tv The Briefing BBC News September 10, 2019 5:45am-6:01am BST
which every departing prime minister has the option to draw up. ms may opted to include two advisers who resigned in the wake of the 2017 general election where the conservatives lost their majority. buzzfeed news takes a look at the latest involving google — 50 attorney generals in the us are planning to launch an antitrust investigation into the tech giant's use of data. the daily mail has the latest on the uk health secretary's promise to end the pills crisis in the uk. and finally, should the next james bond be a woman? former 007 pierce brosnan says yes. but not everyone agrees with him. so let's begin. with me is geraint anderson, a former analyst in the city of london and author of ‘city boy'.
lets get stuck in again. we have talked about your thoughts on the process we are going through with brexit and parliament, all the front pages in the uk are looking at what happened yesterday. we pulled out the independent because itjust has in the dark. all the lights didn't go off until about two o'clock in the morning. that it says just 51 days now until the brexit deadline. and borisjohnson days now until the brexit deadline. and boris johnson is days now until the brexit deadline. and borisjohnson is sticking with the idea that the prorogation of parliament was to do it on queen ‘s speech in october the 14th and it had nothing to do with brexit but i think most people are very aware that parliament was suspended simply so that parliament was suspended simply so that it couldn't scrutinise the no deal bill, the preparations, and to try and prevent a bill which actually did then come to existence. it seemed like a wheeze that boris johnson tried to do that ultimately
failed because there is now this bill in place and although he says he will ignore it, it will be quite tough for him. well, it is very tricky because he was quite clear in parliament about this bill that became law on monday that does require the government and the prime minister to seek an extension of article 50 if there is no deal in place before the european summit i october the 19th. johnson is saying in parliament he will not ask for another delay, he will not. he is adamant that is not something he is willing to do. it is a question of how you get around the letter of the law. but also, the independent is saying, "full disclosure of confidential memos both quote. also operation yellowhammer. what is going on is a kind of battle between parliament and the executive. boris johnson has made it his absolute
certainty, his promise to the conservative members who voted him m, conservative members who voted him in, his promise to brexiteers and the hardline eurosceptics that have basically taken over his party. my concern is that there is no ability to be in any way flexible and actually, politics is about the art of the possible. what happens if they could be a deal struck but it was november the second 7 they could be a deal struck but it was november the second? by the way he is acting, it would be ignored and it would go out and we would have wto rules. my concern is this has become a face—saving situation. there is no way that they would actually be an extension, even if it is the most logical and beneficial thing for this country. what you think about the argument on the part of some mps, dominic grieve who was a conservative party member that his weapon was removed because he was one of those 21 that voted against the prime minister and so he lost
his party membership. but he is calling for full disclosure to the public so the public can prepare properly for a no deal scenario. do you feel that is important as well? within government, within the civil service, without —— within the various departments within government, they are preparing and looking at worst—case scenarios. government, they are preparing and looking at worst-case scenarios. you have to hope for the best and prepare for the worse, the old adage. we first operated —— when we first heard about operation yellowhammer, they were saying it was an old piece of work and it was also about worst—case scenario and then we found out —— almost immediately that it was for not just the worst—case scenario but any sort of no—deal brexit. that is why i think the concern we are having, either i have with borisjohnson and this government, as they seem to be rather flexible with the truth and in that sense, i do see boris johnson is a bit like the british
donald trump and we have seen that time and time again. what about the concern of, you know, if you were to release these documents that look at the worst—case scenario, food shortages, medicines, food prices going up, delays at ports, that kind of thing, and some say itjust fuels fear, it is a project fear, it could bea fear, it is a project fear, it could be a self fulfilling prophecy that could push the uk economy into much, much slower growth or even recession, despite the fact that things are not actually as bad as some might have project. is long it is fairand some might have project. is long it is fair and talents, fear of not having medicine is a genuine worst—case scenario having medicine is a genuine worst—case scenario that people are smart enough not to take that as the likely outcome. anything that is the reason to not have this disclosure. i think we need to be prepared and currently we are not. the metro has on theirfront page,
currently we are not. the metro has on their front page, bercoff. john bercow has announced he will no longer be the speaker of the house and no longer be an mp, either. he is on his way out. having resided as speaker of the house probably during one of the most controversial and difficult times within parliament, he has had a toughjob. he difficult times within parliament, he has had a tough job. he was previously a tory mp. his wife is a well—known remainer. the tory brexiteers think of him as an absolute saboteur and betrayer of the referendum. they say he was not impartial when actually he should have been. allan absolutely. and what he has been done ethically is standing upfor what he has been done ethically is standing up for the parliament against the executive. he reminds me of the speaker of the house of commonsjust before of the speaker of the house of commons just before the english civil war he said, i am here, i am not your man, borisjohnson, i am the parliament's man. i think he has
been reasonably impartial although i know that the daily mail might disagree with me. everyone has an opinion on that it would seem as they are all over the papers today. i have been wondering, as all this has been unfolding, how the former speaker betty boothroyd might have thought about it. onto the next story. these were, with the benefit of hindsight, we saw it was the massive mistake of having theresa may call an election and have her lose by about 20 odd and her majority went down by about 20. what is interesting is that with the benefit of hindsight, everything is very, very clear. at the time, it
looked like an utterly obvious thing to do because in the polls, the tories were so far ahead ofjeremy corbyn's labour that it looked like the right thing to do. i'm not sure about their personal traits but in terms of what they decided, it seemed logical at the time. google, buzzfeed is saying everybody is lodging an anti—trust against google. anti—competitive. they see the search giant as stifling and restricting access to its platforms from other countries so therefore the user, the consumer, is losing out. it is alphabet, is google, too big? it is unbelievably because foot bit has a dominance of global web—based advertising, something like 75 hover 80%. the capitalism to work, we know that you have to have competition. you have to have, it
would give you the best price and the best service for the cheapest price so as soon the best service for the cheapest price so as soon as the best service for the cheapest price so as soon as you have a monopoly, you are in trouble and this means that ultimately, the consumer will suffer and the shareholders will benefit. shareholders love monopolies. they make huge profit but they have to make huge profit but they have to make profit. less easy in cyberspace. do you think there should be a female james bond? the characterjames bond should be a female james bond? the character james bond has should be a female james bond? the characterjames bond has a very specific oil graffiti. he went to a specific oil graffiti. he went to a specific public school, he was brought up in scotland and orphaned so why don't we have a 008 and have a completely, jane bond, a com pletely a completely, jane bond, a completely different character? have a good day, see you soon. hello. weather—wise, yesterday certainly
wasn't the most shining of starts to the new week. it was cloudy, it was pretty wet for many of us, and also it felt on the chilly side. today, we flip the coin. it's much drier, it should be much brighter, and consequently, it will also feel warmer. this area of low pressure is the area responsible for the wet weather yesterday. that's off into the continent. today, we have a little ridge of high pressure. we start off with quite a bit of cloud around, this perhaps some patchy mist and fog. could be a problem through the morning rush—hour across the midlands, but that will lift, and there's a lot of sunshine to be had through the afternoon. however, you don't need to look too closely to observe there's quite a significant change approaching northern ireland come the end of the afternoon. this weather front is part of an area of low pressure that is actually ex—hurricane dorian. so it is nowhere near hurricane—strength as it makes its way to the uk, let's be clear about that. but it will be a very windy night. as that deep area of low pressure rolls across us, weather fronts will slide their way southwards. there will be some rain around, but mild into wednesday. through wednesday day,
the centre of the low stays to the north of the uk. the isobars stay closely packed together. much of the rain will sweep away south—eastwards. we should actually be left with quite a bit of sunshine by the time we get into the second half of the day, but the strong westerly wind will feed quite a few showers into western scotland. and the wind will be particularly gusty, so potentially even disruptive, as gusts could touch up to 40—115 mph for exposed areas to the north and west of the uk. but the temperatures already starting to look healthier than they did at the start of the week. we're into the low 20s in the south—east. wednesday into thursday, we get another little area of low pressure running across us. this is ex—tropical storm gabrielle. again, basicallyjust quite a deep area of low pressure. it will bring some windy weather perhaps to the south—west in western exposures for a time. the biggest difference, though, is the tropical area it pulls up to the south of it on thursday. so wet for northrthern ireland,
wet for scotland, windy potentially, especially for the likes of wales and the south—west of england. but look how the temperatures get bolstered as we pull in the warm, humid air from the south. that then sets us up for the remainder of the week and to take us into the weekend, with high pressure building from the south—west. we feed that warmer air north across the uk. we should settle the weather down quite nicely, as well. friday and on into the weekend, there should be a lot of dry weather around, some pleasant spells of sunshine, and a return as well of some warmer weather.
good morning. welcome to breakfast with louise minchin and dan walker. our headlines today: chaotic scenes in the commons as mps clash over the decision to suspend parliament for the next 5 weeks. no response from you. you wouldn't have the foggiest idea where to start on seeking to counsel me on this. i require no response from you. earlier there was a sixth commons defeat in six days for the prime minister as mps again rejected an early general election. a new warning that hundreds of thousands of people in england are getting hooked on prescription drugs. an american explorer makes history becoming the first person to visit