Labour shifts on Brexit. China's president. Tourette's on the stage. How come we are cold but Greenland is warm?
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Labour would seek to negotiate a
newcomer competences EU customs
unit, to make sure there are no
tariffs with Europe...
tariffs with Europe... -- new,
comprehensive EU customs unit.
Twenty months since the referendum,
and it's a Brexit milestone.
For the first time, we now
have the two main parties committed
to completely different outcomes.
Most people had never thought
about a customs union two years ago,
now the choice over whether we stay
with the EU in one,
is stretching partly loyalties.
We now know enough detail
about the party's positions,
the parliamentary arithmetic
and the fracture points to say we're
entering new territory.
What is certain is we're heading
for a parliamentary bustup.
Are Labour expecting
this could eventually
bring about a general election?
And will Tory
rebels really line up
with Jeremy Corbyn,
against a central plank
of their own government's policy?
Also tonight, should we be worried -
should China be worried -
that President Xi Jinping seems keen
on ruling indefinitely?
No matter, keep on... Biscuit...
Biscuit... Going down!
And: Performer Jess Thom
takes on Samuel Beckett,
and her own Tourette's Syndrome.
I'm often surprised by my ticks and
they can be, biscuit, funny, and
surreal, in a way only the
subconscious part of me can dream
of... Biscuit, biscuit!
Also this - believe it or not -
it's unseasonably warm
in Greenland, not that you can tell
by looking - but it's
very cold in Britian.
A meteorologist there explains why.
Things you never thought you'd hear:
business lauding Jeremy Corbyn.
Yes, suddenly the CBI can see merit
in the man now he's firmly committed
himself to backing a significantly
softer form of Brexit.
It's one measure of just how game
changing his move could be -
politics upside down.
If that sounds like an exaggeration,
let me be clear, it may turn out not
to have any effect at all.
It is all going to hinge
on the next few weeks,
and whether Mr Corbyn can muster
a majority in favour
of his pro-customs union stance.
If he can, the whole Brexit
negotiation will change.
Now here's the thing -
it is Tory rebels who now really
decide whether we go for the softer
Brexit or not.
They have to decide whether to vote
with Jeremy Corbyn - or Theresa May.
And they will be less likely to go
with Mr Corbyn if they think it'll
make him prime minister.
We're in for some interesting times.
Nick Watt was in Coventry to watch
the Labour leader set
out his new approach.
It is a British icon which has
always had a special, if not always
welcome, place in Europe. And today,
Jeremy Corbyn accused the example of
the modern mini to demonstrate the
need for the UK to establish what he
called a new, compressive customs
system with the EU.
system with the EU. The Many, or at
least parts of it, crosses the
Channel three times before it rolls
off the production line, this
highlights the need to maintain what
Jeremy Corbyn described as a
frictionless, interwoven supply
chain. -- the Mini.
argued that we need a custom steel.
Labour would seek a new,
comprehensive customs union. To make
sure there are no tariffs. And to
avoid any need whatsoever for any
hardboard in Northern Ireland.
customs union with the EU would
allow the UK to participate in core
element of the customs union. --
hard board in Northern Ireland. This
would guarantee tariff free trading
with the EU. Minimal customs checks
with the EU. And levying the common
external tariff on goods from
outside the EU.
outside the EU. The Labour leader
addressed the central reason why
Theresa May is rejecting both a
customs union and the customs union,
that is the need for the UK to be
able to negotiate its own trade
deals beyond the EU. He would set,
as a condition for his proposed new
customs union, a definitive UK say
in future EU trade deals.
customs arrangement would depend on
Britain being able to negotiate
agreement for new trade deals in our
national interest. Labour would not
countenance a deal that left Britain
as a passive recipient of rules
decided elsewhere by others, that
would mean ending up as a mere rule
It was no mistake that Jeremy
Corbyn chose Coventry, which voted
leave. He wanted to show that he
intends to abide by the letter and
the spirit of Brexit by negotiating
a bespoke relationship with the EU.
Today's speech was the culmination
of painstaking negotiations within
the Shadow Cabinet. Jeremy Corbyn
has historically been wary of the
EU, which he criticised today for
embedding free-market orthodoxy. But
there are more enthusiastic
supporters of the EU in the Shadow
Cabinet, and they were delighted
that the Labour leader also talked
about forging a close relationship
with the single market. I spoke to
one ally of Jeremy Corbyn, who said
it is right he has taken time to
adapt his position. This person said
to me, why let the Blairite
agitators claimed credit for this?
And also, why not let the Tories
suffer a little on Brexit? One
veteran Labour Eurosceptic welcomed
Jeremy Corbyn's intervention in
light of his pledge to shape future
trade deals to help poorer
Jeremy knows that this is
a game changer for Europe. Not for
him. And he will set out his
position. And he will then show here
is somebody more sceptical than me
about the European Union, who has
tried his level best to get an
agreement off them. And what have
they done? I would have thought they
would tell him to run and jump, but
he will show the country that he was
serious in trying to negotiate and
he will get credit for that.
icon of the left cited an icon of
Britain's motoring history to inject
new movement into the Brexit
process. Theresa May will respond on
Friday, but her fragile hold over
Parliament means the Leader of the
Opposition may well have a role in
shaping the outcome.
In a moment we'll hear from one
of Labour's front bench,
and a leading Tory, but first I'm
joined by Nick Watt and our business
editor Helen Thomas.
We will reflect on this. I'm
interested in looking at whether
Labour's support for the customs
union membership means will it
happen and what it means for the
Government. It is possible to
visualise some dramatic consequences
of all of this. Let's go through
this. How do MPs get to exert a vote
on the customs union from this
Three ways in which a customs
union could be put into law. Jeremy
Corbyn will table an amendment to
the trade bill, calling for a
customs union. Highly unlikely to
see that going through because I
don't envision Tory rebels voting
for that. The second option is this
cross-party amendment that would be
tabled by Anna Soubry for the Tories
and Chuka Umunna for Labour. We had
a precedent where the Tories
defeated the Government. That could
go through. The other option is the
separate EU withdrawal bill which is
currently in the House of Lords. You
will find that peers will try to
amend that bill to put in a customs
union and the thing for the
Government is, they would then have
to get the numbers in the Commons to
Let's go through the
maths. Three key numbers. The
Government's working majority with
the DUP. The number of Labour rebels
who will support the Government on
Brexit, who add to that majority.
Then you can calculate how many Tory
rebels then need to be to make
customs union happen. Let's go
At the risk of trying
to outbid you of all people on
numbers. The Government's effective
working majority with the help of
the DUP and House of Commons is 13.
It's widely assumed there are seven
Labour Brexit rebels, in other words
they will vote down the line with
the Government on Brexit, which
effectively gives the Government a
majority of 27.
You must 007.
means you then need 14 Tory rebels
to overturn that. Although when the
Government was defeated in December
on that Dominic grieve amendment on
a future vote he managed to muster
12 Conservative MPs.
balanced. One of the techniques
we've heard that the Government may
adopt is to say, you are not just
voting on customs union, you are
voting on the future of the
Government. A confidence motion.
Does that work?
It is no to John
Major in 1993. He was in trouble on
the Maastricht Treaty. Crucial vote.
He tapped a no-confidence,
confidence motion that vote and he
saw it through. You do that now. The
only no-confidence vote you can have
is strictly prescribed by the fixed
term Parliament and the wording in
that motion has to be that this
house has no confidence in that...
And you cannot bond of it
Exactly. You could do
yesterday John Major in 1995 when he
challenged his party and said, back
me or sack me. He resigned as
leader. You could see Theresa May
saying to the Conservative rebels,
thinking of backing perhaps the Anna
Soubry amendment, watch out, you
would enable Jeremy Corbyn, if you
do that I will trigger a contest.
It's very interesting, the politics.
But it was interesting to watch
business coming out in support...
Quite positive, wasn't it? The CBI
have welcomed this, called it a
real-world solution. Aerospace in
defence. Big industry body, they
also welcomed this. But it wasn't
universal. British Chambers of
commerce dismissed this as all
politics. There was an
acknowledgement that there is
reliance on big business with the
Labour Party feeling old. The CBI
had this morning about businesses
having their eyes wide open on
Labour's overall rhetoric on
renationalisation. Some of the
things Labour is asking for, about
clarifications to state aid,
competition balls, privatisation,
and so on, reflect domestic
Cherry picking from the EU
the things they wouldn't be able to
do but would like to do. In terms of
the practical differences. Customs
union versus no customs union.
Everybody says they will trade to be
as frictionless as possible. It is
about how you want to achieve that
and how realistic that is. The
Government wants to be able to
strike its own trade deals. It wants
to rely on managed by virgins.
In order to
-- it wants to rely on managed
divergences. Labour Party want to
make changes to state aid rules, and
so on. They talked about having a
say in trade deals in the national
interest, but they seem to be
talking about having a say in future
EU deals in terms of some kind of
block, not striking out on their
own. When it comes to regulation,
the position is quite interesting. I
spoke to one person to knight who
said they thought this at least left
the door open to staying in the
single market for goods only. --
tonight he said.
Half of the single
And that solves your problem
in Ireland. The hit is what happens
to services crucial to the UK
economy and the city, of course.
two sentences, is it possible there
are people in the Government who
want the MPs to vote us into a
customs union because they want to
be in one?
That's the case. Some
remain ministers are hoping
Parliament will do the heavy
lifting. I spoke to somebody not 1
million miles away from a Labour
Cabinet minister who said we hope
that Parliament will do our work for
We did ask the Government
if they wanted to come on tonight,
but they weren't
But the two really
important groups are Labour
and the Tory rebels
and we've got them both
represented in the studio.
We're joined by Barry Gardiner,
the Shadow International Trade
Secretary, and the Conservative
MP, Sarah Wollaston.
Barry, some think this is just
politicking by the Labour, playing
games in Parliament, is it that or a
I think Helen
was right in singling out the words
of the CBI. We think this is
resolving the uncertainty that has
been hanging over business. People
say we need to know what is
happening with your supply chains
and any tariffs that may arise
between us and the other 27
countries and what we are trying to
do is bring some innovative thinking
here and say, look, this, if we were
in government, and we are not, we
accept that, but if we were, this is
how we would want to conduct the
You know that may come
to prevail, there may be a vote in
It would provide two
solutions, up with to the issue
businesses face and a good step
towards solving the Irish problem.
I'm interested, if let's support you
get the votes as you want in
Parliament, to insist on Britain
staying in a customs union, is it
your position that Theresa May can
stay in government? Stay as Prime
Minister to deliver the Brexit she
said she doesn't want to deliver?
course I would love to see the
Of course you would
because you're in opposition. Is it
your position you don't say she has
to resign as a result of a defeat
upon that vote?
That is not in our
gift. We cannot force the sitting
Prime Minister to resign. The only
people that can do that as I
understand it, are the 1922
Committee or she herself could take
that decision, or it would have to
go to the vote that says, you know,
it is no confidence.
I want to be
clear, if she loses that vote, I
think Tory rebels maybe interested
in this, are you going to say, we
need an election, a confidence vote,
get out of office. It is time for
Jeremy Corbyn to become Prime
Minister. Or will you say, there we
are, now Theresa May just carry on
as you carry on most days?
the real debate here will be in the
You're not going
to call for it. The Tory rebels
won't join you if they think it is
about getting Jeremy Corbyn in No
10. They will if it is a customs
That is why it is important
to understand whatever we say the
day after any vote does not change
the facts on the ground that this is
not in our gift, it is in theirs.
That does sound like you're wooing
Tory rebels by trying to say it is
not about getting Theresa May out.
The people that I am interested in
here are not the Tory rebels. It is
actually the people out there in
jobs, that are depending on these
industries and need to know they're
going to have jobs in two years
time, three years time and that what
is the move that Jeremy Corbyn's
made is going facilitate.
interesting, it is the phrase you
have used all day, it is a step
towards solving the problem of Irish
border. It does not solve it.
Britain has committed to something
in the joint report that is being
written up and we have signed up to
alignment of all relative...
Relevant regulations that would you
know be necessary for a border to be
open. Are you signed up to that?
Look, I think there is a really
difficult problem with the Irish
border and I think it's going to
involve compromise on both sides
from us and...
It's all been agreed,
Britain has signed a joint report.
It is the Government's agreement.
Would you renounce what they have
Look, don't try and bind us
by what an incompetent Prime
Minister has done to try and make
sure that she can square the circle
within her own cabinet. What are the
Europeans going to think, are you
going to say you're not standing by
the agreement that was signed. I can
dispute the question, Jeremy Corbyn
set out Labour's position, that we
want to honour the Good Friday
Agreement, we think it is
fundamental that we have the border
says this. We have reached an
agreement that said there will be
alignment between the UK and the EU
on product regulation if it is
necessary for no border. And you are
in agreement with that, you're not
renouncing the agreement that
Britain made in December, so in
effect we are half in the single
market as a result of that aren't
Actually, we are not the
Government. We are not conducting
But it would be
interesting to know what you would
do if you were.
I think what you
have got to do is see how the whole
political situation evolves and with
that we will try and always as we
have done today, keep one step ahead
of Government, but do it in line
with the principles we set out that
we recognise the benefits of both
the single market and the customs
You very rest sent about
spelling -- reticent about spelling
it out but we get the point. You
support a customs union. Why is
A customs union, even a
partial one. It is about avoiding a
no deal walkaway Brexit. Not trying
to force Theresa May to resign. Of
course I don't want to see that. But
I do think it may help her, she will
be able to turn around to the 62 who
are threatening to force her to,
into a leadership contest, it would
enable her to explain the reality
there isn't Parliamentary majority
for a hard Brexit and she can go
I have done my best.
absolutely clear that the unintended
consequences are difficult. Given a
free vote, what would be the
majority nor a customs union? Huge
because many ministers and PPSs and
other people who are not able to
sign amendments who would very much
like to see us come to a customs
arrangement of some sort. I think
this will help.
What happened when
Theresa May says I'm treating this a
as confidence issue. Are you going
to walk through the lobby with
That is not
practical, because of the fixed term
Parliament Act and the people who
are trying to force her into some
kind of leadership challenge are the
62 who are on the other end of this
She may try to pull
it and say formally there is no
thing that forces a confidence vote.
But I will resign and there will be
chaos if my party does not back me.
Back me or sack me.
Why would she do
that? The consequence ps would be
terrible. S would be terrible.
wouldn't believe here.
I think the
right thing would be to call those
of us who have concerns about talk
to us about the concerns and see if
we can find a way forward.
you think she has given so much. She
said she became Prime Minister to
those 62 to what, the ones who want
the hard Brexit do you think?
I don't know. I think the
Parliamentary arithmetic is there.
There is no majority in Parliament
or the Lords for a hard walkaway no
deal Brexit. There is going to have
to be a compromise. That addresses
the concerns and the fudge around
the Irish border and that is going
to need to address things like
regulatory alignment: We have to
look at all of this.
Is it your
position that we are going to have
to align a lot of our product
regulations with the EU.
And we have
been told there will be no sector by
sector deal. The idea there will be
a special arrangement to give state
aid is for the birds.
Conservative Party has the most
enormous adjustments to make in
is what we must do is explain what
it means. So as chair of the health
and social care Committee I have
been listening to evidence around
the consequences for pharmaceuticals
for example, if we have no
regulatory alignment. You know we
are looking at the supply chains are
very complex for pharmaceuticals and
things like medical devices like
dialysis tubing that aren't
manufactured here. We are looking at
serious hold ups unless we have
Theresa May will give a
speech on Friday, we think we know a
lot of it h, if she offers some
Morsel on a customs agreement, women
-- will that do?
I don't niend mind
what we call it. But it must address
whether we will see serious hold ups
at the border and will it address
the Northern Ireland issue. We need
to address them or explain what the
consequences would be. We need to
discuss what it means if we have a
Thank you very much.
Maybe you will be voting together
When you look at the countries
with the longest serving leaders,
you may not always feel
they have the most enviable
Equatorial Guinea, Kazahkstan,
Cambodia are all up there,
with leaders who've been
in power for decades.
And depending how you count it,
Paul Biya of Camaroon holds
the current record -
he's been either Prime
Minister or President
there since Harold Wilson
was in power here.
But it is to avoid the traps
of long-serving leaders losing touch
that so many countries have limits
on the number of terms
leaders can stay in power.
Now, in China, the ruling
Communist Party has
proposed a rule change that
would remove presidential
term limits and allow
President Xi Jinping
to extend his rule
Not everyone is keen on the change.
It's provoked a backlash on social
media and some critics have
expressed concerns that the move
is reminiscent of the last
Chinese leader to rule
without term limits -
Well, I am joined now by author
and commentator Diane Wei Liang
and by Professor Steve Tsang
from the School of Oriental
and African Studies.
Firstly, is this going to happen do
Absolutely it will happen
and this is actually one of the
steps that's been planned over the
years. If you recall, Xi Jinping was
elected core leader of China not
long ago and he was given the
supreme power and now there is a
constitutional change. So it has
been going on and it has been not
only going on on the surface of the
power struggle, but behind the
doors, where Xi had managed to
depose a lot of people who were
potentially be able to challenge him
Let's ask why this is
happening. What do you think is
going on here. Is this man just a
Two reasons. One he is
doing it now because he can. He has
consolidated his position. He is in
a sweet into t and the resistance
within the party won't be able to
stop him. He liked the idea that
after 2023 he can still going on
formal state visits. That is the
You think he is interested
in the trappings of...
That is the
only difference for him to stay on
as state president or not.
he is running the country isn't he?
He gets to more than just the fancy
banquets and the nice car?
doesn't run the country as president
of China. He runs the country as
General Secretary of the Communist
Party of China. There is no term
limits to how many time he can serve
as General Secretary. He indicated
last October that he would stay on
as general Secretary.
itself is irrelevant, but it is the
trappings of power. Is that correct?
I don't believe that is the case.
Let's remember how the term limit
came it was put by Deng who was not
president. But he had power behind
the scene. It was after Mao's death
that the term limits were put in in
the power of China to get away with
what had been in Chinese history,
there has never been term limits for
communist leaders or Emperors. That
was his way to reform the system.
was a big reform. Do you believe in
term limits, you have to look around
the world and people who have been
power more than 12 years generally
have lost it.
Yes I agree. I think
ten years is as long as you should
be holding a top office in any
country in any government. I'm not
saying that Xi Jinping is doing the
right thing, I'm saying that he is
doing it because he thinks this is
the right thing for him to do for
China to Xi Jinping he is China.
you think it is more than a bit
ominous. Is this a step back for the
idea that Chinese democracy would,
China as its economy develops would
liberalise and become more liberal.
The west had never been embraced by
China. Xi Jinping is what we call
the red princeling. His father was
one of marshals who founded
communist China and he grew up
thinking it was his destiny to rule
China. Perhaps he feels duty to the
country. But it has been in his
psyche regardless what happened to
his father in the cultural
revolution, where he was deposed by
Mao himself. So he grew up in such a
way and when he took power, I don't
believe he would end up in the sweet
spot by accident. It has been
There was a
social media backlash in China
yesterday and people saying he is
trying to make it like North Korea
which is quite a stretch. In a sense
that is a good sign that the people
are willing to say who is this guy?
And it shows all those voices have
been harmonised. They have been shut
up. And that is how you create a
harmonious society. You harmonise.
You remove the comments section from
below the article.
I or you if the
article is not pitching the story in
the right tone, that story doesn't
get pitched at all.
We had better
leave it there, thank you.
Samuel Beckett's monologue "Not I"
is a notoriously challenging text.
The playwright's own stage
directions require that the only
thing visible on stage
is the actor's mouth
and this must be eight
feet off the ground.
The latest performer to take
the part of 'Mouth' is Jess Thom,
an English artist in her 30s who has
She - and her audience -
have to reckon with the verbal
and physical tics which are
a feature of her neurological
condition and Jess performs
while strapped into a wheelchair
suspended off the ground
by a purpose-built gantry.
She's been speaking to Stephen Smith
before "Not I" opens
at the Battersea Arts Centre
in London later this week.
I'm going to do a light check.
Hedgehog, biscuit, cat.
Out into this world,
this world tiny little thing before
Girl, yes, tiny little
girl into this.
Sat into this before her time.
I had never read any
Beckett before or seen any
of his work performed.
In fact, I had no idea who he was.
But I was instantly
drawn to it and it confused and
and bored me and intrigued me.
And I really recognised
the character of mouth.
Mouth before it's time.
Got to taken time.
Speechless, all headache.
It was only when I started to read
it and read the words...
sometimes, some urge.
One twice a year, always winter
for some strange reason.
The long evenings,
hours of darkness and
a sudden urge to tell.
Certain lines in the play.
That when I read them I had
a deep connection to.
Lines like, "Whole body like gone".
And, "Mouth on fire".
"Stream of words."
They're not things that
I need to imagine.
They're part of my
biscuit, every day.
There are some bits that
made me laugh out loud and
if it hadn't been written years
before I was born, I might have been
tempted to call a lawyer.
Long hours of darkness.
Now this - quicker and quicker
the words to blame.
Flicker away like mad.
And somewhere else...
Beckett's "Not I" is a woman's
oblique and rambling
account of her life and its
sometimes traumatic experiences.
Not know knowing what,
what she was trying.
No matter keep on.
In the end.
Biscuit, biscuit, biscuit
biscuit, biscuit, biscuit.
I'm often surprised by my tics
and they can certainly -
biscuit - because it's funny
and surreal in the way that the
conscious way of me
can only dream of.
When you get home, is this
area all bruised here?
Is that you, a tic,
or that is you controlling
your tics, or what is
No, that's a tic.
That's just a motor tic.
I have had that tic for many years.
When it first started,
the first few months, my
chest bruised terribly.
But then my body adapted
and I've got a nice
smooth lump there, but it doesn't
bruise at all any more.
I do wear padded gloves.
They're mainly to stop
my knuckles getting
cracked and bloody.
It's funny that my chest
is quite strong and my
knuckles are the weakest link.
Jess Thom sometimes
appears in the persona
of the Tourette's Hero.
Her production of
"Not I" is nothing if
not inclusive and will be
interpreted in British Sign Language
for deaf spectators.
There's a strange line to be walked
between being very familiar with it,
so it is almost like a dance
and also being loose enough with it
and listening carefully enough that
if a "biscuit" gets thrown
in or a hedgehog, I can
put that in as well.
Back in warning, facing the grass.
Biscuit, biscuit, biscuit.
When I am performing
I feel mostly most of the
images take place in this area and
then the "biscuit" takes me away.
But you know...
That's the tic.
So that's what it is.
So it is very much,
you know that people in the
theatre like to say,
"Oh it's a different show
every night," but it
really is, isn't it?
I got drawn to
performing, because of
some very difficult experiences that
I had accessing live performance,
particularly a show where
I was asked to move to a sound
booth at the interval,
because of the noises I was making,
despite having done lots
of preparation beforehand
and the performer and the theatre
knowing and introducing
me to the audience.
Despite all that planning,
I was still asked to move
and it made me feel like theatre
wasn't a space that I could occupy.
I promised myself that I -
biscuit, hedgehog -
would never set foot
in another theatre again.
But thankfully that is not
a promise I kept.
Underwear and videos.
More wheels than the moon landing.
I can get out now.
Britain has a remarkably mild
climate for a country so far north.
When you look at Pyeongchang -
where the winter olympics have just
closed, or at other host cities
of past years - from Sochi,
to Salt Lake City to Sarajevo -
it is interesting to observe that
many of them are well
south of the UK.
Take another one for
example, Sapporo in Japan.
It is much closer to the equator
than the Isle of Wight is,
and yet Sapporo is so freezing that
it's famous for its amazing
annual snow festival.
You can see some
of the images here.
We are spared all that,
here because unlike Sapporo,
we have winds from the west coming
off a warm sea.
We are usually spared, at least.
But occasionally, like this
week, the wind flips round,
and we go full Siberia.
And there's a paradox here -
we get the cold weather, but up
north it is unseasonably warm.
On and on and in north-east
Greenland's weather stations. --
earlier spoke to Erik Pedersen. He
told us about the unusually warm
weather they are experiencing.
unusual because normally it should
be 17.1 minus. It is a bit warmer
That is warm. Well, it
isn't warm, but it is a big
difference between normality of
where you are. Does it matter if it
is much warmer where you are?
difficult to move around with our
snowmobiles. It's like driving
around in a cream. But it's OK. We
have tried it before.
warm weather you are having to the
cold weather we are having. Our
temperature isn't very different.
Which is ridiculous. What happening
-- what is happening here? We
have a low point in the middle
have a low point in the middle sea.
It is turning that around. It means
all of the weather from Siberia is
going over Europe.
We are getting
the Siberian cold air and you are
getting the warm air. The whole
thing is going round the wrong way.
So when we hear about global
warming, it's people like you who
are out there in these more remote
parts measuring it and monitoring
Yes. If you look at what's been
happening in the middle of
Greenland, you will get a diary from
there from many years back. You will
see we are on our way into a warmer
period. Our ice is sin. This year it
had broken up. You can see that the
ice is broken up. If we get the
north wind we have a big space with
open water we can sail in and hunt
from boats. It's really unusual.
Maybe you could give us some advice
on how to cope with the cold, now we
have your weather. How do you keep
warm when you go outside, for
I have good clothes. I have
long johns under them. I have my
working trousers insulated, so I
don't have to take lots of clothes.
If we have to go on a very long trip
on a snowmobile, we have two jackets
on. I have a very, very big Parker
Not much, you just have to
dress very warmly, I guess. Thank
you. Lovely to talk to you. Thank
you for joining us.
You are welcome.
That's it for tonight.
We leave you with news that
Remainers were gifted a fresh
rendition of an old anthem
at the weekend by
musician Paul Weller.
On stage in Leeds, the former Jam
singer dedicated one of his most
famous classics specifically
to Old Etonian Jacob Rees Mogg,
though why he picked out poor Jacob
over fellow pupils David Cameron
or Boris Johnson he didn't explain.
With thanks to Casper Eatwell
on Youtube for capturing
the performance, no prizes
for guessing the song.
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