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today at five, we're at westminster where borisjohnson has said that "tempers need to calm down" in parliament. dozens of mps demanded an apology from the prime minister after furious exchanges in the commons sparked unease. do think it's impt the i do think it's important that in the house of commons, i should be able to talk about the surrender bill, the surrender act in the way that i do. there was... ..an atmosphere in the chamber worse than any i've known in my 22 years in the house. on both sides. meanwhile, the government loses a vote to allow a three
day recess next week, for the tory party conference... we are in stoke—on—trent, a city that voted overwhelmingly for brexit. we will be testing the political temperature. we'll have all the latest from westminster. the other main stories on bbc news at 5pm. president trump's top intelligence official faces congress, after a whistle—blower claims the white house tried to cover up details of a phone call between donald trump and the ukrainian president. minimum pricing in scotland leads to a fall in the amount of alcohol people are buying, prompting calls for the rest of the uk to follow suit. prince harry on climate change — the world will be a "very troubling" place he says — if people continue to deny it. and coming up... the uk's new polar research ship, originally due to be called "boaty mcboatface" is launched today by the duke and duchess of cambridge, named after sir david attenborough.
good afternoon, it's five o'clock, and borisjohnson says "tempers need to come down" in parliament, after he was accused of using inflammatory language during heated exchanges with opposition mps in the commons last night. but the prime minister has insisted it is "absolutely reasonable" to call a bill, which compels him to ask for an extension to article 50 by october the nineteenth if there's no brexit deal, "the surrender act". the prime minister spoke to peter henley from bbc south, who suggested to him that he was losing the possibility of labour mps supporting any future brexit deal. i mean, i think that's a reasonable anxiety,
and we need, i need, to reach out across the house of commons. you need to watch your language more. well i, you know, i think it's fair enough to call the surrender act what it is. i think it's absolutely reasonable. but you are also right, peter, that we do need to bring people together, and get this thing done. when you've upset... and so... if i may say so, i think actually, you are right. tempers need to come down, and people need to come together, because it's only by getting brexit done that you will actually lance the boil, as it were, of the current anxiety. the per minister a little earlier today. well, dozens of mps had demanded an apology from boris johnson, following those remarks during a heated brexit debate in the commons yesterday. the commons speakerjohn bercow has called on all sides to tackle
the ‘toxic‘ political culture. here's jessica parker. through the gloom, divisions surface. they surfaced in the chamber last night too. we will not betray the people who sent us here. the prime minister called efforts to delay brexit and avoid no—deal a surrender. many of us in this play subjective death threats and abuse every single day, and let me tell the prime minister that they often quote his words. i have to say, i have never heard such humbug in all my life. there were calls for moderated language after the murder of mpjo cox. the best way honour to memory ofjo cox and indeed the best way to bring this country together would be, i think, to get brexit done. jo cox's widower said he felt sick
at her name being used in this way, but today urged calm across the board. this stuff is not only wrong because actually on both sides of the debate people are just trying to do what they think is right for the country, but it's also dangerous. mps heading back into parliament today. what do you think of the tone of last night's debate? not very good. see, this is the language. the tone at the gates also tense. this is an idiot. keeping things courteous... sorry you have had to wait in the wet. the government saying the answer is to motor on and deliver brexit. i cannot see how this is going to calm down until the big issue which has caused such division has been resolved, that's why we are keen to get it done quickly. tempers are frayed, tensions running high. borisjohnson says ideally he wants to go to brussels, get a new brexit deal and have mps approve it. things moved fast in westminster but last night's events are another example of how the possibility of finding consensus in this
place feels far away. now today, an urgent debate on the prime minister's language. a labour mp says she has had a death threat this week quoting borisjohnson, and a claim that the language used has a certain intent. it has clearly been tested and work shopped and worked up, and it is entirely designed to inflame hatred and division. but a reminder there had been heated exchanges on all sides. yesterday, she was the person i could hear screaming the loudest from her bench. disagreement between mps, clearly not wiped off the agenda today. we've got number ten, a man who has built his career on inflammatory remarks, stoking division, and shouting down those who disagree with him. to make the concern that many of us have is that there is a
deliberate strategy of division and confrontation. there is a strategy, the prime minister is the last thing standing between ending the brexit enterprise entirely, he can expect i'io enterprise entirely, he can expect no quarter, absolutely everything is going to be thrown at him, isn't it? earlier the speaker was clear, everyone needs to take care. on both sides passions were inflamed, angry words were uttered. the culture was toxic. the per minister headed to see his own conservative mps earlier, and got a warm reception. now the challenge, stopping things from getting too heated. jessica parker, bbc news. maria miller the chair of the women and equalities select committee joins me now from the houses of parliament. it's good to see you, thanks for being with us. you called out phillips yesterday for criticising alice for shouting and bad behaviour in the commons, saying she's guilty
of that kind of thing herself. it's a bit tragic and sad, isn't it? when the both of you are appearing on the nightly news, or in the newspapers for this, rather than reasoning debates about a huge constitutional change to our country, brexit. well absolutely, and i think this is one of the problems we have with the labour party having blocked a general election, that we are still mired in discussions around brexit, and there were a lot of inflammatory comments made yesterday coming from the labour benches, including talking about jo the labour benches, including talking aboutjo cox in a way which was, i think, talking aboutjo cox in a way which was, ithink, deeply talking aboutjo cox in a way which was, i think, deeply inappropriate in that circumstance. yeah, but some are arguing that a lot of this is emanating from the top downwards, from the prime minister himself, using language like surrender and betray, is this what you expected from boris johnson? look, betray, is this what you expected from borisjohnson? look, ithink calling the act the surrender act is simply stating the truth. it's dictating to our prime minister what oui’ dictating to our prime minister what ourforeign policy dictating to our prime minister what
our foreign policy is, dictating to our prime minister what ourforeign policy is, which is extraordinary and without precedent. and i think the british people need to know that. well, the prime minister has given the opposition the opportunity to do is to have a general election, but they blocked that as well. and i think yesterday, we saw what is a completely dysfunctional house of commons, really under display for everyone to see, at the best thing we can do now is to have a general election, so that we can clear the air, and get a new government formed that has a clear mandate to move forward. new government formed that has a clear mandate to move forwardm doesn't look as if that election is going to be happening before october the 31st. —— at the earliest. boris johnson said he was the man who could bring this country back together after their rancorous division of the whole debate over brexit. do you believe, given the language that he has been using of late, that he is capable of bringing this country back together? look, i know boris johnson for this country back together? look, i know borisjohnson for more than a decade, and i know him to be a one nation conservative, who believes as ido, ina nation conservative, who believes as
i do, in a fair more equal society, but what we've got at the moment is a prime minister who has been painted into a corner by a house of commons that has really got out of control. and i think with the british people would want to see is a general election, so that we can have a clear mandate to move forward , have a clear mandate to move forward, and let's just have a clear mandate to move forward, and let'sjust remember, that every single one of the major parties in the house of commons stood at the last general election on delivering the referendum results, yet now, the rest of the conservatives are reneging on that. but he's painted himself into this corner. hasn't he? prorogue in parliaments, that has proved to be found to be illegal. now he's having to deal with a parliament where he has a majority that is nonexistent. it's -21 has a majority that is nonexistent. it's —21 or 22, or wherever it is, he's put himself in this position, hasn't he? as a result, he has had to fight back using the kind of language that we heard yesterday that does nothing but turn off voters. i think the language that he heard from some members on the opposition benches and indeed some
of the aggression that was coming from them should also be thought about very clearly, he created a very hostile atmosphere. but let's be clear here, we are dealing with a situation where for the first time in the history of our country, the opposition has been able to take control of the agenda in parliament. we have an opposition dictating government policy, without having the mandate from the people to be able to do that. the majority of people in this country voted to leave the eu, yet we have a house of commons, particularly a labour party thatis commons, particularly a labour party that is blocking the government from doing that. now i hope very optimistically, that the government is able to come forward with a revised deal, which members of parliament will perhaps on reflection be able to support, particularly those labour members that represent leave constituencies, that represent leave constituencies, that they can come forward to support it, to leave the eu in a very organised way on the 31st of october. but one thing is for sure, the british people want this
resolved, they don't want to continue delay and distraction, away from what is important to them, the number of police on the streets, the number of police on the streets, the number of police on the streets, the number of school places we've got, and the way our economy is running. and at the moment, parliament is unable to think about those things, because of the distraction of brexit. 0k, because of the distraction of brexit. ok, if and untilthat happens, there is some kind of resolution, what is your advice to borisjohnson? resolution, what is your advice to boris johnson? well i think the prime minister needs to be allowed to focus on the main game at the moment, which is to negotiate a deal which we can get with the majority of members of parliament to support. and i think you know come on reflection, the labour mps who were grandstanding ina reflection, the labour mps who were grandstanding in a very highly political way will want to perhaps simmer down a little bit and start to be seen as more constructive rather than obstructive to that process. all right, maria miller, thanks very much indeed forjoining us thanks very much indeed forjoining us from london, thank you. her chief political correspondent vicki young is here. we had a debate in the
commons today on language, the speaker talking about a toxic atmosphere, but he hasn't seen anything like this into a half decades. in the commons. is there a nyway decades. in the commons. is there anyway that you see getting out of this? that may develop in the next few days? i think most people think there's been a step backwards you know, yesterday those sitting in the house of commons chamber, they did not like what they saw. it did feel angry and frustrated. and pretty toxic at times, but i think the idea that that kind of language about the politics started yesterday, it's just nonsense. it goes back, it does go back years. i think the problem for borisjohnson go back years. i think the problem for boris johnson of go back years. i think the problem for borisjohnson of course is that when an angry and distressed labour mp raises the memory ofjo cox, for him not to acknowledge that you know, was pretty crass, and that's got him into an awful lot of trouble. he's not apologising, he's been doing these interviews with the bbc and other political editors, he has talked about that he needs to
reach out across the house of commons, and i think some people think that what happened yesterday will put labour mps off potentially supporting some kind of brexit deal, if the per minister ever gets one. the only thing i would say is you know, and 3—4 weeks' time for might look very different. it certainly reached a crescendo last night. you know, it is possible that it does start to calm down a bit. now what downing street would say is they are not trying to be divisive. they are just trying to make mps be realistic about us —— the situation they are m, about us —— the situation they are in, they have got to face up to the reality, which is that they voted for a referendum, they voted to trigger article 50 to start the process going, and it has to be concluded, that is the strategy that downing street are absolutely banking on. it may not work, and certainly, one tory mp that i spoke to who actually challenge the per minister about this today and said what is your strategy to reaching out to these people? some who are in the tory party have not been booted out, who you will need to, if you get a deal, and you can get it to parliament. sure, i was get a deal, and you can get it to parliament. sure, iwas talkingjust a few seconds ago to maria miller about her comments to jess a few seconds ago to maria miller about her comments tojess phillips yesterday, and just phillips has come out today and said that someone
tried to get into her parliamentary office, and the staff had to lock themselves in, and this person was shorting fascist, any more details on the? someone has been arrested. it's terrible to say, but this is happening a lot committed think this is what borisjohnson is trying to do is to say, but this is happening a lot committed think k this is what borisjohnson is trying to do is to say, look, on the no one of violence, in some cases, the kind of violence, in some cases, the kind of violence, in some cases, the kind of violence, in some cases, that's for quite some time. it's coming from all sides, and it's being directed at all sides. it's not a party political issue. but it is extremely frightening for lots of people. what he is trying to do though, particularly against female mps, it's been going on for quite some time. it's coming from all sides, and it's been directed at all sides. it's not a party political issue. but it is extremely frightening for lots of people. what he is trying to do though, is to the regardless of that, he feels he should be able to use the word surrender bill, or surrender act, he thinks they are two different things, but one doesn't feed the other, that he feels that bits of legislation, which is going to force them to go
to the eu for a delay to brexit, that he should be able to do described that as the surrender act, and he continues to city that recorded the highest number of leave votes in the uk. let's ci’oss now cross now to my colleague domenico infora cross now to my colleague domenico in for a little bit more on that. nick today. thank you, vicki, or chief political correspondent. well, the bbc is reporting from stoke—on—trent all this week, and it's the city that recorded the highest number of leave votes in the uk. let's cross now to my colleague dominic owen for a little bit more on that. nickhello clive, we have been here all week putting stoke—on—trent on the national agenda really, they voted so strongly for leaving the referendum, reporter has been talking to business people to see what they make of it all. by tonight, most customers here will have swapped coffee for a pint but the conversation will be still about brexit. it doesn't matter where you go, people talk about brexit. there are lots of people with lots and lots of views. what's incredible is we don't end up with the kind of anger we saw in the house of commons yesterday in the pubs. people seem to have an ability to get on and accept that people
have differing views and just want to get through the process now. keith brews his own beerfor his 12 bars. 90% of his ingredients are uk—sourced, so does he agree with michael gove that business is ready for a no—deal? we are as ready as we possibly can be, but without the crystal ball that tells us what's going to happen post—brexit, how on earth can we say that we are ready? we don't know what will happen and therefore we cannot be ready for every eventuality. it is impossible to know what flavour of brexit will eventually flow out of the tank but stoke has dealt with the loss of its pits and the erosion of its pots. for many local businesses, weathering this seems doable. julie's family have run a roofing business for 26 years and they are cautiously optimistic. we don't think it will have too much of an effect on us. the only problem iis we have had to think about saving the timber we import from the eu. we've spoke to our local suppliers are they're mentioning they're starting to stockpile now in case there's a shortage, but again,
we don't know the date we're leaving, we don't know if we're leaving, we don't know if there'll be a shortage and we don't know if there'll be a price increase so we're in the dark. this is one of our animation studios... the only roofs dan builds are virtual. we are working on a variety of different, exciting projects at the moment. you may have caught their animations on any number of television shows and they are currently working on a film. stoke has worked as home, largely due to talent from the university, but they worry brexit could change that. i think, is a company, i think we are small enough that we can ride the wave. am i worried for the larger industry of film and visual effects within the uk? yes, it really hasn't been handled well and i think there are things that could go badly wrong. all three businesses are doing what they can, if anything, to get ready. for what? they still don't know. it will come down to stoke—on—trent‘s own resilience
rather than any plans coming from westminster. danny houston, bbc news, stoke—on—trent. i'm in stoke—on—trent right now, as isaid i'm in stoke—on—trent right now, as i said earlier, just outside... this is one of thousands that used to be around the city, and housed in there, is the museum, the dodson museum, a fantastic collection of china where in tableware and glassware that's produced over some 200 years, and now sadly, that... no more these days. but stoke—on—trent itself is a fascinating city with intriguing politics, a compelling history, it voted 69% in favour of leave at the referendum in 2016. so today, we've been talking to business people, and other interested parties from all over the city to find out how they are looking at the political temperature these days after an explosive week in the commons and in
the royal court, the supreme court of course. so, hopefully, it's given an explanation to the nation as a whole about how people think and what makes them tick in stoke—on—trent. but for now, from here, back to you in westminster. nick 0wen there in stoke—on—trent. it's just two months since the conservative leadership election, which borisjohnson of course won, so what do grassroots tories make of his behaviour and overrall performance so far? well let's get a snapshot of opinion. hannan sarwar is a councillor for wilmslow town in cheshire, nicola lowery is chair of the telford conservative association, and sean anstee sits on trafford council, in manchester. it's good to see all of you. thanks very much indeed for being with us. i want to start with the youngest, hanan, amazing achievement being the youngest or one of the youngest counsellors in the country. you backed borisjohnson from the beginning, is he living up to the promise that you hoped? high there
clive, thank you very much for making boris johnson is clive, thank you very much for making borisjohnson is exactly what we needed under the conservative party. he stood by his promise to the members, that he will work his utmost best to deliver the referendum result. you are not concerned about some of the language she is using, betrayal, surrender and so on? no, i think the word surrender bill is quite clearly what it is, that bill in parliament will make us surrender our foreign policy to the eu, i think borisjohnson is being put in a very unfair situation. i think the behaviour across the entire parliament was unacceptable across the entire parliament was u na cce pta ble yesterday. across the entire parliament was unacceptable yesterday. from mps of all parties. nicola lowery, you backed boris johnson all parties. nicola lowery, you backed borisjohnson as well for the leadership. do you have any concerns bearing in mind that he hasn't won a single vote in this place, here at the commons, he has lost in the supreme the commons, he has lost in the supreme courts, the commons, he has lost in the supreme courts, seems the commons, he has lost in the supreme courts, seems to be on the back foot. i still think boris johnson is the right person to leave both the conservative party and the
conservative —— country at the time. —— lead. his dedication to a poll that you referendum to deliver for our country, equally to act the aspirational domestic agenda that the conservative party has for the country, and equally as well, and to move forward positively, hopefully moving forward. and clearly the per minister has had some success in eu negotiations, that hopefully will be alternative arrangements we are able to look at for the controversial backstop as part of our negotiations. but to do that, the per minister obviously needs to obtain the majority in parliament. i would agree with the commons of yesterday that the uncertainty that we continue to see into equally utter meltdown that took place in the house of commons yesterday was completely unacceptable. the world is now looking at the house of commons, it should be one of the most mature is to democracies around the world, place in parliament yesterday was completely unacceptable. so i do encourage members across the house to consider
moderating their language to ensure that we are having a more respectable form of debate, as a party and country, wants us to work together to start delivering in the national interest to end this political impasse that we are facing. all right, thanks for that. let's turn to sean, because i know you, sean, you didn't vote for boris johnson and the leadership race. what do you make of the way that he's handling this situation two months into the job?|j he's handling this situation two months into the job? i think what you sign parliament yesterday was mps take leaves leave of their senses. we now have deliberately provocative language that isn't necessarily being used for short—term gains. in the prime minister may well think he has a job to do, and many people will support him in doing that, but i'm concerned about the permanent damage that is being done to our politics at the turn of our debates, and what was reflected in the commons yesterday, really, is two and a half years of political discourse that has been going the wrong way. and i don't feel that the prime minister should
be complicit in that tone. we elected representatives in our country, often complain about the regard and disdain in which they are held, and yet when you see language like that being used across the commons, as it was last night, is it any wonder that that's what people think about our politicians? and therefore go after our politics. we have to leave it there, sean, hannah, thank you very much indeed for your perspectives. thank you. before we go, i would just show you some shots that we have from downing street, where a political cabinet is being held, and we understand that that meeting began about 25 minutes ago. we understand to discuss the fa ct ago. we understand to discuss the fact that there will not be a conservative party conference next week, or at least not one a full one. following that vote in the commons a little bit earlier on today. so the political meeting of the cabinet there at number ten taking place as i speak. well, i
will be back with more from westminster at just after half will be back with more from westminster atjust after half past five, when we will be talking to the labourmp, five, when we will be talking to the labour mp, paula sheriff, and our chris morris who is instilled to try to get some answers to your queries over what happens over brexit. so enough for me, time and to carry in the studio. thanks, clive. trump administration officials tried to "lock down" the transcript of the us president's controversial phone call to ukraine's leader, according to a whistleblower‘s report. the us government has published details of an unnamed intelligence official‘s account that triggered an impeachment inquiry against president trump. the offical alleges that mr trump used his power to ask another country to interfere in next year's presidential election. today the acting national intelligence directorjoseph maguire was questioned by the democratic chair of the intelligence committee adam schiff. the whistle—blower, a member of the intelligence community — works under him. i think the whistle—blower did the right thing. i think he followed the law
every step of the way. and we just got stuck with... then why, director, when the president called the whistle—blower a political hack and suggested that he or she might be disloyal to the country. why did you remain silent? i did not remain silent, mr chairman. i issued a statement to my workforce, telling and committing my commitment to the whistle—blower protection and ensuring that i would provide protection to anybody within the intelligence community who comes forward. but the way this thing was blowing out, i didn't think it was appropriate for me to be making a press statement so that we counter each other every step... well the senior ranking republican in the congressional intelligence committee pushed back at the accusations. devin nunes said the whistle—blower complaint was an attempt by partisan democrats to smear the president. i want to congratulate the democrats on the roll—out of their latest information or fair operation against the president. and their extraordinary ability to once again in list of the mainstream media
in theircampaign. this operation began with media reports from the prime instigators of the russia collusion hoax. that a whistle—blower is claiming president trump made nefarious promises to a foreign leader. the released transcript of that call has already debunked that central assertion. so, that is the view from congress. now, our correspondent, gary 0'donoghue was watching all of that, gary, what stood out for you? 0'donoghue was watching all of that, gary, what stood out for you ?i couple of things, i think, stood out. one is the director of national intelligence really did it effectively, not endorse, but he did verify the nature of the whistle—blower‘s credentials. he believed that the whistle—blower had acted in good faith, and they had followed the rules properly, and that their complaints was in a sense insync and reflected properly the telephone call that the transcript
which was published yesterday between president trump and president zielinski. the attempt by some people around the president and the president himself to sort of trash the whistle—blower, as a political hack, i think they have not succeeded through the denies evidence today. he's also made it clear that he approached the white house in the process of deciding whether or not to release the details to congress, that's something that upset them a great deal. and we also learned today that potentially and this is still only a rumour at the moment, potentially the white house is sort of preparing some sort of battle plan for the impeachment process. that may involve you know, setting up something akin to what president clinton had inside his white house, a sort of rebuttal unit, a sort of crisis management units, and here is the real nuggets on this one. the talk is, in some quarters, that that might be headed up quarters, that that might be headed up by quarters, that that might be headed up by corey lewandowski, the man who
for a brief period of time ran the trump campaign, and who is here on capitol hilljust trump campaign, and who is here on capitol hill just a trump campaign, and who is here on capitol hilljust a few days ago infuriating democrats. and gary, what about the lockdown of information, the story about attempting to disappear the transcript, all of those things that led to the by nancy pelosi. to those ta ke led to the by nancy pelosi. to those take us anywhere new? yes, that's really interesting. so the allegation here is that after that call on the 25th ofjuly with zielinski, the white house staff effectively tried to sort of quarantine the notes and transcripts of those who were listening on the call. we are talking about a dozen people, so some of them sitting around in the situation room, and tra nsfer around in the situation room, and transfer them across from the normal computer system, you know, the secure system, into a of top—secret secure system, into a of top—secret secure computer system, away from the eyes of a number of people who might get to look at that sort of transcript. and what the
whistle—blower alleges is that it happened in this case, but also happened in this case, but also happen in other cases as well. in the dni was able to verify today that that is one of the allegations, although of course he did not take a view on whether it was true or not. and the interesting fact i think from the evidence today is that he is effectively saying, look, you have all the documents, you have the whistle—blower‘s reports, you have the transcript of the main phone call, it's down to congress now to decide whether or not the president did anything wrong, and of course that's what impeachment is all about. thank you gary. time for a look at the weather. here's helen willets. staying that way and probably getting wetter. we have seen a different face to our survive this week making up for that rather dry start to september. torrential downpours throughout this evening and overnight, this is the band of showers on the radar picture, they
have been moving gradually northwards and eastwards and it this evening. ever go back to the coast, they will die down and the notable feature will be a showery night for scotla nd feature will be a showery night for scotland and northern ireland. it does not take long before the showers get going once again. there could be some torrential downpours with thunder and lightning in there as well. between them are be sunshine, especially the showers will move through quickly with a blustery wind but they will be slow—moving across scotland. a little bit cooler but still respectable for this time of year. as for the weekend, a deep area of the pressure is coming in the rain for many parts and some gales. lots to keep our ice on, warnings are on the website. this is bbc news. the headlines: the prime minister has said "tempers need to calm down" in parliament — following fierce criticism of his comments during angry exchanges about brexit yesterday.
i do think it's important that in the house of commons, i should be able to talk about the surrender bill, the surrender act, in the way that i do. there was... ..an atmosphere in the chamber worse than any i've known in my 22 years in the house, on both sides. the government loses a vote to allow a three day recess for the tory party conference next week. we will get more from westminster in a couple of minutes. now, it's time for a look at the sport with 0lly foster. we saw another big win for england at the rugby world cup injapan, and ran in seven tries today in kobe as they beat the usa 45—7, the match will also be remembered for the first red card of the tournament. patrick gearey reports.
to face the united states, here was new england, ten changes from the team that took on tonga, we were promised this england would play faster and sometimes speed is in the mind. today's captain, george ford, spotted a highway to america, a short trip for the first try. it went quiet for a while before england realised the best way to crack the states was through strength in numbers billy vunipolo went over and then luke cowan—dickie was escorted into american territory, 19—0 at the break. the eagles, as the us team are known, are fast rising but england were quick still. jonathanjoseph whirled his way to the brink of the line and joe cokanasiga batted away any remaining resistance. opportunities now for personal landmarks, like robbie mcconnachie, —— ruaridh mcconnochie. who has worked his way from division five rugby to become a world cup try scorer. and lewis ludlam, whose very future as a professional was in doubt
little more than a year ago and whose dream—like journey continued to the us line. 38—0, the special relationship was being stretched, this charge on 0wen farrell earned him the first red card of the world cup. joe cokanasiga ran over his second and england's seventh try but in the closing seconds the eagles finally landed as bryce campbell made a hollywood ending to an english evening. we are pleased with where we are, after two games, ten points, we have considered one try. two fantastic experiences in sapporo and kobe. tonight 27,000 people, first major by tonight 27,000 people, first major rugby game in a while. it is a great by rugby game in a while. it is a great rugby city, great occasion so we are pretty humbled to be part of it. and we are in a good position. can we play better? yes, and we know we can and we will need to in our next game.
there was also a seven try win for italy, 48—7 against canada. any hopes bury may have had of returning to the football league now appear to be over, after a proposal for the club to be readmitted to league two next season was rejected by the efl‘s 71 member clubs. bury were expelled from league one in august after a takeover bid collapsed. earlier this week, a group trying to rescue bury submitted a proposal for "compassionate re—entry" to league two. but a statement said the proposal did not have the necessary support. only one team will go down from league two this campaign, rather than two. derby county captain richard keogh has been ruled out until the end of the season due to a serious knee injury sustained in a car crash that led to the arrest of two team—mates. tom lawrence and mason bennett were both charged with drink—driving. keogh was a passenger
in a range rover driven by lawrence, the collision happened on the outskirts of derby on tuesday night following team—building dinner organised by the club. the club said "those involved know they will pay a heavy price for their actions" but they will be supported with their " rehabilitation back into the squad and team". australian tennis player nick kyrgios has been given a 4 month suspended ban. tour chiefs say he has shown a pattern of abuse towards officials and spectators over the last 12 months. the ban will be imposed if he commits another offence with six months. this is kyrgios's reaction, posting this on social media. "i guess i'm on my best behaviour for six months". and finally before we go, in the last ten minutes or $0 essex have won cricket's county championship. they drew their match against title rivals somerset —
and that was all they needed. a lot of rain over the past couple of days. the game was badly affected by the weather. you can find more on that and all the rest of our stories on the bbc sport website. i will be back at half past six. welcome back to westminster. well, the extraordinary scenes in the commons last night, did lead to calls today from the speaker, john bercow, for an end to the "toxic culture" at westminster. and some of you have been sending us here at the bbc, questions on brexit and what could happen next. so it's time for ‘ask this,‘ with our reality check correspondent, chris morris. and chris morrisjoins me from stoke—0n—trent this afternoon.
the first question for chris comes from a student living in stoke—on—trent, gemma adkins — let's hear it now. how will brexit affect first—time workers coming out of university? it is the kind of question we have been hearing all day here at the shopping centre, what might brexit mean for me any practical sense, and one of the frustrating things as it is hard to say and be precise. i think that reflects the fact that all around the country there is a sense of frustration. we are not sure what it means, businesses are not sure whether to invest or not. if you have got a good university degree, the expectation has to be, if you have the skills employers wa nt if you have the skills employers want they will offer you jobs because whatever happens, the economy still has to function. if someone economy still has to function. if someone has a good educational qualification, brexit‘s should not make too much difference even if
there is a short—term disruption. i hope that answered your question, gemma. our next question comes from justin who asks — "i keep reading that parliament "will force" borisjohnson to go to the eu for an extension. how can anyone "force" someone to do anything?" it is that word force. you could say a better word would be instructive. parliament makes the law of the land and that was made clear in the supreme court verdict this week, parliament makes the laws and parliament makes the laws and parliament has now passed a law which says there must be no no—deal brexit on the 31st of october and an extension should be sought by the prime minister before then if no deal has been done. he may not like that but that is the law, so i suppose that is what it means when people say parliament is forcing him to do it. he says he will obey the law, he does not want to ask for an
extension, no one is sure how this goes together which is why we are hearing from the opposition that either he does it breaks the law. and we have this question from another student, jake walkden. here is what he asked: my question would be how would brexit impact people who study here and are from a different country? how will it impact the cost of flights, and just in general, how would it impact? european expats living here in the uk, how is that going to be affected ? uk, how is that going to be affected? again, it is a really difficult question to be precise on. what might the effect on brexit be on airfares? so many what might the effect on brexit be on air fares? so many other things can on air fares? so many other things ca n affect on air fares? so many other things can affect them on one thing we do know, if you shouldn't feel is priced in dollars so if the value of the pound fell sharply, especially after a no—deal brexit, against the value of a dollar, then potentially aviation fuel is more expensive and
airline companies pass some of the cost onto consumers. there is also the question of what kind of air traffic arrangements are we going to have with the eu in the future. at the moment we are part of a thing called the single european sky, we will not be after brexit, deal or no deal, so that has to be negotiated. there are all sorts of issues we have to think about. in the end it comes down to demand and supply. if the demand is there, the more competition there will be. our next question is from simon: "why do the tories want a general election so soon?" well, i think what they wanted to do was have an election before the end of october so they could get a majority in parliament and keep their promise to leave the eu deal or no deal on october the 31st. the opposition also say they want an election as soon as possible but they are determined to ensure they
are prevented no deal to begin with. 0nce are prevented no deal to begin with. once they have done that, they say, bring it on, let's have an election. looks like it will not happen before the end of october but i think certainly before the end of the year, most people think in westminster there will be another election. looks like there be another one. our next question comes from len. he asks "if the uk remained in the eu, would it be on the existing terms and receipt of our rebates, or would our terms of membership be renegotiated and the rebates lost?" 0k, ok, so if we stay in and never leave, then we would keep our rebate on the existing terms because we would have never left and we have a veto over budget negotiations, so that would stay the same. what would be different is if we left and perhaps political parties like the
lib dems say lets campaign to rejoin. if we try to rejoin, the rest of europe would say, do you wa nt to rest of europe would say, do you want to be in or out, and you might try to impose more conditions on membership in the future. if we decide to remain, the conditions of membership would stay basically the same. thanks for taking part in this and providing some clarity for some of the viewers out there and those in particular he sent in questions. many thanks to you as well. back to the scenes in parliament. really quite extraordinary scenes and the speaker himselfjohn bercow, who has been in thejob several yea rs, who has been in thejob several years, said it was the worst experience he has had to deal with in terms of the toxic atmosphere, as he described it, in more than 20 yea rs on he described it, in more than 20 years on thejob. labour mp paula sherriff is with me — who challenged borisjohnson to moderate his language in parliament yesterday. good evening. for those viewers who
did not pick up potentially on what happened yesterday with you and the prime minister, refresh us in the detail of your question, because tempers were frayed and it has to be said, you are pretty angry at yourself. i had not intended to speak during that debate but it became evident that the prime minister was continuing to use the pejorative yet deliberate language he had been using for some time now. i asked the prime minister to moderate his language. i explained that essentially words have consequences and explained that many of us, especially female mps, on all sides of the house, are experiencing death threats and daily abuse, and much of that abuse was actually quoting the words used by the prime minister. unfortunately, his response was that he had never heard such a humbug in his life. which
was, obviously, quite disgusting. to disperse bond to a female mp who is clearly quite passionate or emotional —— to respond to a female mp and talking about threat, in light of what has happened, to our female mps, especially fairly recently, and to suggest it was humbug, i think, recently, and to suggest it was humbug, ithink, suggest recently, and to suggest it was humbug, i think, suggest he is not fit for the office of prime minister. but he has today said the temperatures should come down, and that everyone should moderate their line which that is something you would support? absolutely, i accept that we must all, including myself, moderate arab language and behaviour but that has to come from the top and it is clear that the # moderate our language. it is clear that the prime minister shows no intent of moderating his
language. it is clear it is deliberate, and it must stop because we know what the consequences can be when we have this very toxic divisive atmosphere around brexit. i understand it is a very contentious issue, but we need leadership from the prime minister. we cannot have him whipping up a storm so that people then go out and do things and say things, often in his name, and we know what a tragedies that can lead to. it has been pointed out that we are getting similar rhetoric and braying and shouting from the labour benches as well and from other members of the opposition. how do you all take the temperature down given how fractious brexit has become? i welcome the leadership shown byjeremy corbyn last night when he asked the speaker to convene a meeting of party leaders to discuss how we go about this, what is the strategy, and they talked
about releasing a statement. and there was a reference to a speakers conference where senior members come together from all parties to discuss how we can do this. we have seen this afternoon that someone has been arrested atjess this afternoon that someone has been arrested at jess phillips's this afternoon that someone has been arrested atjess phillips's office in birmingham. we are not scaremongering as many government mps would have us believe, this is real. i have had to report a number of people to the police following my exchange with the prime minister yesterday. this has to stop. we need to be able to do ourjobs without fear or favour. it is very good of you to talk to us today, thank you for joining you to talk to us today, thank you forjoining us. that is it from here in westminster and hopefully, everyone is hoping the temperature will cool down a little bit. some might suggest from certain members of the frontbenchers, all of those frontbenchers. borisjohnson, himself, suggesting the temperature has to come down following those quite acrimonious exchanges we saw
yesterday in the commons. it is back to you in the studio. researchers say the amount of alcohol people in scotland are buying in shops has dropped by nearly eight percent — since the country introduced a minimum pricing scheme last may. the study suggests people are drinking less at home as a result. campaigners are calling for the rest of the uk to follow suit. 0ur scotland correspondent lorna gordon reports. it's more than a year since the price people paid for some alcohol in scotland went up after it became the first country in the world to introduce a minimum price per unit of alcohol. some of the high—strength ciders obviously went up in price... some shop owners have noticed a change in what people are now buying. people have moved away from high strengths, they're buying a lot less of the high—strength ciders now. people have even moved on to zero—strength lagers now. that's what you are seeing here. that's what we definitely seeing here. since may 2018, the minimum price for alcohol has been 50p per unit.
research has found in the first eight months following the new law, the amount of alcohol purchased per week per person fell by 1.2 units on average. that's a fall of nearly 8%. that's equivalent to just over half a pint of beer or a measure of spirits every week. we do not think it's too early to draw these conclusions. we were quite surprised with the suddenness of the change, which really was quite dramatic. and i think that really does indicate that the introduction of a minimum unit price is doing what it was intended to do. it's just over a year in so it's still very early days when it comes to this policy. but experts say this research suggests that minimum pricing has achieved its ambition. it provides evidence that minimum unit pricing is having exactly the effect that we intended it to have, in that it's reducing alcohol purchasing by the people who are purchasing the most and who are purchasing the cheapest types of alcohol.
wales is looking to introduce minimum pricing next year. neither england nor northern ireland currently have plans to introduce their own limit. reducing the harm from alcohol is complex, but the scottish government says these findings reinforce why scotland was right to introduce minimum unit pricing. lorna gordon, bbc news, glasgow. a bbc investigation has found that children as young as seven are being groomed to work in one of the world's largest licenced brothels. it's in a small village in bangladesh and it's thought 1,600 women and children are employed in the brothel. now global charities are trying to offer the girls a way out. frankie mccamley has been to see for herself — you may find parts of her report distressing. . .. this is a dark world, where the unimaginable happens to children. they're born into a life where sex is sold on every street corner, in a brothel that is so popular it's grown into a village —
home to nearly 2,000 sex workers. train whistle a familiar noise at the end of the line, signalling the arrival of more customers. it's clear many don't want us here. one woman though says she will talk to me in a few minutes. we can't go in yet, we've just got to waitjust inside the door because the woman currently has a customer with her. when we do go in, her client hasn't left yet. the $3 us he spends includes lunch. her biggest concern is her daughter. she's now the same age this women was when she started work. translation: my girl is growing up, i'm stuck here. but she has turned 11. how long has she got left before they take her? for the youngsters, this is their escape. save the children has set up schools to help break the cycle, integrating them with
others from the area. translation: they would often put them through several forms of torture, beating them, verbally abusing them. they simply didn't know how to look after them. we're trying to change that scenario through counselling. these two 13—year—olds grew up in the brothel but managed to escape to a safe home. translation: i didn't eat deliberately, so i was too skinny to do the work. i knew the men preferred bigger girls. this member of staff secured a place when she was a child but had to leave her seven—year—old friend behind. translation: she did not want to join in. one night, her motherforcefully put a customer in her room. after he left, she hanged herself. train whistle as new customers continue to arrive, the future of these projects is uncertain.
the un says aid for education has dropped globally. police say there are also laws to protect young girls but the reality is, children are worth too much in this adult world. frankie mccamley, bbc news, in bangladesh. the former president of france, jacques chirac, has died. he was 86. mr chirac was president of france from 1995 to 2007, during which time he opposed the us—led assault on iraq. the duke of sussex has said the world will be a ‘very, very troubling' place if people continue to deny climate change. speaking during a visit to botswana, prince harry said the facts and science were getting stronger, and he praised young campaigners like greta thunberg for taking action. from botswana our royal correspondent nicholas witchell reports. this is the africa where he feels most at home,
away from the cities and the crowds. this morning harry was in northern botswana, helping to plant a baobab tree. it was a moment for harry to reflect on why africa means so much to him. it's a sense of escapism, a real sense of purpose. i came here in ‘97, ‘98, straight after my mum died, so it was a nice place to get away from it all. but, now, ifeel deeply connected to this place and to africa. it's been harry's involvement in conservation projects in africa, helping children today to plant trees. this is what's brought home to him the urgent need to combat climate change. this last week, led by greta, the world's children are striking. there's an emergency that we are... it's a race against time, one of which we are losing. i don't believe there is anybody in this world that can deny science, undeniable science and facts.
science and facts that have been around for the last 30, maybe a0 years. and it's only getting stronger and stronger. i genuinely, i don't understand how anyone in this world, whoever they are, you, us, children, leaders, whoever it is, no—one can deny science, otherwise we live in a very troubling world. undeniable science, in harry's words, and note the dig at leaders who deny it. those remarks by harry on climate change were as unambiguous as any you're likely to hear on the subject from any member of the royal family, his father included. harry took to the water on the river chobe, close to the border with zambia and zimbabwe, a place with bountiful wildlife, where nature conservation is a priority. the message of the day was clear, "our world must be protected." nicholas witchell, bbc news kasane, botswana. now you may remember
boaty mcboatface — the name chosen by the public for the uk's new £200 million polar research vessel. it gives me great pleasure to name this ship sir david attenborough and may god bless her and all those who sail in her. the duchess of cambridge has given the ship, its official title — named after the broadcaster and naturalist, sir david attenborough. they were joined by prince william in birkenhead, and were treated to a performance by 200 school children dressed as penguins. the royal research ship is the first addition to the fleet in 50 years, and will be stationed in the arctic and antarctic. it will be measuring aspects of
climate change. after the ceremony, sir david was asked how it felt to have the ship named after him. very odd, i mean, the name is too long for a start but there we are. well, of course, it is a great honour. i mean, to anybody who cares about science and anybody who cares about science and also cares about the future of the world, this could be the key to a lot of questions, to answering a lot of questions. and it is marvellous that this united kingdom, which has cared for antarctic science for 100 years or more, that we should still be at the cutting—edge of finding out what is happening. of course, it has never be more important to find out what is happening than it is now. the dangers of climate change are huge and in order to solve them, the work and the answers will be found the people working on this ship, so it's marvellous.
although it is a nominal connection, i am very proud to be involved in this way. from the two royals to another royal. buckingham palace has announced the engagement of princess beatrice. the eldest daughter of prince andrew and sarah, duchess of york, will marry the millionaire property tycoon edoardo mapelli mozzi. the couple began dating last autumn. the wedding will take place sometime next year. time for a look at the weather... here's helen. it remains very unsettled. we have already had a months worth of rain this week, we have heavy showers with us, more to come tomorrow. this is the current radar picture to show you the distribution of those showers, so moving across scotland and northern ireland and through
this evening and overnight they will go back to the coast. it will be quite cool compared to recent nights for scotland and northern ireland. 0therwise, for scotland and northern ireland. otherwise, it is another day of sunny spells and increasingly heavy showers. torrential downpours with some hail, thunder and lightning. nowhere is seeing a complete wash—out but those showers can give large rainfall totals. we have another rainmaker on the way for the weekend. it will feel cooler for most of us but we have tropical air mixed in with the next low pressure coming in, saturday into sunday, a lot of heavy rain forecast. up to 100 millilitres in places but some gale —force 100 millilitres in places but some gale—force wind that could have coastal flooding as it coincides with high tides.
to apologise for what he said. after being accused of "inflaming divisions", borisjohnson says he deplores threats of any kind, particularly against women, but defends his use of language. i do think it's important that in the house of commons i should be able to talk about the surrender bill and the surrender act in the way that i did. the speaker of the house of commonsjohn bercow said the culture in parliament was toxic and he'd never seen anything like it. also tonight: allegations of a white house cover up — a whistle—blower says officials tried to hide president trump's attempt to get a foreign country to help him win the 2020