tv The Briefing BBC News January 10, 2020 5:45am-6:01am GMT
and duchess of sussex. the papers says the couple face a backlash over their plan to step back as senior members of the royal family. meanwhile in the washington post, madame tussauds has removed its wax figures of prince harry and meghan, duchess of sussex, from its display of britain's royal family. the move came less than 2a hours after the announcement the couple would be "stepping back" from their roles as senior royals and splitting their time between britain and north america. the independent reports the government bill paving the way for the uk's exit from the european union on 31 january has completed its passage through the house of commons. the japan times says former nissan—renault boss carlos ghosn‘s recent news conference will have done little to turn the tide of public opinion injapan and restore his reputation and finally on the mail online
website, drinking green tea three times a week could make you live longer and cut your risk of having a heart attack or stroke, a study has found. researchers studied more than 100,000 people in china and found regular drinkers lived, on average, 1.26 years longer than people who didn't drink tea. so let's begin. with me is mark davies, who's ceo of strategy consultancy firm camberton. let's start with our lead story, a good place to start, isn't it? the front page of the guardian and this ukrainian jet, what's happened front page of the guardian and this ukrainianjet, what's happened here. while it isn't unprecedented for air defence systems in conflict zones to shoot down airliners, it would be an extraordinary error, would it not? is the world really ready to hear that it could have just been an accident? the last time this happened it was over the ukraine when mh17 got shot down. of course,
that was denied as well, but it seems that was the same sort of issue. i think the world probably isn't ready to believe that it was an accidentjust because the coincidence is so great. that this was on the same evening that ballistic missiles were fired by the iranians at the americans in response to the qasem soleimani assassination and it seems to be just too much of a coincidence that a plane should have been... should have come down in the circumstances that it did without any kind of warning at all. there's nothing from the cockpit, there is no warning that's been given, nothing to air traffic control. something catastrophic has clearly happened and on the whole, catastrophic things do not happen to planes without some kind of intervention. it's not something to do with an engine suddenly going up. i've been ona engine suddenly going up. i've been on a boeing jet that lost an engine and it crawled in on its single engine, so losing one engine is not
a reason for a plane to come down the way this one did. thinking about who was on board, 63 of the 176 who died were canadians, not americans, it should be said. if it is true that this plane was effectively caught in the crossfire of tensions between the us and iran, what does that outcome mean globally and internationally for support for the us, or support for iran?|j and internationally for support for the us, or support for iran? i don't think it has a huge effect because the americans are trying to say this was a mistake. most of the countries who have made a statement on this have stressed the fact that it's probably a mistake because there is this massive i might desire to de—escalate what was looking like something heading for a crisis. i would be surprised if any western government takes this even if it is a crossfire incident, as a reason to
escalate again. if it is a mistake, clearly it is a tragic one but one of the problems is because of the current conflict that exists, we might not find out with the absolute certainty of the black box recording weather this is what has happened, although it seems from the signal intelligence, there's quite a lot of confidence from western governments that it is. we should say iran disputes that. let's move on to another story everyone is talking about. i was delayed getting to my desk this morning because the security guards at reception had a few they wanted to share about mexit, i suppose is what it has been dubbedin mexit, i suppose is what it has been dubbed in the uk. everyone has a few! harry and meghan deciding they wanting to step back from royal duties and the daily telegraph leading with the top line about the queen calling a family crisis meeting. why is it that we have such
a problem, or at least some people particularly in the uk, have such a problem with this and a re—definition of roles? problem with this and a re-definition of roles? there's a headline just underneath the story we have got here which is, "royalty is like being a virgin, you can't be a bit royal". that's the issue, if they want to step back, i don't think people are against them stepping back but it's the hybrid nature of the stepping back that i think is problematic because if you're going to keep a royal title and the money that comes with being and the money that comes with being a royal then you do the job of being a royal then you do the job of being a royal. except there are more junior royals... who don't get the same money and don't have the titles. look at zara phillips, she is zara phillips, in fact she is za ra is zara phillips, in fact she is zara tindall. she is not princess zara, she isn't the duchess of this and her husband isn't duke of that and her husband isn't duke of that and it is true of her children. princess eugenie and beatrice both have a royal title but they don't get money from their father. they do
have incomes. that is true but we understand they want to be financially independent, so what is the issue? they do want that and if they can do that without trading on they can do that without trading on the royalfamily, they can do that without trading on the royal family, then they can do that without trading on the royalfamily, then i think most people would say good luck to them. the issue is they would achieve financial independence by trading on their royal title, that is the concern, and people don't like the combination of those two things. speaking about trading on a name, madame tussauds, the waxwork museum, wasting no time in capitalising on this and deciding to move the two models, which are obviously some of the most popular models in the museum, and this is the heart of it. the director of the museum doesn't know where to put them, none of us know! this is the story in the washington post and if only it were that simple that you just pick them up that simple that you just pick them up and put them in a different
place! as you say, the point is it isn't that simple in real life because of the financial issues and because of the financial issues and because of the extent to which they are in the public eye. if the objective here, as they have stated, is for them to be able to live a more private life, well, good luck on that one because i think the idea that they've been hounded by the tabloids, which i think some people would dispute, but that idea is not about to change because they step back. interest in harry and meghan is because they are harry and meghan, and that doesn't change because they suddenly become not senior royals, whatever not being senior royals, whatever not being senior royals, whatever not being senior royals means. it's around them, it's around the whole, sort of, soap opera of their lives and their involvement, and that isn't going to change whether you move them from being with the royal family in madame tussauds or anything else on. from mexit to brexit, we will be quick stop
britain's exit to the eu is effectively a formality on the 31st as the bill passes through commons. but it doesn't end there, does it? we have now have months of negotiations around trade deals. march two november is the window if you look at the eu timetable, various meetings and things like that, so a lot has to be done quickly and if we get to the end of the year without that negotiation having been done, it won't be entirely a no—deal brexit because some work has been done on trade agreements and there is an agreement with the french on defence. we won't get to the end of the year, i would imagine, witha get to the end of the year, i would imagine, with a fully spec out a deal that tells us where we will be in the future. data and other things will have to be decided later. the corporate crime drama that is carlos going continues to go on in the japanese times, we will skip over on that one but there's more on the website —— carlos ghosn. people are
wondering whether the pr gambit worked for him. what about this, another day, another mail headline about what we can do that may or may not shorten or increase our lifespan. this time it is green tea? iam lifespan. this time it is green tea? i am surprised it made news, it is well—known, i thought, i am surprised it made news, it is well—known, ithought, green i am surprised it made news, it is well—known, i thought, green tea extended your lifespan. i thought it was the case for many years. so is the case for blueberries, almonds, kale, spira li na... all of them. if it was something new and it was a drink we never previously had heard of being an extender of life then i would say interesting to have a headline about it but to have one about green tea is weird i would say. yes, but the mail have got to satiate the appetite of the people online. thank you, mark. thanks for your time. stay with us on bbc news, more to come.
hello there. it looks dry, with sunshine across much of the country on friday. we have seen some heavier rain for central and eastern england earlier on, but that's continuing to push away, together with that weather front. before this one arrives in from the atlantic, that ridge of high pressure means skies are clearing. it will be chilly start to friday, noticeably colder than we've seen for a while across much of england and wales, with a frost more likely further north. but some sunshine to start the day. one or two early showers in western parts of wales, into western scotland, maybe into east anglia, but those won't last long, and we'll see plenty of sunshine. it will tend to cloud over more in the north—west as the winds pick up through the day, that rain holding off until hopefully after dark. ahead of that 6—9 degrees, cooler than of late in southern england and wales, but a pleasant day in the sunshine. as we head into the night, we see that weather front making further inroads into scotland and northern ireland, bringing with it some outbreaks of rain. at the same time, the winds will pick up in many areas
and we will draw our air all the way from the azores again, so turning milder, i think, for the start of the weekend. windy, strong to maybe gale force winds. still rain in scotland, northern ireland, maybe cumbria. wettest over the hills, drier to the east of high ground. eastern parts of england seeing the best of the sunshine here. strong and gusty winds quite widely, perhaps easing off in the north—west later on as the rain starts to clear and temperatures drop away. ahead of that, we're looking at 11—13 degrees. very mild once again. now, that weather front will eventually take that rain across the whole of the country on saturday night, and then we'll introduce this showery air stream, coming in from the atlantic, and that will bring in with it some cooler air as well. not too cold to start the second half of the weekend because there'll be a fair bit of around. we've still got temperatures perhaps in double figures across the south—east. colder air in scotland certainly. we've still rain to clear from south—eastern england first thing on sunday, and then a fair bit of and showers coming in, even pushing eastwards across england and wales. that's the morning.
in the afternoon, most of those have gone. the showers restricted more towards the north—west of scotland, where it is quite a bit colder. temperatures 5—6 again and potentially double figures in the south—east in the sunshine. as we head into next week, well, we've still got a strong jetstream pushing right away across the atlantic, picking up these areas of low pressure. you can see a lot of isobars on the chart as well. it is going to windy still into next week, which means it's likely to be mild, although there will be rain at times.
good morning — welcome to breakfast with charlie stayt and naga munchetty. 0ur headlines today: the uk, canada and the united states say there's evidence that an iranian missile shot down a passengerjet killing 176 people. the duchess of sussex returns to canada as the queen asks officials to help the harry and meghan finalise their plans to step back from royal duties. prison officers at a high security jail have been attacked by inmates wearing fake suicide vests. will england's captain be fit for the euros? harry kane needs surgery on a hamstring injury and he'll be out for at least three months.