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Hello, I'm Ros Atkins, this is Outside Source.


President Trump has signed executive orders to reverse blocks on two


We will build our own pipeline. We will build our own pipes. That's


what it has to do with, like we used to in the old days.


The UK Supreme Court has ruled that Parliament, not the Government,


should be responsible for triggering the Brexit process.


We'll report from Westminster and from Brussels.


Israel has approved plans to build 2500 new homes


in the occupied West Bank, the second announcement


of new construction since President Trump took office.


And not a good day for the bookmakers, just as we thought,


La La Land is leading the way in the Oscar nominations.


Donald Trump has revived plans for two hugely


They're called Keystone XL and Dakota Access.


We can see them here on this map supplied by the authorities.


Keystone is in green. It runs from Canada to Kansas. Dakota Access


would run from north Dakota to ill now. -- Illinois.


Here is a statement released by senator Bernie Sanders.


"Today President Trump ignored the voices of millions and put


the short-term profits of the fossil fuel industry ahead


This, though, is how the President sees things.


This is construction of pipelines in this country. We are and I am very


insistent that if we're going to build pipelines in the United


States, the pipes should be made in the United States. Unless there's


difficulty with that because companies are going to have to gear


up, much pipeline is bought from other countries. From now on we will


make pipeline in the United States. We build it in the United States, we


build the pipelines. We want to build the pipe. Got to put a lot of


steel workers back to work. A short while ago,


the White House press secretary, "This decision will create jobs and


that the environment is a priority." President Trump is known to have had


partial investments in two of the parent companies overseeing the


development of the Dakota Pipeline. A spokesperson for him announced


late last year that he'd sold off his stocks, but it remains unclear


when that occurred. Let's go now to


Washington to Katty Kay. The President would have been under


no illusions how controversial this would have been. No President Obama


delayed this to carry out environmental studies because of his


concerns from environmentalists. In some ways this is not really an


economic issue. This has become a symbol of the environmental fight of


the concerns for the environment versus creation of jobs. It's clear


that, under the Trump administration, jobs are going to


win. I spoke it a senior Republican senator just after that signing took


place. He sits on the energy committee, on the environmental


committee and he told me that he's thrilled by this. It shows that


Donald Trump really is committed to two things: Deregulation and


building jobs in the United States. Now environmentalists really hate


the Keystone pipeline and Dakota pipeline, one, because it goes


through hallowed ground of native Americans and on the Keystone


pipeline, it's bringing oil from the tar sands of Canada, one of the most


environmentally unfriendly ways to extract oil from the ground. On a


lot of fronts environmentalists don't like this. When you speak to


the Republicans you're referring to, who are delighted about this, do


they care that this potentially makes them look as if they disregard


the environment or do they reject that argument outright? You hear


Donald Trump today also saying that he is an environmentalist. They will


tell thaw they are concerned about the environment and the Republican


senator I spoke to said we can have clean air and we can have clean


water and we can do it in conjunction with jobs, the two don't


have to be set up against each other. Critics of the pipe lines say


that's not possible. You heard Bernie Sanders saying that America


is sacrificing the long-term future of the planet for the fossil fuel


industry. Make no mistake about it, though, this is a change that is


going to stay here in the United States. Donald Trump made it


absolutely clear during his campaign that he favoured more energy


exploration, production and use and he is in favour of deregulating the


fossil fuel industries. Environmentalists won't like it, but


it's here to stay. Here is the second thing to ask you about. Let


me show this to you. A short while ago, the whous press secretary Sean


Spicer held a briefing. His first two appearances in the job


both featured him defending Mr Trump's erroneous claims


that the inauguration crowd The one today featured Mr Spicer


defending Mr Trump's renewed claim that there were millions


of fraudulent votes in the election. It's a claim backed up by no


evidence whatsoever. REPORTER: Does the President believe


that millions voted illegally in that election and what evidence do


you have of widespread voter fraud, if that's the case? The President


does believe that. He stated that before. He stated his concerns of


voter fraud and people voting illegally during the campaign. He


continues to maintain that belief. REPORTER: Exactly what evidence.


Senator Ryan says that's there evidence, the national association


of secretaries of states say they don't agree with the President's


assessment, what evidence do you have? As I said, I think the


President has believed that for a while based on studies and


information he has. Back to catty. He's got a tough job, Mr Spicer,


defending the claims when there's nothing to back them up. Key words,


studies and information. Of course, we want to though what the studies


and information are because nobody else has seen any evidence


suggesting there was widespread voter fraud. You've had Republican


secretaries of state and officials say widespread voter fraud and


illegal immigrants voting or people voting illegally simply did not


happen in their state. He's setting himself up against the Republican


establishment here. Why? Why say something like this that dominates


the news cycle when you're doing an awful lot in terms of actual policy


changes that may very well be quite popular with American voters, but


then gets overshadowed by something like this. Sean Spicer couldn't


point to those documents and evidence and studies because as far


as we know, they simply don't exist. Those are the two issues I was


planning to ask you about, I have one other thing. I was listening to


a clip of Donald Trump at the beginning of the programme, I


thought, there's an interesting phrase in what he said earlier. Just


listen to this again and his reference to the past. We will build


our own pipeline. We will build our own pipes. That's what it has to do


with. Like we used to, in the old days. The old days, he's talking


about. There say nostalgia about the way Mr Trump ran his campaign and


now how he's running his presidency. It's interesting that you picked


that up. I was thinking exactly the same thing when I heard it. That's


what the phrase "make America great again" you could argue the most


important word in that phrase is "again". There is a nostalgia in


this administration for an era where there was less crime and less drugs


and things were simpler and people had jobs and arguably at a time when


America was whiter and more homogeneous. Is Mr Trump running up


against the course of history? Has the globalisation train left the


station? And is he going to find that he cannot take America back to


a world where protectionism ruled and things were made only in America


and that world has changed, that technology is changing that world,


frankly, as fast as anything else. And this idea that it's going to be


like the old days, it really isn't, because I'm moves forward. It is


doing so at a very fast pace right around the world. Thank you very


much indeed. We'll speak through the week.


That issue of protectionism, we will speak to Samira Hussain in New York


about that. Mr Trump has been talking to the US autoindustry. The


message is, if you want to sell cars in the US, make them in the US. Back


to Washington and New York in a little white. We must turn to what


has been by far the biggest story here in the UK today.


The UK Supreme Court has ruled the British Parliament must


approve the formal start of Brexit negotiations.


In other words, Prime Minister Theresa May can't take


Let's go through the reaction of the parties.


Here's Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Opposition Labour Party.


We want to make sure that process goes ahead, but we also want to make


sure that our Government is held to account throughout this process, so


they don't turn Britain into a tax haven on the shores of Europe. We


actually maintain living standards being, we improve -- standards, we


improve living standards and improve workers' rights and have market


access to Europe. That's the Labour Party. Next let's talk about another


significant elements of this ruling. is that the Scottish Parliament


and the Welsh and Northern Irish Assemblies, will not be formally


asked to approve the triggering Here's Scotland's First


Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. I think it's a matter of democratic


principle that the Scottish Parliament, on such a big,


fundamental issue, with so many implications for the devolved


settlement should have a say on whether or not it consents to the


triggering of Article 50. We will forward a motion that allows the


Scottish Parliament to do that. I would hope the UK Government would


pay attention to it. Tim Farron, leader of


the Liberal Democrats tweeted, "The Lib Dems are clear,


we demand a vote of the people on the final deal and without that,


we will not vote for A 50." The biggest single question


here is whether this ruling will delay the start


of the Brexit negotiations. Brexit secretary, David Davies,


doesn't think so. P We will, within days, introduce


legislation to give the Government the legal power to trigger Article


50 and begin the formal process of withdrawal. It will be separate to


the great repeal bill that will be introduced later this year, to


repeal the European Communities Act 1972. This will be the most


straightforward bill possible to give effect the decision of the


people and respect the Supreme Court's judgment. The purpose of the


bill is simply to give the Government the power to invoke


Article 50. On one level, it looks to be hugely


significant and it's certainly a high profile defeat


for the Government. On another level, the time table


of Brexit doesn't appear Here's Rob Watson at Westminster


with his reading of the story. On one level, it is deeply


significant if you're interested in the constitutional, legal


arrangements for the United Kingdom. But actually, will it have much


difference, make much difference politically? I don't think so. I


mean, it's true that the Supreme Court has now said it's Parliament


that has to give approval, not just the Prime Minister. But of course,


that would only be a massive story if Parliament were somehow going to


come to the rescue of those would want Britain to stay in the European


Union. Though it's perfectly true that most MPs personally voted to


remain, I don't think there's any mood or majority for somehow


blocking or delaying Brexit. Big day legally. Is it going to somehow


stop, complicate, super delay Brexit? I don't think so.


Run us through exactly what has to happen in the House of Commons and


the House of Lords before Article 50's triggered. In the next couple


of days, possibly as early as Thursday, the Government will


introduce a bill, presumably a very short one basically saying something


like, we recognise that the Government should now begin the


Article 50 process. That will then have to be voted on in the House of


Commons and in the House of Lords. Ideally from the Government's point


of view, all in the next couple of weeks. A quick word about the


Opposition Labour Party. The majority of its MPs supported


staying in the European Union. How's it going to play this issue? The


Opposition Labour Party is just in a horrible position. What it's saying


it will do is it won't block Brexit, but it will try to hold the


Government to account. I say the Opposition Labour Party's in a


horrible position because half of its MPs represent constituencies


where people voted to leave the European Union. About the other half


of their MPs voted in constituencies where people very much wanted to


remain in the EU. It's in a very, very difficult position. Actually,


to get the big politics picture on this, I don't think that the real


problems for Theresa May are going to be managing Parliament, at least


in the short-term. Her real political problems are going to be


when her Brexit plan meets the reality of negotiating with the


other EU 27 and perhaps even longer term than that, in keeping the union


here in Britain together, because this court ruling very much upset


the Scottish National Party, which is saying possibly it brings a


second referendum that bit closer. Having heard Rob say perhaps Theresa


May's greatest challenge is in Brussels, I spoke to Jonny Dymond


who's there. If you want to sum up the feeling here it's four words:


Get on with. It the desire very strongly of officials and


politicians in Brussels and in other European capitals is that the Brexit


negotiations start soon, finish on time and are done with. I think


there is an absolute resignation to the fact that Britain is going to


leave the European Union. And what leaders of the EU and the officials


here in the EU do not want under any circumstances is for Brexit to be


the only thing that is discussed in the European Union for the next two,


three, five years. There are very major challenges, some of them


nothing to do with Brexit, the migration crisis, there is still a


banking system to be reformed. There are still the crisis of the euro.


Then there are issues thrown up by Brexit, which are not directly


related to Britain leaving. That's issues such as how to restore some


kind of popular legitimacy to the European Union. What they don't want


to be doing is talking the fine details of Brexit, when they want to


be trying to work out how to strengthen and maintain the union.


For them, getting some kind of certainty over what's going to


happen in the next few weeks and getting certainty that Article 50,


that resignation note, will be triggered on time, by the end of


March, by Theresa May, is the most important thing.


In the a few minutes it's Outside Source business.


Coming up in a few minutes, on the same day he revives


controversial oil pipeline project, Donald Trump tells autoexecutives


that to a large extent, he's an environmentalist.


We'll pick up on that with Samira Hussain in NYC.


A man who was on holiday with his wife in Tunisia has said


the Thomson staff he booked the holiday with didn't warn them


about any potential security risks, just a month before terrorists


Jim Windass, whose wife Claire was killed in the Sousse attack


in May 2015, also told the inquest that Thomson staff didn't mention


the Foreign Office travel advice available online.


Our correspondent, Richard Galpin, was at the


This is a really important piece of evidence in this inquest. Of course,


the role of the holiday companies is key. It's been discussed already a


lot during this inquest, did they provide enough information to the


holidaymakers, many of them who booked through Thomson, did they


provide sufficient information to the people planning to go to Tunisia


at that time? This is Outside Source, live from


the BBC Newsroom. Our lead story is: President Trump


has signed executive orders to relaunch two controversial oil


pipelines in the US. The projects were rejected


by Barack Obama following years The Gambian Parliament has skaed


the state of emergency imposed last -- scrapped the state of emergency


imposed last week by the former President,


The new President, Adama Barrow, is expected to return home


Organisations that provide sexual Health Services in Africa have


criticised President Trump's decision to reinstate a policy


that denies them access to American funding.


And US authorities have seized $20 million in cash hidden under


The money's believed to be linked to a $1 billion pyramid scheme.


Stories from the UK, the US and west Africa. Next let's go to Israel.


? New homes are going to be built in Israel. The Defence Ministry has


said the move is meant to fulfil demand for new housing to maintain


regular daily life. The announcement may not be unrelated to the arrival


of President Trump in the White House. Mark Lowen can explain. This


is the second time in the space of a week that the Israeli government has


announced more building in settlements, 2,500 homes to be build


in the occupied West Bank announced today. And over the weekend, there


was an announcement that over 560 new homes will be built in


settlements in occupied east Jerusalem. Both of these


announcements coming after the inauguration of Donald Trump. A


feeling here that the Israeli government is feeling emboldened,


even encouraged by the new administration in the US to build


more in the settlements after the relationship between Israel and the


US under Barack Obama plummeted, partly over the issue of settlement


building. Mr Obama was fiercely opposed to the settlements. He


allowed a UN Resolution to pass condemning Israeli building in the


settlements. Donald Trump, his son-in-law and pick for US


ambassador for Israel have donated to the settlements and will take a


more pro-Israeli policy. There is also a feeling that this is done


partly for domestic political consumption. The Prime Minister


here, Benjamin Netanyahu, is facing a bill challenge at the moment from


the -- is facing a big challenge from the far right. He's trying to


burnish his credentials by choosing an issue that will go down well with


Nationalists. The issue of settlements is so contentious


because it violates international law, according to the UN and it is


being built in areas that the Palestinians want for a future


state, that are going beyond Israel's borders, according to the


1967 border demarcation. So the Palestinians have reacted furiously.


A spokesman for the Palestinians saying this would foster extremism


and terrorism and calling on the international community to take a


stand against Israel and against the issue of settlement building.


Donald Trump met with executives from the US autoindustry today.


We're going to make the process much more simple for the companies and


everybody auto else that wants to do business in the United States. I


think this you will find this to go from very inhospitable to very


hospitable. We will go down as one of the most friend lip companies.


Right now it's not. I have friends that want to build in the United


States and have to wait years and year and then don't get the


approval. Do these car companies like the idea of making cars in the


US? It comes at a tricky time. We're seeing a little bit less demand for


some cars, but if you talk about cars in the United States, which is


really what we're talking about, there is a little bit more demand


for SUVs and bigger kinds of cars. It doesn't mean that these car


operators need to build new factories. They could revamp the


ones they have. It's really interesting to see just how much


Donald Trump is speaking directly with corporate America. This is not


something we would typically see with an American President. In terms


of action, policy that Mr Trump can take in order to encourage these


companies to base their manufacturing in the US, what's


available to him? What he has said is that he wants to cut back on


regulation. So when it comes to regulations in the car industry, it


could be anything from taxes, corporate taxes, to anything


regarding the environment and emissions or anything limiting in


terms of how freely part can travel. And these are some of the issues


that the makers have raised auto with Trump in their hour-long


meeting in. Terms of what will actually happen, they was short on


specifics. When some of the car makers spoke with reporters


afterwards they said they believe today was a healthy conversation but


no real specifics in terms of what regulations the President is looking


to cut. I guess we'll have to give him a little longer to come up with


those. Only in the job a few days. Certainly people would like to see


them. This is what happened to BT's share price today.


down 21%, the biggest slump in the company's history.


It's bought BT is writing down the value of its Italian


Here's BBC business editor, Simon Jack.


It was a real shock, BT's not the kind of company we expect to have


profits warnings. It's a very strong company with quite a reliable,


dependable and forecastable business. We just don't expect these


kind of issues. Why this sudden and very dramatic


slump? BT has problems on a number of fronts. Today we learned the


accounting scandal in BT's Italian business is much worse than


expected. The black hole there has widened from ?145 million to ?530


million. Even more worrying for investors, it warned today that


profits in its core business will be 175 million lower this year and


next. Now that's down to stagnating revenue from some of its biggest


customers, who are not renewing major contracts. Today's news is set


against an already uncertain back drop for the company. The company is


fighting calls from competitors and the regulator to split off its Open


Reach network division. It has one of the biggest pension fund deficits


and it's been spending big on entertainment. There's a lot of


nervousness around BT at the moment, particularly given the ongoing


review of Open Reach and the review of pensions due to happen this year.


If there's one thing that investors hate, it's uncertainty. Given the


amount of uncertainty there is at the moment any knock to BT sees an


amplified effect which we've seen with the share price today. Heads


have already started to roll. The BBC has learned tonight the head of


BT Europe is expected to resign imminently. All this will put


pressure on the ultimate boss, who's been in charge during a period of


bold expansion for BT. We're in the process of really building our


Broadband business... BT expressed disappointment at I vent in --


events in Italy. Shareholders will be disappointed today too. When a


company as big as BT says its biggest company aren't spending


money, it's a worry for the wide ere economy. I'm back in a couple of


minutes. Bye-bye.


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