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Beyond One Hundred Days.
Nearly seven years after the war
in Syria began there is no
end to the bloodshed.
A new offensive close
to Damascus is driving
the death toll even higher -
with hundreds of thousands now
trapped in eastern Ghouta.
More than 200 have
been killed in just
three days of fighting.
UNICEF says it no longer has
the words to describe the suffering
of Syria's children.
New developments in the Trump
the 19th person to be charged
is a London based lawyer.
Also on the programme.
Populism in Europe.
Another test for the established
order as voters in Italy
prepare to go to the polls.
And Colonel Sanders'
secret recipe for...
The KFC shops without chicken.
Hundreds of fast food stores
remain closed in the UK.
Get in touch with us
using the hashtag...
Hello and welcome -
I'm Christian Fraser in London
and Jon Sopel is in Washington.
Seven years into the Syrian civil
war the battlefield grows
ever more complicated.
Turkey has made incursions
in the north, Russia and Iran
are fighting with the regime,
and the US has sided with Kurdish
militias that helped
to defeat Islamic State.
The rebel territory that once
spanned the country has now shrunk
to small pockets in the north-west,
the south, and the eastern Ghouta
region just oustide Damascus.
This week over 200 people have been
killed in Eastern Ghouta,
its the deadliest period of fighting
in Syria in three years.
Today the United Nations called
for an immediate ceasefire.
Our Middle East Editor
Jeremy Bowen reports.
This could be the beginning
of the end of a rebellion
in Eastern Ghouta that
began in 2012.
All the other smaller rebel-held
enclaves around Damascus have been
starved and bombed into submission.
Now, it looks to be
Eastern Ghouta's turn as the regime
pushes for decisive victory
around the capital.
All the other smaller rebel-held
enclaves around Damascus have been
starved and bombed into submission.
Now, it looks to be
Eastern Ghouta's turn as the regime
pushes for decisive victory
around the capital.
Activists say this is
as bad as it's been.
We can hear the shout and crying
of women and children
through the windows of their homes
under the missiles and mortars
dropping on us like rain.
There is nowhere to hide from this
nightmare in Eastern Ghouta.
A generation has been
born into the war.
Dozens have been killed
by it in the last few
hours in Eastern Ghouta.
Over the years of siege,
they've set up a network
of underground hospitals.
This girl, named in Arabic,
Angel, escaped the worst,
but will have to go back
to the streets to get home.
And this is her area.
With the regime
dropping what appears
to be a barrel bomb,
unguided - an indiscriminate killer.
The Syrian regime denies
It says it's trying to liberate
Eastern Ghouta from terrorists.
Eastern Ghouta is a sprawling mix
of concrete suburbs and farmland,
starting about nine miles east
of Damascus' city centre.
The Syrian rebels that have
controlled it since 2012 include
several Islamist militias,
including one with its
roots in Al-Qaeda.
Eastern Ghouta is surrounded
by Syrian government forces.
Before the war, it was just a short
drive from the Syrian
Officially, it's been designated
a de-escalation zone,
that is an empty phrase.
Force decides what happens in Syria.
After seven years, Syria's war isn't
ending, but it's changing.
President Assad, with the help
of Russia and Iran, is now secure,
but Syria is linked into a web
of war and power politics,
which guarantees more bloodshed.
How many times in the last seven
years have Syrians dug
through the rubble for survivors?
There's talk of safe
corridors out for civilians,
but based on past form,
the regime wants victory
in Eastern Ghouta and
the surrender of the rebels.
Jeremy Bowen, BBC News.
and war which is threatened to go
out and clear the forces.
that such dangerous implications?
Can return to the northern border
which is under the control of the
Yes, this is the
third area along the border
controlled by the militia. The Turks
essentially have had enough. They
launched an incursion as you do go
towards the east to drive militias
away from that area. A couple of
weeks ago they launched another
incursion to drive the Kurdish
forces out of this area entirely.
They have not made a huge amount of
progress so far. They have not
reached the main town of the area,
but Turkish government is saying
that is there even, they would take
that time. Today we saw a new
development. It was broadcast on
Syrian state media that the Syrian
military would get involved. Not the
regular army but the militia which
has been doing much of the fighting
on behalf of Syria. They went into
the region. The Turks say they were
heading towards the main city and
got close and then shelled them. I
think the idea was not to kill them
but to warn them off.
concerned because generally speaking
these big powers now in Syria
filling the holes are still there.
If we look at the map, we're in a
third stage of the war, rebels have
been defeated, so-called Islamic
state has gone and we have the major
powers, America, Turkey and Russia
and Iran in the mix, weird is from
This is the fear that these
powers using proxy forces, either in
support of the rebels or in support
of the rebels, both of those battles
are almost over so they are facing
up against each other. This
particular conflict pits the Turks
against the hated states, so two
Nato allies. The US have to make a
decision. -- the United States.
Essentially, if they become too much
trouble, will be quietly let them
That begs the question, what is
the US strategy in Syria? Originally
it was just to defeat IS but what is
It has moved on. Originally
it was to make sure that the
coalition defeats IS and that has
happened but the US is saying that
even though they have been defeated
territorially, IS could still come
back so US troops need to be there
to make sure that does not happen
but you have the Russians and the
Iranians who backed President Assad.
They are saying we came at the
invitation of the sovereign
government, you did not. You have no
reason to be here any more. The US
government does not really have a
strong chance to that statement.
Thank you. No sign at the moment of
Special counsel Robert
Mueller has unveiled
new charges in the Russia probe.
Alex Van Der Zwaan is accused
of making false statements
and misleading investigators -
regarding his communications
with Rick Gates, a partner of former
Trump campaign manager
Paul Manafort, who has also been
charged in the probe.
On Friday Mueller
indicted 13 Russians.
President Trump has been tweeting
about the investigation ever since.
Among today's numerous entries
was this one: (TWEET) I have been
much tougher on Russia than Obama,
just look at the facts.
Total Fake News!
For more on the investigation
and the president's response
we are joined by David Frum -
former speechwriter for George W
bush and author of Trumpocracy.
On that last tweet, is it true
Donald Trump has been tougher on the
It could not be a more
extreme version of the truth.
President Trump thinks no one can
remember more than 12 hours in the
past but throughout the election of
2016, President Trump implored
Russian help and benefited from it.
His campaign delivered on a series
of leaks, including the sanctions
that Congress almost passed for
helping Trump which have not been
The tendency is to
focus on the personality of Donald
Trump but your book says focus on
what is happening. You argue there
are constitutional scenes which are
starting to split?
States is a big bureaucratic state,
one person can only do so much on
its own. Donald Trump is at the
centre of the system which failed to
stop and no enables them. There is
hope that a lot of institutions will
check him but it is just a fancy way
of seeing acting together and it
does not happen automatically.
Remember the question about how many
people does it take in Poland,
Romania or Albania to screw in a
light bulb? That is just like the
question about institutions.
Regarding the Russian investigation,
a lot of people are saying that
Russians have infected the American
political system but perhaps the
disease was already there and the
Russians have exacerbated the
That is also true. We talk
about pre-existing conditions which
enabled Donald Trump. American
democracy has been going wrong for
some time. Democracy has gone wrong
around the world. We're in
democratic recession. If you ask
people, is it indispensable to live
in a democratic state? People in the
1930s, 90% say yes. Let's say yes
after that. -- less safe. Characters
like Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen
are taking advantage of decay in
The title of your book is
Trumpocracy, is it possible to have
a Trumpocracy and a liberal
We are going to have
issues. Democracy is a system of
power that does not accept a lot of
restraints. It also challenges the
idea of universal voting. One thing
which has happened in United States
is that the Republican parties of
which I am a member, has signed up a
radical agenda which does not meet
the popular task. This means it will
be increasingly difficult for people
to vote, in ways that gradually
shrink who the electorate is.
you so much for being with us. A
great pleasure to have you.
It's not just the United
States where the Trump
name is making waves.
India has been hosting the eldest
son of the President -
Donald Trump Jr -
who is on a promotional tour
to sell Trump-branded flats
to wealthy Indian customers.
But his visit is also raising
questions about the Trump
family's business interests,
and the lines between personal
profit and politics.
As Rajini Vaidyanathan
reports from New Delhi.
Trump has arrived, have you?
That's what these front page ads
across a number of national
newspapers are asking
as they promote Donald Trump Jr's
visit to India this week.
India is an incredibly important
market to our brand.
It is now home to the largest
portfolio of Trump properties
outside of North America.
The President's son is here to sell
some of the Trump Corporation's
apartments in India,
including a number of flats
which will be built here,
which is a suburb of Delhi,
about an hour from the city.
When they are finished they will be
a 47 storey high luxury
luxury apartment building.
With a price tag of over $1 million.
They can be seen from everywhere.
Anyone who pays a deposit for a flat
this week also gets an invite
to dinner and a conversation
with the man himself.
There are concerns that
even if he's not a politician,
this amounts to selling access
to the President's son,
that said, the buzz
around this visit is
attracting potential buyers.
This is a criminal lawyer
who is considering a purchase.
Because of its brand
value, we were more
attracted to this project.
That is correct.
Do you like the Trump family?
Of course, in India,
the majority of people
like the Trump family.
What do you like about them?
The way they carry themselves.
It is the way they
This project is going to be
a masterpiece, not just for the city
but also for the Trump portfolio.
We do not know what is on the menu
for Friday's dinner but Indian media
is reporting that Donald Jr has
a particular liking for Dal makhani
and chicken tikka masala.
On Friday he will be delivering
a speech on Indo Pacific
relations at a conference
where the Indian Prime Minister
will also be speaking.
That has raised some questions,
why is Donald Jr, a nonpolitical
member of the family and not part
of the administration,
delivering what appears to be
a foreign policy speech
when he is here in
India to sell flats?
Our reporter is spending a bit of
time delay. It is so fascinating.
Ethically, how do you separate
everything, business from
government? There are no
hermetically sealed boxes where you
can do this because it is a family
business and it is a brand with the
I remember the first day
of becoming president and he stood
in front of the table with all these
files of his businesses and he said,
I am putting these all to one side
when I am president, they will be
assigned to the family but perhaps
that is no dividing line between the
president and the family.
If you add
a diplomat coming to Washington,
which hotel will you stay in? At the
Marriott, Hilton or Trump Tower?
Anyway, let us move on.
The Environment Secretary,
Michael Gove, has signalled
the government will support moves
to ensure a special deal for EU farm
workers after Brexit.
Speaking at the National
Farmers Union conference
in Birmingham he outlined his plans
to replace the present
system of subsidies -
with funding for issues such
as conservation and animal welfare.
At present - payments amounting
to £3bn a year to UK farmers
are based on the amount of land
that they own.
Campaigners say the government
"upskirting" as a sexual offence
after police data showed one
complainant was 10 years old.
The practice of covertly
photographing under the skirts
of women is currently not recognised
as a specific offence.
Figures released following a Freedom
of Information have found there have
been just 11 charges related
to upskirting since 2015.
Another athlete from
the Winter Olympics
in South Korea has been
banned for doping.
Slovenian men's ice hockey player,
Ziga Jeglic has tested positive
for the asthma drug, fenoterol.
Jeglic scored the shoot-out winner
against Slovakia at the weekend.
He's been ordered to leave
the Olympic Village within the next
24 hours and reportedly accepted
an anti-doping rule violation.
There is always an air of chaos
about Italian politics.
There have been more than 60
different heads of government
since the Second World War.
And the election in two weeks time
will be no different.
The electoral rules will prevent any
one party from taking power.
So, whatever happens on March 4th,
there will be a period
of coalition building,
which as we have seen in Germany
is never straight forward.
So here's a quick explainer.
The populist Five Star movement
is leading in virtually
every poll and looks set to gain
the largest number of seats
in the lower house,
the chamber of deputies.
The ruling centre
left Democratic Party
is trailing in second place.
And even with the support of two
smaller centre left allies
"More Europe" and "Together" looks
to be short of the votes it needs.
Then, there is Forza Italia,
the centre right party of Silvio
He is banned from holding office
but he remains the leader
of his party and a powerful figure
in Italian politics.
With the support of the smaller
populist parties on the right,
Lega Nord, the Brothers of Italy
and Us with Italy, they could end up
with the biggest share of the vote,
BUT without a parliamentary
MARCHELLO SORJEE is
Political Editor with
the La Stampa and joins me.
promised to take on the endemic
corruption in Italian politics and
now finds itself embroiled in its
own scandal, tell us about that.
According to the polls, the 5-star
movement continues to be the first
party for votes. I think the
electors say that the scandal
regarded 1.5 million euros. But 21
million have been returned. Sue the
electors see 5-star is essentially
an anti-corruption party and to
maintain the integrity of MPs
against the MPs they see are totally
dishonest. It is important the
scandal because in the south of
Italy, the competition is between
the 5-star movement and
centre-right. This could affect the
way people vote. The shape of
constituencies could change the
results of the election.
seen in France and Holland the
populist parties have been seen off
but, it shows people how it works,
the 5-star moment might not have
enough votes. Might not other
parties on the right to form a
At the moment, the 5-star
moment -- movement is rejecting any
alliance. It is really difficult
that one single party could win the
election. Because the vote is to
thirst proportional and one third
single. So to win elections, a party
or coalition needs 40% of the votes
and 70% in the constituencies. It is
impossible to take 70% of the seats
in the constituencies. If the 5-star
movement changes its plan after the
vote and for example, goes to an
alliance with leg, probably they
would go to a new government.
If the 5-star movement becomes the
biggest party in the Parliament,
what does that mean for the European
Parliament -- for the EU because
they are not pro-European?
the Italian elections have always
been important. We cannot forget in
Italy there was the most important
Communist Party. I think this time
the Italian elections are important
to Europe because they are similar
to France, Germany and UK elections.
In the era of populism and
uncontrolled migration from Africa,
the Italian election is important.
Thank you very much for coming in
and we will hear from you a lot more
in the run-up to the election.
Right, forget Brexit,
the biggest crisis facing the UK,
right now, is the chicken
shortage at KFC.
Branches around the UK have remained
closed today much to the frustration
of regular customers.
Sima Kotecha has been
on a chicken hunt in Birmingham.
For chicken lovers and fast-food
fans it is another day of sadness.
Hundreds of KFC stores
closed across the country
because of a shortage of Britain's
most popular bird meat.
Absolutely unbelievable, how could
you run out of chicken in a KFC?.
of chicken in a KFC?.
This KFC in the centre of Birmingham
is open but it has a limited menu.
It serves only chicken popcorn.
The chain says almost 600
remain closed around
the country and it is not clear
when they will be back open.
KFC says it has happened because it
has changed distributors.
It used to use South African owned
company Bidvest to transport
chicken but recently changed to DHL,
and that is why they say they have
had some teething problems.
We saw this coming weeks ago,
people last week were earning money,
working on a good product,
providing good customer service
and today they will struggle
to put food on the table.
Then looking at the people working
in the 900 KFC stores,
they have been sent home
with no pay.
DHL says due to operational reasons
a number of deliveries in recent
days have been incomplete.
They moved what looked
like a relatively uncomplicated
supply chain to a more complicated
one and they do not seem to have
pressure tested it at all.
For any organisation to do that
seems bizarre at best.
Customers have complained
and social media.
The chain says some staff
will still be paid but many
of its outlets are franchises,
so it is likely they
will make losses.
Fried chicken is not everybody's
favoured but for those who love it,
patience is wearing thin.
KFC says more deliveries
are being made each day but it
expects disruption at some
the rest of the week.
I guarantee she has never delivered
a piece to camera like that, there
is only popcorn at this restaurant.
Is this that happened when I was a
student, there would be hysteria at
our student -- student digs. If you
look at the KFC website, they have
drawn a useful map with all the
towns which have chicken and all
those which do not. So if you have
to sign a shop with chicken, you can
find on the map. They will send the
lorries round another time.
This is Beyond 100
Days from the BBC.
Coming up for viewers
on the BBC News Channel
and BBC World News -
We speak to a Florida high school
student preparing to march
for greater gun control in the wake
of last week's shooting.
And the underdog comes out on top -
shock as one of Europe's best
football teams is
bested in the FA Cup.
That's still to come.
That's still to come.
Hello there. Plenty of fair weather
on the way for the British Isles for
the next few days, even into next
week but it will be cold. Today we
had a weather front in the East,
bringing patchy outbreaks of rain
and drizzle and a little more of
that to come this evening and
overnight. Close will keep the
temperature is up. A few spots
reaching pleasing but further north
and west with clear skies we will
get overnight lows of minus two or
minus three. That weather front is a
short lived a feeling the East, high
pressure is eroding it over the next
24 hours. By Wednesday it will
practically have gone. High pressure
will dominate for the next ten days.
More on that in a moment. For
Wednesday, a largely fine day, still
from cloud left over from that
weather front. Perhaps the odd spot
of drizzle in the England and Wales
but most boys will get brightness. A
little colder than today with highs
of seven or eight degrees. Thursday,
high-pressure holes weather France
I'd be out in the Atlantic. Fine
weather. -- weather fronts. Just for
degrees in Norwich on Thursday. It
will feel colder. That wind will
come into play by the weekend and
next week, notice easterly winds
remaining strong for London and
Cardiff. A fine weekend to come far
as but the era coming our way comes
all the way from Siberia,
particularly cold at the moment,
that cold air are starting to push
across the British Isles come Monday
and Tuesday and we will feel it.
Next week a lot of fine weather and
decent sunshine with widespread
frost. That wind will be especially
This is Beyond One Hundred Days,
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Jon Sopel's in Washington.
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When senior figures in the British
government meet this
Thursday at the Prime Minister's
country residence, Chequers,
to discuss Brexit, they will be
taking part in one of the most
crucial discussions thus far.
At stake, the pivotal question:
what does the cabinet want
the future customs arrangements
with the EU to be?
Today in Vienna ahead
of that Thursday meeting,
the Brexit Secretary David Davis
said the UK wants "close,
even-handed co-operation" with EU
even after it has
withdrawn from the bloc.
Brexit will inevitably mean a change
in the way companies do business.
Brexit will inevitably mean a change
in the way companies do business. It
has two before we are to make good
on the referendum result and Cava
power for Britain to strike at seven
trade deals, have its own
immigration policy and make our
Courts sovereign once more. My
message to you in this room is that
these goals will not change the kind
of country that Britain is. A
dynamic and open country. That
supports businesses to grow,
innovate, in a competitive, open and
fair market. One leading a race to
the top and global standards.
Trade as frictionless
as possible, is the phrase
ministers keep using.
But what kind of framework
would reassure investors.
Over the next month in the run up
to March 29th, by which point the UK
will have just one year left
until it leaves the EU,
we are going to talk
some of the country's
leading business brains.
And we are going to start today,
with Scotland's first
billionaire, the investor Sir Tom
The idea of making our own
decisions, getting rid
of bureaucracy in Brussels,
and getting on with it
would appeal to me.
But we are nearly two years down
the line from taking the vote
and things are not that much
We still do not have the facts
of why this is good for Britain.
As a businessman do you think
that we should have some freedom
and pull away from the customs union
so we can do our own trade deals
with whoever we like,
and businessmen like that kind
of freedom, or do you think
we should tie ourselves
to our biggest market even if that
takes away some of that freedom?
As a businessman I want to do
the easiest way of doing business
with Europe and indeed the rest
of the world that there is.
No tariffs, no regulation,
as little periods to do
these deals as we can.
It just seems to me that there is no
clarity and the one thing businesses
hate is uncertainty.
So how does that affect West Coast
capital, your company?
You invest them in a broad portfolio
of companies in retail,
in property, technology,
do you look at certain sectors
of the British economy
and say that is high risk
because of all the uncertainties
there are, do you stay away
from those sectors and pick others?
We do invest in companies
who are doing business in Europe
but some of them are having to take
on extra overhead, building
a new logistics warehouse in Europe,
in the eventuality
of what may happen.
You are already seeing
I'm already seeing that happening.
But frankly these companies
are having to guess,
having to second-guess
the politicians as to where
we're going to end up.
And I know that some of
the companies are not making these
So some people are
just doing nothing.
But would you invest in them,
would Brexit stop you from investing
in British companies?
I do know of some companies
who are putting off
investment decisions today
because of the uncertainty.
I must ask you since you are one
of the billionaires in Scotland,
not the only any more,
I think there are now a couple.
There are plenty now.
OK so Nicola Sturgeon post Brexit,
argued that because Scotland had
voted to remain the question
of another independence referendum
was back on the table.
Can you make an argument
for Scotland going its
own way post Brexit?
My argument at the present time
is look at all the uncertainty that
voting to leave Europe has caused.
And try and put that
in the context of Scotland
trying to leave the union.
I think we would be in an unholy
mess if we did that today.
I'm not saying never.
I'm saying definitely not now.
So let me press you just to finish,
if you were sitting round the table
with a Board of Directors and had
to get a deal tomorrow on Brexit,
what would you be pushing for?
Well from a business point of view
I want to have friction free trade.
So I do not want regulation,
I do not want any tariffs,
I do not want any red tape.
So can Brexit deliver that
for British business?
And if a politician made
the argument which said
to me in the short-term,
up to three years, we may be worse
off but in the long-term,
over ten years, we will be better
off, that is an argument
that I would listen to.
But I have not heard that
articulated from any
politician as of yet.
So is there a model
which might satisfy Sir Tom
and investors like him?
Some senior figures
in the Conservative Party
are warming to a solution that's
been put forward by the UK's
Institute of Directors.
The IoD is advocating
leaving the customs union,
in line with the PM's
Lancaster House statement,
and the UK instead signing up
to a bespoke, partial
customs union with the EU.
The agreement would cover
industrial goods and some
processed agricultural goods,
which would remove they say any need
for technical information relating
to the ORIGIN of products.
That could be combined
with a free trade
agreement, which would allow trade
in certain goods to be
as frictionless as possible,
including with Ireland.
The author of the IoD
proposal is Allie Renson,
she joins us from our Dundee studio.
Great to have you with us. So not
the customs union, not a customs
union but a partial customs union.
Yes I think we need to separate out
what is inevitable. We are living
customs union, it is difficult to
see how the UK could stay part of
it. It is in the EU treaties. And
then it is difficult to make the
argument that we should be in a full
customs union and part of EU trade
agreements because they do not
negotiate trade agreements with
other people. So we need that
flexibility anyway and the question
is how you square that with trying
to avoid costly rules of origin
applying to manufacturing and
industrial goods. This is how we see
a way of squaring the circle to a
But isn't it is not without
friction but slightly less friction?
Well we are clear in the report it
does not remove all barriers to
trade with the EU and far from it.
You would have to look at the
regulatory relationship we have with
the single market once we are
outside it. There is a lot of
technical facilitating solutions we
need to be added on to make that
border in Ireland frictionless but
it removes a huge barrier to trade
for manufacturers concerned about
the supply chain being disrupted by
having rules of origin applied to
trade with the EU.
Minister tells us not to look at
models that already exist but the
model you describe sounds pretty
similar to the Turkish model.
Structure in terms of what it covers
potentially is the same starting
point. The differences when some
people argue that without constraint
the EU would be hampered in finding
trade agreements with third
countries, Turkey has been somewhat
unable to do the same in terms of
getting reciprocal market access
every time the EU does a trade
agreement. But the EU and Turkey
have different starting positions
with respect to their global trade
ambitions. So I think this is a good
base on which to build and try to
fix some deficiencies that exist in
the Turkish model which actually are
already being addressed between
Turkey and the EU.
Minister said -- says she will lock
them into Chequers until they come
up with a solution. Is this the
right balance then?
I think it is
part of the puzzle and important
bits of it. But the reason we were
keen to get the message out is to
say that being in a partial customs
union does not mean in any way that
you're constrained from negotiating
your own trade agreements. That is
an important message for certain
parts of government to realise.
can think of worse places to be
locked into them Chequers!
Right now busses loaded
with students from Parkland, Florida
are headed to the state's capital.
Less than a week after their high
school was the scene
of a mass shooting -
which left 17 people dead -
they are calling for change
in gun control laws.
Tomorrow they will be
marching and meeting
with legislators in Tallahassee.
Giuliana Matamoros is among those
making the trip and she spoke to me
right before she left.
Tell me what you're doing today, how
many people you are travelling with,
what your expectations are?
We are going to Tallahassee.
We're going to get there
around eight o'clock.
I'm going with about 100 kids.
And our expectations for tomorrow,
because that is when all
the meetings are, is to be able
to talk to these representatives,
people who have authority,
and for them to listen to us.
For them to consider
a change so nothing
like this can happen again.
We really want our
voices to be heard.
To have an opportunity to be able
to talk to them is amazing.
We are making history, we are doing
this for our angels that we gained.
And I'm so very proud of my school
that we're doing this.
I'm proud of my nation
for supporting us.
And are you going to the meetings
with a list of demands
about the changes you want to see
in the gun laws or are you just
going to say look guys,
you figure it out, there has
to be change?
No, we are going with proposals,
that is what we're going to discuss
during the bus ride there.
Since everyone is going to be
together, that is a chance
for all of us to talk and see
what we're going demand.
We're not just going there just
to talk, we're going there to talk
and for them to listen
and take action.
Do you think that there is something
in the atmosphere that has changed
which means that all these young
people coming together to talk
about the need for change
will actually lead to change
in the United States?
I think now it is different.
Because we have all this technology,
we have a bigger audience
we can reach out to.
I feel the atmosphere is just unity,
we do not want this to happen any
more, we're tired of hearing it
on the news.
We just want action,
we need it to happen.
3000 kids in one school,
that is a big family enough.
And having a lot of the nation
coming in and supporting us as well,
that is what is changing.
We are able to have that voice
and able to be heard.
Thank you very much
indeed for being with us.
And I will be in Tallahassee with
that demonstration tomorrow. And she
said they would discuss their policy
position on the bus. They're not a
conventional political force which
may be a bigger weakness but also
their strength. People are rallying
and thinking maybe they have a
message that we need to listen to.
saw a couple of drafts of bipartisan
proposals that have been put forward
and the Florida State house, their
statement goes much further with
proposals on semiautomatic weapons,
background checks, time-outs for
those who should not have guns. The
Congress version looks like just an
imposition of the law that is
I think there is a
change in the air. It may come to
nothing but these young people are
driving something at the moment and
it could lead to change, who knows.
Oxfam is at the centre of a storm
of allegations of abusive
behaviour and management cover up -
now the entire aid sector is under
scrutiny for safeguarding failures.
The charity says it's
investigating a further 26 cases
of alleged sexual misconduct of some
of its former staff in Haiti.
The BBC's Stephen Sackur has been
speaking to Amira Malik Miller-
an experienced aid worker
who witnessed misconduct
at first hand.
In 2004 while working
for an NGO in Liberia,
she blew the whistle on a senior
staff member who she witnessed
having a sexual relationship
with a young local woman.
The man and other senior managers
were subsequently dismissed.
At the weekend I went into the
kitchen, other people were around as
well but I went into the kitchen and
found one of the senior staff
members there with a quite young
Liberian girl. I do not know what
age she was, 16, 18. But what I saw
was something I was not comfortable
with and which I deem to be
inappropriate. I confronted that
person right there and then.
Sexually inappropriate? Yes. There
was a lot of touching and so on. I
certainly felt it was inappropriate
and went against our code of
conduct. That is why I confronted
that man straightaway and why I then
the following Monday morning went to
head office and said this has
happened, I'm not comfortable with
this I do not think it is according
to a code of conduct and someone.
And I would expect you to do
Amira Malik Miller talking
to Stephen Sackur for BBC HardTalk.
And you can watch that
fascinating interview in full
here on BBC World News on Wednesday
at the times in GMT you can
see on your screen now.
The US and UK are in talks
about what to do with two men
from west London who were detained
in Syria last month on suspicion
of terrorist activity.
and El Shafee Elsheikh
are believed to be two members
of the Islamic State cell known
as 'the Beatles' that
killed Western hostages.
The BBC understands the pair have
been stripped of their UK
citizenship and the home secretary,
Amber Rudd says that
they should go on trial.
A court in Bangkok has
awarded a Japanese man full
paternity rights for thirteen babies
that he fathered through
Mitsutoki Shigeta became the focus
of the so-called 'baby
factory' scandal in 2014
when it was revealed that he had
fathered multiple infants
through Thai surrogates.
His case led to Thailand banning
commercial surrogacy for foreigners.
The rising tide of plastic
pollution in our oceans
is breaking international law,
according to a new report.
Campaigners say some
of the world's biggest polluters -
including China and India -
could be forced to pay compensation
to island nations whose
coastlines are being ruined.
Still to come a huge shot in the FA
Cup last night as we can celebrate
their win over Manchester City.
Sarah Lancashire reports now on free
school meals for some schools in
Yeah, there's all different
food you can get.
My favourite's chicken curry.
It's tomato pasta.
So this is your favourite
meal you've got today?
You get lettuce, and you have tomato
and you have all the pasta.
When I was at school,
school lunches were not something
you looked forward to,
but are they actually good here?
Yeah. Really good.
All the kids here do seem to
really enjoy their school meals,
and the teachers know that,
for some of them, it's the best meal
they're going to eat all day.
When the schools close,
quite a few of these kids
do, sadly, go hungry.
That's why North Lanarkshire Council
are to pilot a scheme providing free
lunches to kids who need them,
not just on school
days, but every day.
Every so often, you can spot
that someone's hungrier
than we would like them to be
after a weekend, or after a
holiday period in particular.
It can be individual children,
we know that food is an issue.
If you're hungry, you won't
learn and you won't achieve.
Other councils in the UK provide
meals during school holidays.
North Lanarkshire will be
the first to make free lunches
available 365 days a year,
from primary one up to the third
year of secondary school.
I know there are children out
there that don't get a meal.
Some adults go without to give
their kids during the holidays.
The children get full meals
at school, so in the holidays
and that, you give them a piece
for lunch, and they're, like,
"Where is my hot dinner?", ken?
About 40% of these children qualify
for free school meals.
But the school works hard to make
sure it's not obvious
who to avoid any stigma.
For the same reasons,
kids won't be coming into school
at weekends and holidays -
meals will be served in leisure
centres or community halls.
It will cost around £500,000 a year
to feed kids who might not
otherwise eat a proper meal
over the weekend.
There's a 'critical division'
between the countries
in the east of the EU,
and those in the west.
That was one of the themes
from Hungary's prime minister
in his annual state of the union
address this week.
Victor Orban - whose
tough line on migration
has enraged the EU -
said his country was
endangered by politicians
in Brussels, Berlin and Paris.
Jenny Hill has been to the Hungarian
border with Serbia.
Hungry is standing its ground.
A border fence, no migrant
quotas, a different
vision for Europe.
It is thanks
to our political leaders
that Hungary and its people
have a profile in Europe.
People recognise us,
they look at us and say Hungary,
you are OK.
But Victor Orban
unsettles his EU peers.
Do not expect him to
back down over asylum
policy, the crisis may
be over but he and his
are seeking re election.
This wave of refugees and immigrants
to Hungary and to Europe
came as kind of a heavenly gift
to Victor Orban and many other
politicians in the region.
They could exaggerate
the potential threats and
risks and then appear as saviours.
Watch out for the dress rehearsal.
Local elections in this town.
The Fidesz candidate
expected to win.
How do you justify to voters here?
Even so he was not
keen to speak to us.
Can we just ask you about the EU?
Your party is in
trouble with the EU.
How do you justify that
to voters here who
depend on EU money so much?
Let alone discuss the EU.
Sorry, I have to go.
Orban's dream of what he calls
an illiberal democracy.
thing they do right is
keeping migrants out.
Apart from that they do
not do anything good.
They might say the
economy is thriving
but we do not feel it.
The only people who do well
are those close to Fidesz.
The courts, the police,
the administration, all
completely under the influence
of Fidesz and people are scared.
I do not know what
will happen to me for
speaking out but I'm not afraid.
But out here in the
Farms like this depend
on funding from the EU.
Union should not be
small-minded with Hungarian dairy
farmers just because it has
quarrelled with the
It would be irresponsible
to punish the country
and its people.
The end results could be
the EU falls apart.
For many of course this
is all about security.
But the fence has come to define
Hungary and its decision to
put national interests first.
Here on the very outer
edge of the EU it
is a symbol of defiance.
After all, this country
knows what it means to
be left outside.
I have stood on the border and watch
them unravelling that razor wire in
2015. We talked about Italy and
immigration is the central theme
driving politics in these countries.
It may not push the populist parties
into power but tasers shaping the
debate and politics and has an
effect on where mainstream politics
stands at any one time.
it has been a thread running through
the programme. Talking about Trump
and immigration being a big part of
that. We have been discussing the
Brexit fallout. Brexit decisions
largely driven by immigration as
well. And politicians are still
struggling to catch up with this in
terms of often what the public are
Whatever your sport,
we all like a spot of giant killing.
And last night in the FA
Cup Wigan pulled off one
of the all time upsets,
beating top of the league,
runaway leaders, Manchester City.
The League One side,
46 places below City
in the English football league,
won 1-0 in their fifth round tie.
Beating one of the best
sides in Europe.
They'll now face Southampton
in the quarter final.
And the scorer of that goal,
cult hero Will Grigg.
In terms of the calibre of their
players and how they have been doing
as a team, the manager, it is the
highlight of my career just how bad
night panned out. And to get that
goal was something special.
given rise to the greatest football
chant ever! You know the words? Will
Grigg on fire, your defence is
terrified. Here is a flavour.
# Will Grigg on fire.
# Your defence is terrified.
# Will Grigg on fire.
# Your defence is terrified.
And that was surely every pub last
night in Wigan.
Did you ever imagine
we would be showing film from inside
a pub in Wigan where they are doing
a soccer chant! Do not let anyone
say we do not have a broader agenda!
One friend said to me the dream of a
Wigan - Rochdale final lives on. Who
are Rochdale playing in the next
They're not going into the
next round because Spurs are going
to beat them!
I thought you would
like that! The Wigan manager is Paul
Cook, a former Burnley player. So
some Burnley fans rooting for them.
Thank you for watching. We will see
you at the same time tomorrow.