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Who needs reason when you have This Week?
Evenin' all, welcome to This Week, the show which regularly misfires
and heads off in the wrong direction but which is on so late nobody can
Instead there's a plan to twin us with the Trident Missile.
Speaking of loose cannons, Prime Minister May's finger is now
hovering over the trigger for Article 50.
Who knows what direction that could go in?
After weeks of insisting she didn't need a White Paper
to give her Brexit directions, on Wednesday she announced, yes,
The U-turn caught Jeremy Corbyn on the hop; his prepared attack
for PMQs terminated on take-off and reduced to a little heap
I'm told that over in the colonies, The Donald is rather jealous
of all the fun the Brits are having with missiles, take-offs
and terminations and is getting itchy fingers.
Even though they are only very little itchy fingers,
let's hope he confines them to his Twitter account
and not to the nuclear codes or our own dear PM,
Speaking of malfunctioning hardware that should have been
decommissioned years ago, I'm joined on the sofa tonight
by two guests who've never been successfully tested
I speak of course of Michael #choochoo Portillo and Alan
Your moment of the week? The one to which you have been valued in
throughout your introduction, the misfiring of the missile. I have
found it impossible to imagine circumstances in which a British
Prime Minister would be permitted by the United States or would choose to
fire the nuclear deterrent. But now that you don't know whether it will
go to Moscow or Miami, it is even less probable. Which would you
prefer it to go to? It is even less probable that a Prime Minister will
fire it. If there were any rationality in the world, the money
that will be spent on this will be redirected to weapons we would
actually use, which would enable us to make a valuable contribution to
the Nato alliance. At the moment, I think we make an insufficient
contribution. Thank you for pre-empting our discussion for
later, giving us time for something else. I can't say that it is
anything other than the publication today of the European Union
withdrawal from act 2017 which had its first reading today. It only
took a moment to read it. Leave out the long title, together with the
short title at the bottom, it is bang on 100 words. So I suppose
never has such a short document... It is a short fuse that will lead to
a big political explosion. Brevity is compassionate in these
circumstances. Probably. So not yet a full week
of Donald Trump and we've already had one wall,
two pipelines, a massive Pacific trade deal aborted,
abortions abroad no longer to be financed with federal dollars,
a federal hiring freeze, the dismantling of Obamacare begun,
3-5 million illegal voters conjured up from nowhere,
just like the record crowds he claims were on the Washington
Mall for his Inauguration Speech. An obsession with size can clearly
make you delusional. Yes, I thought so -
not quite so busy. All that and he's still got his
meeting with Theresa May Here to offer some clarity
is the man who would be Trump's ambassador to the EU,
Ted Malloch, with his # She's washed and polished
and full of high octane. # Riding with the top down,
cruising in the fast lane. # Red hair's blowing
as bright as a flame. The good times are back again
for two great nations. After nearly a decade adrift, a man
who understands our shared history, values and aspirations,
is in the driving This marks a huge opportunity
for both Britain and America to celebrate and renew that
classic, special relationship. There's every reason that
Theresa May and Donald Trump should It's not insignificant that she's
the first foreign leader Once they've broken the ice
and established some chemistry, there's every reason to believe
they can get on with There's enthusiasm in Team Trump
to deal with this issue quickly and it could aid in a swift,
hard exit for Britain on more The visit will provide
an opportunity to reassert But the world has not stood
still since 1949 and NATO will have to step up and modify in order
to meet the new threats. That means that member states
are going to have to pay their fair share and not free ride
on the American defence budget. Countries like France,
Germany and Luxembourg are simply Finally, we need to start planning
for a return state visit so that President Trump can meet the Queen
this summer, putting the special Thank you to our pals
at LA Stretch Limos based in Essex for the loan
of their redilicious 1962 cadillac. I'll be ready for my home
journey in about half hour. Ted Malloch, who is currently
professor of strategic leadership and governance
at Henley Business Welcome to the programme. Do we have
any idea what Donald Trump means by the special relationship? Well, I
think he thinks it's special, which means he has some historical view of
what has transpired before. But I think he is looking for new
chemistry between himself and Mrs May. Is he genuinely pro-British,
sympathetic to Britain in a way that Mr Obama might not have been? It is
a contrast between day and night. His mother was born in Stornoway.
Her favourite person was the Queen. Donald Trump loves Great Britain.
Mrs May spoke tonight in Philadelphia to a convention of
Republican congressional politicians, and she even talked
about a new special relationship, a new age of Anglo-American
leadership. Is it not risky to rely too much on a President who is
widely regarded as a bit of a loose cannon? Yes. I think it is a sign of
the vulnerability that she senses about herself. She feels pretty
isolated on the European issue and obviously thinks it very important
to be close to the United States. There is a risk while she is there
that she will be asked whether she agrees with the President on his
views on trade, on immigration, on torture. And on none of those things
does she agree. And it would be quite deft of her to voice her
disagreement without, as it were, blowing the visit out of the water.
She wants to cement Anglo American relations on defence, intelligence.
She wants to open the way to a free-trade deal. Many people here,
particularly on the left and centre left, want her to lecture the
President about the wall, water boarding, women's rights. Should she
succumbed to that? She should definitely not get into the business
of lecturing the President. But she will find it difficult not to answer
questions on these subjects. And she will not want to antagonise the
President. Neither will she particularly want the President, if
he voices his enthusiasm for Brexit, to go on and say he would welcome
the demise of the European Union. Apparently our position is that
whilst we think it's such a ridiculous organisation that we are
happy to withdraw from it, we nonetheless would like this
ridiculous organisation to survive. As she said in her Lancaster speech.
And she said the same in a call to Mrs Merkel. It is a tricky one for
Mrs May, not easy. But if you have in the Oval Office someone who is
pro-British, pro-Brexit, who seems enthusiastic about the special
relationship, it is hard for a British Prime Minister not to take
advantage of that. Of course, she had to go. But she had been Home
Secretary for every long time, meaning she had close relationships
with the American security services. And they will be mostly the same
people. In particular the water boarding, the torture comments
today, that is very important. Because the British and American
services work so closely together and cooperate. We couldn't do that
if there was torture. He said he would not do it either. He said he
will take advice. From two people who are against it. In a sense,
today it was classic Trump. He played to his base by saying, if it
was up to me, I would do it because I think it works, but he said he
would listen to the director of the CIA, who has said not to do it. They
have said it does not work, which is the best advice. Mr Trump said it
did, on advice that we do not know where it was sourced from. We know
it has worked on occasions. Is there an occasion when you would use an
extreme form of interrogation? I want to stick with some wider
subjects tonight. Is a free-trade deal with the UK, a bilateral US- UK
free-trade deal, is that a priority for Mr Trump? I think it is. He has
gone out of his way to say this is something he wants to achieve, and
he is willing to do it in record time. He has invited her over
primarily for this reason, and it meets Britain, frankly, at its time
of greatest need. He is also pro-Brexit, which is a total change
from anyone who has been in the Oval Office. He has no enthusiasm for EU
integration. You noticed? And he is not the big friend of the Germans or
Mrs Merkel either. He has said some things about Germany that have
caused concern in those circles. Is he prepared to expend political
capital to help Britain in Brexit? I think he is. He doesn't like a
supranational organisation that is unelected, where bureaucrats run a
mock, that is not, frankly, if proper democracy. If we start down
the road of doing a free-trade deal with America, and we cannot conclude
one until Brexit is over, but we could do heads of agreement and
outline what it would be, wouldn't the EU then look churlish if it
didn't say, yes, we will do a free-trade deal, too.
I suppose so. I don't think it will happen like that. There could be a
deal done quickly. Queens Park Rangers could end up winning the
hundredship and win every game 6-0 from now on. -- the Championship. We
export ?240 billion worth of goods to the European Union. We export ?30
billion worth of goods to America. Now, our nearest and biggest market
has to be a priority for us to maintain what we've already got
before we go off into some adventure pie-in-the-sky reports We want a
trade deal with the EU. I want a trade deal with America but the
thought that Donald Trump is somehow going to help us by doing a free
trade deal before we have gone through the process of article 50
and renegotiate our way back into the nearest and dearest market. Does
having Donald Trump in The Oval office strengthen the negotiating
power? To a certain point it does. This is unknown terrain for us. We
have never had a President who's understood our position in the
European Union before. However, if he voices the sort of analysis that
Ted has just voiced with which I don't disagree about the European
Union, there is a danger, of course, that our European partners will
assume that Mrs May is really just like Donald Trump, that is to say
that she really wants to bring down the European Union in which case
that would make our negotiating position more difficult. What do you
mean by "our position"? Previous American Presidents have understood
our position. What I meant was our position of discomfort within the
European Union. This is a watershed change and I wonder if something
happens today. Am I right in thinking that Mrs Merkel said she'd
go at short notice to see Mr Trump and he hasn't even replied yet to
give her a date? I think she's anxious to see him and he's got a
cool approach to the Germans and he's said some things, both about
the euro and the way that the European Union has tilted towards
Germany so I'm sure it's raised eyebrows, if not antagonisms in
Berlin. Maybe the Germans want her to be an intermediary, an adversary.
She's going to Turkey next. Mrs Merkel? Mrs May. Why would you want
to be US Ambassador to the EU, you are clearly not a great fan of
Brussels like Jean-Claude Juncker? I helped bring down the Soviet Union,
maybe there's another union that needs a little taming. It's only the
British who believe an ambassador from one country to another has to
take on the point of view of the country to which he's sent, rather
than the point of view of the country which is sending him.
Unusual to send an ambassador to a country which you are being sent to.
I want the ambassador to represent the country, not the EU. What do you
think of Mr Juncker? He was an adequate Mayor and maybe should go
back to Luxembourg and do that again. This is clearly going to be a
very diplomatic appointment. Will you keep in touch with us? Keep in
touch with Nigel Farage. This is going to be more fun than
Washington. I think so. Thank you for being with us. Next time we'll
have to call you Mr Ambassador. Now it's late, Labour MPs waiting up
in the middle of the night But don't you succumb
to their suicidal tendencies. Because waiting in the wings
is baby hating comedian So come have a giggle,
take to Facepants, Snapjokes and settle down to the world's
finest Twitter-tainment. It's been anther tricky
old week for Jeremy Corbyn. The whips aren't whipping,
the Labour mayor of London has turned on him, there's been another
Shadow Cabinet resignation and, not the for first time,
PMQs was less than a triumph for the Leader of Her
Majesty's Opposition. Take a look around our studio
and you will soon realise that doomed political careers can lead
to fantastic careers in television. How long can it be before
old ChooChoo's slow trains to nowhere are bumped off
the schedules to make way for Jezza's 36-part
guide to manhole covers? Here with the political
round up of the week # You're willing to
sacrifice our love.# Andrew's ordered an ice sculpture
for the This Week studio. I think he's trying
to class up the joint. But in this post Brexit economy,
all of us are going to have to learn new skills,
even us hacks. The PM started the week by launching
a new industrial strategy, all about carving out
a new future post-Brexit. It's about saying, what are our
strengths, as we come out We're coming together as a country,
we are forging our future, shaping a new future for the UK
as a global Britain. Key to that future will be
a trade deal with the US. The PM's been preparing to fly off,
freezing fog permitting, Best gloss over the embarrassing
revelation that HMS Vengeance accidentally fired a Trident missile
at the US. The government's actually been
getting pretty good at not The Defence Secretary categorically
refused to say when the PM The previous Prime Minister and this
Prime Minister were of course informed about the maintenance
of the nuclear deterrent and the outcome of the test
and the successful return of HMS But the story of the week
was Brexit, and the Supreme Court's decision that MPs must get a vote
before triggering Article 50. Lawyer and activist
Gina Miller declared victory Only Parliament can grant rights
to the British people and only No Prime Minister, no
government can expect to be The Brexit secretary said
legislation would be laid within days but it
wouldn't change anything. It's not about whether or not the UK
should leave the European Union. That decision has already been made
by the people of the United Kingdom. We will work with colleagues in both
Houses to ensure this bill is passed in good time for us to invoke
Article 50 by the end Labour said proper legislation
wouldn't be possible Labour accepts and respects
the referendum result and will not But we will be seeking to lay
amendments to ensure proper scrutiny and accountability
throughout the process. That starts, Mr Speaker,
with a White Paper or plan. The SNP, cross that the devolved
administrations were being frozen out and wouldn't get a vote
on the matter, renewed If we are now being told
that Scotland's voice simply doesn't matter,
that it will not be listened to, not just that it is not enforceable
in the courts but it is not going to be politically listened to,
then that raises a really The Lib Dems cried "stitch up"
and said they would oppose the bill without a referendum,
another one, on the What should not happen now is that
a stitch up should take place between Theresa May,
David Davis and politicians in Brussels, that the British people
then just have to live with. We take the view that
unless the British people are given the final say on the terms
of the deal, then we will not be Brexit, of course,
dominated exchanges at PMQs. Jeremy Corbyn was all set to attack
the Prime Minister over process and the lack of a White Paper,
but then Tory backbencher Chris Philp stood up and shot
the Labour leader's fox. Does the Prime Minister agree
that the best way of facilitating that scrutiny would be a government
White Paper? I can confirm to the House
that our plan will be set out in a White Paper
published this month. So Jeremy Corbyn was left to attack
the Prime Minister over the timing of the White Paper and protections
for workers' rights. But Theresa May was having none
of it, pointing out the confusion on the Labour benches
about its policy. Article 50 wasn't about the court
judgment against this government. What it signified was the bad
judgment of this government, the bad judgment of prioritising
corporate tax cuts over investment The bad judgment of threatening
European partners whilst offering The bad judgment of wanting to turn
Britain into a bargain I have to say to him,
he is the leader of the party. He can't even agree with his
Shadow Chancellor about Brexit. The Shadow Chancellor can't agree
with the Shadow Brexit secretary. The Shadow Brexit
secretary disagrees And the Shadow Home Secretary has
to ring up the leader He talks about us
standing up for Britain. Old habits die hard on This Week,
and we're not the only ones. Has the Minister,
has the noble lord... Nice to see some of us
sticking to what we know best. This seems like far too
much hard work to me. I think I'll put the
reskilling on ice for now. And the elves at The Ice Box
in London's New Covent Garden Market were kind enough to finish it
off for her. And it's made it intact
to the This Week studio too. As has SNP heartthrob
John Nicholson, who's looking Where can you go from there, Andrew
Did it just delay the inevitable? Yes and the Prime Minister snatched
victory. It could have been worse if it involved further consultation
with Scotland and Northern Ireland and so on, that would have been very
complicated constitutionally, so from the Government's point of view,
it was more or less what they hoped for at that stage. Is there any
doubt that Parliament will trigger article 50? No, I don't think so. I
think Theresa May did snatch victory. She didn't have to go
through this. She should have begun this by saying to Parliament, of
course we are going to involve you properly in this and she shouldn't
have appealed to the Supreme Court. She could have been doing a lot more
before then. In the end, I think what Jeremy Corbyn was entitled to
do is to say that actually the reversal on the white paper was
something brought about by pressure from the opposition. Why didn't he
say that? He was wriggling there. I was watching and thought why didn't
you come in. And say that. The extraordinary thing about the appeal
is just what a waste of money it is. This is meant to be a Conservative
Government that minds the pennies, why on earth would you go to the
Supreme Court to try and prevent Parliament from having a say? Credit
where it's due. We didn't have the aim reaction from the judiciary that
we did on the High Court decision. Liz Truss and Jeremy Wright came
out. That was a lesson learnt. We have seen constitutional law.
Experts say the Supreme Court's judgment is a more rounded judgment
than the High Court's one and a better basis for going forward, so
maybe... Some think the minority opinion is important too. Because
there was no legal requirement for the Scottish Government to be
consulted, doesn't mean they shouldn't be consulted. Isn't the
Scottish Government being consulted? David Davis said he's met them five
times. But what does that mean, if you keep meeting somebody and
ignoring them, it's hardly worth the meeting is it? The contrary will be
just as ridiculous. I don't get any sense that there's actually
engagement. What Michael Russell says on Brexit, he just says, you
know, David Davis keeps saying he's talking to us but I don't get a
sthaens he's actually engaging in the arguments or debates. They don't
even seem to inch forward. I know the SNP have said they are going to
lay down 50 amendments because it's Article 50 and so on and the Deputy
Speaker will be determined how many of these are called. Not many I
suggest but we'll see. Are you in any doubt that in the end Parliament
will trigger Article 50? I can't see any way that it can be prevented, to
be honest. Particularly because of Labour's position? Exactly because
of Labour's position. Because of the result of the referendum? I don't
know what the amendments will be, but I would very much like to see
the Westminster Parliament to say that European Union citizens will
not be used as bargaining chips. Yes. Will it get through? I hope it
will get through. I think it would mean we could all rally around that.
Alan, isn't it quite amazing, you and I remember the Tories ripping
themselves apart over Europe endlessly, the Maastricht debates
went on and on. Did you ever think Labour would end up, not as badly
divided as the Tories used to be, but still now pretty divided?
No, I didn't, but I didn't think there would be a yes - no referendum
on the EU. To be fair to where we stand, we supported remaining in the
European Union, 66% of Labour voters supported it. So there is that
division. People like the shadow in a has resigned in Hampstead... There
are bound to be those issues. The big battle will be when the
so-called great repeal bill comes in. That is when we will start... It
will not be implemented until after Article 50 is completed, but that is
when you will see the kind of issues... People are talking about
hundreds of amendments for this. That is the wrong place. I thought
all of the so-called great repeal bill, I thought all that was meant
to do was to take the corpus of European law that currently affects
us and just move it on to the British statute book, and you don't
come to decide what you will unpick on that until we have left. Well, I
think that is true. So why would you amend it? If ministers decide not to
unpick it, there is a thing called a Henry VIII clause, which is done
virtually by ministerial decree. If they start to cherrypicking... If
they leave it, having moved it across, until after Article 50...
Did you notice that David Mundell, the Scottish Secretary, Conservative
Scottish party secretary, said that he thought that the Holyrood
parliament might have to give its consent to aspects of the great
repeal bill where they affect Scots law, where European law has been
incorporated into Scots law. A very interesting development. My
understanding was that this was the simplifying procedure. Alan is
right, if they start to say, we want to change this and that, it will
complicate matters. Did you not think they would just move it all on
and what regulations and laws we stick with would be determined
either after we leave or for the next Parliament after 2020? I am not
sure there is a huge point in trying to speculate what will happen in two
years. I think the government will have to play it according to how it
sees the parliamentary arithmetic at the time. But I think you are
absolutely right that one of the things it can do is to have a fairly
uncontroversial bill, followed presumably by mountains of
legislation thereafter, which will have to unpick all the things that
need to be unpicked. There is the possibility of absolute chaos
arriving in two years' time. Why was Nicola Sturgeon surprised to
discover that foreign policy was a reserved competence for Westminster?
I don't think she was particularly surprised. She seemed to think the
Scottish parliament should determine foreign policy. Our view is that we
were told repeatedly Scotland was an equal partner. If that is true, her
view and my view, most people's view in Scotland is that the Holyrood
parliament should be consulted. Otherwise, what did the rhetoric
mean? But the one thing the SNP government is keen storm is that
even though Britain is to leave the single market, the SNP think
Scotland can stay in the single market. Not just the SNP. That is
the Labour Party position and was Ruth Davidson's position until
recently. Can you name a single leading European that thinks that is
possible? Since you put me on the spot, I can't. I think it is a
personally -- perfectly reasonable argument for the Scottish Government
to advance, and their legal advice is that there is no impediment to
that happening, if the British government wants to be as flexible
as they say they do. Are you going to follow Jeremy Corbyn's three line
whip? I happen to agree that we have two trigger Article 50. I will look
at the amendments, particularly about EU nationals living here.
There was an interesting development in Wales this week, where Plaid
Cymru and the Lib Dems put forward a plan about how to tackle freedom of
movement. Where I come from, free number -- freedom of movement has to
go. It has to be amended in Europe. It has to change, and sooner or
later they will come to that conclusion. But I am convinced that
was the major factor for why people left the European Union. The leading
candidate for the French presidency is moving a very long distance on
freedom of movement. Maybe that will happen in a lot of places in Europe.
John, thank you for being with us again.
Now, it's been busy news week, again, this week.
When Michael addressed last weekend's Women's March protest
against Donald Trump he rather got carried away and called on them
The British Food Standards quango said that roast potatoes and brown
And This Week's viewing figures rose to between three and five million,
including illegal immigrants, which is more than a month
Not so easy to tell, is it, in this brave
That's why we're putting "truth" in this week's Spotlight.
The Prime Minister says she's not scared of telling
I'm not afraid to speak frankly to a President of the United States.
The Donald is committed to the truth, too.
So devoted he says he might bring back torture to reveal it.
Would I feel strongly about water boarding?
As far as I'm concerned, we have to fight fire with fire.
But is there any truth in Trump's allegations of voter fraud?
There are millions of votes, in my opinion.
His spin doctors are having to work hard to prove them.
I think he has stated his concerns of voter fraud and people voting
He continues to maintain that belief.
Back in Blighty, facts give way to fiction during Jeremy Corbyn's
Condolences, I am sure, of the whole House to the family
of the police officer who lost his life over the weekend
I join the Prime Minister in wishing a speedy recovery
Earlier in the week, Ewan McGregor and Piers Morgan told
"Didn't realise Piers Morgan was host.
"Won't go on with him after his comments about the women's march.
Maybe actors should just talk about their films and not get
Comedian Bridget Christie's as honest as they come.
To my two small children, I'm an absent mother.
But is truth a rare commodity these days?
And an endless source of shame and regret.
Thank you for bringing your dogs. Should we always tell the truth? No.
I think there are good and bad lies. If you are in church and the bride
is about to come down the aisle and you don't think she's looking her
best, you probably should not go... But what we see in politics is that
there are many different types of lying. There is political
sidestepping, avoiding the truth, and blatant lies, basic lies. What
we are seeing now is something more sophisticated. We have Trump sending
Sean Spicer out to say that there were more people. We have Kellyanne
Conway saying that Sean Spicer was using alternative facts. It is on
another level. There seems to be a new phrase for something that is not
true. Alternative facts? It doesn't make any sense, it is meaningless.
Lying. Are we more prone to lying? George Orwell's 1984 has gone to the
top of the Amazon lists. News speak, doublespeak, freedom is slavery, war
is peace. All of it comes from George Orwell. And when I saw
Kellyanne Conway say that what he had said was an all turn a tip
fact... There is no such as an alternative fact. She laughed when
she said it. I think they are both under pressure. I think it is more
sinister than just lying to the public. It is interesting that Trump
sent Sean Spicer out to say that. Sometimes children do this. He is
testing their loyalty. The crowd was obviously much smaller than he
wanted, so by sending Sean Spicer out, he is testing his loyalty. You
hold the power. If you make somebody lied, you hold power over them. It
is also extraordinary, because in normal politics what you would have
been briefed to say is, it doesn't matter what the size of the crowd
is, I won the election, Americans voted for me. And the TV audience
was massive. It doesn't matter how many women have gone on the street
in Washington, it is not as many as the 30 million women who voted for
me, Donald Trump. Those are standard answers, and pretty good answers.
But he didn't do that. Even Trump's bodyguard, his arms were fake. Did
you see that? It is hard to keep up. His bodyguard is walking down with
these fake arms, because his arms are underneath with a big gun. What
is next? Honestly, I think they are going to start pushing out a waxwork
of Trump and passing them off. Quite often... We pride ourselves on fact
checking. We had a spat this week with the Scottish and the lists of
export figures on the facts. In America, the amount of
misinformation, I put it no higher than that, during the election, was
so intense that the fact checkers just lost control. There were too
many things to check. You are not telling me during the Brexit
campaign there was not masses of misinformation. But there was a lot
of fact checking as well. We have whole programmes on it. A lot of
effort goes into it. The worry is that this populist movement is
almost saying, look, never mind about the facts. There was a great
quote from Daniel Moynahan who said everyone is entitled to their own
opinion but no one is entitled to their own facts. Everyone is
entitled to their own fact now, and some of that emerged during the
Brexit debate. If you lie often enough, the lie becomes the truth. I
think there has to be some accountability. There was a petition
to make knowingly lying, misleading the public during an election
campaign or referendum, trying to make that a legal. I wonder who
would urge you to a on that. We have run out of time. What are you up to?
I am at Leicester Square Theatre next week and then I start touring
around the UK. Good le. Don't forget the dogs.
We're heading to LouLou's for the Great British Supreme
The policy and dress code is as strict as it gets
for a London elite only party - white tie, white powdered wigs
I know where that will come in handy.
Nighty night, don't let Dutch humour bite.
Dear Mr President, welcome to this introduction video
It's going to be absolutely fantastic.
Our founding father was William of Orange, who fought
They fought against us for 80 years but they couldn't beat us.
It's a great, great wall that we built to protect us
We built an entire ocean, OK, an entire ocean
Nobody builds oceans better than we do.
This ocean, it is so big you can even see it from the moon.
We totally understand, it's going to be America first.
But can we just say, the Netherlands second?
Thank you for watching, and best wishes.
We've got the best wishes in the Netherlands.
We know you understand the risks associated with your pregnancy.
Because I'm smaller, people think my hopes are not so great.
Andrew Neil is joined by Michael Portillo, Alan Johnson and John Nicolson to review the political week, with a film from Isabel Hardman. Ted Malloch - tipped to be Donald Trump's ambassador to the EU - joins them to look at the so-called UK-US special relationship, while comedian Bridget Christie looks at the 'truth'.