tv Outside Source BBC News October 5, 2020 7:00pm-8:01pm BST
hello, i'm lewis vaughanjones, this is outside source. three days since we learnt donald trump has covid—19 and the virus is spreading through the white house. another through the white house. one of the presidents in| circle another one of the presidents inner circle has tested positive. secretary kayleigh mcenna ny. the president is facing a barrage of criticism for leaving the hospital to wave at his supporters. our washington correspondent will take us through the developments. we'll also have a comprehensive coronavirus update across the world. in the uk — an investigation has been launched after a computer glitch meant 16—thousand positive coronavirus cases went un—reported in england. the health secretary has admitted to failures.
this incident should never have happened but the team have acted swiftly to minimise its impact. and now it is critical that we work together to put this right and to make sure that it never happens again. make sure that it never happens again. casualties mount as the conflict over nagorno—karabakh enters its ninth day. we'll be looking at how military drones are now being used in the disputed region. hello, welcome to the program. president trump's still in hospital for coronavirus but more infections have been reported today, amongst his closest advisors. white house press secretary kayleigh mcena ny has tested positive. she tweeted a statement saying she has experienced no symptoms. kayleigh mcena ny breifed members of the press just last thursday —
you can see white house staff there not wearing masks and members of the press — some also not wearing masks. kayleigh mcenany does however say that no members of the press are listed as close contacts by the white house medical unit. a growing number of people around the president including his wife and senior senators testing positive. us media are also reporting that at least two other white house staff members have tested positive today. many of the people who have tested positive around trump attended this event at the white house on 26 september — where mr trump announced his nomination of amy coney barrett to the supreme court. it's now being scrutinised as a possible "super—spreader eve nt" let's cross down to washington larry is live. this seems extraordinary,
the number of numbers in trump circle the number growing who have tested positive. questions now have to be asked about what the protocols are there in the white house trying to stop the spread of covid—19. absolutely. this has been described already as some as an outbreak in the white house. that people who we re the white house. that people who were closest to president trump, kelly mcinerney, his body man, his personal assessment another close aide hope hicks several senators who we re aide hope hicks several senators who were in his debate team and other people who are close to him in last few days of all tested positive. the numbers appear to be growing at least two other deputies have all tested positive. it speaks to how the white house is handled this cavalier attitude to massacring and social distancing. it begins to show how serious this might be. those particles about covid—19 safety are now again being scrutinised in the white house and damage control to try and make sure that they don't
pressure that they didn't take this seriously enough. is there a danger of course, you've got a country that you're saying to abide by certain protocols, social distancing, it's much more difficult now to try and say that to a country these are the regulations, these are the guidelines, this is what you should try and do. if that isn't taking place in the white house itself that's going to damage that message. you are hearing this word that the some people saying listen, you had it coming. two different polls a new poll in the last year i was all indicated that two thirds of americans think that the president could not have gotten sick if he had taken it a bit more seriously. it's important to note that two thirds of americans include at least half of them republicans. republicans half of republicans also think that if he took it more seriously with they would not be here. it's very hard for that message to permeate to the rest of the country doesn't feel that the white house is following
its own guidelines, cdc guidelines. thank you. we will be back with you later on. we will be back with you later on. this was yesterday. the president temporarily left the hospital where he's being treated for covid—i9 and drove past supporters and waved. a white house spokesman said precautions were taken and the outing had been "cleared by the medical team as safe". but the president has been accused of putting his own secret service staff at risk. a doctor at the hospital where he's being treated has tweeted.
republicans see it differently — this is the response from the political organisation republicans overseas. of course half the people are going to say it was reckless the other half are going to say it was patriotic and it was a nod to his supporters, which it was. shortly before that drive—by. he president released a video on twitter in which he thanked medical staff and said this about his illness. it's been a very interesting journey i learned a lot about covid. i learned by going to school this is the real school this isn't the let's read the book school. and i get it and itandi it and i understand it. the president has been tweeting furiously since this morning — he's sent at least 18 tweets in all capital letters — about the stock market, religious liberty, law and order among other things — in the past 7 hours.
18 all caps tweets in the past hour from trump. melania trump has also tweeted to say she is "feeling good & will continue to rest at home". i'm joined now by larry madowo in washington. good news obviously from the first lady. what do you make of donald trumps barrage of tweets in the last few hours? president trump loves to treat, obviously. he woke up early the morning just after 6am and sent that barrage of tweets. it is only last way to communicate with people. he's posted to twitter videos sense. it speaks to his frustration that he can't go out there and speak to the crowd that he loves so much. and he feeds off that energy. all he's got left is his twitter account because he's probably watching a lot more television. this is a man who watches quite a bit of television. and he sees talking heads may be talking about how he is not well enough. he is frustrated thatjoe biden gets to go out there and he doesn't. so twitter is as one connection to the american people and he's taking advantage of it. what do you make now of the election
campaign? there are so many unknowns. we don't know when he will be released, when things can get back to quote normal. where does this leave the election campaign? president trump campaign this weekend and ounce whether calling operations mad doubtful tap his surrogates out there making the case for him led by vice president mike pence who continues to do in person eventful to his children will also be doing different events while he's still unable to come to the campaign. this is an advantage for joe biden even though he's pulled negative ads attacking trump. he gets to go out there and speak directly to the people. exam miami today speaking to the immigrant community there. he's going to be doing a channel later on on nbc another way for him to directly interact with american people and ta ke interact with american people and take advantage of this while president trump is down. thanks for that. i note you will be standing by we will be expecting an update from donald trumps medical tea m update from donald trumps medical team at some point point in the next
hour or so. president trump's treatment has included a cocktail of antibodies, the anti viral drug rem—desivir and the steroid dexa—methasone which is normally used when patients become seriously ill. let's go through what they are, first, dexamethasone. it's a steroid that calms the immune system which can become dangerously overactive in covid—i9 patients. it's typically used on patients with severe cases of covid—i9 and experts say this is not a drug you would give in the "mild" stage of the disease because if given too early, it can impair the body's ability to fight the virus. and remdesivir is an anti—viral medicine that has been used against ebola. early data suggests it can cut recovery time by about four days, but there is no evidence yet that it will save more lives. andrewjoseph is from the health—focussed news
there is a disconnect between his tea m there is a disconnect between his team in terms of his demeanour and his energy. quite intensive therapy he's getting to talkjust as a reminder, covid is a disease that can takea reminder, covid is a disease that can take a turn at any point. someone can be healthy on any given day and get worse later and that they are the next day. so there is still a lot to answer here. there is lots more on this story on oui’ there is lots more on this story on our website. go to bbc.com/news in this article, our senior north america reporter antony zurcher takes a look at several of the unanswered questions about trump's covid crisis. to the uk now, where an investigation is under way after a technical glitch meant that nearly 16 thousand coronavirus cases went unreported in england last week. that means the daily case numbers for last week were actually higher than they originally appeared. here's the bbc‘s health editor hugh pym.
testing and tracing continues today, but there are yet more questions about whether the whole system in england is working properly, with thousands of cases not recorded, so contacts of those testing positive were not followed up. the health secretary had to come to the commons to explain what went wrong. this incident should never have happened, but the team have acted swiftly to minimise its impact and now it is critical that we work together to put this right and to make sure that it never happens again. labour highlighted the failure to follow up contacts. thousands of people blissfully unaware they have been exposed to covid, potentially spreading this deadly virus at a time when hospital admissions are increasing and we are in the second wave. this isn'tjust a shambles, it's so much worse than that. here is what we were told at the time about the number of daily reported cases up until friday. reaching around 7,000 by the end of the week.
but now the extra cases have been added in, this is what it looks like now, above 11,000. all the new data relates to england, with striking increases in some regions. in the north west of england for example, there were more than 8,000 extra cases reported, an increase of 93%. in the yorkshire and humber region it was more than 4000 extra cases, an increase of 113% on what we were originally told. civic leaders affected by restrictions in the north—west say policy must be reconsidered. somebody should be checking this. this is a national government implementing the system and making decisions that are predicated on that evidence and the evidence now we find, has been faulty. so how does the system work? tests of hospital staff and patients are analysed at nhs and public health laboratories. these seem to be working well. testing for the public and most care homes that drive through centres
or kits is partly done by private companies. they send swabs to big lighthouse labs to run tests, set up by the government and run by private companies and universities. they then pass on results to public health england, to be fed into the test and trace system for contacts to be followed up. this is where the it problems have occurred. phe says the issue has been resolved now, but wider challenges for people using the testing network remain. a surge in demand caused delays last month and these are still happening. jarrett was tested on friday and still hasn't had a result. he and his flatmates, who are key workers, are having to isolate and stay off work. things should be in place now because of it makes it difficult for people trying to do the right thing, so i certainly understand the frustration, anxiety and stress it causes people who are not so lucky to have people delivering food and support them through such a challenging time. the challenge for the government
remains, bolstering confidence in a testing system that in recent weeks has fallen short of where it should be. hugh pym, bbc news. the bbc‘s health editor hugh pym there. so let's take a closer look at what all this means. here's the bbc‘s head of statistics robert cuffe. there are some hints that it's growing but it's not going backwards. if you think that can last friday we had evidence from hospitalizations that were doubling not every week but every may be fortnight. we had two studies from the office of national statistics that said there was perhaps a hope that said there was perhaps a hope that maybe things are starting to play through in slowing the increase of the number of infections we had the additional cases with now in retrospect look for is suspiciously flat. they really were increasing at all. that's changed but the other two pieces of evidence haven't felt that what we are seeing is a broad picture of an upper that it may be isn't racing away is without a fortnight ago but it's still going upwards. so maybe a
little bit not going into decline. so what exactly was this technical glith? well it may have been down to a problem with excel spreadsheets. rory cellan—jones explains. they were using an old file format which meant that it has limited capacity. each spreadsheet had, it could take around it seems 11100 test all the data from 11100 test. when there was a surge and test cases and they were coming in thick and fast they were coming in thick and fast the system just basically knocked off the end. a lot of those cases we 110w off the end. a lot of those cases we now know nearly 16,000 just didn't turn out. now, there are a few implications to this glitch. first, the details weren't passed on to the track and trace system. that means tens of thousands of people may still be unaware that they've been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. here's a tweet from jennifer williams at the manchester evening news
some of these contact tracing delays don't sound insignificant. have heard of one case in 0ldham that took almost fortnight to reach local teams; yesterday's data release apparently included bolton cases dating back to sept 19." it also shows a bleaker picture in the north of england, much of which is already under local lockdown measures. take a look at this graph — the blue line shows the number of positive cases we knew about on friday for the week during the error. the red line, the new cases revealed on sunday. the number of cases have roughly doubled everywhere — but that's one thing in the south west, for example, where cases are low, and quite another in the north west. the new figures mean manchester has the highest rate in england — here's the city's director of public health. we saw a significant increase in our sick incidence rate. partly down to the glitch and partly down to the fa ct the glitch and partly down to the fact that significant number of
cases were only uploaded to the system. so our daily totals last monday, tuesday, wednesday increased significantly and we saw a total of 2740 cases. when that was calculated based on this additional data. for the week ending the 1st of october. that clearly cause major concern. fighting between azerbaijan and armenia over the disputed territory of nagorno karabakh is in its ninth day. both sides have accused each other of attacking civilian areas — and the casualties are going up. here's the latest video from the region. this was released azerbaijan's defence force inside the town of talysh, in nagorno karabakh. azeri soldiers claim to have taken control of 7 villages that were held by armenians. you can see here azeri soldiers are carrying the azerbaijan flag. nagorno karabakh is an enclave inside azerbaijan — but run by ethnic armenians. armenia and azerbaijan fought
a war over the region in the late 80s and 90s — ending in a ceasefire in 1994. crucially no peace treaty was signed — so this region is very much under dispute. the conflict escalated over the weekend. this is stepanakart — the capital of nagorno karabakh coming under attack. we're told there were heavy casualties and that civilians have been bused out of the city. this footage released by armenia's ministry of defence gives you a better sense of the destruction. local media say the city has been left with no electricty. the conflict has escalated outside of the region into azerbaijan's second biggest city — ganja. there was heavy shelling in the city on sunday. ganja is home to 330—thousand people. nagorno—kara bakh authorities claim to have struck a military airport — although azerbaijan disputes that. hours after that attack,
azerbaijan's president went on national television — with this warning. "azerbaijan will not allow anyone to conquer nagorno—karabakh. nagorno—karabakh is azeri territory. we must return and we will return."2. my my last condition is that we be given a schedule as we a schedule for the withdrawal of the armenian armed forces from the occupied territories."> (pres) for the latest on the ground — here's jonah fisher in armenia's capital, yerevan. we are told been under fire today. it was also attacked at the weekend. we were told then by the armenians that they were attacking a military airport but it does apparently some of that shelling has hit civilian areas. this conflict is now in its ninth day. there is very little sign that it's about to come to the end.
the armenians would like they are to bea the armenians would like they are to be a cease—fire and would like they are to be talks but from the azerbaijani side has come a very bellicose message from the president effectively saying that they would only stop fighting when armenian forces have withdrawn and that sovereignty has been returned to azerbaijan. there is concern about the use of more destructive weaponry in the conflict. we saw evidence of that in jonah fisher's report from stepana kert over the weekend. here's a bit of it. here's a bit of it this war has been marked by the use of drones. nearly three decades after losing the as areas appear intent on claiming it back. this soldier is warning that drones have been spotted. and shortly afterwards, there is an explosion nearby. everybody is scrambling. a
real reminder as they were fleeing is why this place is increasingly dangerous for people. under attack day and night. we also spotted this jerusalem post article. the headline "missiles, rockets and drones define azerbaijan—armenia conflict". it has a detailed —and extensive list of military losses on both sides — including more than 100 drones, hundreds of armoured vehicles and hundreds of artillery systems. and specifically references this: a frankly bizarre music video released by azerbaijan's military last week — which it claims to be evidence of its drone warfare.
music. you can see four trucks with 36 capsules for launching drones are on display. let's try and explain all this. shashankjoshi is the defence editor for the economist and joins me now. apart from the slightly strange nature of that video there but on the more serious matter of the weapons involved here, what's being used on either side? it's funny you should mention the video because although i haven't seen the exact when you're mentioning i think i'm thinking it's a rite one. in the background behind the singers, behind this surreal band with guitarist the launch as you mention are not just any guitarist the launch as you mention are notjust any old drone. those are notjust any old drone. those are have drones which are a specific kind of loitering munition. effectively think of a cross between a kamikaze drone and a very long leg in missile that can fly around a battlefield for hours looking for things to hit on its own. and then
plough into them without any kind of human intervention. it's an israeli made system that azerbaijan has had for a while. in fact it used it for we think four years ago in 2016 when there was an episode when eight munition ploughed into in armenian boss. they've almost certainly been use this time around again. it's interesting even in that music video which is effectively propaganda, we see some of the most cutting edge military systems that have been used anywhere on the planet. given that frankly slightly ominous and scary description you gave their the weapon involved, how worried, concerned are you about the scale of this conflict? we saw some of the damage being done there already. this conflict? we saw some of the damage being done there alreadylj think damage being done there already.” think anyone has to be concerned when you have a combination of very advanced systems, strong nationalist passions at play. also very old—fashioned passions at play. also very old —fashioned means of passions at play. also very old—fashioned means of destruction that are very un—high tech that still involve very bad loss of life. shelling of civilian areas was of
soviet era rocket systems those are deeply troubling. the real issue here is not the scale of discussion i think it's what we are seeing is a reminder of both the old and the new ways of conflict. that is, artillery, rockets, machine guns, trenches and infantry fire. but also munitions the kind that i mentioned. and the single platform that has been most effective for azerbaijan has been a turkish made their own system that has effectively decimated armenian arm systems artillery and air defense. it's not artillery and air defense. it's not a fancy warplane, not a fancy missile, it's a two, $3 million drones that turkey is operating all over the region. and that is probably what it is because mark military destruction on the battlefield that you're saying than almost any other system. what about almost any other system. what about a resolution to all this? the
politics and diplomacy are slightly above my pay grade here. what's interesting although azerbaijan has caused severe destruction to lots of oui’ caused severe destruction to lots of our medias tanks, its armoured vehicles, i think in azerbaijani advantage it's fair to say that probably why were seeing armenian back forces striking back at some of the areas. what i think it's worth mentioning here is it doesn't mean azerbaijan can necessarily press over advantage. a course taking territory particularly in urban areas, areas where you have a very tough terrain like this conflict requires ground troops pushing in at very high casualties was out i think that's where the azerbaijanis are less or to go. that might be one reason why turkey has allegedly sent support. it may also mean azerbaijan and having got the upper hand at the opening stage of this conflict may now be willing to de—escalate and find some sort of solution. thank you so much for giving us your
expertise on outside source. thank you very much for being with us. good evening. there was a chance to enjoy some of the autumn sunshine and colour for some today. but unfortunately, not for all. further west we had a rash of nuisance showers rather threatening looking skies on this weather watcher picture, we saw weekend flooding with little chance of easing at all, i'm afraid. there is that area of low pressure on the front after the west is continuing to drive some showers and will continue to do so through this evening and overnight. the heaviest of the ring today is been through northern ireland and parts of wills moving into the midlands as we speak it as a gradual drifting eastwards of those shows that the 99. that said, scotland northeast england will keep us in clear skies in temperatures perhaps slinking into single figures, but elsewhere, we should see this temperatures holding up around ten or 12 degrees.
we start off tomorrow morning with some showers from the word go, it's going to be of sunny spells and scattered showers throughout tuesday and parts to stay dry once again to scotland and perhaps northeastern england as well. temperatures will perhaps peak at around 16 degrees or 61 in fahrenheit. as we move out to tuesday and into wednesday, are the pressure drifts northeast along southern flints and moves to the strengths of the winds that would drift more showers into the far northwest of scotland but not a bad day on wednesday, likely to be the driest day of the working week for many with some sunshine coming through and on the end of the afternoon, cloudy with a few scattered showers in the southwest and that is because we change gear once again as we head towards thursday there's a potential of more wet whether pushing in from the southwest in this area of low pressure is going to continue to bring some rain and some of it heavy for a time there is a level
of uncertaintyjust have far north it's going to go and will keep a look at the forecast and more of those details of the more wet weather moving its way to england and wales in showers into the far north, top temperatures feeling little bit more on cloud and rain probably, but still nine to 16 degrees. as we moved to thursday into friday, there's more wet weather to come as you can see, quite clearly, a frontal system will bring more rain into england and wales, potentially staying dry in the scotland and northern ireland. 0nce we've got rid of that rain, things look likely to quiet down as we head into the weekend. take care.
hello, i'm lewis vaughanjones this is 0utside source. three days since we learnt donald trump has covid—19 and the virus is spreading through the white house. another one of the president's inner circle has now tested positive — white house press secretary kayleigh mcennany. the president is facing a barrage of criticism for leaving the hospital to wave at his supporters. 0ur washington correspondent will take us through the developments. also in the programme: as soon as we start the mass vaccination, i'm going to be the first one to get it. venezuelan president nicolas maduro announces he will be at the front of the queue to receive a russian vaccine against covid—19 —
venezuelan president nicolas maduro announces he will be at the front of the queue to receive a russian vaccine against covid—19 — after the first shipment lands in caracas. and, the last round of brexit trade talks are under way in brussels. we'll be looking at why fishing is the stumbling block between the eu and the uk. back to the us now, and our lead story. thirteen people in president donald trump's circle have tested postive for the coronavirus, including white house press secretary kayleigh mcenna ny. mr trump himself has been at the walter reed national military medical center since friday. let's recap what we know about his diagnosis and treatment. early on friday morning, the president tweeted that he and the first lady melania had tested positive. his doctors gave him an experimental cocktail of antibodies, produced by regeneron. later it emerged he also received oxygen. that evening, the president left the white house by helicopter for the walter reed medical centre.
on saturday, mr trump's doctor briefed the press — saying his symptoms were improving and he was "extremely happy" with the progress. but that was contradicted by the white house chief of staff mark meadows who said he and the doctor were "very concerned". we also now know the president started taking the steroid dexa methasone after his oxygen levels dipped again on saturday. on sunday, mr trump's doctor gave another briefing — and said he hoped to plan for a discharge as early as monday. the doctor also called the chief of staff's comments ‘misconstrued'. then, on sunday afternoon, president trump left the hospital to wave to his supporters in a motorcade — a move that has been criticised as ‘insanity‘ by one walter reed doctor. gary 0'donoghue in washington. we can speak to him now. tell us where you are, first of all and what we can expect. i am outside of the
hospital were president donald trump is being treated for covid—19. he has been here since friday and this is behind me were his supporters are in his little drive—by yesterday to indicate that he was on the mend and we are expecting an update for the next few minutes, maybe the next hour or so from his physician, the white house physician as to his conditions and the chief of staff is already set today that they are optimistic that he will be able to leave today. but no confirmation at this point. but we do know about coronavirus is that it is day seven to ten, generally they can be really crucial to decide the path that the virus takes within the human body and we are not quite there yet, or
we? we are not sure where we are in terms of the president's trajectory because there is so much confusion about when specifically she was diagnosed, he said it was friday morning when he got the results, early friday morning, but there's been some suggestion that is been earlier than that. doctor suggested on saturday that it was earlier than that and they had to go back over the statements. it is unclear whether the starting point is for us but you are right. particularly in the elderly there is seven to ten day periods that can see people take a turn for the worst. when the virus does get a hold properly and that is something that doctors and said walter reed will be conscious of as they can counsel the wants to leave. thank you for speaking to us and we will pick up on one think he said
there about that confusion because. since the president's illness became known, a number of unfounded and outlandish conspiracy theories about his health have been spreading online. this tweet has now been removed — but not before it was widely shared. it suggests the president had a portable oxygen tank beneath his mask. there have also been other conspiracies suggesting the president has been using a body double prior to the announcement. these theories have been fuelled by contradicting information from the white house over the weekend. let's get the analysis of marianna spring — the bbc‘s disinformation reporter.
whenever there is a big breaking news event, it is a very fertile time for conspiracy theories and misinformation spread when a world leader has coronavirus. it's a big bit of news. but this is a fertile bit of news. but this is a fertile bit of news for misinformation, because donald trump is been accused of spreading misinformation himself and this is the political backdrop in the us election is fast approaching and a lot of people using this as an opportunity to both criticise and praise donald trump. but it is also important that over the weekend, it became get more for tile for conspiracy theories because mixed messaging from the white house who are unclear about when president donald trump was diagnosed with coronavirus, how ill he actually was and what treatment he was receiving on saturday, led to a number of conspiracy theories flourishing on the internet. 0ne conspiracy theories flourishing on the internet. one of those being about the oxygen tank which was allegedly connected up to him but
there is no evidence to substantiate those claims in the video points to increases in other things that are certainly not oxygen tanks. 0ther things if there was a body double of donald trump being used injust prior to that, coronavirus, there was a suggestion that he hadn't had coronavirus earlier one thing that was really interesting was the direct correlation between mixed m essa 9 es direct correlation between mixed messages from the top and those officials who we hoped might give us clarity and what is spreading on social media. 0n clarity and what is spreading on social media. on sunday, there was more clarity but if you give the internet 24 hours, it will go into overdrive and everyone likes to investigate what is going on and we feel as though those in charge might be lying to your pulling the wool over your eyes, there's even more incentive to look into what is going on. it is important to remember that the white house want to give the best spin on this, areas of election and opponents of donald trump also
wa nted and opponents of donald trump also wanted to use this as an opportunity perhaps point out his flaws or to criticise him in for instance, we have seen falls rumours suggesting that the democrats actually deliberately tried to infect president trump with coronavirus during the presidential debate and those are being spread by large, often verified republican accounts with lots of supporters. in their democrat democrat supporters that are saying he's using this as a ploy to get votes. the last scheduled round of talks for a brexit trade deal have started in brussels. last week the uk's chief negotiator lord frost said "the outlines of an agreement were visible" provided progress could be made on sticking points. he singled out one in particular. "0n fisheries" he said "the gap between us is unfortunately very large and, without further. flexibility from the eu, risks being impossible to bridge." the question of who gets to fish
in british waters after brexit has always been contentious. at the moment, the seas around britain are termed its "exclusive economic zone" — but they form part of common eu waters, so boats from across the eu can fish there. the current arrangement is based on country quotas which haven't changed for decades. but with brexit that arrangement won't exist anymore — so everything is up for negotiation. here's nick beake in brussels. in the future, they want to catch their own fish and what this yearly assessment that u—boats will get. 0n the other hand, the eu likes the position as it is. that's because the eu boats catch more fish and british waters then british people do. if there's to be a deal, we are told that if there is no deal on fish, there will be no trade deal at
all. that is why michel barnier is having had conversations with the seven or eight eu coastal nations in the next few days, trying to work out if he's more room for manoeuvring as the talks intensified. 0ne manoeuvring as the talks intensified. one thing is for sure is that the likes of france and french fishermen, it is considerably weekend, and male macron who faces an election in 18 months‘ time, it is clear that fishing is going to be a real crucial aspect if there‘s going to be a brexit trade deal. this according to the british side this disagreeement over fishing is now the thing most likely to stop a deal being agreed with the eu which is by far the uk‘s biggest trading partner. which in a way is surprising. given it‘s such a small part of the uk economy. fishing makes up just 0.12% of britain‘s gross domestic product. that figure‘s higher in places like france and spain, but there, too, it‘s still only a very small
part of their economy. dharshini david is our global trade correspondent. relatively a small part of the uk gdp, buta relatively a small part of the uk gdp, but a big stumbling block. huge stumbling block and in economic terms, this is really a future importance. very emotive subject and symbolic. if you look at what is going on in the uk waters. a chunk of it is something that you do not find in great quantities on the british menu, but they do have a huge importance. we are talking about his access to waters and how much you are allowed to catch and also, how often that will be reviewed. and when you look at what this means, frankly, this is one area where britain does hold the cards with the rest of the eu actually stands to lose more than the uk does in the uk wants to be seen as able to flex its muscles in
this areas and call the shots. at the same time, it knows that they can hold them to ransom because that a deal, those eu fishermen orfish or official women do stand to make huge losses here. and they can‘t just get past the stumbling block, they can‘t agree to the rest of the trade deal because when you‘re trying to sell your fish, your seafood into europe or vice versa, there could be charges, tariffs about free trade agreement it even more forms to fit in. so a lot is at sta ke more forms to fit in. so a lot is at stake here and as we keep being told, was to get past this one in the hope to get past it injuly, we cannot agree on anything else in the clock really is taking now. president trump has announced he‘ll soon leave hospital. he‘s tweeted "i will be leaving the great walter reed medical centre today at 6:30pm feeling really good! don‘t be afraid of covid. don‘t let it dominate your life. we have developed, under
the trump administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. i feel better than i did 20 years ago!" receiving some of the best care in the country. he has been on steroids, on oxygen, on a cocktail of antibodies and he has been saying that we expected a little earlier on today that he would be leaving today, certainly the doctors of the weekend were hopeful to plan for a discharge on monday it seems like that will be happening. donald trump singh that he‘s leaving at 6:30pm and is feeling really good. ——
saying. stay with us on 0utside source — still to come. the african country that‘s received international praise for it‘s handing of the pandemic — we take a look, at what senegal has been doing right. the uk chancellor rishi sunak has promised to "always balance the books" despite increased spending in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. he‘s been speaking to the conservative party conference — which is being held online this year. 0ur political editor laura kuenssberg reports. there‘s still something of a newcomer about him. propelled to the top of the government trying to manage what is a genuine crisis. the chancellor of the exchequer. but his chance to learn from the virtual party faithful, keen to start with deliberate praise for his boss next—door. deliberate praise for his boss next-door. yes, that's been difficult. challenges a part of the
big calls in the big moments, boris johnson us got it right and that is the leadership that we need. hard to whip upa the leadership that we need. hard to whip up a problem there is no one in the room. the toughest task is to stop a slide in the mass unemployment. but as much as he may empathise, the economy is being scaled back. i cannot protect every job in every business. the pain of knowing it only grows with each passing day. he still has an eye on the future and sticking to tory ideals. we have a sacred responsibility to future generations to lead the public finances strong and through careful management of our economy, this conservative government will always balance the books. balance the books? his time and number11 books. balance the books? his time and number 11 has been all about getting money out of the door. to stop an economic crisis from becoming a real catastrophe and he
can promise that huge spending and borrowing will come to an end, but there is not a whisper of win or let alone how. with this, there is no normal in months of trouble for the economy to come, was perhaps to button up. this is 0utside source live from the bbc newsroom. 0ur lead story is. president trump says he will leave hospital at 6.30pm washington time, that‘s in a little over three hours‘ time. let us stay with that story. let us go i‘m joined now by larry madowo in washington. president trump has been his most
impatient patient and he is keen to get out of the hospital and not show weakness. this looks like one of those things where he really wanted to get out and the doctors promised of the weekend that they could discharge him from today, if everything was going to go according to plan, he is doing that and also being president trump, he has preempted the press conference which we are expecting in the next hour for the medical team to update us on this progress the big thing would‘ve been announcing whether or not he is going on this progress and condition and the big thing would‘ve been announcing whether or not he is going home and now we know that he‘s going home and now we know that he‘s going back to the of the press conference. one thing that stuck out to me that tweet was, do not be afraid of covid—19, do not let it dominate your life. i‘m afraid lots of his critics will take issue with that and that he has had some the best medical care available to anyone on the planet and that simply is not available to many other
americans. absolutely. he's got the best medical care that you can find probably in the world and the fact that he says don‘t be afraid of it and do not let it dominate your life, he estimated that he had gone to school and learned a lot about covid—19 by getting sick and so, this is piling onto that and some people take issue with that in some medical experts will say that crosses over or veers into the scene of misinformation because it is quite serious and some people die. more than 200,000 americans have died to did covid—19 since january, so it is a very large number in the present is still trying to downplay it and that he knew how serious it was, but he wants to present a positive image and this falls right into that alley. hugely welcome news that he has recovered and it‘s not like going back to a normal house. it has medical facilities on—site. it has medical facilities on—site. it does in the residence in the
executive wing, there‘s a lot of bells and whistles. however going into the white house is another concern which a lot of the people that he works closest to have tested positive. his personal aides, that he works closest to have tested positive. his personalaides, his pics and his personal assistant, one of them, there is one reporting that some have tested positive since he is left that white house and the likelihood of what might be an outbreak is right there in the white house where he is going back to. however, the aspects are not too pleasing. he wants to be out of there because he does not want to look weak so that explains what he is so keen and so impatient to get back into the white house. interesting to see now what he does with regards to the election campaign we‘ve got the debate coming up campaign we‘ve got the debate coming up and it is probably still too far away to know whether he will be participating, certainly you would
imagine that he would want to but it is still too soon to know. he is a pro at broadcasting, and he had a very successful, some would say, reality show. and if he cannot do that because of guidelines of the people raise concerns, he will find a way to do some kind of broadcast from the white house just to make sure that speaking to his people and keeping them energised in this final stretch of the day, he will try to pull out all the stops that even if he is not there, as virtually as possible. before we let you go, there are still questions about the conditions that he was an and that he has been receiving some doctors have questioned the timing of receiving some of the treatments that he has been getting and normally, he would hold back that up until the case was much more serious
knee seems to have done that a lot earlier than others. even though he will leave in about three hours‘ time, there will still be a demand for those kind of questions to be cleared up. certainly, because some doctors have said and you and i are not medical professions, some of those steroids in the system, there will be given to people who were much more serious cases, but president trump appears to have been that if he is leaving them, that is certainly a good vindication of his medical team for doing this with some experimental methods to try and make sure they have it under control and the criticism might remain, but if the patient is good enough to walk out of the hospital, then it is a big indication for the mules in this press conference in the next hour essentially, it will answer one of those lingering questions from one of the. larry bringing us the news of donald trump leaving the
hospital. venezuelan president, nicolas maduro, has announed that his son and sister will take part in coronavirus vaccine trials. they will be trialling the russian vaccine, known as sputnik five, which has been criticised by scientists because it was developed so quickly and russia has shared little information about it. here‘s president maduro making the announcement on state television translation: and this clinical trial stage, my sun willjoin it. i think it is very good. as soon as you start the mass vaccination, i‘m going to be the first one to get it. venezuela‘s president, nicolas maduro, has revealed that his son and sister will be among two thousand volunteers this is not without its controversy. this is not without its controversy. this vaccine has been questioned
because of its hasty research and development and also we need to consider that the president possible a son is consider that the president possible ason isa consider that the president possible a son is a fairly controversial figure in the country. like other members of the family, yes play the political role for a long time as a lawmaker and has advocated her on the international stage and he has been criticised sometimes for his lavish lifestyle while the common venezuelan suffered from the economic crisis that they think his father is responsible for. president maduro said that the plans to get many volunteers to receive the first experimental doses of the vaccine which has been, when ready for everybody, he‘ll be one of the first ones to receive the experimental doses. but he has not provided any timeline we still do not know on the vaccine is going to be available and for we do not know if they‘ll be
willing to bend him the needed doses considering the venezuelan government hasn‘t done this for a long time. and there is long—standing political economic ties between the two countries which partly explain it. while i‘ve got you, how has the country handled the covid—19 outbreak? you, how has the country handled the covid-19 outbreak? looking at the official figures released covid-19 outbreak? looking at the officialfigures released by the authorities, around eight or ten deaths per day and less than 75,000 infections. venezuelans weathering the pandemic perhaps are better than other nations, but that is not with you since we leave venezuela as you have for the last two years. this is a country with a health system that had already collapsed before the pandemic and their many reports of the united nations and the number of organisations of claim. and people
have been rejected because there we re have been rejected because there were no beds available, even before the pandemic broke out. and so, there are number of reasons to fear that the overall picture is much darker than the one the government is throwing. or its cadet you want thank you for that. president trump has announced he‘ll soon leave hospital. he‘s tweeted "i will be leaving the great walter reed medical center today at 6:30 p.m. feeling really good! don‘t be afraid of covid. don‘t let it dominate your life. we have developed, under the trump administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. i feel better than i did 20 years ago!" we will bring you that in any more developments that we get. this is
outside source and thank you very much for watching. good evening. there was a chance to enjoy some of the autumn sunshine and colour for some today. but unfortunately, not for all. further west, we had a rash of nuisance showers rather threatening looking skies on this weather watcher picture, we saw weekend flooding with little chance of easing at all, i‘m afraid. there is that area of low pressure on the front after the west is continuing to drive some showers and will continue to do so through this evening and overnight. the heaviest of the rain today is been through northern ireland and parts of wills moving into the midlands as we speak it has a gradual drifting eastwards of those shows that the 99. that said, scotland northeast england will keep us in clear skies in temperatures perhaps slinking into single figures, but elsewhere, we should see those temperatures
holding up around ten or 12 degrees. we start off tomorrow morning with some showers from the word go, it‘s going to be of sunny spells and scattered showers throughout tuesday and parts to stay dry once again to scotland and perhaps northeastern england as well. temperatures will perhaps peak at around 16 degrees or 61 in fahrenheit. as we move out to tuesday and into wednesday, are the pressure drifts northeast along southern flints and moves to the strengths of the winds that would drift more showers into the far northwest of scotland but not a bad day on wednesday, likely to be the driest day of the working week for many with some sunshine coming through and on the end of the afternoon, cloudy with a few scattered showers in the southwest and that is because we change gear once again as we head towards thursday, there‘s a potential of more wet weather pushing in from the southwest in this area of low pressure is going to continue to bring some rain and some of it heavy for a time there is a level of uncertaintyjust have far north it‘s going to go and will keep
a look at the forecast and more of those details of the more wet weather moving its way to england and wales in showers into the far north, top temperatures feeling little bit more on cloud and rain probably, but still nine to 16 degrees. as we moved to thursday into friday, there‘s more wet weather to come as you can see, quite clearly, a frontal system will bring more rain into england and wales, potentially staying dry in the scotland and northern ireland. once we‘ve got rid of that rain, things look likely to quiet down as we head into the weekend. take care.
this is bbc news with me, tim willcox. the headlines at 8pm. after being diagnosed and treated for coronavirus forjust three days — president trump tweets that he‘ll now be leaving hospital later today. this is the scene live at the walter reed general hospital, where we‘re expecting a news conference about president trump‘s health any minute now. tens of thousands of people still don‘t know they‘ve been exposed to coronavirus — after a majorfailure in the test and trace system. the health secretary orders an investigation. this incident should never have happened, but the team have acted swiftly to minimise its impact. and now it is critical that we work together to put this right and to make sure that it never happens again. thousands of people blissfully unaware they've been exposed to