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The British Prime Minister slams
the Russian Government over
the poisoning of a former spy.
Theresa May says it's highly likely
the Kremlin was involved.
So, what's she going to do about it?
This attempted murder using weapons
grade nerve agent in a British town
was not just a crime against the
Skripals, it was an indiscriminate
and reckless act the United Kingdom.
it was an indiscriminate
and reckless act the United Kingdom.
The Russian ambassador
to London has been summoned
to explain the attack -
and Mrs May says there cannot be
business as usual with Moscow.
Radio silence from
North Korea on Trump's
offer of direct talks -
the Secretary of State says there's
still much to be agreed.
Also on the programme:
Allegations of bullying
and sexual harrassment
within Westminster -
the Leader of the House tells
us what she is doing
to protect clerks and staff.
What we are looking to achieve
is for people to come forward,
not ending up splashed all over
the newspapers, not ending up
being further bullied
by people knowing, oh,
you just made a complaint
The bun fight over scones -
how the promotion of a Cornish cream
tea left one corner of England
a little red faced.
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Hello and welcome.
I'm Katty Kay in Washington
and Christian Fraser is in London.
Moscow - your move.
The British Prime Minister Theresa
May has given Russia a day
to respond to allegations
that it was behind the poisoning
of a former Russian spy
and his daughter in Salisbury,
England, eight days ago.
If Moscow's response isn't credible,
said the Prime Minister,
the incident would be deemed
an unlawful use of force
against Britain and her government
would take extensive,
as yet unspecified, measures.
Mrs May told Parliament they'd been
poisoned with a military-grade nerve
agent of a type developed by Russia.
Our Diplomatic Correspondent
James Landale reports.
Today, police continued to examine
the Salisbury home of Sergei
Skripal, more than a week
after the former Russian
and his daughter were attacked with
a nerve agent, a week
during which it has remained unclear
who carried out the crime and wide.
who carried out the crime and why.
So, this morning
ministers gathered for a
meeting of the National Security
Council, looking for answers.
An update on the
investigation from the
police and intelligence services
that would allow them and the Prime
Minister to decide
what steps to take next.
For some days, ministers have been
pushing Theresa May for
a tougher response.
This afternoon, she was clear
who she thought was
what they should do.
It is now clear that Mr Skripal
and his daughter were poisoned with
a military grade nerve agent
of a type developed by Russia.
It is part of a group of nerve
agents known as Novichok.
Based on the analysis of world
leading experts at Porton Down,
our knowledge that
Russia has previously
produced this agent and
would still be capable of doing so,
the Government has concluded that it
is highly likely that Russia
was responsible for the act against
Sergei and Yulia Skripal.
She said the Foreign
Secretary had summoned
the Russian ambassador
and told him he had
until the end of tomorrow
whether this was a direct
act by the Russian state
or by others who now control
the nerve agent.
Mr Speaker, this attempted murder
using a weapons grade nerve agent
in a British town
was not just a crime
against the Skripals,
an indiscriminate and reckless act
against the United Kingdom, putting
the lives of innocent
civilians at risk.
And we will not tolerate such
a brazen attempt to murder in
And we will not tolerate such
a brazen attempt to murder
innocent civilians on our soil.
The Labour leader called
for tougher sanctions
on oligarchs living
We need to continue seeking a robust
dialogue with Russia on all
the issues currently
dividing our countries,
both domestic and international.
Rather than simply cutting off
contact and letting the
tensions and divisions get worse.
Earlier today, before the statement,
President Putin was visiting an
agricultural centre in southern
Russia and dismissed a question from
the BBC's Steve Rosenberg.
President Putin, BBC
News - is Russia behind
the poisoning of Sergei Skripal?
We are dealing with
agriculture here, as you see, to
create conditions for people's
lives, and you talk to me about some
First get to the bottom of it
there and then we will discuss
But now that Russia has been blamed
officially for what happened
in Salisbury, it has 24 hours
to decide how to respond.
In the report there, you saw our
correspondent Steve Rosenberg. We
have been speaking to him and I
asked if Moscow would be worried
about what they heard in the British
problem the British Government faces
here is the way it is perceived by
the Kremlin. I think it is perceived
as pretty weak, Britain is perceived
as quite weak, because Moscow here's
British politicians in Parliament
criticising Russia, huffing and
puffing, but the Russians don't
believe that Britain will blow the
house down, that will take strong
measures against Moscow, so the key
question now is that if, come
Wednesday, Britain could prove that
this was an act of state-sponsored
force by Russia, what kind of
measures will Britain, perhaps
together with her allies, take
Well let's get more from our chief
political correspondent Vicki Young.
Some very strong words in the house
this afternoon. Theresa May's
language suggests that just kicking
out a few diplomats isn't really
going to cut it.
No, and she is
under a lot of pressure from any on
her own side as well as others to do
more than that and I think the
phrase it will not be business as
usual means that they are planning
something more than that. We
understand that the Foreign
Secretary Boris Johnson called in
the Russian ambassador this
afternoon at about 3:45pm. His tone
was cool and firm, there was no
handshake between the two of the man
the Foreign Secretary expressed the
outrage felt by the British public
about the reckless disregard for
public safety and as you say, the
Russians have until midnight
tomorrow to give their response and
the British Government saying you
either did directly target is or you
have lost control of this nerve
agent and either of those scenarios
mean there will be some kind of
extensive retaliation. The question
is whether it is a wholesale
expulsion of diplomats from this
country, but I think Britain knows
that really to have a powerful
impact, it has to work with its
allies, so that means people in the
European Union, it means Nato, it
means the United Nations, trying to
get allies onside to make Russia
think again. One senior Conservative
MP said to me, when I said would
President Putin care whatever we did
and he said in the end, this has got
to be about the relationship we have
going forward. At the moment, it is
an abusive relationship, Russia does
not respect Britain and we have to
make them respect us.
KATTY: Vicki Young, thank you very
much. I guess this is the question,
is the Prime Minister going to be
successful in making this not just a
British issue but making it an
international issue so she can get
allies on board to have a robust
CHRISTIAN: There are some obvious
thing she can do in the UK, so there
are 99 companies listed on the
British stock exchange, over 3,000
Russian students here, about £1.3
billion worth of investment in
property that is of suspicious
funds, according to transparency
International, so she can certainly
target that side of things in the UK
but like you say, she will want this
to be an international effort. Not
easy when you look at the Europeans,
in Italy, the 5-star movement have
gone a bit soft on Russia, the
Germans have not been inclined to
impose tough sanctions on Russia
either and of course there is
Brexit, so they are not particularly
enamoured with the UK at the moment.
There is though the collective
defence principle within the
founding Treaty of Nato, article
five, and there has been some
suggestion from ministers that that
might be one way they would go.
KATTY: Then she faces the same
problem she faces with the
Europeans, she would have to get the
Americans on board to get some kind
of Nato response. Looking at the
White House and President Trump,
that seems pretty far-fetched,
CHRISTIAN: Therein lies the problem
because Donald Trump has not imposed
the sanctions that Congress has put
in place itself and if he's not
going to do to protect American
democracy, he's not going to do it
for British democracy, I don't know.
But certainly they will be Nato,
battle with the next port of call.
Twice before they have enacted
article five in recent years, one
after 9/11 and one after the
annexation of Crimea in Ukraine, so
we will have to see what kind of
action is taken.
Imagine you make
a historic offer to sit
down with a sworn enemy,
your press goes wild,
your opponents are worried,
it's the headline on TV for hours
and then you hear absolutely nothing
back from your adversary.
Well, apparently that's
the position the President Trump
now finds himself in.
KATTY: Last week, he said he'd sit
down with Kim Jong-un
and, since then, according to the US
Secretary of State, there's been
silence from Pyongyang.
Mr Tillerson also said no time nor
location has been set.
If it happens, if it
I may leave fast or we make sit down
and make the greatest deal
I may leave fast or we may sit down
and make the greatest deal
for the world and for all of these
frankly, North Korea,
that's what hope happens.
frankly, North Korea,
that's what I hope happens.
For more on the potential talks,
we are joined now by Joel Wit,
a senior fellow at the US
at Johns Hopkins University.
Thank you for coming in, what is
wrong with sitting down with Kim
Jong-un, the things that America and
the Western tribe the last 30 or 40
years, maybe this would?
I don't see
anything wrong with sitting down
with Kim Jong-un, particularly at
this point of time and people forget
that the past few months, we have
been worried about a military
conflict on the Korean calendula, so
this is certainly a big change from
that situation and I think we need
to give it a shot -- peninsular.
there is a downside, it would
presumably be the photo opportunity
Kim Jong-un might the man standing
next to Donald Trump would give his
regime some kind of legitimacy?
course, meeting with an American
president is prestigious but at this
point, I think we need to get beyond
the optics and get down to the
basics and the basics are that this
is a very dangerous situation and a
meeting between the two leaders, if
handled properly, could result in a
much different situation.
Trump has thrust himself into a
fairly precarious diplomatic
situation because of the
negotiations were to fail, then that
would leave both sides with no room
Well, you are
absolutely right. Having a summit
carries a lot of risks, so in the
planning for the summit, the
administration needs to be thinking
of different scenarios and one of
those is things don't work out
exactly as it hopes, and so it needs
to put in place a plan to continue
to move forward to talk to North
Korea, even some more, even if it is
a failed summit.
It is a unique
opportunity and maybe Kim Jong-un is
hoping that can be a pause in this
and he can pick it up of the talks
fail, do you think that is what is
Of course, the North
Koreans have been planning for this
for awhile and they have different
options they will have laid out in
the planning process and I am sure
there is a plan never what happens
if the summit fails and they can
just keep moving forward with their
If you had to stake your
many years studying this issue and
your sizeable retirement fortune on
whether Kim Jong-un is entirely
bluffing or whether this is a
serious offer on his part, which way
would you go?
I think it's a serious
offer. The North Koreans don't offer
a meeting with their leader lightly,
and so I think they have thought
about this a lot, they know what
they want to get out of the summit.
It may be different from what
President Trump once.
imply they are seriously prepared to
give up their nuclear weapons.
think they are seriously prepared to
consider a process of
denuclearisation. That doesn't mean
it's going to happen overnight. It
will be an objective, long-term
objective, of negotiations.
you very much for coming in.
The British Parliament has
a problem with bullying
and sexual harassment.
And, too often, it is
the complainant that is
removed from their job,
rather than the MP.
Among those under scrutiny is the
Speaker of the House, John Bercow.
KATTY: His former private
secretary, Kate Emms,
told BBC Newsnight she had suffered
bullying while working
for the Speaker in 2011
and was signed off sick suffering
from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Mr Bercow has refuted
And more have come forward, with
further allegations about other MPs.
He sort of manoeuvred me out
into the corridor and...
..put his arms around me and...
..kissed me on the lips and...
I couldn't do anything about it.
I couldn't force him off.
I'd made a chocolate cake
and I was kneeling, putting,
you know, the rest of the icing
on the cake and the MP in question,
he came in and laughed and came
and stood right over me,
I remember it being very
overbearingly close and him saying,
"Right where you belong,
on your knees with
"a face full of chocolate."
So following those allegations by
Newsnight, the independent inquiry
into the allegations of bullying
against staff in the Houses of
Parliament is set to go ahead. The
leader of Parliament Andrea Leadsom
said the issue should be
I will propose that
the inquiry should hear from past
and current staff members about
their experiences and help to
provide them with closure wherever
possible. I will also propose that
it should take soundings from
current and former house staff on
whether the respect policy is fit
for purpose and weather has staff
would be better served by having
access to the new independent
complaints and grievance policy from
day one. Mr Speaker, I am more
determined than ever that we banish
all kinds of harassment and bullying
from this place because make no
mistake, there is a need for change.
Strong words from Andrea Leadsom,
who was responding on the part of
And earlier today, I asked
her for her reaction
And this is what she told me.
Very importantly, at the heart
of our investigations,
was the need for confidentiality
for the individual complainant and,
so, of course, what we are seeking
to achieve is for people to be able
to come forward, not ending up
splashed all over the newspapers,
not ending up sort of being further
bullied by people knowing that,
oh, you've just made
a complaint about someone,
so confidentiality is absolutely key
to giving people the confidence
to be able to come forward knowing
they will get a fair hearing
but also really importantly
with this Independent
is there will be serious sanctions
against anybody who is found guilty,
ranging from sort of
etc, right up to dismissal,
to the recall of MPs act
and that is absolutely vital,
so you got a whole process
through that puts the complainant
at the heart of it.
But just to be specific,
if the allegations are upheld
against the Speaker
of the House John Bercow, should
he be forced to go?
Well, we are working
on implementing our proposal
as soon as possible.
We are hoping to have pretty much
done it within three months from now
and it will then be the case that
somebody with a complaint against,
whether it is a Member
of Parliament, a peer,
another member of house staff,
a journalist, etc, who works
on the Parliamentary estate,
will be able to come forward and use
that complaints procedure.
You're the Commons leader,
responsible for arranging Government
business in the House of Commons.
There's a report in The Times today
that this parliament is the most
inactive for at least 20 years.
Well, I just don't see
that at all, you know?
At the moment, we have 16
bills before Parliament.
Six have already received Royal
assent, we have a huge amount
of legislation to get through,
so there's all sorts of legislation
that is coming forward at pace,
more to do, and my job is to see it
all through and make sure that it
gets its final readings
and its Royal assent.
It interesting you say that
because the Times quotes
an anonymous Tory MP who says,
"They hang around saying everything
"is going marvellously,
but then we don't have the numbers
"to vote on anything
so we all hugger off home "early
"to vote on anything
so we all hugger off home early
"and we come back tomorrow to do
it all again."
No, that is...
You know, we have taken our view
on some Opposition Day motions
that the Government chooses not
to vote on those, but in terms
of getting legislation through,
we are taking all of our bills
through at pace and of course
when you are in a situation
where you don't have a Government
majority for every bit
of legislation, you do need
to consult very carefully
and in detail with members
right across the house
to make sure that we take
into account their views and address
all of their concerns.
Very quickly on Brexit,
the European Council president
Donald Tusk and the French finance
minister who was here last
week were pretty blunt,
where they come about when it comes
week were pretty blunt,
weren't they, about when it comes
to financial services and the city
and I know you are very
interested in the city,
financial services won't be
part of a future deal.
So my own view on that is UK
financial services is the world
leading financial services Centre.
The United Kingdom is second
to New York and the other
competitors are Singapore and Hong
You know, the European Union needs
access to UK financial services,
the whole sector employs
around two million people
in the United Kingdom,
ranging from Edinburgh
to Birmingham to Bournemouth,
as well as of course
the City of London.
It's a massive sector and whilst it
will be great if we can get a free
trade deal that includes financial
the sector will thrive and survive
extremely well once we leave
the EU in 2019.
Well, they did talk about fisheries,
the coastal communities here are
worried you are going to sell them
out for financial services.
absolutely not the case, there will
be huge opportunities for UK fishing
communities to rebuild, to have a
more thriving fishing community that
we used to have before we joined the
European Union. Definitely fisheries
has been an area that has suffered
as a result of our membership and I
look forward to being able to take
back control and be a coastal state
once again, to decide on access in
our own fishing waters and that's
going to be a huge advantage of
leaving the European Union.
Leadsom. Christian, you have far too
much fun reading the quote from the
times, it was written all over your
face. Seriously, on Andrea Leadsom,
I have no doubt that both she and
Theresa May are concerned about the
issue of bullying and harassment in
Westminster but how urgently do you
think they are taking this? I didn't
detect in her answers to you really
forceful sense of urgency that this
has to right now.
CHRISTIAN: I think she has done a
lot of work on it, actually, but one
of the problems in Westminster at
the moment is that those clerks and
staff that are employed by
Parliament, under a different union
and are not covered by some of the
reforms she has pushed through for
those staff who work for MPs and she
has been saying we need one uniform
system across Westminster that
defends all people, because at the
moment, as we said in the
introduction, there is a feeling
that it into the complainant that is
forced out of a job and push towards
KATTY: So how long before this
investigation produces results and
the system changes?
CHRISTIAN: The interesting thing
will be, given the numbers in
Parliament, whether implications
here, if it is proven, and let's
reiterate the fact that John Bercow
has denied the accusations against
him, but if it is proven, would he
be forced to stand down? That I
suppose will be the test of the new
legislation. There are other MPs
facing allegations. We will have to
see if it has teeth but a house that
is so finely balanced, the last
thing they want is the Speaker being
removed from his job.
Let's have a look at news from
around the world.
In Nepal, at least 49 people have
been killed in a plane
crash in the capital,
The aircraft, belonging to a private
careered off the runway
at the international airport
and burst into flames.
There were 71 people
on board - 20 were rescued.
Top-flight football matches
are suspended in Greece,
after an armed football club owner
stormed the pitch.
Ivan Savvidis, the owner
of POEK Salonika,
was wearing a gun while running
onto the field in protest,
to confront a referee
who disallowed a last-minute goal.
Prosecutors are demanding
the owner's arrest.
Hubert de Givenchy, the French
fashion designer famous
for the "little black dress",
has died at the age of 91.
Givenchy styled the likes
of Audrey Hepburn
and Jackie Kennedy.
His creations were also popular
with the British Royal Family
and American socialites.
His partner says he died
in his sleep on Saturday.
The EU Parliament is
debating how an aide
to the European Commission President
was suddenly and quietly
promoted to one of the most senior
jobs in the EU civil service.
At a meeting in February,
Martin Selmayr was appointed
of the Commission
and moments later,
he was made Secretary-General.
We don't shy away on this programme
from the tough questions,
however much we offend one side
of the argument.
But sometimes whether its the Trump
presidency or Brexit,
But sometimes whether it's the Trump
presidency or Brexit,
beliefs are bound so
tightly with identity,
there is precious little
room for compromise.
And so it is with this story.
CHRISTIAN: Cream teas.
The scone, the jam, the cream.
In what order should they go?
The National Trust,
namely the Lanhydrock
country house in Bodmin,
has run a publicity
campaign in which the scone
was photographed like this.
With the jam on top of the cream!
And for those of you who don't know
- that is how the arch-enemy
does it in Devon, across the border,
across the Taymar.
In Cornwall, they do
it the right way -
So what they do is they get the
scone, they put the jam on liberally
like this and they smear it around
and then... I can't believe we've
got spray on cream, seriously, the
budget, where is the clotted cream?
You can take the boy out of Burnley,
KATTY: I am just worried about your
CHRISTIAN: That is the way they do
it and so infuriated with people in
Cornwall... Which camera are you
one? I got overtaken with the green
tea. So infuriated with people in
Cornwall, they started cancelling
their subscription to National
KATTY: I completely agree, there are
some things people can have
difference of opinion about and we
should respect their opinions... I
can't believe you are eating. People
who put the cream on the scone first
are wrong, it is not a question of
whether there is room for
negotiation, they are wrong, right?
Finally, you and I have something we
can agree about.
CHRISTIAN: Quit while we are ahead,
is that the only thing we agree on,
whether it is jam cream?
KATTY: Christian grew up in the
north, I grew up in the Middle East,
we are clearly the best people in
the world to consult about cream
teas from the south-west.
CHRISTIAN: We do vanilla slices,
they will never let me back into
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Finish your scone! Unfair and
unjustified is how the EU describes
President Trump's proposed tariffs
on steel and aluminium. How will
Europe respond? And why this fly on
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inside an American police Department
is featuring at a human rights film
Festival. That is all still to come.
Give me five minutes and I will
Good evening. Tomorrow is going to
be much drier day across the UK. It
has been quite a poor one today
across the bulk of England and
Wales, this weather watcher picture
from east Sussex being fairly
typical. Lots of cloud around, some
bands of rain and all wrapped around
an area of low pressure that is
drifting its way slowly eastwards
across England and Wales and as it
pushes away into the near continent,
so we should see much drier weather
returning overnight. Those downpours
lasting longest across East Anglia
and the and out towards the west, we
will see a finger of co-producing a
few spots of rain here and there.
Clearer skies coming into Northern
Ireland, temperatures down to two or
three degrees and elsewhere could
turn a bit misty and murky. That
will lived in the morning and we
will see sunshine developing in more
areas, not just Northern Ireland but
also Western Scotland, across Wales
and the western side of England as
the cloudy air drifts towards the
eastern side of the UK and there may
be one of two light showers but in
the most part, it will be drier than
today and temperatures perhaps a
degree or so higher, ten or 11 being
typical. There is milder air on the
whether the middle part of the week.
We have a low pressure area, a big
one, sitting out to the west of the
UK and it will push these bands of
cloud and rain towards our shores
but at the same time, ahead of that,
we are drawing in our air from
Iberia, milder air but to achieve
some decent temperatures, we need
some sunshine. Out towards the west,
it will be cloudy and windy with
gales around the coast and we could
see this rain coming into Western
areas later on. For many, it will be
a dry day, still quite windy and a
little sunshine coming through, so
temperatures as high as 13 or 14.
Some sunshine in the south-east
where we import some drier air, 50
not out of the question and feeling
more like spring. Roll things on a
few days towards the weekend, it
will feel very different, five the
maximum temperature and it will feel
a little more like winter. We have
these bands of rain coming in around
that area of low pressure, weakening
as they move across the UK but high
pressure will become more dominant
and that will mean that we draw in
an easterly wind by the time we get
into the weekend, so that easterly
wind is going to be a strong one and
it will feel colder and there will
be some snow showers, chiefly in the
This is Beyond 100 Days, with me,
Katty Kay, in Washington -
Christian Fraser's in London.
Our top stories:
Theresa May summons
the Russian Ambassador
to explain who was responsible
for the poisoning of the former spy
Segei Skripal and his daughter.
Allegations of bullying
and sexual harrassment
within Westminster -
the Leader of the House tells
us what she is doing
to protect clerks and staff.
Coming up in the next half hour -
Donald Trump rows back his
commitment to gun controls
and says there's not much political
support for doing anything big.
Sparks aren't flying yet but the EU
Ambassador to Washington
tells me Europe's ready to respond
to President Trump's proposed steel
and aluminium tariffs.
If tariffs are imposed on European
exports, then indeed we will have to
protect the interests of our
industry in the way that we best see
Let us know your thoughts
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Well, when it comes
to guns, Donald Trump
holds flexible positions.
Whether you see this
as pragmatic or unprincipled
probably reflects your view
of this unconventional president.
Mr Trump is now no longer
pushing to raise the age
limit on gun sales in the US -
an idea he championed
after the school shooting
in Parkland, Florida.
Now, the White House has this
watered-down plan to
fund programmes to train school
staff to use firearms,
encourage military veterans
and retired police officers
to become teachers,
and improve background
and mental health checks.
Ron Christie - former advisor
to president George W Bush
- is with us now.
President Trump made a big thing
about how you shouldn't be afraid of
the NRA, then it seems to me he met
the NRA and now he is wrote back his
proposals. Where does he stand on
I think President Trump is or
he believes in the right of the
second Amendment but he really
wanted to get this increase in age
from 18 to 21, white? I was on the
phone with senior officials on the
White House and they say President
Trump wants to be seen as active and
vigorous in doing something, but he
doesn't want to take on Republican
supporters or the NRA, he thought
this would be a losing issue for
Hence the watered-down thing.
Stay with us, we will wanted to talk
about someone else in a second. --
talk about something else.
It's one of the states that helped
deliver the White House
for Donald Trump, but, right now,
a bitter congressional fight
is underway in Pennsylvania.
A special election
will be held on Tuesday
and the polls are razor tight.
Democrats are hoping it will be
the beginning of a blue wave
that will create momentum
for November's midterm elections.
But Republicans are
fighting to keep the seat.
The BBC's Mat Morrison went
to hear from the voters.
Hi, Doug, would you mind if I could
sign in your garden?
It's not even
close to November but you wouldn't
know it in his Pennsylvania
district. Campaigning is in full. As
President Trump is just the latest
to add his star power to the race.
The world is watching. They are all
watching. Because I won this
district by 22 points. It's a lot.
That is why I'm here. The get all
those Red Hat 's! -- look at all
those Red Hats.
Meanwhile at the
Democratic Rally... Go out and make
sure he wins. Former vice president
and Pennsylvania native was trying
to rally his troops.
I love what he
said, it is what everyone here
Vice President Biden speaks
to the working class in this region,
it is a blue-collar region and he's
a blue-collar guy.
In the final days
of the race, the polls point to a
toss-up between the Republican and
Democrat. Canavan is 33, which in
itself is a surprise -- and the 33
rolled. The toss-up is itself
There is a single issue,
which is President Trump. If you are
dissatisfied with the course of an
Sturgeon that you taking this
country -- and direction that he's
taking this country and, this is
your chance to stand up and say
something about that.
The eyes of
the world are on this race. The eyes
of the nation are up on this race
because people do see this as a
referendum on Donald Trump. Is he
doing a good job? And I hope and
pray that the voters realise it
isn't about one seat. It's about the
ways for the whole mid-term
This is the first
congressional race since the school
shooting, but surprisingly, gun
control is not a driving factor.
Neither candidate supports measures
like banning assault rifles. And
it's the Democratic candidate who
even played up his pro-gun
Spent four years in the
Marines and still love to shoot.
teaches self defence classes outside
a pet bird and is also a cop. --
this man teaches self defence
We get a lot of people who
are scared bare-bones will be taken
away, oh, I have this mother Monica
I'd better buy a gun before the
politicians take them away.
more about the economy. And whoever
wins will be seen as a harbinger of
things to come.
Wrong, how significant would it be
if the Democrats win this seat that
trumpeted by 20 points, you said 20
do, it is actually 20?
It will be a
huge referendum on the president and
his administration. He has made this
race about Donald Trump. We saw him
on Saturday campaigning vigorously,
speaking about his accomplishments.
If this Republican goes down in at
strong Republican district, this is
an early referendum on Donald Trump.
This is a campaign style rally in
Pennsylvania, I wanted to ask you
about this, at one point Donald
Trump said this about regular
presidents. Take a listen.
I'm very presidential.
Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for
being here tonight.
Rick Saccone will be
a great, great congressman.
He will help me very much.
He's a fine man.
You work for former President, what
do you think?
I think the club is
having the time of his life. Some of
the restricted staff put on have
been taken away committee is having
a good old time. I wonder if his 44
predecessors in office would have
had the same view and the same
reaction that he did.
He is having
fun at the moment, last week, he was
his own chief of staff, his chief
strategist, I don't know how the
keeping up with him, maybe they've
just thrown up their hands in the
Is on the phone with the White
House this morning and they say, we
refer you to the President'stweet
you may have seen, and I'm like,
don't we have a communications
office, a press office, a normal
White House hierarchic was Mike
know, we have Donald Trump as my
Twitter that they are trying to keep
track of and it is unbelievable to
watch him on and our buyer basis.
want to get your thoughts are more
serious note. The press secretary
was speaking in the last few minutes
and she has called the poisoning in
Britain and outrage and said this,
the United States would continue to
stand side by side with Britain. The
point we were making before you
arrived was, how are they going to
stand side by side with Britain?
President Trump, of course, has not
permitted the sections that Congress
had already passed. -- implemented
implications of Russia will turn the
focus and attention on Trump. So
Theresa May had a proper response
earlier today, giving Russia the
chance to own up to this or not, but
whatever it is that the UK decides
to do, I think Donald Trump needs to
be forceful and stand side by side
with her but it only underlines and
underscores as I said a second ago
the fact that Donald Trump and his
inability to impose sanctions on
Russia was authorised on expediency
than it was to do the best thing for
Clearly what the UK would
like to do is make this an
international issue, possibly even
invoking Nato, for some kind of
response. But given that President
Trump finds it so difficult to
criticise President Putin and
Russia, comedy really see this White
House is standing by the UK and
responding to Russia in a forceful
way? -- do you really see?
they will say, but actions speak
louder than words, and with Putin,
the one thing he understands his
action and we have not seen Donald
Trump do anything against Martin
repeated at this point and I don't
think this will be the case.
The EU are not happy about Donald
Trump's plan to impose luncheon on
steel -- Caris on steel and
aluminium. He responded...
And just a brief time ago,
I spoke with the David O'Sullivan -
the EU's Ambassador to the US,
who joined us from Austin, Texas.
Ambassador, the EU Trade
Commissioner has said
that the European Union
is going to stand up
to trade bullies.
Is the Trump administration
becoming a trade bully?
I think we have a disagreement
with this administration
over the issue of steel
and aluminium tariffs.
We think the proposed imposition
of those tariffs on European company
is unfair and not justified.
And if the tariffs are eventually
impose, we will react
as we feel appropriate.
We hope that this will not happen,
there's a possibility
of an exception for certain
countries and that's
the channel we're going to work
in the immediate future.
Right, but the European Union has
not been mentioned necessarily
in those exemptions.
In fact, the president on Saturday
and again this morning tweeted
in ways that made it sound
like he was not happy
with the European Union,
he says the European Union has large
tariffs and barriers
against the United States.
If you don't get an exemption,
will the EU retaliate
against American products?
If the proposed steel
and aluminium tariffs are imposed
on European exports,
then yes, we will use our rights
under the World Trade Organisation
to impose rebalancing tariffs
on American exports.
We hope that won't be the case.
I know that the president has made
some critical remarks
about the European Union.
We don't share the
I don't think it's fair
to characterise the European Union
as protectionist or posing barriers
to American exports.
We are one of the largest trading
economies in the world
and we are one of the most open
and we trade enormously
with the United States.
But if that's a conversation
that the president wants to have,
I think he should hold it
with European interlocutors,
President Juncker of
the European Commission,
we can continue that conversation.
But on the immediate issue
of tariffs, we are pursuing
the avenue of a possible exemption
for the European Union.
Failing which, we will
reserve rights under
the World Trade Organisation.
Would the President's proposed
measures against European steel
and aluminium exports to America
actually have a material impact
on European producers?
I think Germany is only something
like 3% of America's
total imports of steel.
We're actually the largest exporter
of steel to the United States,
the second-largest by volume
and the largest by value.
So total European Union exports
of steel are quite important.
The total value of those exports
is around $8 billion.
That's the value of the European
exports which would be
affected by these tariffs
if they are imposed.
So it's not an
So it would have an impact
on European countries, then?
It would very much have an impact
on European companies
and we of course feel obliged
to protect their interests.
I'm going through the list of things
the EU has talked about in terms
of retaliatory measures,
bourbon from Kentucky,
Harley-Davidsons which come
from Wisconsin, orange juice
which comes from Florida,
these are all very important states
in American politics,
as you know.
Is this a political gesture
that the EU is proposing?
The commission has proposed
an indicative list, this has been
discussed with the member states,
and in choosing the products,
of course you always look at those
which will have the maximum
impact in terms of
the effect desired.
So we will see...
Impact politically, you mean?
because the desire is to send
a message that the damage inflicted
on European exports will be
reciprocated in terms of having
an impact on American exports.
I want to emphasise, though,
that this is not where we want to be
and we hope that we will not have
to take this forward.
If there is going to be a trade
war, just to be clear,
the European Union will fight back?
I really don't think it would be
right to characterise
this as a trade war.
We sincerely hope that it is
possible to have a dialogue
and to come out of this situation
without tariffs being
imposed on either side.
That is our objective.
If that is not the case
and if tariffs are imposed
on European exports,
then indeed, we will have to protect
the interests of our industry
in the way that we best see fit.
Thank you very much for joining me.
You're very welcome, thank you.
Pretty forthright on this, when it
comes to retaliation. The big
question is whether imposing tariffs
on the guise of national security,
whether that works or indeed whether
Donald Trump wants to work with the
WTO, he said to Congress, I don't
believe the WTO is setup to deal
with a country like China and
industrial policy and they think
they are biased against the United
The president, all through his
campaign and his presidency, has
made it clear that he does not like
big, multilateral deals will stop he
prefers unilateral deals. He feels
that America has got the bad end of
the stick when it comes to lots of
different countries and getting tied
up in those WTO type deals. I
suspect if he had a magic wand, he
would love to which the WTO are and
do things one on one, which he feels
he can control it, he can either win
for America anyway that he wants to.
Let's see if the European Union gets
some kind of... I wonder whether
these tariffs haven't become part of
a broader negotiating tactics rather
than a clear set of punishments
against specific countries, I think
we will see a lot of wiggle room on
these tariffs before they are
Let's have a look at some other
The BBC has accused
Iran of collectively
punishing its Persian Service
journalists for the work they do
reporting on the country's affairs.
The allegation was made
as the BBC launched
an unprecedented appeal to the UN
Human Rights Council,
demanding that its employees'
rights be protected.
More than 20 Persian Service
staff and their families
have had death threats.
Iran has denied the
allegations of harassment.
Five people have died
after a helicopter crashed into
New York's East River last night.
Amateur footage captured
the moment the aircraft
descended into the water.
Emergency services raced
to the scene but only
the pilot survived.
It's understood the passengers
were travelling to a photo shoot.
The so-called book keeper of
Auschwitz has died at the age of 96.
He was responsible for counting
belongings confiscated from
prisoners. He was one of the last
people to be convicted of crimes in
the Nazi genocide. He was in
hospital when he died and get to
begin his sentence.
French President Emmanuel Macron
is in India meeting
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The two leaders took a boat trip
on the Ganges river,
in the Hindu holy city of Varanasi
on the last day of the French
President's three-day state visit.
Earlier, they jointly opened
and new solar power plant built
by a French company.
This is Beyond 100 Days.
Still to come...
Back-up. You ain't sending known to
The US police force is
struggling to gain trust of the
community, we speak to the
film-makers who spent two years of
the Oakland police force.
Sir Ken Dodd - one
of the most popular
entertainers of his time -
has died at the age of 90.
He was a man who brought happiness
and tears of laughter to thousands
of people with his legendary live
performances during his career
which spanned 63 years.
Sir Ken died yesterday in Liverpool
in the house where he was born
with his partner of 40 years
by his side.
David Sillito looks back
at his colourful life.
The tickling sticks,
the wild hair and surreal flights
of fancy were only a part of it.
Ken Dodd was a torrent of jokes.
His shows would often end
in the early hours of the morning.
Offstage, he was very private,
but one of his close
circle of friends was his joke
writer, John Martin.
I always say writing
jokes for Ken Dodd was
almost like being asked to mix
the paints for van Gogh,
it was that big an honour.
How are you diddling?!
Comedians have been lining up to pay
Ladies and gentlemen,
please welcome Ken Dodd!
When he walked on, the place used
to go up and he hadn't
even said anything!
Now, that doesn't happen very often!
How tickled we were!
How tickled we are!
He would fire the gags out at you!
And was his partner of 40 years,
they got married just three days
I've been overwhelmed by the love
and affection which I've
already received from dear
friends and the public.
And I thank you all for being here.
He was one of the last
links to music hall.
Ken Dodd - it really
is the end of an era.
You're watching beyond 100 days.
While gun control is
back in the spotlight,
the issue of policing in US is also,
once again highlighted.
A new documentary film, The Force,
currently featured in the the Human
Rights Watch Film Festival
in London, presents
a fly-on-the-wall look deep
inside the long-troubled
Oakland Police Department as it
struggles to confront
federal demands for reform.
Let's take a look at a small
highlight of the film,
before we bring in the director,
One police officer can
affect the credibility
of a department, of a city.
One police officer.
It can have an impact
on this whole country.
This police department has a history
that we have to own up to.
It's our legacy.
I don't want bad cops, period.
This is the fourth shooting in two
months from the Oakland police
department of black men.
Don't nobody know the story.
police force is really...
Officers allegedly engaging
in sexual misconduct...
Talk about a bombshell.
As the Mayor of Oakland,
I am here to run the police
department, not a frat house.
How can we stay in our houses?
How can we stay safe?
They covered up corruption.
Who you going to be?
Are you going to be the cop
that people talk about,
the dirty cop that does things
that he shouldn't do?
What's your legacy going to be?
We're joined now by The Force's
director, Peter Nicks.
Great to have you.
Thanks for having
It looks like a good watch. The
Oakland police Department came
famous on this side of the Atlantic
after the murder, or the shooting,
of Iman from Missouri who spawned
the Barclays matter movement. Do you
think in the time since then things
have changed any? -- the shooting of
a man which spawned the Black Lives
I think the trust
has been broken. If you go back to
the origin of Black Panthers, that
goes back to the Oakland police
In the 1960s.
the Black Lives Matter movement
emerged from the Oakland police
department, there is a deep distrust
and I don't get will change
overnight but this is a monumental
turning point in that relationship.
What it reveals from the little I've
seen is the gulf between how the see
themselves and how they are viewed
by the public. -- how the policemen
That is the point of
the perspective and part of the
reason why we approached this only
way we did, which is to going with
an objective eye and say we want to
bring the audience into the
experience and perspective of both
police and activists, or just the
community, these are two sites that
don't really share meaningful way
there story of history and that
creates that divide and makes it
Heater you have made... Yet
made the film with a really
concerted effort not to take sides
in what is a very raw story here in
the United States. But did you come
to the conclusion after two years
with the Oakland police department
that this is an organisational issue
or is this down to people and
people, you know, not acting with
the best interests of their
communities at heart?
The film is
the second in a trilogy of films
that we are making about this one
community. With the examining the
underpinnings of all the problems
that press on the resources of
public institutions, whether it is
health care, our first film was
about access to health care,
criminal justice, education, look at
the education system and the
problems educators face in trying to
bring people about of what was
really a story or poverty. So the
police, they confront the
consequences of failed education
policy, feel policies that really
should support the community. If you
take out all the bad apples in a
department, and there is a
Department of culture and the
Department of problem that we are
examining, you're still going to
have those underlying problems. So
the film is underlining couple of
things, the need for oversight, we
need oversight in these departments
and do we need a new model for
community safety? Do we need a new
model for the underpinnings of
community and democracy?
so much time with the police force,
that is the one thing that perplexed
me, given that they please force
that is already under the spotlight
and probably expecting the
criticism, why would they go out and
let your ride with the officers,
sitting on the dispute, going to the
meetings with senior officers and
politicians? Why did they want that
sort of exposure?
I think they
really felt they had a story to tell
and one of the things I told them
initially when we were kind to gain
access, we have lots of meetings
with city officials, the Mayor, the
police chief, trying to articulate
why you wanted to make this film.
And we told them we can't control
what happens. We are going to spend
a good amount of time, not just
parachute in and out. They felt they
were making progress. And that story
wasn't being told and they wanted
that story to be told.
We are almost
out of time, good to have you in the
studio. Where can we see the Foulds
it is on a net flex and is in the
human rights watch from Festival in
London. -- it is on Netfli. --
Edinburgh Zoo has
suspended its giant
panda breeding programme.
The zoo says that Tian
Tian and Yang Guang
will not be bred this year.
Tian Tian has failed
to produce a cub six times
since moving to the Scottish
zoo in 2011.
It has bamboozled zookeepers.
Netflix... -- Bamboo-zled...
Zoo officials say they want to make
enhancements to the giant
panda enclosure before
attempting future breeding.
It I think there is pressure on
You've got it all wrong! The
pressure is on the man in this
relationship. This is a story about
panda performance anxiety.
Who knows? We will leave you with
that thought. It will be back the