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Beyond One Hundred Days.
Jacob Zuma plays hard to oust
in South Africa but his hours
in power appear numbered.
In a rambling television interview
he says he's done nothing wrong
and is being victimised.
We're being plunged into crisis. But
I'm sure my comrades, my leaders,
Two scandals engulf the White House
- one involves a porn star,
the other an alleged wife beater.
We'll cover both.
Boris Johnson says Brexit
is a reason for hope not fear -
calling it the liberal project
of the age.
This Valentine's day,
we get tips from the experts
on how to make love last.
Get in touch with us using the
Hello and welcome -
I'm Katty Kay in Washington.
Hours after police raided his home
Jacob Zuma of South Africa gave
along television interview
protesting his innocence.
He's has come under increasing
pressure to step down amid numerous
allegations of corruption.
Our Africa Editor, Fergal Keane,
sent this report from Pretoria.
In Pretoria, seat of the presidency,
rumours rippled all morning.
The president might
be about to resign.
But when he did speak to the state
broadcaster it was a defiant,
Zuma, the victim.
What have I done?
I have explained many
times that this process,
there is nothing I have done wrong.
This is policy.
What people are suggesting
is the youth phenomenon.
What is the problem?
And there was some
A warning to those
who were ousting him.
The leadership of the ANC,
if it is not careful,
they might actually cause a bigger
problem than we think.
At the same time in Cape Town,
ANC MPs were meeting to decide
whether they would support a motion
of no-confidence to
drive Jacob Zuma from power.
The decision came quickly
and was decisive.
We are now proceeding,
we have asked the Chief Whip
to proceed with a motion
of no-confidence tomorrow.
So that President Zuma is then
removed, so that we can proceed
to elect President Ramaphosa.
Pressure had been growing
on the President from early morning.
This was a police raid
on the compound of his friends,
the Gupta family, who are accused
of acquiring billions in state
assets through their connections
with the president and his family.
Seemingly untouchable until now,
criminal charges may be imminent.
If ever you wanted proof
of the changed political
temperature, this is it.
The police seem at last to have
found their courage.
So straight on, down here.
This neighbour giving
police the address of
another Gupta property.
People are angry.
This is the headquarters
of South Africa's executive branch,
the place from which Jacob Zuma has
ruled the country for
the last nine years.
But by tomorrow night,
in all likelihood, South Africa
will have a new president.
These are the dying hours
of the age of Zuma.
Fergal Keane, BBC News, Pretoria.
Let's speak to the BBC's
Pumza Fihlani in Pretoria.
Jacob Zuma saying he has done
nothing wrong and he is a victim.
The ANC saying by Freddie Woodward
could be swearing in a new
president. What will happen between
now and Friday?
-- the ANC saying by
Friday. Well the ANC seems to have
an ace up their sleeve, if the
president does not resign by end of
business today they are prepared to
table the motion of no-confidence
tomorrow in Parliament. And the ANC
has the majority of seats in
parliament and also opposition
parties have indicated their winning
to vote with the ANC on this. So
tomorrow we will be seeing a united
effort between the ANC and
opposition parties to get Jacob Zuma
out by Friday and bring in their new
So the interview today from
Jacob Zuma, was that a bid knowing
that he is going to try to restore
his legacy somehow?
That was a very
bizarre interview, many people
saying they do not understand why he
seems confused, he spent nearly an
hour explaining that he feels he has
done nothing wrong. He played the
victim, some people have said, he
insists he has been targeted. So
very much some people say it was an
opportunity to take the country into
his confidence but instead coming
across as defined in someone
completely out of touch with what
South Africans want to see happen
and people within his own party have
been demanding should happen.
you very much. We will be watching,
a big moment of transition there.
We couldn't decide where to start
on White House news today -
with the story about the porn star
of the latest on the
alleged wife beater.
So here's what's new on Rob Porter -
the House Oversight Committee
today announced it's
going to investigate how this
White House aide got
through the vetting process.
And now the lawyer for Mr Trump said
he paid a porn star a lot of money
before the election in 2016. He said
he used his own funds to facilitate
the payment to Mr Stephanie Clifford
who goes under the stage name of
Stormy Daniels. She claims to have
had an affair with Mr Trump, a
charge he denies. Mr Cohen says now
that the Trump administration or the
campaign know about the transaction
but the statement raises questions
not to mention the odd eyebrow. Here
to help us sort it out is Ron
Christie. You a lawyer, do you often
make payments of to somebody as if
you do, I would love to hear it!
on Valentine's Day, I want my wife
to stay married to me! This is so
unusual and the language used by the
law is strategic and careful. Not
saying they're admitting guilt or
innocence but just the settlement
payment that has nothing to do with
the Trump organisation or Donald
Trump. Really? I think there is more
fired than smoke here. A 130,000
dollar payment before the election,
I'm tempted to say just
another day in the White House! But
this is not normal by the standards
of most administrations here in the
None of this. I think if you
deleted the name Donald Trump and
instead of the name of any other
president, of the previous 44, and
that there has been a pay-out to a
porn star of $130,000, a can of
scandal about someone alleged to
have beaten his two previous wives
and why the White House was not able
to clear this up properly and still
has not. This has been going on now
for a week. It is extraordinary. And
if this statement from Michael
Cohen, the long-standing law of
Donald Trump, was meant to clear up
any doubts about Stormy Daniels, why
was the payment made. Have other
payments being made of a similar
nature. Stormy Daniels previously
alleged relationship with Donald
Trump and said that is not true any
more, what she paid for a
non-disclosure agreement. There are
a pile of questions that are
relevant for people to say you are
focusing on the big issues of the
day, I'm sorry, payment to a former
porn star of $130,000, a month
before the election, were you not to
be covering that you would not be
doing your job.
I have a few
questions about that as well, what a
name, Stormy Daniels. And that is
what my friends the vice president
has said about the handling of the
other case, the issue of Rob Porter
accused of beating his wife and now
of course let go from the White
This administration has no
tolerance for domestic violence. Nor
should any American. As I said and
as the White House has said, I think
the White House could have handled
So why has Mr Trump said
exactly those words?
You got me.
First of all the vice president, the
White House is building and is not a
person so when you said the White
House it is the president who has
not handled properly. -- handled it
properly. He should have said you
will be fired immediately if these
allegations are lodged against you
but this is what happens when you
have people in the White House who
are not political experts and trying
to manage a storm.
Why can the White
House not get its facts straight on
Again to give you the same
answer, it is beyond me. You will
thought the key players would sit
down and think what is the timeline,
let's be straight forward and that
there be no further questions, full
disclosure and then we move on.
Instead of which you had varying
disclosures about what was known and
when it was known and that always
arouses suspicion of journalists.
You had the of staff John Kelly
telling Wall Street Journal we did
things right. You now have the vice
president saying no we did not. And
so you're still left with
contradictory accounts and the house
oversight committee saying we will
have to look into this. This is a
story, no one realistically outside
of a very small circle had heard of
Rob Porter, I doubt he was a
household name in his own household
and suddenly now what we have been
talking about for a week. And the
only distraction we have is Tech
three. -- is Stormy Daniels.
your pick of scandals and as we have
said any other White House and this
would have been huge headline news
and yet as we said earlier when it
comes to Donald Trump it is like,
yes, of course.
Just another day in
the neighbourhood, just Donald Trump
being Donald Trump or stop the
reality TV star on the highest state
in the world. If this had been
Barack Obama or President Bush you
would have had people on either side
of the political divide saying
impeachment, investigation. But
Donald Trump it is like, what else
It's hard not to have sympathy
for lawmakers who are trying to get
things done on Capitol Hill
but instead have all
this to deal with.
A brief time ago I spoke with
Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar.
You know, when chaos
goes on, it is always
harder to get a job done.
Because you want people really
focused on what we see something
with the mid-term elections
in America only 264 days away.
And that is that we need to not make
ourselves as vulnerable
to foreign interference,
interference, in our election.
And all six intelligence chiefs
including the CIA and the FBI
from the Trump administration
testified under oath that in fact
they believe that Russia
is going to try this again
and that they actually
could be bolder.
And that is the words of
the National intelligence director.
And yet the president has not yet
held a Cabinet level
meeting on this issue.
To what extent does this actually
have to come from the President
on down rather than just relying
on the intelligence communities
to stop this from happening again?
Exactly, this involves
so many different agencies.
It involves Homeland
security for infrastructure,
it involves election assistance,
it involves the Justice Department.
And that is why when they admit it,
and I appreciate the honesty
that there really had not been any
that is really troubling.
And that is why Republican Senator
Langford and I have stepped
into this void along
with Senator Harris
and Senator Lindsey Graham and said
at least let's put some short-term
funding to help this state
to bolster their election equipment,
to get paper back-up audit so that
in fact if you have a paper ballot,
you're able to have a back-up
in case there is a hack.
And also that we designate people
in each state that can get
from Homeland security
if they see hacks developing.
There are 21 different
states where the Russians
attempted to hack in.
So while you and your colleagues
are doing this important work
in the Senate, the house oversight
committee has now said
it is going to investigate
the security clearance process
for Rob Porter, the aide
who was accused by both his
wives of beating them.
How concerned are you that somebody
is working in the White House
in this way, close to the president,
who had not got security clearance
and perhaps for these reasons?
Well, of course I'm concerned.
This is a very important position
and the first story was heard,
that it was just taking too long
which made no sense to me
because yes, there is a backlog
and we need to work on that,
but for certain key positions
at the highest levels,
you can triage those
and do those faster.
We see it with US attorneys
all the time, we see it with federal
judges all the time,
three months, four months
or things like that.
And so then we heard the truth
yesterday from Christopher Wray,
the FBI director, who in fact
testified that this was done
basically last spring.
And so now they have another answer
to give us and that is how did this
happen because you do not have
all these people on temporary
clearance when you want to have them
have actual clearance.
Do you think the White House
didn't want to know?
I have no idea, I cannot
read their minds.
I just know again this
is contributing to the chaos
when we have the Dream Act right
in front of us, with a deadline,
or 800,000 kids are
going to be deported.
As well as dealing with
the immediacy of the budget
and what we just discussed,
the threats to our election.
Thank you very much for joining me.
Thank you, it's great to be on.
Boris Johnson has made
a characteristically counter
intuitive argument for Brexit,
calling it the liberal
project of our age.
Since the vote to leave
the EU is often seen
as part of the populist,
nationalist wave that brought
Donald Trump to power,
it was a noteworthy twist.
The foreign secretary said
he recognised the feelings of grief
and alienation amongst those
who wanted Britain to remain
in the EU, but he urged
people to stay positive.
I said to my Remainer friends,
actually quite numerous bunch of
them remaining, more people voted
for Brexit than have ever voted for
anything in the history of this
country. And I just say in all
candour if there were to be a second
vote I really think it would be
another year of turmoil and
wrangling and feuding in which the
whole country would be the loser.
In a press conference
following the speech,
European Commission President
Jen-Claude Juncker was asked
about a reference Boris Johnson had
made to the 'European Super-state'.
Some in the British political
society are against the truth,
pretending that I am
a stupid, stubborn Federalist.
That I am in favour
of a European superstate.
I'm strictly against
a European superstate.
We're not the United
States of America.
We are the European Union.
Which is a rich body because we have
these 27, 28 nations.
The European Union cannot be built
against European nations.
So this is total nonsense.
I'm joined now from Brussels
by the Economist's Europe
Correspondent Tom Nuttall
and from Westminster by our Chief
Political Correspondent Vicki Young.
Let me start with Westminster, the
UK position on Brexit, is it any
clearer after the landmark speech by
He did speak about
the transitional implementation
period, the time after we leave at
the end of March next year when
subject to negotiation there will be
a period of time where nothing much
changes. And he clarified his
position on that saying although he
was making the broader argument for
divergence from the European Union,
during that particular time he would
be perfectly happy for the UK to
abide by EU law. So some
clarification on that but generally
this is what Downing Street
described as a rallying cry. It felt
at times like the speeches that
Boris Johnson made as he went around
the country on the famous Boris bus
as it became known. It was similar
to all of that. It was this note of
optimism saying there are great
opportunities out there and nothing
to be fearful about. But no detail.
Downing Street would say this is the
first in a series of speeches and we
will hear from Theresa May at the
weekend when she makes a big speech
in Munich on security. And the
number of other speeches as well or
more detail will be laid out. But
certainly some of the Conservative
Party are still frustrated because
the answers to some of the difficult
practical questions we still do not
And what about the reaction
from Brussels? Will this speech have
In a word, no. I think
the feeling here is they have seen
enough speech-making in London from
the various different factions in
the Conservative Party and what they
have been waiting for since the last
phase of negotiations in December is
a specific concrete negotiating
stance from the British Government
that they can get their teeth into
so they can begin to negotiate the
future relationship. In March, next
month, the European Council, the
heads of government of the EU will
produce guidelines for that next
phase of negotiations. And one
Eurocrat said to me if they do not
start hearing soon from the UK about
what the government wants in these
negotiations then they will simply
have their position written for them
Well it sounds as if they
will get a whole round of other
speeches. Did they see this speech
by Boris Johnson really about being
about the Brexit process or just
about Boris Johnson and his own
Safety say I
think it is the latter. Boris
Johnson is a man who less than two
years ago compared the EU ambitions
to those of Napoleon or Hitler so
he's not blogged on a specially
kindly here. Reddish politics is
followed closely here as you would
imagine. The Brexit negotiators are
familiar with the position occupied
by Boris Johnson in the British
political firmament and also who is
likely to listen to him. They know
there's a big divide in the UK on
this issue and people on the
Redmayne side the debate are
unlikely to pay much attention to
Boris Johnson. So from that you draw
the conclusion that Boris Johnson is
talking about Boris Johnson.
certainly how it is seen here.
Classic Boris, a lot of colourful
remarks about not going back to a
diet of spam and cabbage. A lot of
praise for two May, he kept
referring to his friend Theresa May
and yet if this is as Tom suggested
about his own political ambitions,
what is the subtext?
I think a lot
of this will be about Boris Johnson
simply because of the fact that he
was the face of the Leave campaign.
No doubt about that. He was the one
who went round the country on a bus
emblazoned with the promise to bring
back thousands of pounds for the
National Health Service, the Brexit
dividend as he called it. He now
acknowledges that money might have
to be split among some other things
as well such as housing. But I think
that he wants to get over this
optimistic vision, he did not say
they had not been enough of that but
he certainly feels that. That we got
so caught up in the process that
there is no one talking about the
bigger global vision that the UK
will not be inward looking but
outward looking. That is about
making our way in the whole world
and making the most of these
opportunities out there. That
certainly has been something that
has been missing at the partly
because Theresa May was perhaps on
the remain side. But I think what he
does is that he brings that sense of
confidence and optimism but of
course it is answers that people are
after and I think the crucial factor
here is just over a year away from
leaving. And if you're running a
business in the UK or in the EU you
will want to know some of the
answers to these difficult questions
about customs unions, about single
market and also EU citizens, about
nailing down exactly what happens.
So all of that still needs to be
decided. But the friends of Boris
Johnson would say that is not what
today was all about.
Thank you very
much. Some other stories making the
headlines around the world. An
important aid convoy has reached is
to near the Syrian capital Damascus.
Nine UN trucks have now delivered
enough food, health and supplies for
more than 7000 people. It is the
first aid convoy to enter the rebel
held enclave since last November.
The US secretary of state Rex
Tillerson has demanded that Iran and
bringing back forces pull out of
Syria where they have been
supporting President Assad. They
made the demand at a news conference
in Jordan in response, a senior
Iranian official said it is the US
but should withdraw its forces from
Some advice for all you couples
on this Valentine's Day -
give and take, talk to each other,
and say "I love you."
These are some of the keys to having
a long and happy relationship -
according to four couples who have
become experts on the matter.
It's give and take, isn't it?
Jean gives, and I take!
I love that. I think part of that is
humour. Ron Christie, what do you
think. They were all laughing
together. I think I drive my husband
mad and sometimes he drives me mad
but at least he makes me laugh a
No question, I think you're
lucky when you get to marry your
best friend. You're going to laugh
and cry together and have fun.
what did you give your wife for
Since she is in
California today we're celebrating
on Friday but there are a lot of
flowers and a lot of romance coming
up this Friday.
I think you should
send some of that my direction! My
husband gave me a card and I will
buy him flowers on the way home, a
little bit remiss of me but I
promise there will be something.
Happy Valentine's Day to all of you.
This is Beyond 100
Days from the BBC.
Coming up for viewers on the BBC
News Channel and BBC World News.
Women should not go sleeveless
if they want to get on according
to a former Canadian PM - not a view
these women apparently share.
And British ski jump legend Eddie
"The Eagle" says Team GB
are complaining too much about
the cold weather at the Olympics -
we'll hear from the man himself.
That's still to come.
Good evening. It has been another
day of rain for some and snow for
others. The weather Watchers have
been capturing the scenes, this from
Aberdeenshire with quite a lot of
snow. Further south it was mainly
rain and fairly happy at that. In
Worcestershire for example. You can
see this area of cloud that has been
bringing snow to northern areas and
rain further south. All tied up with
this area of low pressure to the
North West. Going through the
evening we slowly pushed the wet
weather away from eastern parts of
England. Behind that some clearer
skies, wintry showers in Northern
Ireland and Scotland. Temperatures
close to freezing although not as
cold further south. And that theme
continues tomorrow. Low pressure up
to the North West, and North
westerly wind in northern areas so
still some cold air but a subtle
change in the wind direction down
towards the south bringing some
milder air across southern areas. As
well as the milder air we have quite
a lot of sunshine through the day.
Just the deflating Sharon possible.
More showers as you look further
north, one across parts of Wales.
These showers could be wintry. In
the West of Scotland once again some
significant snow over the higher
ground. And the wind pretty brisk
across north-western areas as well.
Chile in the north, five or 6
degrees for Glasgow and Aberdeen but
further south, nine, ten or 11. On
Friday high-pressure in the South
West will have an influence on
southern parts of the British Isles.
Across much of England and Wales
Friday looks like a dry day with
goods for the sunshine. But we
continue to seek showers across
Northern Ireland and Scotland and
hill snow as well. Becoming a bit
more persistent into the afternoon.
Still pretty mild in the South and
even further north temperatures
creeping up a little bit. The mild
weather spreads further north
heading into the weekend. A lot of
dry weather around but the chance of
some rain in places on Sunday.
This is Beyond 100 Days,
with me Katty Kay in Washington.
Our top stories: South Africa's
political crisis comes to a head -
President Zuma refuses to resign,
but parliament will
decide his fate tomorrow.
Fears that one of the worst flu
outbreaks to hit the United States
and Canada in a decade
hasn't peaked yet.
The Kremlin denies any knowledge
of the Russian mercenaries killed
in a US air strike in Syria.
Eddie the Eagle criticises
Winter Olympic athletes
for complaining about the cold -
we'll hear from the man himself.
Let us know your thoughts
by using the hashtag #beyond100days.
Right now, the United States
is in the grips of one of the worst
flu seasons in a decade,
and it's not over yet.
At least 63 children have died
from the illness and tens
of thousands have been hospitalized.
Across the border in Canada, 130
deaths are being blamed on the flu.
So what is making this
season so intense and what
precautions can be taken?
Joining me now is Anthony Fauci,
Director of the National Institute
of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Thank you for joining me. How bad is
this flu season?
It is very bad.
Looking at the time from when we
started recording these kinds of
numbers, it clearly is the worst
seasonal flu we have had so far.
There have been more
hospitalisations, there has been
more serious disease, more
widespread disease than we have
seen. At first it resembled the
2014-15 seasonal flu, but in the
last few weeks it has surpassed that
in intensity and seriousness.
would assume it still has a few more
weeks to run?
We were hoping that
the last report would've shown her
plateau, but to our dismay the last
report that came out shows that it
is still escalating. Hopefully in
the next couple of weeks we will see
a turning around but it is still on
the way up.
What symptoms are people
suffering from, what should we watch
Influenza is a unique
infection. People get upper
respiratory infections and
incorrectly said they have the flu
when they have some sneezing is,
some coughing, some upper
respiratory problems. The flu is the
stomach disease. When you get
influenza you know you have that,
you have aches, pains, high fever
and you feel almost like you got hit
by a truck. You feel like you really
need to get to bed. You get
respiratory symptoms, but the real
component of influenza that
distinguishes it from a normal
respiratory infection is the
systemic nature, the fever, the
chills, the aches and pains.
the vaccine, and a lot of people now
get the flu vaccine, has it not
helped with this particular strand?
It does help, but that isn't
optimal. It is always better to get
vaccinated than not get vaccinated
because some degree of protection is
better than none. If you look at
what we are starting to see, we
don't know until the end of the
year, but the vaccine efficacy does
not seem to be optimal, it is rather
Why don't we know what kind of
vaccine to produce a particular
year's strand of flu this --?
mishap something happened this year
that's... Most of the vaccine that
is distributed in the knighted
States and Canada is made by growing
the virus in eggs so that we can
make it into a vaccine. What
happened this year is that when the
virus was put into the eggs to make
it for a vaccine in order to adapt
itself to growing well in eggs the
virus mutated. That is not
unexpected, but this time it mutated
and that part of the virus that is
essential to induce protection with
the vaccine. It turned out to be an
accidental mismatch because the
virus for one reason or another
mutated in a way that made it not
very well matched to what you wanted
in the vaccine.
Thank you very much
for joining me. I'm so glad we could
it covered the story because there
have been really bad pictures,
hospitals overwhelmed. I didn't get
the flu shot but I wish I had.
The Kremlin has denied any
knowledge of Russian
mercenaries fighting in Syria,
after a number of its citizens
were among those killed in a US-led
airstrike in the east
of the country.
America says it killed more
than a hundred fighters
in the strikes last week.
The Russian mercenaries
are said to have been hired
by private military firms,
Steve Rosenberg reports from Moscow.
Just two months ago,
Vladimir Putin flew to Syria
to declare mission accomplished.
He told his troops the motherland
was proud of them, and ordered
many of the soldiers home.
But Russians are still
fighting in Syria.
And it's not just their regular
forces who are suffering casualties.
These men are amongst
what is reported to be a large group
of Russian mercenaries
who were killed in the Syrian
Serbian province of Deir Ezzor one
week ago, the result of air
and artillery strikes
by the US-led coalition.
Among those killed
was Stanislav Matveyev.
He went to fight in eastern
Ukraine, and was then
hired to fight in Syria.
"They were sent into
battle like animals,
without any protection",
his widow says.
"The Russian government should seek
revenge for the sake of the wives
and their children".
And what's the Kremlin
saying about this?
And the reason the Kremlin has made
little comment about this
is that the Russian authorities have
never spoken before publicly
about Russian mercenaries in Syria,
or about the private military
to be recruiting them.
And that's why these
reports of casualties
are so embarrassing for Moscow.
Grigory Yavlinsky says
the mercenaries have no legal basis
for being in Syria,
and are a danger to Russia.
When you have in the country some
structures which are almost
and you have no control on them,
it's dangerous for the country,
it's dangerous for the people,
it's even dangerous
for the president.
Up till now, this has been
the public face of Russia's
military operation in Syria.
The Kremlin would have preferred
to keep it that way.
Steve Rosenberg, BBC News, Moscow.
Other stories making
headlines around the world:
The Zimbabwean opposition leader
Morgan Tsvangirai has died
in South Africa at the age of 65.
Mr Tsvangirai was being
treated for cancer at
a hospital in Johannesburg.
Mr Tsvangirai spent many years
opposing the rule of Robert Mugabe.
The news was announced
by officials from his party,
the Movement for Democratic Change.
NATO defence ministers have gathered
for a two-day meeting in Brussels,
with national military budgets high
on the agenda.
The US and Turkish defence ministers
are also expected to meet,
as there've been tensions over
the two nations' differing
tactics in Syria.
The Israeli prime minister,
Benjamin Netanyahu has called
a corruption investigation
against him "biased"
and "full of holes".
The police say they have
evidence of bribery,
fraud and breach of trust.
Mr Netanyahu denies the allegations.
Key coalition partners say they're
standing by Mr Netanyahu for now.
Former Canadian Prime Minister Kim
Campbell has been criticised
for suggesting female broadcasters
lose credibility when they go
sleeveless on air.
She was tweeting in response
to an article discussing appropriate
attire for public speaking.
Ms Campbell says
studies show it's true.
But it hasn't stopped
some of the world's most
influential women from putting
their arms on display.
Well, for more, I'm joined now
from New York by Izzy Grinspan.
She's a Senior Editor
at New York Magazine's
fashion section The Cut.
What do you make of all of this?
seems to me that it is all a symptom
of the impossible standard that
women are held to. If they don't
look like they had dressed up to
present themselves, then they are
faulted, but if they had any sort
of... This article suggested that if
there was any skin on display than
that as a distraction and women
should be held accountable to bad.
It seems to me that there is no way
Because of woman don't dress
up when they appear in public they
get denigrated, if they do they told
they are lacking credibility.
Absolutely. Are being judged by
conflicting standards. I think the
best thing to do is just forget
about the standards.
I suppose the
argument would be if you put on her
suit and dressed in a way, then
people are paying more attention to
what you say and you have more
gravitas, but maybe that is just a
definition of gravitas that is more
male than female.
Yes, that is what
was happening in the 1980s when
women were joining the workforce in
droves. There was movement of
wearing shoulder pads, suits, trying
to dress like men. In the end is it
doesn't quite work the same way
because we have outdated standards
that dressing like a man is the
basic bottom line and anyway that
you deviate from that is considered
a deviation so there is no way for
women to win. He will still be
judged on a different standard to.
tried those shoulder pads in the
1980s it didn't work for me! If you
are are trying to mimic men's
standards of competence, leadership,
we will never get there, because we
are not men and we do have a
different standard. Right. What
about the history of this? I
remember there was a time in the
1990s in the United States when
women stop wearing stockings on
television than that was seen as
scandalous. It seems every time we
remove the stockings, remove the
gloves, perhaps, than credibility
Yes, and then it
starts to seem normal, it stops
being an issue. There are still
places in Washington where women are
expected to wear stockings, so it
depends on the Millie Dowler toss-up
it used to a scandal if you didn't
wear gloves in public. Standards are
Do you think we
will get to a stage when this will
no longer be an issue, what women
wear will be commented on?
love to hope so. The generation
coming of age right now is
interested in self expression and
would not bat an eyelid at a
newscaster of wearing a giant very
green coat or something because they
like the idea of people expressing
themselves. Hopefully that will get
carried into society.
Thank you for
joining me. I have been wearing a
sleeveless dress to read this
programme, so I hope that hasn't
undermined my credibility!
And if you want to read more
of my thoughts about whether women
have the right to bear arms,
you can find my article
on the subject at bbc.com/news.
Just head to the US
& Canada section.
This is Beyond One Hundred Days.
Still to come: She was shown out
of the West Virginia legislature
but it's only opened the door
to a flood of donations.
We speak to the woman
at the center of controversy.
Emma Watson has been speaking at her
shock, describing there was no
system in place to help woman he had
been sexually harassed. BAFTA is
looking at changes that could tackle
This Sunday, it's the Bafta Awards.
And ahead of British film's
biggest night of the year,
the industry has announced
a brand-new plan aimed at tackling
both sexual harassment and bullying.
It's a direct response
to the Harvey Weinstein allegations.
You can talk!
You can talk!
Well, of course he can talk!
Emma Watson was one of the many
actresses asked for her input.
These principles are important
because up until recently
there were no guidelines,
there was no protocol for someone
that had been sexually harassed
in the entertainment industry.
And I know this to be a fact
because I have asked for principles,
I've asked to see guidelines,
and no one could give them to me.
To change this more than 40
organisations including BAFTA
and the British Film Institute
worked on a set of eight principles
which they want to be
used across the film,
television and video
So what will actually change?
Every production must employ two
people trained to handle any
accusations of harassment.
A dedicated phone line
will open in April offering
free confidential help.
And BFI funding will only
be given to projects
committed to the changes.
This isn't about a set
of commandments, it's about a set
of principles which everybody has
willingly and with huge
enthusiasm signed up to.
At last month's Golden Globe Awards
almost all actresses wore black
to show solidarity for the Time's Up
campaign, calling for change.
The same is expected at the BAFTAs.
Those behind today's announcement
hope that such a stand will not
be needed next year.
Colin Paterson, BBC News.
You're watching Beyond
One Hundred Days...
A woman from West Virginia has found
herself at the centre of global
interest after being thrown out
of the state's legislature
for highlighting links
between politicians and big oil
and gas corporations
during a public hearing.
Lissa Lucas had prepared a testimony
on a bill that would allow gas
companies to drill on minority
mineral owners' land
without consent, but was stopped
from finishing and escorted out.
We'll hear from Lissa
just a moment - first,
here's a clip from the session.
People who were going to be speaking
in favour of this bill will be paid
for by the industry and the people
voting on this bill will also be
paid by the industry. I have to keep
this short because the public only
gets a minute and 45 were as
lobbyists can throw a gale at the
Marriott hotel. I haven't finished.
Drag me off them.
Lissa joins us now
from West Virginia.
Lissa, when you get that speech
specifically about deregulation of
the energy industry, did you think
you would be escorted out? No, that
was surprising! They allegedly came
along and shut down your microphone,
is that right?
Yeah. It came back on
briefly and then went back. They
even moved the microphone away. What
did they tell you, what was the
reason they gave?
No personal comments. So no comments
about deregulation of the energy
industry, why are they personal
That was my question, that
is why I continue despite the fact
that they didn't want to hear it. To
me those comments are not... Those
comments are not personal, they are
public information. They may not
necessarily be common knowledge, but
there wasn't some new information
that nobody had ever seen before.
Just go on the Internet. West
Virginia is a state that has a lot
of coal mining this White House
deregulated the coal-mining
industry. How many people are there
in your state who would sympathise
with your concerns about
I think everyone does.
If you are a coal miner you want a
job, but you also want your kids to
be able to play in the creek. I
think it is a false dichotomy to
suggest that you are either going to
have coal or gas would you will have
Tell us what happened after
you give that speech and after that
video clip went viral I sat in the
boy a for a while.
I saw that there
were some reports suggesting I was
thrown out of the building, but they
were really nice, they just went and
sat in the Fourier. When I got my
purse and keys again out of the
Chambers I went down and had
breakfast, a drove home, I struggle
to get the video uploaded and that
was basically my evening. I remember
looking and seeing that I had gotten
a few hundred dollars and I thought,
wow, I have $300, hurray! That was
Friday night! Since then, that you
have raised $50,000.
The only I'd
may not have had the impact they
We have been reporting during this
programme that President Trump has
been under increased scrutiny due to
his silence on domestic violence.
That is after Rob Porter stepped
down, one of his aides due to
domestic abuse allegations. The
president has spoken now.
I am opposed to domestic violence
and everybody here knows that.
Totally opposed to domestic violence
of any kind it almost wouldn't have
to be said so now you hear it but
you all know it. Thank you all very
So President Trump there are
pronouncing domestic violence. It is
something you wanted him to do. Does
this clear up this issue for the
No, this is something
that should have been said a week
ago. The president could have
entered this. The president nor has
unfortunately put himself in a
situation where he will have more
rather than less scrutiny.
frustrated to me there haven't and
to those questions.
When you have the press yelling at
you like that it is frustrating,
particularly when the president
doesn't want to answer something. He
does not want to talk about himself
and domestic violence, even though
this is something to do with his
staff, not him directly.
The weather has been among one
of the many talking points
of the Winter Olympics
in Pyeongchang - the extreme cold
and wind have led to some events
being postponed and complaints
from some athletes.
Earlier this week, Team GB's slope
snowboarder Aimee Fuller crashed out
on her final jump to finish 17th -
here she is speaking
about what she faced.
As I was in the air, disgust lifted
me, went under my feet. I am happy
to be in one piece. It was so
annoying because it was so, so
close, it it was within inches of
being a decent scoring run and the
wind took me.
But isn't it normal
for the Winter Olympics to be
Eddie the Eagle -
the British hero of
the Calgary Olympics in 1988 -
seems to think so.
I spoke to him a little earlier.
Eddie, the wind is super-strong, it
is really, really cold and
Pyeongchang, that you are saying
that all of these athletes should
stop complaining and just start
I think so, yes. I don't
know if it is the athletes
themselves complaining or just being
funny, but they are winter athletes,
it is winter, it is cold and they
are probably trained in worse
conditions than the Desert the --
than it is at the moment. They
should man up and get on with it,
What if it is dangerous,
As a former ski jumper, wind
is critical for ski jumping so I can
understand as a ski jumper that, but
for a lot of the other sports it is
not so important. Also, the wind can
be your best friend as well as your
worst enemy. If it is gusty the
athletes should be training in those
kind of conditions to get used it as
well, so I am surprised that the
aren't training in those kind of
conditions. The officials will ever
gets to dangerous will say no
competition, but that is up to the
officials, not the athletes.
years after you competed in Calgary,
there is a film that came out to
produce a couple of years to go.
This film shows that you were pretty
tough when you were a competitor.
Calgary we have lots of wind
problems. They cancelled a lot of
the training for the ski jump
because of the high winds. From one
point there were going to move the
ski jumping from Calgary to thunder
bay. Then all of a sudden we got one
clear day and they've jumped
straight into the competition and it
might be like that here in South
Korea. The film, they did a great
job with the film. I was a strong
character and just get on with that,
really. Whatever the conditions, get
out there and do it.
I hadn't lived
that you stayed in a mental hospital
at one point when you were
competing, because it was cheap!
Yes, I slept on the back of my car,
in cow sheds, prescription food out
of bins, slept in a mental hospital
in Finland. I stayed in the mental
hospital when I got the letter from
the British Olympic organisation to
say congratulations, you have been
picked to go to Calgary.
think you should have been one of
I managed to get out!
They probably did think I was an
inmate! I did manage to fly to
Calgary and compete, but it was a
very strange experience staying in
that mental hospital.
Your life has
been full of strange experiences!
Temp two, thank you for joining me.
How great is edit the evil? Arbil
Olympian, bearer. President Jacob
Zuma is due to address the nation
any time now. Here is the scene in
Pretoria. He will make some kind of
statement. We'll bring you that.
Coming up next on BBC
World News: Karin Giannone
is here with Outside Source
and for viewers in the UK,
we'll have the latest
headlines from Ben Brown.