With Kirsty Wark. IS claim another murder in France and the Democratic convention in Philadelphia is in full swing. Plus negative interest rates and what Brexit means for science.
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IS reaches into rural France to deliver yet
another act of barbarism, this time inside a church.
President Hollande says the threat to France has never been so severe,
while the people of the small Normandy town struggle to absorb
TRANSLATION: He was a simple man, he was always at people's service.
He could have taken a quiet retirement but he preferred to stay
active as long as he was in good health.
He preferred to stay active and serve his parish.
I am in Ansbach in Bavaria where a Syrian refugee claiming to act on
behalf of Islamic State blew himself up at the weekend.
But how much can the state do to protect its citizens,
and at the same time preserve freedom?
Tonight, Bernie Sanders offers emphatic support to Clinton but do
his actions match his words? We ask how Hillary can take the message to
the country when she remains unpopular with so many.
She recognises how sharply divided the party is now
She would promote Bernie Sanders to be nominated from the floor
If you had a Clinton-Sanders ticket, I think
that would do a lot to heal the party.
Also tonight, what happens when interests plummet to less than zero?
We've already seen in Japan and Germany the sale
What would that mean to the confidence of the banking
system if people started leaving their money in safes,
A new horror was visited on France today when two terrorists,
claimed by IS, entered a church in a small town
in Normandy during Mass and murdered an 84-year-old priest
and critically injured one of the three worshippers before
being killed by French police outside the church.
One of the attackers was under close surveillance, on probation,
and wearing an electronic tag after two failed attempts
President Hollande, who arrived swiftly at the scene,
said it was one more sign that France was at war with
It's another act of barbarism so soon after the Nice massacre
and in Germany, the vicious attacks in Wuerzburg
and Ansbach, all brutal, unsophisticated attacks designed
The premier of Bavaria said officials had to do whatever
was necessary to protect citizens, and the French President
says we must protect citizens "by all means."
But what are the limits of the state in modern democracies?
We'll be discussing that in a moment, and reporting
from Bavaria, but first, Secunder Karmani is in the small
For those in Rouen Cathedral attending a Mass in honour
of Father Jacques Hamel, there must have been
Yet another IS-related attack in France.
If young people were targeted in Paris, families in Nice,
today's victim, an 84-year-old old priest, represented yet another
The priest who normally works in the church that was attacked
said the murdered man was only there as he was away on holiday.
TRANSLATION: I've spoken to a few people, notably some of the sisters
I don't know how we are going to get through the next few hours.
He was a simple man, always at people's service.
He was 85 and could have taken a quiet retirement but he preferred
to stay active as long as he was in good health.
He preferred to stay active and serve his parish.
The two attackers burst into this church this morning,
taking the priest and a handful of nuns and parishioners prisoner.
They slit the throat of the priest and recorded it on camera.
One of the nuns, speaking to French media, described what she saw.
Both attackers were killed quickly by police as they emerged
from the church, but there will be questions for the security services.
French authorities have already faced severe criticism
A damning report about security failings in the lead up
to the Paris attacks, an alleged lack of police on duty
in Nice and today it has emerged that at least one of the attackers
who struck here was very much on the authorities' radar.
Having tried and failed to get to Syria, he was on a curfew
At the Cathedral today, some felt there was little that
could ever be done to protect such soft targets.
Nobody thought it would ever be attacked so, yes,
you see the army in the street every day, in small groups, but you can't
But amongst some in France there is real anger at the continuing
Prime Minister Manuel Valls was booed as he attended a minute's
silence for the victims in Nice two weeks ago.
He had suggested that terrorism was becoming a modern reality France
As always after an attack, there are prayers for the dead
Could more have been done to prevent the bloodshed?
Were those responsible directed by IS or just inspired by them?
Perhaps the biggest question in France right now is how on earth
does the country stop what appears to be an almost relentless
TRANSLATION: We are attached to the bitty but in situations like this
people who have nothing to hide have nothing to worry about. You can't
say this is a risk. The state has to take all the Ms is possible to bring
back security and protect citizens two all the measures possible. --
all the measures possible. Following the attacks in Paris
in November there were over 3500 raids as part of the state
of emergency that was imposed. They were criticised by some
for being too harsh. And there are some calls
for the authorities not to go TRANSLATION: The response to
violence is never violence, the response must be reasoned, we need
to think long-term and understand people's motivations. Right now we
are completely out of our depth. This afternoon, one person
was arrested in connection One of the victims is
still in hospital. But the French president has
had to visit the scene He said that IS had
declared war on France. Now the pressure on him
to respond is growing. What is the latest on the
investigation? In the last few hours, the French public prosecutor
has been talking and the authorities have formally identified one of the
two attackers as a 19-year-old man who lived close to the scene of the
attack, Adel Kermiche and he was well-known to the authorities,
having been arrested on two occasions trying to get to Syria. He
spent some time in jail here and was released with an electronic tag and
he is also a kind of terrorism watchlist which thousands of people
are on. There will be questions about the level of surveillance he
was on as part of being on the list. One imagines over the next few days
there will be calls for tougher treatment of the people on the list,
even though many of them have never been convicted of any crime and that
gets to the heart of the dilemma that France and much of Europe is
in, where you draw the boundary between security and liberty.
Another thing to add about the investigation, a key line that the
authorities will try and pursue, were the attackers linked directly
to people in Syria? There are reports that Adel Kermiche was close
friends with a particularly well-known French jihadi from this
region who went to Syria and appeared in a number of videos. We
will seek if he inspired this attack. We know that the attackers
filmed the murder that they committed. Thank you for joining us.
The Normany murder follows closely on from a spate of attacks
in the last eight days in Germany which have left 15 people dead,
including four attackers, and dozens injured.
German officials say two attackers had links
Bavaria's state premier, a long-standing critic
of Angela Merkel's open door refugee policy, said it was time to up
It was in Bavaria, on Sunday, in Ansbach, that a suicide bombing
near a music festival wounded 15 people.
What more do we know? Well, we are learning, on the official Islamic
State weekly newspaper this evening they are making some very
interesting claims about the man, named as Mohammad D, who blew
himself up just behind me. They say that he was a member of Al-Qaeda in
Iraq as far back as 2011 and that he fought with various Jihadist groups
on the front lines around Aleppo, that he was wounded and sought
treatment in Europe and that there was direct communication with him in
the days running up to the attack. There was a lot of scepticism about
that here on the streets of Ansbach Forster people pointing to the fact
that he sought treatment for mental health issues, that he had
apparently twice tried to take his own life previously. At least two
people I spoke to said that he didn't seem very religious, they saw
him at the mosque only once even though he lived here for two years
and he didn't observe Ramadan. But he was about to be deported when he
blew himself up and he left a message pledging himself to the
leader of Islamic State. We know that the Bavarian premier has been
speaking but what is the mood in Germany? Up until last week, Germany
had largely escaped the kind of scenes that we've heard about in
France and scene in Ofgem, the kind of scenes we saw in Britain on July
seven, even though they have taken in more than 1 million refugees.
Things have been calm. Four attacks has changed that a lot -- and in
Belgium. The attacks may not be connected to any jihad, one may be
linked to the far right but that is falling to the wayside in the public
awareness. The kind of welcoming culture we saw with such
extraordinary scenes last summer with people carrying water and food
for the incoming refugees, that seems to be changing. Angela
Merkel's popularity ratings are falling, under pressure from members
of her own coalition who say that the open borders policy must stop.
Thank you for joining us. IS was quick to claim
today's attack in France. Are the recent attacks a coordinated
series aimed at destabilising the fabric of Western society
or random acts of extreme violence? Is this the start of some awful
new chapter of political violence You don't have to delve very deep
to see that killers using knives, axes or vehicles are extremely hard
to detect ahead of time, But some of these acts,
at least, are part of a new wave It's different to the threat we sort
of previously experienced with Al-Qaeda, precisely
because the strategy has changed, the move towards low-grade terrorism
insofar as it is not sophisticated, so everyday, ordinary objects,
a car, all these sorts of things are being used now to kill people
in politically symbolic ways that still affects us and resonates very
profoundly with our societies, but it's materially different
to something like the scale and sophistication of September
11th, the Madrid bombings, or 7/7. Faced with this threat,
police called to the scene, as today, have to take decisions
immediately with a high probability Well, certainly, what we've seen,
not just in France and Germany, but in events that have
taken place elsewhere, so for example in Ottawa
and in Sydney, is a terrorist threat that manifests itself with the aim
that the assailants are not planning And therefore what the police need
to do is to assess very quickly the threat that is posed,
the risks that are there, and to select the appropriate
tactical option, which more often than not in cases of late requires
a very swift response IS has claimed today's attack,
but is that just a cynical ploy? Some recent claims, like Nice,
have taken more than 24 hours, leading some to suppose that
Islamic State is simply taking But in several instances,
there have been signs We don't live in a police state,
thankfully, and there isn't a policeman on every single corner
keeping tabs on every single Nevertheless, the measures
that we do have in the United Kingdom are such to keep
abreast of what's taking place in order to allocate resources
at the correct time to threats Does that mean that every single
incident can be prevented? The aspiration is to aim for that,
that is what the security services want to achieve,
but it can't necessarily Addressing France tonight,
President Hollande told a nation shocked by recent events
just how much was at stake. We the French people,
let us make a block. That is how we will win the war
against hatred and fanaticism. And I assure you,
we will win this war. Long live the Republic,
long live France. With the ongoing wave of violence,
President Hollande has seen the far right surge in the polls
and his own ratings slump. And as it carries on,
there is a very real possibility that the government might be changed
in France, or even Germany, by this wave of Islamic State
inspired violence - something their supporters
could regard as a major coup. With further raids under way in that
France tonight, those involved in counterterrorism expect
a long and difficult summer. With me now is Shami Chakrabarti,
the former director of Liberty a former director of global
counter-terrorism for MI6. There can be no softer target than a
church with a priest, two nuns and other worshippers. This series of
soft targets in France and now in Germany, IS will use these to
destabilise, whether aren't they were the instigators. Absolutely, IS
will take advantage of anything that happens, and of course our own
reaction is to assume that it is IS as well, because they have been
quite successful at that. When you think of the soft target in any
country, or any country that might be the target of IS, it is very hard
to know what you should do to protect them. The contract between
the state and the citizen is that the state will try to keep the
Citizen safe while giving them freedoms, but as Sarkozy was saying,
is that possible when the enemy has no taboos, no limits, no borders?
Are we going to have to change the way we look at security? I would say
quite the reverse, because the whole point of IS is to undermine the
cohesion of society, to a road human rights and the observance of human
rights and so on, and to make people feel that they are being
discriminated against and that the governments they live and not doing
a good job of looking out the them. So I think, actually, as was said
famously after the Anders Breivik attacks, what we need is more
democracy, not less. When people are murdered, we do not expect the state
to stop every murder, but do we expect the state to stop every act
of terrorism? Or is Manuel Valls right, you have to live with it?
Well, we all live with risk in our lives, but Richard is so right, the
point about terrorism is that it provokes to get a reaction, so if
for example Angela Merkel had been a stabilising influence on the
continent of Europe, then that has to be undermined. Now, we have seen
so many horrors in recent times, including, by the way, the murder of
an MP on our own streets, and I suspect that if the alleged
perpetrator had been of a different race, we would have been discussing
whether that could have been claimed by them. What I suspect is going on,
of course, some of these incidents are orchestrated, some are inspired,
and some are claimed after the event, regardless of what happened.
And in a sense, we have to deal with risk, we have to deal with our own
fears, and we have to make sure we do not close down our society,
because that is, I hate to keep saying this, that is what IS wants.
But we do expect the state to have a certain degree of surveillance, a
certain degree of security. As we know, after the Paris attacks,
thousands were interviewed, and we know there was a failure of security
today because one of the attackers had and Alec Trellick Tower on. One
of the attackers had an electronic target, and that raises a question
too about how many people you can put under total surveillance at
anyone time. One of the things I suspect we have in common is that
this idea of the wrist freezers I'd eat this the enemy of this book and
the civil liberties Aryan. -- the risk free society is the enemy of
the spook and the civil libertarian. But we expect our security servers
to deliver for us, and there has to be a curtailing of certain freedoms.
Well, I am not sure, you know, that has to be put to the public test, as
to how much freedom they would like curtailed, but you are right, the
problem of looking at everybody who could possibly be a future
perpetrator of a terrorist crime is amazing. In-lap Roz, for example,
300 people who have come back from Iraq, Syria, another 800 have been
stopped, that is already 1100 people. -- in France. We have to
keep these things in proportion. We have an idea that we can completely
eliminate the threat from terrorism, but we do not regard any other crime
in that way. But does behaviour have to change? I mean, the behaviours of
children in schools,, you know, duck and cover for the nuclear threat, do
we have to be more aware of terrorism? I do not think it is
about dark and cover, but we need to reflect, we had an opportunity after
9/11 and again after 7/7, and now we have a similar opportunity in France
and Germany, and I hope they go the way that Norway went after Breivik.
Yes, we need a mortgage and society, but we need a stronger civil
society, we need a vigil is in communities. But how do you maintain
a cohesive society? We know things are changing in Germany, even in the
last the weeks, as you know, Gabriel Gatehouse was saying, the wonderful
welcome that refugees had. How do keep society cohesive when there is
a lot of division? Well, as he said, over 1 million refugees now in
Germany, how many refugees have been arrested on terrorism charges? I
should imagine less than five, a tiny percentage. So we are
extrapolated from this security threat into, you know, anxiety about
immigrants. If I was Isis, I would be thinking about positively
undermining Angela Merkel's policy on refugees right now, because it is
about alienation and injustice, and that is how you recruit terrorists.
I just want to change the subject, because there were reports that you
had refused a peerage. Rather than asking that, is there a peerage in
the offing? That is being discussed, a Labour peerage. I don't know, are
you going to take onto my I haven't been offered one, have you? Many
times! Thank you very much indeed. The Democrat Convention
in the City of Brotherly Love Last night, Michelle Obama raised
the roof in Philadelphia with a passionate speech in praise
of Hillary Clinton, and later tonight, Bill Clinton
will take to the stage. But there's a lot of unease
about poor poll showings and the convention
has had a rocky start. All that is true, but tonight
America stands on the edge of history, a major political party is
about to another date a woman for president for the first time ever.
The roll call going on behind me, noisy and emotional, as the states
and the delegates take their turn one by one. Well, the Pap for
Hillary Clinton has been far from smooth. As you said, last night
Democratic rival Bernie Sanders took to the stage to endorse her,
wholeheartedly, and to ask his supporters to do the same. But it is
a problem that stands, do his actions actually belie his words?
And how does a character so divisive and so unpopular as Hillary Clinton,
going into this Convention on favourability ratings of minus 22,
bring her country round? # You must rejoice,
there is no choice The Late Show at convention
is virtually required viewing Stephen Colbert channelling
the hipster Sandista Death, taxes and Hillary -
she's made to seem inevitable. And inevitability, as we all know,
is rarely that sexy. And Tim Kaine!
LAUGHTER. Hillary Clinton will make
an outstanding president, and I am proud to stand
with her tonight! gave the strongest endorsement
he could of Clinton. A confused response from the hall,
though - some cheers, some boos,
and chanting. And the Hillary campaign team,
led by John Podesta, who was also her husband
Bill Clinton's chief of staff, The really big problem
for the party is the unpopularity
of both main candidates now, Look, I think we are
going to work, and this convention will succeed
in putting forward not only a platform
and a set of ideas but show Hillary Clinton
and Tim Kaine as people who've devoted their life to helping
working people, to lifting them up, and we'll see a lot of that
through the voices of real people Others, like former presidential
candidate Dennis Kucinich, called for more radical action
from her Hillary Clinton, if she
recognised how sharply divided the party is right now
because of the DNC scandal, she would permit Bernie Sanders
to be nominated from the floor If you had a Clinton-Sanders
ticket, I think that would do a lot to heal the party and give it
a strong chance in November. You're actually saying
she should get rid of Kaine now. Not get rid of him, no, it's not
about getting rid of anybody. It's about realising
that something happened here that is profoundly adverse
to what the Democratic Party is supposed to believe in,
and so how do you heal that? You can't just let it stand,
it's got to be addressed, and the easiest way to address it
is to say, and the one way to do that is to
say, "Bernie, come on board." Despite emphatic words of support
from Bernie Sanders last night, here is the curious thing -
the Vermont Senator has never officially
suspended his own campaign, and this morning he announced he
wouldn't be fundraising for Clinton, telling his supporters
the political revolution goes on. And one of those opening the
convention here onstage explains it, telling me this is essentially
the first time the Hillary-Sanders
campaigns have met. as two campaigns
who have fought each other. We'll go out of here as one
effort to defeat Donald Trump and hold on to the White House
this fall. Are you sure?
Oh, absolutely, absolutely. First of all, the majority
of our folks are already there, and the rest, every day, are coming
to understand just how quickly we've been moving this party
in a progressive direction. A month ago, we had
a milquetoast platform. Today, we have the most progressive
in the party's history. It's because of the work
of our revolution. This is a weird cocoon,
he explains - "We come in one animal,
we go out another" - every breath Hillary Clinton
has to spend uniting her own party is one lost talking
to the swing voters she so desperately needs
to win over. Well, Hillary Clinton need that
magic number to cross the line. In the last few moments, we have just
had the nomination from the oldest delegate, 102-year-old woman from
Arizona, older than the suffrage movement itself. One of her closest
confidants, who has known her for three decades, and her husband, is
the Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe. He will be nominating her
public on the stage in a moment. Just before we came on air, I spoke
to him. Did Bernie Sanders
do enough last night I think Bernie Sanders did more
than anyone expected. He made it clear
why he was in the race, and then at the end he said,
"This is why we have to elect Hillary Clinton
as the next president." So you had Michelle Obama,
you had Elizabeth Warren, and then you, of course,
had Senator Sanders. Yesterday, the Sanders folks,
listen, they worked hard, I chaired Hillary's last campaign
for president, They wanted to vent yesterday,
they did that. Now we begin, we nominate her,
we go on as one party. But do his actions
support his words? He said today he wouldn't be
fundraising for her. Well, that is OK, we don't
need him to do fundraising. If he wants to help,
it would be great, but he sent a text to
everybody yesterday, he has told everybody, "Get in line,
this is the right thing to do, we got to stop Donald Trump,
we got to elect Hillary President." So, listen, this is hard,
they came in close. As I said, I did it for Hillary,
it is not easy, but this is the Democratic Party,
we like to have our issues and discuss them, but now is the
time, we move forward tonight. When we nominate her, and I'm proud,
I get to walk on stage and announce the first female
nominee in the history of the American political system,
I'm pretty fired up. And you know how hard
it is to sell her popularity around the country, why is that,
and what has to happen now? I think the most important thing
is we got to have a great convention,
I thought yesterday was great. We obviously have Bill Clinton
tonight, the President and Vice President tomorrow night,
and then of course Hillary's speech and Tim Kaine's speech
on Wednesday night. I think, once we finish
this convention, everybody is going to know
why we are running. what I thought was an embarrassment
last week... I'm the ultimate optimist,
but we had four days of tearing down America, America's
miserable, America's losing. We're not, we're the
greatest nation on earth. Can we be better?
You bet we can! But people want to be uplifted,
they won't hope. You got to compete on a global
basis, not be a bunch of negative whiners,
you want someone who is Do we have to see
a different Hillary coming out of this
convention, though? Does she need to be a different
person going forward? she is the same Hillary that I have
known for 36 years. You know, I talk about the times
on vacation with her, playing with my kids in the pool
I love Hillary Clinton, and you're going to see
the Hillary Clinton Compassionate, I know her soul,
she cares about people, she cares about children,
and that's who she is. And you've worked very closely,
of course, with Bill Clinton. Do you believe that he has been
a help or a hindrance in terms of bringing on
the women's vote? and I think tonight his speech
will be spectacular. He's been campaigning
all over the country, it's his wife who is going to be
the next president, But I remind you, when
Bill Clinton left office, he left with the second
highest approval, of any second-term president
in the history of America. Lots of jobs, things were great,
peace around the world. As I mentioned, Bill Clinton will be
speaking on the stage tonight. When I interviewed the former president
18 months ago, he confided to me that Hillary Clinton had supported
his political career the 26 years and now he's prepared to do the same
for her. Back to you. We will wait for the Clinton speech.
We are all used to getting letters from our banks advising us
of changes in terms and conditions, but in a new departure
almost a million NatWest business customers have received the news
that the bank may have to levy charges for deposits,
in other words, impose a negative rate of interest.
So why the warning, and what impact is it designed to have?
Here's our business editor, Helen Thomas.
Through the looking glass, Alice found that normal
was turned turned inside out, back to front and upside down.
Negative interest rates are confronting banks
with their own muddled, mixed-up version of reality.
We take it for granted - put your money in the bank,
and it will be kept safe for when you need it.
If you're lucky, you'll earn some interest
and get back a little more than you put in.
But in a world of negative rates, that isn't necessarily the case.
Banks might instead charge you for storing your money with them.
The UK hasn't entered Wonderland - the Bank of England's key interest
rate has been stuck at 0.5% for over seven years.
But with the central bank expected to cut rates further next month,
the weird and wonderful world of negative rates
Royal Bank of Scotland has given a glimpse
of this alternative financial reality.
This message was buried in a new set of terms and conditions
a warning that it could charge them interest on their account balances.
to impose negative rates on its customers.
But around the world, countries like Japan have already
cut interest rates into negative territory, and in the eurozone,
Denmark, Sweden or Switzerland, banks are effectively being charged
to keep their excess funds at the central bank.
The theory is that this gets banks interested in lending more
and pushes borrowing costs lower to help the economy.
Banks are wary of passing on the costs of negative rates
The first one is whether savers would need to save
just at the time when the economy needs spending instead of support.
And secondly, whether depositors start to lose a bit of confidence
in the banking system and actually take it out.
We've already seen, in Japan and Germany,
that the sale of safes have shot up, and what would that mean
to the confidence in the banking system if people started
to leave their money in safes rather than the bank?
Nervous savers aside, negative rates end up
squeezing banks' profits, and that could mean
less lending, not more - a bad outcome for the economy.
I think that negative rates could be a dangerous experiment.
We simply don't know how they work for any prolonged period of time.
One reason for them is to try to make the cost of funding cheaper,
but actually the examples of Sweden and Denmark
show that banks put up their prices to offset the negative rates,
the exact opposite of what policymakers want.
That is why Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has suggested
that negative rates could do more harm than good.
He warned the hit to bank profitability could, perversely,
reduce credit availability or even increase its overall price.
for ever more fantastical ways to boost economies.
Negative interest rates, however, may not be all that they appear.
Amongst the uncertainties of a post-Brexit Britain,
the future of scientific research is critical,
says one of the country's most senior scientists,
the president of the Royal Society, Sir Venki Ramakrishnan.
The Nobel Prize winner has told Newsnight that he wants
the government to underwrite research funding for scientists
who are applying for EU money right now.
He's also concerned that some of the best scientific talent here
following disillusionment among researchers after the vote.
When I interviewed him earlier, I began by asking him which
side of the EU referendum debate the scientific community fell on.
Science is fundamentally international in nature,
so I think science has always been dependent on the free flow
of people and ideas, and so we were passionately for the EU,
because anything that lowers the barrier to mobility
And I was of the opinion that the Government should simply
say that EU researchers who are already based in Britain
should simply be allowed to stay, without any sort of conditions.
And I thought this would be, you know, perfectly obvious,
and, you know, it would also force the EU's hand, because, you know,
I don't see what else they could do except to respond similarly.
What might be the impact of Brexit on future funding,
If we are perceived as an inward-looking country
that is not so welcoming to the outside world,
and that is the impression that some people have got, then
We are in a global market for talent, and we need to attract
On the other hand, if it's suggested that Brexit is a desire on the part
of the majority of the British to simply take control
over their laws, but not actually be against immigration as such, then,
you know, we have to look to see how we make immigration easy,
and we also have to make sure that we continue our collaborations
Are you already hearing doubts from people that believe they may
not get the European funding they need?
People are naturally worried about this, you know,
sudden loss of funding, which would be the sort of thing
that would make us much less competitive.
And I should say, it's not just the funding alone.
Most scientists would prefer that funding to be through the EU
so that we can be part of these EU networks and large-scale
collaborations, because that allows the UK to influence large-scale
Because we are one of the leaders in science in Europe,
and if we are isolated, then we won't be able
But given the strictures at the moment on the economy,
what are the chances of getting that money out of the Government?
If Britain wants to succeed on its own, outside the EU, it can
only do so by being an advanced innovation-based, knowledge-based
society, and so there really isn't any alternative to science funding,
and if you cut science funding when times are bad,
then it takes a very, very long time to restore science,
because scientists leave, and then it takes a decade to train
And so it is very bad value for money to cut science.
But wouldn't we just replace EU funding with global funding
that perhaps now we have not sought hard enough?
Over the last 20 or 30 years, because we were part of the EU,
we have built up connections, networks, collaborations
Now, to reproduce those sorts of things elsewhere, first of all,
the structures have to exist for those sorts of funding,
and secondly, you know, would have to build up networks,
Did the scientists not shout loud enough during the campaign?
I think a lot of scientists did shout out loud enough,
but I don't think this referendum was decided based on
In fact, I would venture to guess that it made absolutely no
difference to the people who voted to leave.
They were concerned more about things like immigration,
The question we have to ask is, why did we not,
over three generations, or at least two generations,
inculcate in, you know, our population a feeling
that we are actually all European and not...
I mean, we are perfectly willing to accept that we are both English
and British, but, you know, when it comes to the next step,
English, British and European, you know, many of us
And I think that is really, to me, as someone who is a relative
outsider, who came here 16 years ago, that is something
You may remember USA Freedom Kids, the adorable pro-Trump
cheerleading group that charmed the world back in January
group that charmed the world back in January with their
Now, rather less charmingly, their manager, Mike Popick,
is planning to sue Team Trump for not paying him.
Anyway, we thought it was all a great excuse
If you woke up to sunshine this morning there's a good