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�*uncertainty about that �* uncertainty about that kind �*uncertainty about that kind of of uncertainty about that kind of detail. it will be very windy later in the night across eastern areas, with gusts reaching 50—60 mph, strong enough to wake you from your slumber and potentially bring down the odd tree. if that wasn't enough, fog in scotland, frost across the northern half of the uk, and some ice into thursday morning, a real smorgasbord of weather, none of it too on thursday, the low pressure pulls into the north sea, rain at lower levels, notice the rain easing off, but all of that range from recent days will flow down the river catchments, so even long after it has stopped raining, we could see flood and getting worse before it gets better for flood and getting worse before it gets betterfor some hard—hit gets better for some hard—hit communities. gets betterfor some hard—hit communities. it will be a cold day thanks to the winds, and that continues into friday. an icy start to the day for some with morning frost around, plenty of sunshine,
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wintry and frequent showers across the north—west of the uk, a you shower is further south for wales and southern counties of england, but in the short term more rain, the risk of flooding, and some heavy snowfall some overnight. that's all from us. in a moment the news where you are, butjust before we go, here's a look at some of the key moments from the day whenjoe biden became the 46th president of the united states of america. so have a good life. we will see you soon. thank you. # 0h, say can you say # 0h, say can you say # by— # 0h, say can you say # bythe— # 0h, say can you say # by the dawn's - # 0h, say can you say # by the dawn's early| # 0h, say can you say- # by the dawn's early light # by the dawn's early light # what _ # by the dawn's early light # what so _ # by the dawn's early light # what so proudly- # by the dawn's early light # what so proudly we - # by the dawn's early light # what so proudly we hail| # what so proudly we hail # what so proudly we hail # at— # what so proudly we hail # at the _ # what so proudly we hail # at the twilight's - # what so proudly we hail # at the twilight's last- # what so proudly we hail-
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# at the twilight's last gleaming... # at the twilight's last gleaming... # whose _ # at the twilight's last gleaming... # whose broad _ # at the twilight's last gleaming... # whose broad stripes— # at the twilight's last gleaming... # whose broad stripes and - # at the twilight's last gleaming... # whose broad stripes and bright. # whose broad stripes and bright stars _ stars # i stars - # through stars- # through the stars — # through the perilous night... i, joseph robinette bidenjr, do solemnly swear... # were so gallantly streaming the will of the people has been heard, and the will of the people has been heeded. and at this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed. # and the home of the brave... #
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you're watching bbc news in the uk and around the world. joe biden has been sworn in now as president of the united states promising to end the united states promising to end the uncivil war in a deeply divided country. unity was the core of his message in his inaugural speech in much of it was directed to his colleagues who were sitting there in congress. take a listen. we will try to see... we must meet this moment _ we will try to see... we must meet this moment as _ we will try to see... we must meet this moment as the _ we will try to see... we must meet this moment as the united - we will try to see... we must meet this moment as the united states l we will try to see... we must meet| this moment as the united states of america. if we do that, i guarantee
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you we will not fail. we have never ever failed you we will not fail. we have never everfailed in america. we have acted together and so, today, at this time, in this place, let's start afresh, all of us. let's begin to listen to one another again, hear one another, see one another, show respect to one another. politics doesn't have to be a raging fire destroying everything in its path. every disagreement doesn't have to be a cause for total war. and we must reject the culture in which facts themselves are manipulated and even manufactured. joe biden is there. also speaking was the senator from minnesota amy klobuchar, who was at one time hoping to compete againstjoe biden for the democratic nomination. she
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gave an emotional speech. ianthem gave an emotional speech. when abraham lincoln _ gave an emotional speech. when abraham lincoln gave _ gave an emotional speech. when abraham lincoln gave his - gave an emotional speech. when abraham lincoln gave his first. abraham lincoln gave his first inaugural— abraham lincoln gave his first inaugural address in front of this capital, — inaugural address in front of this capital, the dome was only partially constructed, brazed by reps of steel and he _ constructed, brazed by reps of steel and he promised he would finish it. she was— and he promised he would finish it. she was criticised for spending funds— she was criticised for spending funds on— she was criticised for spending funds on it during the civil war. to those _ funds on it during the civil war. to those critics— funds on it during the civil war. to those critics who replied, "if the people _ those critics who replied, "if the people see the capital going on, it is a sigh _ people see the capital going on, it is a sigh we — people see the capital going on, it is a sign we intend the union shall io is a sign we intend the union shall go 0h"~ _ is a sign we intend the union shall go 0h"~ and — is a sign we intend the union shall go on". and it did and it will. generations of americans gave their lives to— generations of americans gave their lives to preserve our republic in this place _ lives to preserve our republic in this place. great legislation to secure — this place. great legislation to secure economic security and leads the world _ secure economic security and leads the world was crafted under the stem and outfalls on all of us, not just the two — and outfalls on all of us, not just the two leaders we are inaugurating today, _ the two leaders we are inaugurating today, to _ the two leaders we are inaugurating today, to take up the torch of our democracy, — today, to take up the torch of our democracy, not as a weapon of
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political— democracy, not as a weapon of political arson but as an instrument for good _ political arson but as an instrument for good. we pledge today never to take our— for good. we pledge today never to take our democracy for granted as we celebrate _ take our democracy for granted as we celebrate its remarkable strength. we celebrate its resilience, its grit, _ we celebrate its resilience, its grit, we — we celebrate its resilience, its grit, we celebrate the ordinary people — grit, we celebrate the ordinary people doing extraordinary things for our— people doing extraordinary things for our nation, the doctors and nurses— for our nation, the doctors and nurses on_ for our nation, the doctors and nurses on the front line in this pandemic, _ nurses on the front line in this pandemic, the officers in the capital, _ pandemic, the officers in the capital, 6 _ pandemic, the officers in the capital, a new generation never giving _ capital, a new generation never giving up — capital, a new generation never giving up hope forjustice. we celebrate a new president, joe biden, — celebrate a new president, joe biden, who vows to restore the soul of america _ biden, who vows to restore the soul of america and across the river of our divides— of america and across the river of our divides to a higher plane. and we celebrate our first african—american, first asian american. _ african—american, first asian american, and first woman vice president! — president! applause kamala harris, whose stands on the shoulders— kamala harris, whose stands on the shoulders of so many on this platform. _ shoulders of so many on this platform, who have forged the way to
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this day _ this day. amy klobuchar, the this day. — amy klobuchar, the senator for minnesota. this is what's happening at the moment inside the capitol building behind us. there was meant to be an inaugural lunch which is what normally happens. unfortunately that can't take place we are having an exchange of gifts instead in which members of congress are giving the bidens gifts that are symbolic and important to do with american history and politics and perhaps the state they come from. and here it looks... it is hard to see behind the masks but we have the republican presiding over the proceedings earlier who is giving joe biden and drjill biden a painting, and there are going to be a series of these giving is of gifts, and those gifts will go to the white house and they will go to the white house and they will be part of the white house collection. this is all because of covid, we cannot have the
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traditional inaugural lunch which is why we are having this truncated event instead. and, then, the president and drjill biden, the first lady, remember they've already been vice president and second lady said they are aware of everything that happens in terms of ceremony and what happens in the white house, they will then go to arlington national cemetery to lay a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier. they've had one gift and now they are going on to receive another gift. yes, they are getting glass vases offered to them from another senator. each of these are specific to each... this is actually amy klobuchar, who we heard speaking earlier. commemorating your historic inauguration, lenox, which is a great _ inauguration, lenox, which is a great american company, has handcrafted these gifts for the past
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nine presidential inauguration is. it is a _ nine presidential inauguration is. it is a good — nine presidential inauguration is. it is a good thing i don't have to hand _ it is a good thing i don't have to hand them _ it is a good thing i don't have to hand them to you personally. they each way _ hand them to you personally. they each way £32, but i know gill is strong — each way £32, but i know gill is strong and _ each way £32, but i know gill is strong and could take them both. but the lenox _ strong and could take them both. but the lenox company is actually based in bristol, _ the lenox company is actually based in bristol, pennsylvania, which you know, _ in bristol, pennsylvania, which you know. is— in bristol, pennsylvania, which you know. is 132 — in bristol, pennsylvania, which you know, is 132 miles from scranton, since _ know, is 132 miles from scranton, since we — know, is 132 miles from scranton, since we know today all roads lead to scranton. the team at lenox has worked _ to scranton. the team at lenox has worked for — to scranton. the team at lenox has worked for months to capture the spirit _ worked for months to capture the spirit of— worked for months to capture the spirit of this inauguration and your incoming — spirit of this inauguration and your incoming administration. mr president, your base features the white _ president, your base features the white house and vice president harris _ white house and vice president harris features the us capitol. gifts _ harris features the us capitol. gifts represent the hope and faith the american people have placed in you to _ the american people have placed in you to move our country thank you. thank— you to move our country thank you. thank you — thank you. applause this is interesting. having received
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these gifts from the democratic senator amy klobuchar and her husband, joe biden and drjill biden move on for the next gifts from mitch mcconnell and his wife, and they receive the american flag from them. worth listening in to how much mcconnell has his first interaction with the president. the mcconnell has his first interaction with the president.— mcconnell has his first interaction with the president. the pandemic has sadly limited — with the president. the pandemic has sadly limited our _ with the president. the pandemic has sadly limited our usual _ with the president. the pandemic has sadly limited our usual hospitality, i sadly limited our usual hospitality, as others— sadly limited our usual hospitality, as others have mentioned. i am very -lad as others have mentioned. i am very glad we _ as others have mentioned. i am very glad we still— as others have mentioned. i am very glad we still carry on some of our favourite — glad we still carry on some of our favourite inaugural traditions. glad we still carry on some of our favourite inauguraltraditions. it is my— favourite inauguraltraditions. it is my honour and privilege to present— is my honour and privilege to present these flags of our nation that were — present these flags of our nation that were flown over today 's present these flags of our nation that were flown over today '5 event here at _ that were flown over today '5 event here at the — that were flown over today '5 event here at the capitol. i have to make one point— here at the capitol. i have to make one point of— here at the capitol. i have to make one point of privilege on behalf of the senate. with all due respect our distinguished speaker and colleagues from the _ distinguished speaker and colleagues from the house, i have to note not only did _ from the house, i have to note not only did we — from the house, i have to note not only did we just were in a son and
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daughter— only did we just were in a son and daughter of— only did we just were in a son and daughter of the senate to these houses — daughter of the senate to these houses but can indeed, both these former— houses but can indeed, both these former senators skip to the house altogether! the star—spangled banner is our greatest symbol of our endurance of the american idea. it flies over— endurance of the american idea. it flies over this building on triumphant days and on tragic ones. over all— triumphant days and on tragic ones. over all factions and all parties. and today— over all factions and all parties. and today this flag flew over our former— and today this flag flew over our former colleagues inauguration as the very— former colleagues inauguration as the very first female vice president of the _ the very first female vice president of the united states, 50, to our very— of the united states, 50, to our very former— of the united states, 50, to our very former distinguished colleague, vice president, has, please accept this flag— vice president, has, please accept this flag with the congratulations of the _ this flag with the congratulations of the united states senate. applause i have to say i have a little smile on my face listening to mitch
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mcconnell congratulate carmen a harris and joe biden. mitch mcconnell has had a tricky relationship sometimes with democrats. he is a tough republican leaders so it'll be interesting to see when this nice moment of comity stretches for. let's take a listen to nancy pelosi.— stretches for. let's take a listen to nancy pelosi. the flag that was flown when _ to nancy pelosi. the flag that was flown when you _ to nancy pelosi. the flag that was flown when you were _ to nancy pelosi. the flag that was flown when you were sworn - to nancy pelosi. the flag that was flown when you were sworn in, i to nancy pelosi. the flag that wasj flown when you were sworn in, mr president — flown when you were sworn in, mr president. this flag, may it reflect all that— president. this flag, may it reflect all that is— president. this flag, may it reflect all that is said about your inauguration. america united. may it be a inauguration. america united. may it he a symbol— inauguration. america united. may it be a symbol of the hope, the healing, _ be a symbol of the hope, the healing, and just all of the enthusiasm that you have for our country — enthusiasm that you have for our country. and, as we heard the beautiful— country. and, as we heard the beautiful national anthem, when we were at— beautiful national anthem, when we were at the stadium and they say, as the flags— were at the stadium and they say, as the flags still is there, then you say, _ the flags still is there, then you say, play— the flags still is there, then you
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say, play ball! right there, play ball _ say, play ball! right there, play ball so— say, play ball! right there, play ball. so we are going to get ready to play— ball. so we are going to get ready to play ball, we are ready to go with— to play ball, we are ready to go with the — to play ball, we are ready to go with the inspiration of our flag flying — with the inspiration of our flag flying but on behalf of the house of representatives, it is my privilege to extend — representatives, it is my privilege to extend to you the flag that was flown _ to extend to you the flag that was flown to _ to extend to you the flag that was flown to the moment, the early moment, — flown to the moment, the early moment, that you were sworn in as president— moment, that you were sworn in as president of— moment, that you were sworn in as president of the united states. thank— president of the united states. thank you, mr president, thank you drjill_ thank you, mr president, thank you drjill biden. if we had the lunch, we would — drjill biden. if we had the lunch, we would have had california wine, is that _ we would have had california wine, is that right, madam vice president? congratulations. with liberty and justice _ congratulations. with liberty and justice for all. thank you. applause nancy pelosi there, california wine because nancy pelosi comes from california, and of course kamala harris also comes from california. i am joined by republican analyst ron christie, former adviser to
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george w bush, and amanda who is in california as well, a moment for california! amanda, are you managing to crack a bottle of wine? i hope so. it is the pomp and circumstance of inauguration, it is the oil that greases the wheels of democracy. this is not the inauguration that is traditional. there was no donald trump, there was no luncheon for lots of different reasons things were not normal. but it managed to be, still, a celebration of democracy at a moment when that building, capitol hill in particular, perhaps needed it more than ever. . v particular, perhaps needed it more than ever. . �*, ., particular, perhaps needed it more than ever. . �* , ., ., than ever. that's right. i have to sa , the than ever. that's right. i have to say, the production _ than ever. that's right. i have to say, the production today, - say, the production today, everything that came together as president biden would say met the moment. it was filled with sincerity, hope, and, even though these ceremonial moments are not
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like what they were before, in some ways they are even elevated more. seeing a bipartisan leadership go to the church this morning, hearing mcconnell make a sillyjoke, these are some of the simple things that will be required to rebuild the trust again so it is good to see the jokes and laughing in the rotunda, that same rotunda thatjust jokes and laughing in the rotunda, that same rotunda that just two weeks ago we all looked at with horror. so, i do believe it is meeting its moment and it continues to do so even in the back room conversations and the formalities. you are sensing a coming together and the question is going to be how does that continue to move forward. it was a really geeky inside joke, it has to be said, that same may have gone to the senate but not the house and he took a point of pride to that. ron, as you watch this, it occurs to me that it does matter that both kamala harris and joe
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biden have spent years between them, decades between them in the senate. does it make it easier to get some of the things done thatjoe biden now wants to do? i of the things done that joe biden now wants to do?— of the things done that joe biden now wants to do? i think so, katty. if ou now wants to do? i think so, katty. if you look — now wants to do? i think so, katty. if you look at _ now wants to do? i think so, katty. if you look at the _ now wants to do? i think so, katty. if you look at the way _ now wants to do? i think so, katty. if you look at the way the _ now wants to do? i think so, katty. if you look at the way the senate i if you look at the way the senate operates, — if you look at the way the senate operates, it's the club with only 100 members of the club and now the two top _ 100 members of the club and now the two top representatives in the white house _ two top representatives in the white house are _ two top representatives in the white house are former members of the united _ house are former members of the united states senate. they know all the people on capitol hill who are going _ the people on capitol hill who are going to _ the people on capitol hill who are going to be making the critical decisions. and we know that kamala harris _ decisions. and we know that kamala harris has _ decisions. and we know that kamala harris has had a difficult relationship with the outgoing majority leader mitch mcconnell but they know how the game is played and more importantly in the united states— more importantly in the united states senate more than the house it is the _ states senate more than the house it is the art _ states senate more than the house it is the art of— states senate more than the house it is the art of the deal and who knows that better— is the art of the deal and who knows that better than anyone than joe biden— that better than anyone than joe biden who has been there for most of his professional career. and, biden who has been there for most of his professional career.— his professional career. and, wrong, of course, kamala _
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his professional career. and, wrong, of course, kamala harris _ his professional career. and, wrong, of course, kamala harris isn't - his professional career. and, wrong, of course, kamala harris isn'tjust i of course, kamala harris isn'tjust vice president. she is the deciding vote in the senate because the senate is split 50—50 between democrats and republicans so if there is a tie and i sure there will be quite often gets called into cast the deciding votes for the democrats which will change her role as vice president, too, doesn't it? it well. when i worked _ president, too, doesn't it? it well. when i worked for _ president, too, doesn't it? it well. when i worked for vice _ president, too, doesn't it? it well. when i worked for vice president | when i worked for vice president cheney. — when i worked for vice president cheney, how many times we would leave _ cheney, how many times we would leave the _ cheney, how many times we would leave the white house complex in the motorcade. _ leave the white house complex in the motorcade, zoom down to the capitol hill and _ motorcade, zoom down to the capitol hill and have the vice president on standby— hill and have the vice president on standby to — hill and have the vice president on standby to break that 50—50 tie. so, standby to break that 50—50 tie. 50, her role _ standby to break that 50—50 tie. 50, her role is _ standby to break that 50—50 tie. 50, her role is going to be the right hand _ her role is going to be the right hand of— her role is going to be the right hand of the president but her constitutional role as president of the united states senate, i believe early and _ the united states senate, i believe early and often she will be called upon _ early and often she will be called upon to— early and often she will be called upon to break ties and move legislation to the president's desk. 0k, legislation to the president's desk. 0k. ron _ legislation to the president's desk. ok, ron christie and amanda, thank you forjoining me during the course of this inauguration coverage and we will carry on watching these live
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pictures. what happens now as they have had their gifts, and they will go to arlington national cemetery a couple of miles away from the capitol building and they will lay the wreath and go back to the white house for a virtual parade ceremony, which has been taped. bruce springsteen will perform and others will perform, there cannot be a live ceremony in the way they usually so there will be a virtual ceremony around the 50 states of america, they will all be part of this virtual film we will later on. and off they go. you can seejoe biden and his wife, drjill biden, now making their way out of capitol hill and on to arlington cemetery. speak to austen goolsbee, thank you for joining me. ishould to austen goolsbee, thank you for joining me. i should say you served in the obama administration so are you coming back tojoin
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in the obama administration so are you coming back to join the in the obama administration so are you coming back tojoin the biden administration anytime soon? i you coming back to join the biden administration anytime soon? i don't think so any — administration anytime soon? i don't think so any time _ administration anytime soon? i don't think so any time soon! _ administration anytime soon? i don't think so any time soon! i _ administration anytime soon? i don't think so any time soon! i work - think so any time soon! i work closely with in the obama administration and i am a big fan and supporter of his. he administration and i am a big fan and supporter of his.— and supporter of his. he has laid out in his speech _ and supporter of his. he has laid out in his speech a _ and supporter of his. he has laid out in his speech a lot _ and supporter of his. he has laid out in his speech a lot of- and supporter of his. he has laid out in his speech a lot of what i and supporter of his. he has laid| out in his speech a lot of what he has to do and a big chunk of that revolves around economics. the country, many people are on their knees because of the pandemic, millions of americans have lost theirjobs. what does he want to do to try to help the country economically? what are his priority is? ~ . , economically? what are his priority is? ~ ., , , ., economically? what are his priority is? ., , is? well, katty, you said it well - it is a daunting _ is? well, katty, you said it well - it is a daunting challenge. - is? well, katty, you said it well - it is a daunting challenge. the . it is a daunting challenge. the party ends today and all the hard work begins. it is summarised in his inaugural address by his phrase, "this winter of peril". the number one thing that has to happen not just for public health but for the economy, too, is you have to get control of the spread of the virus,
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the thing that sent the economy into a tailspin and it is really hard to see us coming out of the tailspin until we have control of that. so that'll be step one. but he isn't waiting. they've outlined what president biden is calling the build back better agenda, it is going to have an aggressive climate agenda, he's going to aggressively try to press an increase in infrastructure spending, put a press an increase in infrastructure spending, puta big press an increase in infrastructure spending, put a big focus on what he calls the care economy, job care, health, education and money for those. and, then, some relief both related to racial inequities that have existed for a long time and just trying to provide relief to people who are at risk. when you add all those things together, it is in the trillions of dollars so he will definitely need legislation to do this. these are not things that can be done by executive orders. he
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basically outlined his priorities as those. he basically outlined his priorities as those. . , . basically outlined his priorities as those. ., ., , , basically outlined his priorities as those. ., ., ., , , ., ,, those. he has an absolutely massive sendin: those. he has an absolutely massive spending plan _ those. he has an absolutely massive spending plan in _ those. he has an absolutely massive spending plan in the _ those. he has an absolutely massive spending plan in the works. - those. he has an absolutely massive spending plan in the works. to - those. he has an absolutely massive spending plan in the works. to give. spending plan in the works. to give relief, $1400 in direct payment to americans, raising the minimum wage, expanding childcare, tax credits. it is a huge package he will go back to that congress to ask for. his incoming treasury secretary has made it clear this is a moment she thinks, janet yellen, to spend a lot of money, to get america out of the crisis by spending money and stop worrying about deficits for the moment. republicans for the last four years don't seem to have been worried about deficits. they could start worrying about deficits now and try to block the new president in his agenda, couldn't they? there is no doubt — in his agenda, couldn't they? there is no doubt they _ in his agenda, couldn't they? there is no doubt they will _ in his agenda, couldn't they? there is no doubt they will attempt - in his agenda, couldn't they? there is no doubt they will attempt to - in his agenda, couldn't they? il—urr is no doubt they will attempt to do that. just as with barack obama, they are tempted to use the argument
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but what about the deficit to try to prevent the incoming president from carrying out his electoral mandate. i don't think the democrats will be all that sympathetic to the argument right now because we just saw the same people making that argument say it was fine to run up the deficit when a republican was the president. so i think moore will hinge on the democratic control of the senate and what the 50th democratic senator things than perhaps what the republicans think.— things than perhaps what the reublicans think. . , , , republicans think. austen goolsbee in chicano, republicans think. austen goolsbee in chicago, thank _ republicans think. austen goolsbee in chicago, thank you _ republicans think. austen goolsbee in chicago, thank you for _ republicans think. austen goolsbee in chicago, thank you forjoining - in chicago, thank you forjoining us. the reverend october william barber is a senior protestant pastor in north carolina and hejoins is a senior protestant pastor in north carolina and he joins us now. you are co—chair of the poor people's campaign, you are listening to joe people's campaign, you are listening tojoe biden's inaugural address, to joe biden's inaugural address, you've tojoe biden's inaugural address, you've been listening to him over
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the course day or two as he came to washington as well. is there a shift in owl america's more disadvantage now withjoe biden coming in to office? i now with joe biden coming in to office? ~ , �* office? ithink there is. i'm scheduled _ office? ithink there is. i'm scheduled to _ office? ithink there is. i'm scheduled to give - office? ithink there is. i'm scheduled to give the - office? i think there is. i'm - scheduled to give the inaugural homily at the interfaith service at the cathedral tomorrow and we will be talking about what our deepest religious and constitutional values say about how we will be healed and it must start with building up from the bottom. you know, the name joseph is from the hebrew and when joseph is from the hebrew and when joseph biden came to us in september overi million people, he said ending poverty would notjust be an aspiration but a theory of change. to be building a new economy where we reward hard work and we care for the most vulnerable among us, the truth of the matter is not to do
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that would be inconsistent —— would be economically insane. covert exposed... be economically insane. covert exoosed- - -_ be economically insane. covert exosed... ., , exposed... doctor barber, do you think he needs _ exposed... doctor barber, do you think he needs the _ exposed... doctor barber, do you think he needs the unity - exposed... doctor barber, do you think he needs the unity he - exposed... doctor barber, do you | think he needs the unity he talked about today with republicans in order to do those things? we certainl order to do those things? - certainly hope for that unity, we hope that the moment we are in, covid has us in a place where we cannot ignore poverty and racial disparity. we had 140 million people in poverty before covid, we've had 8 million people added since may so i don't know how any person in the senate or house can stand against these issues. billionaires have made $1 trillion since may and more people have been put out of their homes and lost theirjobs. what we know is in the packages he is presenting, for instance he says i want to raise the wage to $15 an hour, that is huge for 62 million people. hour, that is huge for 62 million --eole. ., , . ., .,
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people. doctor barber... we are out of time, people. doctor barber... we are out of time. thank _ people. doctor barber... we are out of time, thank you _ people. doctor barber... we are out of time, thank you so _ people. doctor barber... we are out of time, thank you so much - people. doctor barber... we are out of time, thank you so much for - of time, thank you so much for joining us on this special coverage ofjoe biden's immigration is 46th president of america. —— joe biden's inauguration as 46th president of america. the song continues to cause trouble with flood warnings across england and wales with numbers continuing to rise. the met office amber warning for heavy rain stays in force until thursday morning across parts of northern england and the midlands as well. and more recently we've seen the storm pushed into scotland, the rain turning to snow across southern scotland in particular and conditions continue to deteriorate overnight with the met office amber weather warning for snow in force. 10—30 centimetres. the winds strengthened through the night, so we could see blizzards and power cuts. there is a sharp dividing line between the rain and snow and across north—east england we might see conditions turn more to
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snow. if it happens and that is and if, we could see something like 5—10 centimetres of snow, getting down to low levels but there is a lot of uncertainty about that. it'll be windy overnight with eastern areas across eastern england will get up to about 60 miles an hour, strong enough to wake you from your slumber and might bring down an old tree. the cold night as well with widespread frost across more than areas with icy strictures on thursday. on thursday, christoph, the rain clears away from northern england and wales but the floodwaters work downriver catchments and for some communities the flooding could get worse before it gets better. as continue across the high ground of northern scotland, rain along the coast with localised flooding, a cold day across the north but also factoring in the strength of those north—north—westerly winds which will still be with us in to friday.
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a cold and frosty nics start the but a day of showers and a wintry across north—western errors and a few showers in the southern counties but generally quite cold with 3—4, may be eight in cardiff and london. the weekend, we continue with the cold winds, showers for the most part but some computer models continue to spin up areas of low pressure that either track over northern france or across the south of england and wales and if they go across england and wales we could see snow across there. otherwise wintry showers for most areas.
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will this is bbc news, broadacasting to viewers in the uk and around the globe. to viewers in the uk i'm clive myrie. to viewers in the uk our top stories on an historic day for the us... congratulations, mr president. joe biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the united states, saying democracy has prevailed and pledging to dedicate himself to healing the nation. on this january day, my whole soul is in this, bringing america together, uniting our people, uniting our nation, and i ask every american tojoin me in this cause. kamala harris is sworn in as vice—president, becoming the first woman and the first person of colour to hold the post.
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we'll get the thoughts of former us secretary

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