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this is bbc news. on. and on. by simon mccoy. i'm simon mccoy. the headlines at 3pm. jeremy corbyn says he wants a cap on the maximum amount of money people can earn, and the labour leader also says immigration levels in the uk are not too high. there are a lot of people in this country who make a fantastic contribution to our society, as indeed, there are a large number of british people living in other parts of europe and other parts of the world who also make a contribution there. record numbers of patients are facing long waits in a&es, as leaked documents show the full extent of the winter crisis in the nhs in england. police questioned the death —— a 15—year—old girl after the death of the seven—year—old girl in york. more misery for thousands of commuters across southern england as the latest 3 day strike by southern rail drivers begins. us president barack obama gets ready to bid farewell to the nation in his last big speech before leaving office.
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also this hour, we will be looking at the bafta in the next hour, we'll talk to a bafta nominee hollywood musical la la land leads the way with 11 nods. a host of british film talent is in the running for an award. also this hour. getting bigger. the world cup will expand to 48 teams in less than decade as 16 more nations are allowed in. the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, has told the bbc that he does not believe that immigration in the uk is too high. in a major speech this afternoon he is expected to suggest that labour is no longer wedded to the principle of freedom of movement.
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but when asked this morning if he had changed his mind about the numbers coming to the uk he said, ‘no‘. mr corbyn also addressed the issue of pay, saying he wanted to put a cap on the maximum amount that people can earn in the uk to create a more equal society. our political correspondent, iain watson, reports. he has criticised the prime minister for not having a plan for brexit. butjeremy corbyn himself has been under pressure to set out his stall. today, he reached out to those labour voters who are worried about eu immigration by saying that his party was not wedded to freedom of movement. but in a bbc interview, he didn't suggest any new restrictions, so how will he tackle the level of unskilled immigration? ending exploitation of migrant workers, ending an undercutting of existing pay and conditions and enforcing what is known as the posting of workers directive which is a slightly bizarre way of describing the way in which people are recruited to come to this country, and indeed other countries, to undercut existing
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working conditions. but will this cut the number of eu migrants? it probably means they would be fewer. but some people in his own party say he should be flagging up more specific policies. we have to be clear and consistent about what our policy on immigration is and that's why my colleague, stephen kinnock, and i put forward what was a well thought through proposal about retaining on the one hand preference for eu workers over non—eu workers in order to get the best economic deal, but equally, there would be restrictions and quotas in low skilled areas of work. and the conservatives are accusing jeremy corbyn of swiftly changing his position on eu immigration. well, on the one hand, it was trailed out overnight in the newspapers that the labour party underjeremy corbyn are now committed to ending the free movement rule, and by the time it hit the tv and radio studios that have gone out the window. those close tojeremy corbyn say he wants to capture the anti—establishment mood, that is sweeping through so many western countries at the moment. not exactly a left—wing donald trump, but somebody who will make the political weather.
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so today, he didn't simply talk about helping those who are on low pay who are worried about immigration, he created a bit of a storm over his plans for those on high pay too. jeremy corbyn‘s a big arsenal fan, but footballers might not share his idea of limiting the pay of high earners like them. i would like to see a maximum earnings limit, because that would be a fairer thing to do, because we cannot set ourselves up as being a sort of grossly unequal bargain basement economy on the shores of europe. we have to be something that is more egalitarian. we don't think the pay caps are the way to run a more international and globalised economy. we just don't think that politicians know what the wrecked level of pay know what the correct level of pay for a ceo of a ftse 100 company with hundreds of thousands of employees across the world. jeremy corbyn won't be bothered that his high pay cap is unpopular with businesses, he is looking at addressing the concerns of those who are both
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want to stay and leave. our chief political correspondent, vicki young, is in peterborough for us. we will be hearing from jeremy corbyn later. it's a bit of a mixed message. he might be changing his views on immigration by saying he is not wedded to the idea of free movement. he's repeated his message that he doesn't think numbers are too high, however. this is frustrating for some in his party, because they feel under pressure from ukip in the north of england. they have concerned. they have concern.
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he wants to make it fairer for workers, that companies recruit locally before bringing in cheaper labour from the eu. locally before bringing in cheaper labourfrom the eu. actually, he thinks that might bring down the numbers, but it might not. we'll have to see what he says in the next couple of hours. the issue on maximum earnings. do you think he knew what he was going to say when he went into the studio this morning? he talked about it during the 2015, but he hadn't really develop the idea. it might well be popular with lots of people who look at the hundreds of thousands and millions that others are in and think, it's simply not there. it will seem delayed remain to be seen
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whether other labour politicians agree. we've heard politicians like theresa may talking about the disparity in the system and that resentment can build up, when people think others have an awful lot and they don't have very much, jeremy corbyn is trying to change that. within a company, for example, john mcconnell, you could see companies being rewarded through the tax system for signing up to salary caps. he will speak little bit more about that, corbyn, this afternoon. thank you. let's now speak to the labourmp, ben thank you. let's now speak to the labour mp, ben bradshaw. is that a firm policy proposal, the pay cap?” think we need more detail, as your political correspondent has just said. it's very useful and important
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thatjeremy has said. it's very useful and important that jeremy has highlighted said. it's very useful and important thatjeremy has highlighted the scandal and disparity in the pay in this country. my issue with a legal pay cap is what happens when a entrepreneur sets up a company, does theirjob well, shouldn't they be allowed to pay themselves a certain amount from the profits? i'm not sure it's the most effective way of reducing the pay gap which we all wa nt to reducing the pay gap which we all want to address. so it's not actually workable? i think we need to know what exactly it is that is being proposed. i'm not a of this system existing anywhere else in the world. more importantly than dragging people from the top—down who set up their business and created a lots ofjobs, is that we those from the bottom right up, arts killing their work. tax cuts for those at the bottom of the pile, a
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more dynamic economy and reduce the pay gap by this rather than an arbitrary legal limit on page with a pay cap. there are people out there saying that these sorts of comments show he is getting proper advice. richard murphy says he needs to sit down, get some robber advice. whoever is giving him advice... does it worry you that your leader is talking on the radio without thinking things through? he is talking about the pay disparity, not just in britain but around the world, i think those criticisms mean we should wait for more detail to find out what exactlyjeremy corbyn and john mcconnell are proposing. there should be a more active role,
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there's a policy to put workers' rights on board. there are probably more effective ways of creating an equal society, then this particular one, but it's not quite clear what the actual proposal would be. one, but it's not quite clear what the actual proposalwould be. it's not clear to some people what his policy on immigration is either. i'm delighted that jeremy corbyn policy on immigration is either. i'm delighted thatjeremy corbyn has made it absolutely clear that labour's primary tea will be full access to the single market. what we'll do our economy, prosperity and jobs in this country and to damage is if we lose that tariff free access to the single biggest market that we trade with, so i'm pleased with that. i don't rule out it being
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combined with an extra control on immigration, but don't forget that you could put a stop to things like migration overnight. we need to discuss this with in an ageing economy, if we don't have the skills in our market then we won't happy prosperity we need to sustain ourselves in old age. we will talk about this again, for sure. let's see what does emerge from that speech with jeremy see what does emerge from that speech withjeremy corbyn. that is due to begin at 3:30pm. we will be back there once he takes to the stage and makes that speech. record numbers of patients are facing long waits in a&e according to documents leaked to the bbc, which show the full extent of the winter crisis in the nhs in england. more than 18,000 patients
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waited longer than four hours at a&e last week, with only one hospital hitting its target. some a85 waited for more than 12 hours, treble the number seen during the whole of january last year. the figures come from a document compiled by nhs improvement and show this winter is proving to be the most difficult for a generation. with me now is doctor fay kirkland and investigative doctor who works with the bbc. jeremy hunt has said the nhs is coping well. these figures are from the first week in january, people are having to wait an extra 12 hours. there were more than a85 occasions. there is a difference between that injanuary last year. the leaked document shows that yesterday there were 29 people still waiting to be admitted after
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12 hours. 2000 people were still waiting on a trolley waiting to get ona ward. waiting on a trolley waiting to get on a ward. the rate cross says that the nhs faces a humanitarian crisis. jeremy hunt disputes this. as a doctor, what do you make a big? the figures are extremely concerning. these patients are often the sickest, and if they don't get timely care it could be difficult. people waiting 12 hours on a trolley are at increased risk of dying, not getting antibiotics and their necessary drugs and waiting is so significant to these people. isn't it like this every winter? we go through a couple of months seeing particular pressure? these figures are the worst we have seen. you should be admitted, discharged or transferred within four hours. and
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every single hospital except one has missed its target and we've never seen that before. the viewer is that too many people are using a & e when they could go and see a gp. nhs england says up to 30% of people could be attending unnecessarily, but these weights are unprecedented. there are many delayed discharges and people ending up in a any for long periods of time because there are no beds. what are we talking about? broken limbs? real emergencies. heart attacks, strokes, people who are waiting for emergency operations. emergency medical care, need it in hospital and can't be discharged. nurses are fully aware that people need to be treated sooner that people need to be treated sooner rather than later? they know
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they are the sickest patients. they are then having to care for the influx of people who are coming in. that is why these delayed admissions stop people from getting the care they need. behind each figure just that the patient, but for families and others. nhs staff are working incredibly hard. we've heard stories through the media about the stressful time people are having trying to look after these patients. it's so difficult for patients and theirfamilies while it's so difficult for patients and their families while people are waiting for hours on these trolleys. thank you very much. north cumbria university hospitals trust has called in the police after a small number of saline bags appear to have been tampered with. the problem was discovered last wednesday by a member of staff at the cumberland infirmary, who alerted senior doctors. the trust says that it immediately implemented its serious incident procedures and that there is no
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indication that any patients have been adversely affected. a 15—year—old girl has been arrested after the death of a seven—year—old girl in york. the younger girl was found with life—threatening injuries in the woodthorpe area of the city. she later died in hospital. in the last hour north yorkshire police have given a statement. the 15—year—old girl has been arrested in connection with this incident and remains in police custody. police remain working at the scene conducting house—to—house enquiries. trained officers are supporting the victim's family. clearly, the circumstances require a sensitive manner. that was dave ellis speaking a little earlier. it's just gone 3:15pm. the headlines. jeremy corbyn says he wants a cap
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on the maximum amount of money people can earn, and the labour leader also says immigration levels in the uk are not too high. record numbers of patients are facing long waits in a&es, as leaked documents show the full extent of the winter crisis in the nhs in england. police questioned a 15—year—old girl after the death of the seven—year—old girl in york. the world cup will expand to a8 teams in less than decade as 16 more nations are allowed in. there will be 16 groups of three and a knockout says. lord coe is to be recalled by a commons committee to give evidence in an enquiry about combating doping in sport. maria sharapova will come back to tennis from her 15 months suspension for taking a banned drug.
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thanks, jessica. donald trump will be inaugurated at the end of next week as president of the end of next week as president of the united states. barack obama, after eight years will give a farewell speech. he is content with the gro bought financial crisis and syria's descent into war, he's also been frustrated by political stalemate at home with issues such as gun control. what will his legacy be? awarm as gun control. what will his legacy be? a warm welcome to our next guest. robert, that legacy will be a serious question. what will the theme main achievements? we need to
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think how we better off today than we we re think how we better off today than we were eight years ago and the overwhelming answer is yes. the economy was on the ropes in 2008, almost on the verge of depression. we now have a robust economy, we have a president respected around the world, and someone who brought a bit of class and coolness under pressure which resonated with the people. he also brought a better understanding of the concept of climate change to the public underworld and the us became a leader where we had been lagging behind. also, equal rights, embracing the gay marriage issue, women's writes. the tone has changed. obama
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was about we are all in this together. hope, inclusion and making a positive change in people's lives. domestic league, so thwarted. he's made no bones about the problems he has had getting through congress that didn't want to support him on gun control. that's a problem for all us presidents. the nra is a very powerful presence in congress. it's a shame because if you think what has happened, some of this horrific gun file and cindy us. we all know
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things need to change, but the politicians don't have the backbone to do it. i don't think we will see any changes at all under this legislation. the legacy that he has sta ked legislation. the legacy that he has staked his whole administration on, barack obama, staked his whole administration on, ba rack obama, health staked his whole administration on, barack obama, health care, i don't think that the affordable care act will remain in some form. will any of that dean nodded to at all. and curiouser as to what you think this big speech will be like? well he nods towards the next administration? —— will he gnawed. nods towards the next administration? —— will he gnawedlj don't know what he's going to say, but i'm sure he will talk about his legacy as he sees it. i hope he will draw a line in the sand and say these things made america better,
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and why should we jeopardise all the success we've had over the last eight years to go backwards. the republicans fought medicare in the 19605 republicans fought medicare in the 1960s and it's now cherished in the us. i think the affordable care at, i think us. i think the affordable care at, ithinka us. i think the affordable care at, i think a lot of politicians understand how much good it is brought to the us. politicians a lwa ys brought to the us. politicians always respond to what their constituents want sometimes. i think republicans will find that people might say, hey, this is a very good programme so don't go changing it. there might be some massaging at the edges of it, but i think 0bamacare will remain. thank you, chair of
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democrats abroad and i hope we have some more interesting conversations in the future. just to remind you that farewell address speech is being made in chicago. we will be showing that live on bbc news, and it begins at 2am, two in the morning, british time. the northern ireland secretary, james brokenshire, has told mps that early elections in northern ireland are "highly likely". yesterday, the deputy first minister, sinn fein's martin mcguinness resigned over a flawed renewable energy scheme. in the past moments, the outgoing first minister arlene foster has spoken. i was disappointed that martin mcguinness resigned, and today because of the consequences of what has happened, that it is much more difficult to deal with the renewable heat rob learns which i wa nt renewable heat rob learns which i want to see resolved in a way that restores public confidence and very
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much regret that, as politicians, we have been unable to find a way through that and the impact of that is the penalised —— t pina lies the people of northern ireland. we have had and amberof people of northern ireland. we have had and amber of meetings with sinn fein which in the political will had had existed on their part could have allowed us to avoid the situation we now find ourselves in. indeed, the reason the assembly was recalled on the 19th of december was in fact that we had reached agreement with sinn fein and had a clear plan in place to deal with the need to hold a full investigation and bring costs under control. there was never any political debate —— under control. there was never any political debate — — difference under control. there was never any political debate —— difference of opinion to get to the bottom of what
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happened, and ensure the overspend was eliminated. sinn fein would not agree to the establishment of an enquiry untili agree to the establishment of an enquiry until i stepped aside as first minister. i felt that if i had done so, i felt i would have been perceived as guilty of something improper. arlene foster saying that sinn fein always wanted this result and the political will was never there. so a snap election seems likely? that's what the northern ireland secretary was indicated in that statement put to the commons. the situation according to him is grave and that there is likely to be an election. he's got a call something within the next week, by next monday. he will have the news
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that the deputy first minister, martin mcguinness, has gone, and he will have to say within a reasonable period that there has to be an election, and that probably means march, april or may, they will be an election for the northern ireland's assembly. what that we —— will change, we are not sure. it's the biggest political crisis for a decade at stormont. the northern ireland minute has said there needs to be new talks, but if the numbers don't change in the assembly after those elections then there would be very much change. some people have even speculated that direct rule might be returned to london. we spoke to sinn fein's chairman and he said that was something they would
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resist. and in terms of the relationship between sin fein and the dup, it has not been great since arlene foster took over. that is one of the key problems here. underlying this, there is this renewable heating scheme that sinn fein say cost unnecessarily £0.5 billion, and they put that at the door of arlene foster, because she was enterprise minister when that was brought back in in 2012, saying that it is a com plete in in 2012, saying that it is a complete waste of public money, and they want an independent enquiry, and they blame her for that. but others are saying there is more to that, that sinn fein is fed up with the way that power—sharing works in northern ireland, and they want it restructured. i looked at their grassroots aboard as saying the same thing. it's also a clash of verse and alan tees. martin mcguinness
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worked reasonably successfully with people like ian paisley, who were once known as the chuckle brothers. the relationship has become more bitter with arlene foster, and more tense. we've heard them trading insults. she says he has been selfish and he says that she has been arrogant. ben brown at stormont. the film laa—laa and is up for a
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number of awards. 0ur correspondent was there. # city of stars, are you shining just for me? a musical love letter to los angeles, la la land's 11 bafta nominations come after the story of an aspiring actress and a talented jazz musician swept the board of the golden globes. it's recognised in the best film and best director categories, nominations too for its stars ryan gosling and emma stone. i'm here because i... many british stars have been recognised, a best actress nod for emily blunt, as an alcoholic in the girl on the train. jump on it. you're kidding. i'm going to drag you... a best actor nod for andrew garfield in world war ii drama, hacksaw ridge. information, let's exchange information. the supporting performer nominations include aaron taylorjohnson, who said he was genuinely humbled to be recognised, the dark thriller, nocturnal animals... why didn't you come home like you are supposed to? naomi harris, nominated
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for the coming of age story, moonlight... i tried to explain to the woman, i've never been to newcastle before, we'vejust moved up here from london for a few days. i don't know where i'm going. and hayley squires, who said she was so grateful to be nominated for i, daniel blake. jesus christ! who's first in this queue? the welfare state drama received five nominations in total including best film and best director ken loach. 50 years after his first bafta nomination for tv drama, cathy come home. ken loach has threatened retirement on a few occasions, hasn't he, but when a story grabs him, in this case, the script, he has to make it? that's what drives him. while another veteran meryl streep's best actress nod for florence fosterjenkins means she now equals damejudi dench‘s record of 15 bafta film nominations. you've never sounded better. we are waiting to hear a speech from
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jeremy corbyn. the labour leader is in peterborough, we will hear more about labour's approach to brexit among other things. the introductions are getting under way so we will be back there to hear the speech. particularly interesting in light of what he had to say about a pay cap. now with news of some of us, louise lear. the cloud is fairly well broken across the midlands and the south east. some sunshine coming through, but it is grey, dull and damp out to the west. it is a mild afternoon for the west. it is a mild afternoon for the rest of us. our top temperatures will peak at between eight and 11 celsius and then we start to see a change. first and fore most the winds. gales to severe across scotla nd winds. gales to severe across scotland and northern england. we will see rain turning to snow. mostly to higher ground through the night. a milder, dull, damp drizzly
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affair to the south, but it is the winds that's the first issue and something we'll need to address tomorrow morning. gale force, severe gale forces gusts are likely to cause issues if you're out and about on the roads. the snow showers may well start to fall at lower levels into scotland. further south, well start to fall at lower levels into scotland. furthersouth, it stays cloudy, but slightly milder. two or three to the north, seven or eight to the celsius, but the cold weather kicks in as we move into thursday. hello. sam, thank you very much for that introduction and if i may, on behalf of millions of very grateful people, say thank you to you, as an nhs worker and all your colleagues, for keeping us safe and keeping us healthy in our national health service. thank you for everything
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that you do. applause asa applause as a fellow member of unison, thank you for chairing today's meeting. could i also thank all of you for coming and thank the leader of the labour group coming and thank the leader of the labourgroup on coming and thank the leader of the labour group on peterborough council. thank you for coming along today. to alex, newly appointed mep, for this region. it is not the easiest time to take on being a member of the european parliament, but well done you and we look forward to working with you in your endeavours there. applause and to my old friend lisa forbes. thank you for everything you do, all the time, 2a/7, for everybody in all your activity. lisa, thank you so much. applause and this meeting has been called at
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short notice here in peterborough so we'd have a chance to say something about the current situation facing the government in this country and how we deal with brexit negotiations. so whether you voted to leave or remain, everybody voted for a better future for this country. but one thing is very clear, the tories cannot deliver that. so what i want to do today is try and set out how a labour britain would be different and what vision we would put forward for it. the government is in disarray over brexit. the prime minister herself has made it clear, they didn't have a plan before the referendum, and they still don't have a plan now. i did draw this matter to her attention one time in prime minister's questions, but she still doesn't seem to have got the joke that i made a the time! but it is work in progress! i personally voted to remain and reform in the european union as i'm
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sure many did in this room. i'm not uncritical of the european union, i wasn't then and i'm not now. it does have many failings, but we voted to hopefully to remain. that didn't come about. some people have argued we should have a second referendum. the case was put to our party's membership last summer and defeated. it is quite clear, britain is now leaving the european union and we have to make sure that britain is better off in the future. but that's farfrom better off in the future. but that's far from inevitable and better off in the future. but that's farfrom inevitable and it better off in the future. but that's far from inevitable and it certainly won't happen with a government that stands by while wages and salaries are driven down, our industries are hollowed out and our public services are cut to the point of breakdown. because while the european union has many problems, so does britain in the hands of theresa may and her tory government after six years of conservative misrule and the first five of those supported by the liberal democrats. 0ur social care
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system is failing to provide essential care for people with disabilities and over one million of our elderly people. the national health service is in record deficit with nearly a million people on waiting lists. the sca red cross, the red cross is describing the state of our emergency health and social care as a humanitarian crisis. just reject on that for a moment. a respected organisation like the red cross, describes it as a humanitarian crisis. that surely isa a humanitarian crisis. that surely is a wake—up call to everybody. 0ur jobs market has been turned into a sea jobs market has been turned into a sea of insecurity. six million workers in britain earning less than the living wage. nearly one million people on zero—hours contracts, record numbers of people in work, living in poverty. whilst in fat cat britain, the chief executives have already received more than most people earn all year by the third
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day in january. people earn all year by the third day injanuary. my point is this — i don't trust this government with social care or the national health service or the labour market. so, do i trust them to make a success of the brexit negotiations? not remotely. 0nly the brexit negotiations? not remotely. only a labour government determined to reshape the economy so that it works for all in every part of the country can make brexit work for the people of this country. there can be no question of giving theresa may's tories a free pass in the brexit negotiations to entrench and take still further the failed free—market policies in post brexit britain. the tory le version ers whose leaders are in government had no plan for a brexit vote than the tory remains like theresa may. they did however, promise that brexit would guarantee funding for the national health service, to the tune of £350 million a week. it must have been true because it was on the side
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of boris johnson's been true because it was on the side of borisjohnson's bus! laughter that's before it was painted out, of course! what happened to that promise? now the nhs and social care are in serious crisis? it is already been ditched. and it is notjust on the nhs. we've had no answers from the government about any of the plans or objectives for these complex negotiations. at no point since the second world war has britain's ruling elite so recklessly put the country in such an exposed position without any plan. as a result, they're now reduced to repeating brexit means brexit. they are unfit to negotiate it. that's why labour demanded the government come to parliament and set out their plan before they present it to the eu in brussels and explain what they want to achieve for this country. 0n the promise that britain outside
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the european union would be a better place for all its citizens whatever their colour or creed. a chance to regain control over our economy, our democracy and people's lives. but beyond very vague plans on border controls, the only concrete commitments the government has made is to protect the financial interests in the city of london. though maybe that's hardly surprising #23r from though maybe that's hardly surprising #23rfrom a government that has already smashed the bank levy and continues to reduce corporation tax. in the last budget there was not a penny extra for the nhs or social care. but under the tories there is always billions available for give aways to the richest. as far as labour is concerned the referendum result delivered a very message — first, that britain must leave the eu and bring control of our democracy and our economy closer to home. second,
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that people would get the resources they were promised to rebuild the national health service. third, that people have had theirfill of national health service. third, that people have had their fill of an economic system and an establishment that works only for the few, not for the many. and finally, their concerns about immigration policy would be addressed. labour accepts those challenges. that the voters have given us. unlike the tories, we will insist on a brexit that works, not just for city interests, will insist on a brexit that works, notjust for city interests, but in the interests of all. that puts health and social care, decentjobs and living standards first, and a better deal for young people and the areas of this country that have been left behind forfar too areas of this country that have been left behind for far too long. first, we will open the way to rebuilding our national health service by ending the under funding our national health service by ending the underfunding and privatisation of health care. leaving the eu won't free up the £350 million a week that boris johnson claimed. but savings could
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bea johnson claimed. but savings could be a help in closing that gap. and, we will absolutely reject pressure to privatise public services as part of any settlement. just as we opposed the attempt to give special legal privileges to corporate interests as pa rt legal privileges to corporate interests as part of the european union's canadian european trade arrangements for the transatlantic trade and investment partnership deals that have been negotiated at the present time. the government could have given the national health service the funding it needs, but it chose not to. their tax give aways and to big business hand back £70 billion between now and 2022. that is more of a priority to the tories than elderly people, neglected in their homes, patients dying on trolleys or millions waiting in pain to get the treatment they need. labour, us, we, created the national health service and it is only safe
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under a labour government. we're under a labour government. we' re clear under a labour government. we're clear about that. applause we will give the nhs the funding it needs. the british people voted to refinance the nhs and we will deliver it. second, we will push to maintain full access to the european market to protect living standards and jobs. but we will also press to repatriate powers from brussels so the british government can develop a genuine industrial strategy essential to the economy of the future so that no community is left behind. tory governments have hidden behind. tory governments have hidden behind eu state aid rules because they don't want to intervene. they did so again last year when the steel industry was in trouble and redcar was closed. 0ther steel industry was in trouble and redcar was closed. other governments in europe acted and saved their industry. the tory government here just sat back. but eu rules can also
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bea just sat back. but eu rules can also be a block on the action that's needed to support our economy, decentjobs and living standards. we will use state aid powers in a drive to build a new economy based on new technology and green industries of the future. that's why labour has set out proposals for a national investment bank, with regional investment bank, with regional investment banks that will decide the priorities of their areas. a massive programme of investment that will be needed to rebuild regional economies. this country, i'm sure you would agree, is far too centralised so we'll take back powers over regional policy and instead of such decisions being made in brussels or in london, we will make sure they're taken locally wherever possible. taking back real control and putting power and resources right into the heart of local communities to target investment where it is needed. third, we will use the huge spending
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leverage of taxpayer funded services to expand the number of properly, good quality apprenticeships. all firms, with a government, or council contract over £250,000, will be required to pay tax in the uk and to train young people. no company will receive taxpayer funded contracts if it, or its parent company, is headquartered in a tax haven. and we will not buy outsourced public services such as care for the elderly from companies whose owners and executives are creaming off profits to stuff their pockets at the expense of the workforce and the public purse. applause finally, we would take back control over our jobs finally, we would take back control over ourjobs market which has been so seriously damaged by years of reckless deregulation. during the referendum campaign, many people expressed deep concern about unregulated migration from the eu.
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in many sectors of the economy, from it to health and social care, migrant workers make a vital and very important contribution to our common prosperity and in many parts of the country, public services depend on migrant labour that's come here to work for the good of all of us. here to work for the good of all of us. this government has been saying it will reduce migration to tens of thousands, theresa may as home secretary set an arbitrary targeting knowing full well it would not be met. they inflamed the issue of immigration, they put immense strain on public services with six years of extreme cuts and then blamed migrants for the pressure caused by tory austerity in the first place. and last week, a government minister who voted leave, told an employers conference, "don't worry, we'll still let you bring in cheap eu labour." still let you bring in cheap eu labour. " unlike the still let you bring in cheap eu labour." unlike the tories, we won't offer false promises labour." unlike the tories, we won't offerfalse promises or labour." unlike the tories, we won't offer false promises or scapegoat
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migrants because we know where that leads to. the worrying and to me frightening rise in race hate crime and division in recent months and how the issue of immigration can be used as proxaway to abuse or intimidate minority communities within our society. we're not ready to free movement of the eu as a point of principle, but i don't want to be misinterpreted, nor do we rule it out. when it comes to border controls, we're proud to say we'll meet our international obligations for refugees fleeing from wars and persecution and seeking a place of safety. to those eu citizens who are already here, we will guarantee your rights and indeed we put a motion to that effect to parliament injuly and we continue to welcome international students who come to this country just as international students who come to this countryjust as much as we welcome the opportunities of stu d e nts welcome the opportunities of students from this country to study in european universities. we cannot afford to lose full access to european markets on which so many
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british businesses and jobs depend. changes to the way migration rules operate from the eu will obviously be part of the negotiations. we support, fair rules, and management of migration as part of a deal, while putting jobs and living standards first in the negotiations. but at the same time, taking action against under cutting of pay and conditions, closing down cheap labour loopholes, banning exclusive advertising ofjobs abroad and strengthening workplace protections would have the effects probably of reducing numbers in the most deregulated sectors regardless of the final deal. of course, where migration is put a strain on public services, we would restore the migrant impactfund services, we would restore the migrant impact fund to support local government and local services. sarah champion is leading for labour on our policies to ensure better integration and more community cohesion as part of that again, it
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will be about restoring funding for english language lessons. let's not forget it was this tory government that slashed funding for learning english as a second language. we have seen the prime minister talking about the need to strengthen mental health care while cutting funding by 8%. it seems the government's second language is hypocrisy. applause it is the ripping up of workplace protections and trade union rights that has allowed unscrupulous employers to exploit both migrant and british labour to help keep down pay and conditions and drive them even lower for everyone. but let's be clear — public services are not under pressure because of immigration. especially since many migrant workers keep the public services going. they're under pressure because this tory government has cut them to the bone in order to fund tax breaks and tax brea ks in order to fund tax breaks and tax breaks again for the super rich and very big businesses. that's the game
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the tories play. low taxes for the rip, low pay for the rest, under funded public services, and find someone funded public services, and find someone to blame. it's brutal and it is not working. we will break this failed model and offer solutions to the problems, not someone to blame. we'll demand that these negotiations give us the power to intervene decisively to prevent workers from here or abroad being used and exploited to undermine pay and conditions at work. we need a drive to provide people with the skills necessary to take up the newjobs which a labour government will generate. i've also set out to both the cbi generate. i've also set out to both the cb! and tuc conferences this means asking companies to pay a bit more in tax to fund more and better access to education and skills training and government contractors a lwa ys training and government contractors always providing decent skilled apprenticeships for the next generation. we will end the race to
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the bottom in pay, working conditions, and jobs, insecurity, the bottom in pay, working conditions, andjobs, insecurity, by setting up a new ministry of labour to get a grip on the anything that goesjob market to get a grip on the anything that goes job market free—for—all. to get a grip on the anything that goesjob market free—for—all. we will ensure that all workers, all workers, have equal rights and require collective bargaining arrangements in a properly regulated labour market so workers cannot be under cut. this will bring an end to the unscrupulous use of agency labour and bogus self employment, to stop under cutting and ensure every worker has a secure job with secure pgy- worker has a secure job with secure pay. that's why we'll set the minimum wage level at the living wage, expected to be £10 an hour by 2020. these changes should be made to benefit the whole community. but while we tackle low pay at the bottom, we also have to address the excess that drives that poverty pay.
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that leaves millions of people in poverty, even though they're in work. in the 1920s, jp morgan, the wall street banker, yes, jp morgan, the wall street banker, limited salaries to 20 times that ofjunior employees. another advocate of pay ratios was david cameron, his government proposed a 20—1 pay ratio to limit sky high pay in the public sector and now all salaries higher than £150,000 must be signed off by the cabinet office. we'll go further. and extend that to any company that is awarded a government contract. a 20—1 ratio means someone earning the living wage, just over £16,000 a year, would permit an executive to be earning nearly £350,000. it cannot be right that if companies are getting public money
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that they can be creamed off by a few at the top. but there is a wider point too. 20 years ago, the top bosses of the financial times stock exchange 100 companies index earned just 50 times the average worker. today, that figure is 130 times. last year, alone, the top bosses got a 10% pay rise. far higher than those doing the work in the shops, the call centres, and the warehouses, or indeed, the many health workers who have got no rise whatsoever last year or for many other years. so what can we do? these are alternatives. we could allow consumers to judge for themselves with the government backed koit mark for those companies that agreed pay ratios between the pay of the highest and the lowest earners with a recognised trade union. we could, ask for executive
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pay to be signed off by remuneration committees on which workers have a majority. we could ensure higher earners pay theirfair share by introducing a higher rate of income tax on the highest 5% or 1% of incomes. we could offer lower rates of corporation tax for companies that don't pay anyone more than a certain multiple of the pay of the lowest. there are many options. but what we cannot accept as a society in which a few earn in two days and a bit, what a nurse, shop workers or teacher does in a year, it simply cannot be right. this is not about limiting aspiration or penalising success. it's about recognising that success. it's about recognising that success is a collective effort and rewards must be shared. no company survives on its own, it is a collective endeavour of all of its
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workers. we cannot have the ceo paying less tax than the cleaner and pretending they are worth thousands times more than the lowest paid staff. so this is labour's vision for britain after leaving the european union. we're not going to block the referendum vote when the time comes in parliament to ensure article 50 goes into operation, but as the opposition, we will ensure the government is held to account for its negotiating demands. and at the moment, they're in total disarray, on brexit, on the nhs and social care, on the pay in your pocket. labour will build a better britain out of brexit. that will start with refinancing of the national health service and the creation of a more equal country in which power and wealth is more fairly shared amongst our communities, a genuinely inclusive society with strong, and peaceful relations with the rest of the
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world. this is labour's new year pledge to the british people and i thank you for coming here to share that vision with me. applause studio: we believe jeremy studio: we believejeremy corbyn will be taking questions from the floor. so we were keen to hear those. let's see, just stay with us for a moment to see what is happening next. we were very much told that there could be as much as 20 minutes of questions. so let's see whether that's indeed the case. reporter: a couple of questions. theresa may has said that it is a primary, theresa may said it is a primary, theresa may said it is a primary aim to take back control of immigration policy. is that what a
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labour government would want? and secondly, i'm slightly unclear, do you want an absolute cap on top pay? what i'm concerned about is the ratio levels and we have set out a number on top pay, a number of alternatives here. and indeed i was discussing this on the radio this morning. you could set a limit on top pay. i think it is probably better to look at the ratio issue because that indeed would then encourage wage rises lower down and ensure a better sharing of the resources and the profits of any company or organisation. can i just be clear on that? if you're entrepreneur and you set up a business that creates a lot of employment and you sell your business or your business is worth a lot of money, is that a bad thing? it isa lot of money, is that a bad thing? it is a good thing if people set up a business and create a successful
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enterprise that creates a lot of jobs, that's a good thing. what we wa nt to jobs, that's a good thing. what we want to do is make sure that those jobs and those businesses remain here doing that work because too often in britain, people do set—up new businesses, have new ideas, new technical developments, great. u nfortu nately, technical developments, great. unfortunately, our banks don't lend them the capital they need to develop and hedge funds buy them up and usually send the jobs somewhere else. we want to develop a manufacturing economy in this country so this fits in with what i'm saying about the national investment bank and the participation it will take part in industry. on immigration policy, do you want complete control over immigration policy? well, obviously, outside the european union, there is control, but quite clearly, there also has to be a market access in europe. about half of our trade is with the european union. that is crucial. what i'm more concerned about is the way in which migrant
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workers have been grotesqueliks mrouted and brought into this country to under cut wages and conditions, look at the reports on sports direct and look at other companies and the reports on them and so what we're doing is ensuring better working conditions for everybody. reporter: you were clearish that you do not rule out sticking with freedom of movement. would you rule out bringing in work visas for eu citizens? we have to go into the negotiations, the crucial thing has to be to maintain the market access with europe and take it from there. i'm concerned about the levels of under cutting and indeed, during the referendum campaign, i said a great deal about the oddly named posting of workers directive which is an eu rule which has not yet been ratified
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by all member states, but britain did agree to ratify it which would prevent agencies recruiting wholesale a workforce to be brought to somewhere, say britons say in western europe and used to take over an entire construction site and dismiss all the conditions, imagine the effect that has on local community relations and everything else. i'm concerned that asa everything else. i'm concerned that as a priority. as far as i'm concerned, we have migration into this country. the migrants that have come here have made an enormous effort and worked very hard. without them our health service wouldn't survive. without them education would be in trouble and without them transport would be in trouble. there is two million british people living in other parts of the european union. what i am concerned about is the way in which some have been victimised and brought in. so i would deal with the under cutting, i think, brought in. so i would deal with the under cutting, ithink, that's under cutting, i think, that's the priority. but do you think it would be better for the country if immigration were
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to fall? we've done well as a country for those who have come to make their homes here. numbers vary year—on—year, five years' time we could be outside of the eu and we will have two be trading with the eu. we also have an ageing population which does require a younger workforce.

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