also see the crew there jumping into the sea to escape. the boat tipped over and sank along with the crane to the seabed.
this image shows the fuel spill. the galapagos islands are a unesco world heritage site home to endemic species found nowhere else in the world. these are some of them: the blue—footed boobie, the galapagos penguin, sea lions, and the sally lightfoot crab. incidents like this one can be devastating for the archepelago's fragile ecosystem. i spoke to norman wray, the president of the government council of galapagos in san cristobal. i asked him whether they'd got the leak under control. yes, it is under control. it is important to say that not all of the gallons have not
spilt out of the boat. it is still there and fast intervention of the national park and also from the navy under the direction of communities emergencies here, they have helped us to maintain and help control the situation. right now, we are not having diesel in the area of the accident. everything is under control and we are going over the next steps for the station that are related to how to recover the boat container and to keep doing the things that are important to stop any damage that could be generated by this accident and at this moment, everything is under control and because of our fast intervention, we executed the plans from this emergency.
this type of emergency can be absolutely devastating considering how fragile the ecosystem on the galapagos islands are. well, that is the reason because we have to be very careful and ready to, six minutes after the accident, a special committee for the emergency was active and with generate all that between the galapagos because we face the emergency. stay with us on outside source — still to come. we'll have a different take on president trump's impeachment, with a choir singing a special
version of the 12 days of christmas. prince charles says his father, the duke of edinburgh, is being treated very well on his fourth day in hospital in london. the prince spoke to well wishers as he visited flood hit communities in yorkshire. danjohnson was in the village of fishla ke, which was flooded last month. people seemed genuinely pleased. some of the homes wrecked on the overflow last month. justin suffered more than most. on they now have you actually picked this up. so, yeah. i think prince
charles, he understood, it is incredibly frustrating. three feet of water submerge the village for more than a week. thousands were affected across yorkshire in the midlands. this is where all the kitchen units were stopped by people now face a miserable christmas. we are not in a position where we feel his home and towards christmas, we should feel at home, fed to explain to everybody that we appreciate you sending christmas cards but do not expect anything from us this year, i am really sorry. i am... their cost for a government emergency response committee. we do need to look at what has happened here and we need investment, we need to ensure that our flood defences are fit for purpose because i do not want to be here in five years or ten years having the same composition.
questions of family are never far away when a rail is in town stop people are still facing a very difficult future. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines. saudi arabia sentences five to death for the murder of jamal khashoggi — in a trial that's been called a travesty, for leaving the ringleaders untouched. the professional footballers‘ association is calling for a government inquiry into racism in the game. it's after an english premier league game was stopped because of alleged racist behaviour from the crowd. this is an image of chelsea defender antonio roodiger complaining of hearing monkey noises during the match against tottenham
in the tottenham hotspurs stadium. he later tweeted. let's hear from the professional footballers‘ association. a sense of deja vu, unfortunately. i've had similar conversations a few weeks ago at the manchester derby, and the feeling is that these kind of incidentsjust erode and the feeling is that these kind of incidents just erode the fabric of incidents just erode the fabric of the game in the premier league game and it's being shown all of the world and the message we're sending out, you do anything about individuals other than take the strongest action against them. but the message or sending with the lack
of action by authorities is that we are not tolerating it. this is the image from that incident in bulgaria which he mentioned. england players faced racist chance and nazi salutes during a match there. they stressed that the problem was not unique to bulgaria but also problems at home, media conference, the cloud asked if football needs help. media conference, the cloud asked if football needs helplj media conference, the cloud asked if football needs help. i think society needs help. in football is a micro society, if you can call it, that needs help. but society needs help. they have reacted, putting out a tottenham hotspur have put out a statement. it says:
joe wilson is outside their stadium in north london. i think there's a deep sense of embarrassment. this is a new addition to the landscape, the stadium behind me that hold 60,000 people in itself, architecturally it isa people in itself, architecturally it is a great advertisement of power and wealth of the premier league and it isa and wealth of the premier league and it is a diverse cosmopolitan part of the uk, walked up and down the road and you'll hear so many different languages, rub shoulders with so many different cultures. but from the pfa, this is no longer an isolated example. if the incident involving manchester united, manchester city earlier this month, there have been examples and lower—level games as well. what happened here yesterday was antonio, the chelsea defender alerted his captain and the referee the fact that he heard monkey chance coming from the crowd. a warning has been
played of the loudspeaker, that was actually played three times. football does have its own racism protocol and technically, if you get that warning three—time, there is the possibility and the necessity to remove the players from the pitch. they did not happen yesterday. a lot of people are increasingly thinking that if you are experiencing racism in the workplace, you have the right to walk away from it and many people, that is the next logical step in football empowerment. with the police of tortoises that six arrests were made here yesterday and they say that none of those relate directly towards the racist chanting that affected him, but the one arrest for a recently aggravated —— racially aggravated offence.
so, exactly one week before christmas, donald trump became the third president in american history to be impeached. bbc news has produced its own take on how the impeachement inquiry has unfolded so far with a special version of the 12 days of christmas carol. the washington international chorus agreed to perform it for us. # on the first day of christmas the full version is on her website.
for me and the outside source team, it is the last outside source. we will see you in the new year. goodbye. hello there. the christmas week is upon us. as we move through the week, we are starting off of sunshine and showers, heavy infantry for christmas eve and the quiet to the midweek for the big day it should be chilli with lots of sunshine and the boxing day with wet and windy weather moving through and thenit and windy weather moving through and then it turns out mild for all of us. blue colours here for the christmas takes up quite a chilly field to things in the orange and yellow colours take over. boxing day armours as it turns more unsettled and coming in from the south or southwest, christmas eve restart after that early rain and the overnight rain and northeastern areas with sunshine and showers. particularly for wells and south england, strong and gusty winds with the south we could see temperatures
reaching 11 or 12 degrees cooler with variable cloud and some sunshine. ill carry on the latter pa rt sunshine. ill carry on the latter part of christmas eve and into the night and ill carry on across the western areas but slowly fizzle out and that is because we will have this ridge of high pressure building and across the country. a brief ridge of high pressure with this low— pressure ridge of high pressure with this low—pressure system arriving during boxing day. start on christmas day with a chilly note that it will be a little bit of frost around with mixing fog —— mist and fog. plenty of sunshine turning hazy across the west as the weather system gets ever closer. you will see temperatures in single figures. as we move into christmas day night into boxing day, starting to get wet and windy across the west, consistent dense fog patches in the east where the wind begins to pick up and that should clear up for boxing day morning but
it 50 mph and heavy rains with snow on the high ground of northern england and scotland for a while, it will tend to revert back to rain as we see modest or to push in the south and west along with a few blustery showers. as we move out of boxing and into friday, we will start to see a low pressure set up and the city of high pressure building in and several parts of the continent will keep things settled in the southeast. it looks like much of southern and eastern areas, but it should be largely dry with wendy or, close to those areas of low pressure into it and be cloudier with outbreaks of rain but with that mall they're coming from the southwest, temperatures in the double figures for most. a similar pattern as you move into the start of the weekend with a higher pressure to the southeast where the weather fronts to the north and the west. a quite a bit of drier weather at the stage, variable cloud for
some sunshine, greater chance of some sunshine, greater chance of some shares in the northwest, stronger wind, letter winds for the south for the time and ten and 11 degrees and through sunday as well, temperatures of the following week and temperatures closer to normal with a high pressure depending to the north, to the extent of this area of high pressure. it does look like it can settle things down it will turn a little bit cooler briefly as we head into the start of the following week and then the milderair the following week and then the milder air returns once again because it is going to be higher pressure in it will be largely dry with sunshine and a variable cloud,.
tonight at ten. five people are sentenced to death in saudi arabia over the murder of the journalist jamal khashoggi. an arch critic of the saudi government, he was killed last year at their consulate in turkey. but a un investigator says the hitmen have been convicted, but the "masterminds" have walked free. also tonight. after two crashes that left 3a6 dead, boeing sacks its chief executive to try to restore confidence in the company. the government urges football authorities to do more to stamp out racism, after chelsea's antonio rudiger says he was abused at yesterday's tottenham game. prince charles supports flood—hit communities in yorkshire, as locals show their support for the duke of edinburgh, who remains in hospital.