lot of pressure have found it with a lot of pressure on them, particularly if they are juggﬁng on them, particularly if they are juggling work and home—schooling chilled it and i think that is why these things are so shocking suggesting up to 60% of what men we re suggesting up to 60% of what men were cutting the hours in order to accommodate additional childcare. —— of women. even more shocking, 30% of women are saying of women. even more shocking, 30% of women are saying that their contract ended and they will echo or front—load ahead of their male counterparts. —— let go. because childcare was considered an issue. i do think it is been an issue massively overlooked. and i don't think we are out of the woods yet. we are hoping that schools will go backin we are hoping that schools will go back in september. but they probably will not go back necessarily full time for all years we hearing about staggered start times in different days of the week that children are going in to maintain social distancing. and again, that burden is largely going to follow a woman who will have to leave work early and go pick up the children at school gates if there is no sports
and activities come if it is not deemed safe to do so after school. everything you are saying could have been entirely predicted that this burden was going to fall on women. so what are the things that should have been done? what are the things that can still be done?” have been done? what are the things that can still be done? ijust think comeau caroline, i had no idea, you are a mixed ordinaryjournalist, had i'io are a mixed ordinaryjournalist, had no idea you had been doing all this. i salute you. superhuman. -- you are an extra ordinary journalist. i salute you. superhuman. -- you are an extra ordinaryjournalist. in scandinavian countries it is not even discuss. i'm sure that if there are some unique quality, but some countries are sorted because they understand how important it is. how disabling for the women and the nation that more than half of the population is being punished for
what, for being woman? and having to work and look at the children? honestly, we need to get a grip on this because the next phase is going to be so hard. with unemployment. and again, it is the woman who will be shout out first. and it isjust not acceptable really. it has already been very difficult for very many women. let's look at the new york times now. it is ringing the us china standoff into view. the closing of consulates. this is quite unusual that we have seen this tit—for—tat between the us and china over consulates. yes. and i think we'll see more that was that we have seen we'll see more that was that we have seen some we'll see more that was that we have seen some of that happening in the uk in the last week. in terms of our response to china. and what the nyt points out is the consulate in houston it was closed down by the us
authorities and not long afterwards there with a response by the chinese who then close down the us consulate in chengdu, so we are going to see a kind of escalation of tensions as we move forward and that is not something we are immune to hear. we have seen that over the huawei announcement that is been made and we saw that mike pompeo coming to town only this week and sort of try and galvanise written's response to china and open up that new front of cold war with china so that will be a store will was hereunder world what we really are now seeing that america is very much leading in the forefront of that looming trade war with china and it is happening in a multitude of different ways in terms of the escalation of consulates is just the latest chapter in that story. yasmin come over the past few yea rs story. yasmin come over the past few years we story. yasmin come over the past few yea rs we have story. yasmin come over the past few years we have talked about this
stand out between the us and china in terms of a trade war, but it is now appearing to be much bigger than that. yes. i really hope that this country doesn't once again to its detriment blindly follow the direction of the united states under the china president they now have. i think china is a huge problem in terms of all kinds of issues that face aware. —— underthe kind of president. if you go in africa, we we re president. if you go in africa, we were in east last year, it is astonishing the influence of china in third world countries. —— in east africa. we should worry about it. what is happening to the poor muslims and the lack of human rights in hong kong, but i think it is a bit rich for pompeo and trump to suddenly start behaving as if they are suddenly start behaving as if they a re cowboys of suddenly start behaving as if they are cowboys of the free and fair world. which they are not. they have
their own concentration camps with mexicans. we should be making our own policies on this and i think it was interesting to see the offer of migration to a hong kong citizens said they want to come here. i thought that was quite an interesting and important offer. an independent one. if we taught ourselves to the united states, it is the worst mistake we will make again. that's tie ourselves with the is there an inherent problem there with any country trying to be the world police or the arbiter of everything, because some would say just as the us is against chinese influence in certain countries and developing economies, some people would have said the same about us influence, so is that part of the problem that it is not no longer possible to be a superpower in such a unilateral way was yellowm possible to be a superpower in such a unilateral way was yellow it is maybe. talking about a different way
of doing world affairs and not be led by one nation and i going to another cold war, but we do have to call—out these countries, but if we are calling our china, we should be calling up saudi arabia as well. i am alarmed by china, i would never ever back anything china does. but at the same time from i think that the hypocrisies that are evident do not play well for us either. this move to the independent and this is a headline about attacks on the press. caroline, not something we typically do expect to see of the united states. no. that is right. it is highlighting this warning been given by the united nations that america must be very careful to protect a study lists, particularly when they are reporting on some of the protests. —— protect their journalist. and the federal reserve
and the federal agents have been deployed and israel concerning their journalist or getting caught up in the violence and any of the demonstrations. —— there is real concern. in the point being made by the high commissioner is very much that journalist must be the high commissioner is very much thatjournalist must be able to get on and do theirjobs without any kind of interference or hindrance while they are doing that. it is a really important issue, not one that we often see alluded to in the united states, but in a lot of other countries around the world where gender lists are impeded in the roles that they play. -- journalist. to ta ke roles that they play. -- journalist. to take you to our last paper, yasmin, thejapan times, the to take you to our last paper, yasmin, the japan times, the lessons for everybody to learn from what is happening in tokyo. yes. i am astonished actually. i wasn't aware of this surge in tokyo. because i thought until quite recently they we re thought until quite recently they were kind of managing it better then maybe we were here. but it is
shocking because everybody wear a mask over injapan and open shocking because everybody wear a mask over in japan and open areas. and they do the right thing. the cities are very crowded. and it must be very difficult to keep any kind of social distance in situations such as transports and shopping. sorry to cut you off. we have a few minutes left. caroline, i want you to weigh in quickly on that. what i found quite interesting was also in the japan times they were talking about sort of the new treatments they're looking at in terms of actually trying to tackle coronavirus. and we fight a lot about antibodies, a lot of people talking in this country about getting the antibodies test to see what or not they've had the coronavirus. one of the things they pick up on is antibodies are one thing, which show that we've had the
disease in our bodies responded to it. but actually t cells are just as important. there is a whole article on the front page of the japan times pointing this out and saying that it was t cells that really significant in the treatment of sars. two decades ago. it is something that it is being revived and people are looking at in terms of trying to combat this virus. it underscores the point that there is still so much to learn about covid—i9, doesn't it? yes. i don't think we are going to know or know what to do properly for a very long time. if ever. you are right. there is no evidence coming through every day in caroline as talked about there, this new information that is coming up is probably going to change the way we behave quite a bit. exactly. and i think the issue around it all is that all of the different countries
around the world, this is not something that just happen around the world, this is not something thatjust happen to one continent for the it is something thatis continent for the it is something that is happy to every continent and every place in the world is looking at different ways of responding to this virus and there is always the concerns of a second wave and there isa concerns of a second wave and there is a real race against time that we are all learning as fast as we can about what we can do to combat the virus to make sure that there is in a second wave of death and this autumn and so we will see a lot of people learning on the job so it is interesting that a story we didn't pick up on this time but in the guardian that they picked up an interview with the bbc and the prime minister did, borisjohnson, and he said that we haven't got right with covert coronavirus wasn't will be looking good at that when i see about that little later. thank you s0 about that little later. thank you so much. that is if any papers. it will be back in just over half an hour. stay with us here on bbc news.
hello. much of the uk got away with a fine friday but it wouldn't be the weekend without low pressure close by the uk, so, just as we have seen today with the weekend, there will be a few sunny spells around, but there will also be a bit of rain because here is the low pressure, it is already turning wetter across western parts of the uk and that rain pushes eastwards overnight and then showers of the weekend. so, some heavier bursts of rain in places of the go through the night, particularly in parts of scotland and northern england in the night. we will keep a good deal of cloud even from those areas where we see the rain clear and temperatures not going down too fast, a rather warm and humid night to come. so, into tomorrow, a lot of cloud for the morning, still some heavier bursts of rain, parts of northern england and scotland, many of us will brighten up as the day goes on, but there will be further showers breaking out and some of these
could be heavy and thundery and these are bound to the east and southeast of england, which may merge for longer spells of rain. and as for those temperatures most of us into the high teens, a fewjust into the low 20s. blustery day, particularly around some showers and there will be some wet weather with the test match day two at old trafford. not necessarily though raining the whole time. it will be a breezier day as well, but if you're venturing out on saturday evening, still some these downpours to the southeast and also a few more arriving on western parts as well and going into the morning, still a chance of a few showers on sunday begins but some early bursts of sunshine around as well and they will be a bit cooler for the start of part two of the weekend and we will still have low pressure close by scotland, rain to its northwest and quite windy, blustery as well as showers into the northwest, some will track a bit further east as you go to the day, but not many of them falling into the southeast of england. these average wind speeds, just a bit higher it's 30 and a0 mph
in some spots and temperatures, if anything, some days looking bit cooler for many of us. i will leave you with this thought that a year ago tomorrow, temperatures reached the highest on record in the uk, near 39 celsius. no one's saying that is an aspiration, just pointing out it is so very different from what we are having at the moment and it does look quite cool as go into the new week. initially, some wet weather, but it will turn drier and warmer for a time later in the week.
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