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this is bbc news. the headlines: the prime minister prepares to outline her aims in brexit negotiations. labour leaderjeremy corbyn says the economy could suffer. she appears to be heading us in the direction of a bargain basement economy on the shores of europe where we have low levels of corporate taxation, we will lose access to half of our export markets. it seems an extremely risky strategy. warnings of longer queues at passport control after brexit, unless there's an increase in border force staff. a growing number of democrats are planning not to attend donald trump's inauguration, following his comments about a veteran civil rights campaigner. also in the next hour, the planned billion pound restoration of the palace of westminster. mps launch an inquiry into concerns it may be costing too much. and in the next half hour, dateline london examines whether the trump presidency promises a new golden age for the united states. good morning and
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welcome to bbc news. the prime minister is to set out her vision of how she'll approach negotiations to leave the european union. in a speech on tuesday, theresa may will outline her plan for a new relationship with the eu, and some see it as a signal she wants to pull out of the single market. but the chancellor has told a german newspaper that leaving the single market could force it to change its economic model — comments which have prompted the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, to suggest that britain will be reduced to a "strange entity on the shores of europe". our political correspondent, tom bateman, is here. tom bateman says mrs may wants to create the image of a global britain. she will give this big speech on tuesday. there will be other eu ambassadors there
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representing those governments we will be negotiating with, and also britain's on negotiating team. we heard downing street put out some of the lines we know she will say. she will say this is about being a truly global britain, about being able to go out to other parts of the world and hammer out free—trade deals. but also she will say that she wants to put the divisions of the referendum in the past. she said it was —— she will say it is an insulting campaign and it is time for unity. we may not get a huge amount of detail of the plan itself. we can deduce a pheromone from what she has said in the past, of what the position is likely to be. that is, of course, the emphasis is on regaining control of immigration policy, and therefore britain should be prepared to extra ct britain should be prepared to extract itself from those formal structures of the eu to do with the single market, the customs union etc, and instead to try to go for bespoke trade deals in certain
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industries like manufacturing, like the car industry and financial services. the chancellor has taken a different tack during an interview in germany, which has led jeremy corbyn to have his reaction? in germany, which has led jeremy corbyn to have his reaction7m intriguing, this. i'm not sure if it was by accident or design. philip hammond was in berlin on monday, tuesday last week, talking to his german counterpart. he gave an interview at the time to one of the big sunday newspapers, which has been published this morning. the chancellor talks about the way in which he sees these negotiations developing. and it's a pretty hard bold message. he was asked about britain wanting to lower corporation tax, to have the lowest rate in the 620 tax, to have the lowest rate in the g20 group of countries. he has said that if access to the single market was closed off by the other eu member states, that britain, in effect, should be prepared to not lie down, not be wounded, not allow
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its economy to be damaged, but to come he suggests, take action on that. that could affect the tax system, the system of regulation. this is being interpreted by some as being, i'll be going to seek lower corporation tax rates if we can't get those deals to get access to the single market? he says he is optimistic. alreadyjeremy corbyn has given his interpretation of what that could mean. she appears to be heading us in the direction of a bargain basement economy on the shores of europe where we have low levels of corporate taxation, we will lose access to half of our export markets. it seems to me an extremely risky strategy. i think there needs to be more discussion, more consultation and recognise that there is a close economic cooperation with europe that is going to have two have to continue when we are outside the eu. and you have read this morning the
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chancellor implying that if we don't get a ccess chancellor implying that if we don't get access to those markets, we could cut corporation tax quite dramatically in this country and be a low tax alternative to the eu? he appears to be making a threat to the european community, seeing if you don't give us what we want, we will become this strange entity on the shores of europe, where there will be very low levels of corporate taxation designed to undermine the effectiveness or or otherwise of industry across europe. it seems to mea industry across europe. it seems to me a recipe for some kind of trade war with europe in the future. that isn't a very sensible way forward. trade war, a risky option and a bargain basement economy. this is triggered by article 50, which labour is going to vote for? the referendum voted to leave the european union. parliament has to live with that and work around it. therefore we won't block article 50 but we will make the point very clearly in the run—up to the vote about the question to access to european markets, and also, there is
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wa nt european markets, and also, there is want to have to be environmental regulation and all those issues. environmental regulation and all those issues. jeremy corbyn speaking with andrew marr. the prime minister has called for a direct greek —— a degree of civility, to stop the name—calling which everybody would agree with the great idea, and possibly nobody will do it? yes, she says we should be magnanimous. people on either side of the referendum after the —— have to give some ground. we are all brexiteers. there is a challenge. although downing street wants everybody to get behind the plan, the question is, what is the plan? that is a line of attack that labour have been continuing. they want a detailed plan. the government has said it will do that sometime in february. will this close of the rows, the controversy? clearly it will not. already this morning,
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around stories speculating what theresa may will say, people who backed remain say this is another sign the government will allow immigration policy to drive its economic policy. and that, of course, is leading to critics within its own party and the labour party to say that britain's economic fortune is being determined by the need, in the government's view, to crack down on free movement and on immigration policy. so i think the chances that this will end the rows, extremely slim. tom bateman. northern ireland secretary james brokenshire has said that he's not yet considering the possibility of direct rule by uk ministers, after the resignation of northern ireland's deputy first minister martin mcguinness. but speaking to the bbc‘s andrew marr show, he said that it is likely that new elections will be held for the stormont assembly. mr brokenshire also dismissed the idea that britain would consider a joint government with the republic of ireland. i am not contemplating alternatives to devolved government in northern ireland.
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that is my resolute view. don't you have to, really? it might be on your plate very soon? what is my responsibility is to see that we are working with each of the parties to ensure we are not looking at greater division. my concern is that an election campaign will be divisive, will lead to greater distance between the parties at the end of that. exactly. it is that work therefore that i am doing and will continue to do. i would encourage the parties themselves to think about these big issues on how they conduct that campaign, and how we are able to build things back together again once that has concluded. there's a warning that air passengers arriving in britain will face "severe disru ption" after brexit, unless there's an increase in border force staff. the airport operators association says passport checks for eu nationals are likely to become more stringent, leading to longer queues and processing times. here's our home affairs correspondent, danny shaw. there are record numbers
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of travellers at britain's airports. in 2015, there were 251 million passenger journeys. it's thought last year's figure was even higher. but there is concern that growth in air traffic hasn't been matched by an increase in resources for border force, which is responsible for immigration and customs checks. the airport operators' association says that has led to longer queues at passport desks and it's concerned delays will worsen. at present, eu travellers use separate channels or automatic e—passport gates. they tend to be quicker than for passengers from outside of europe. but after brexit, if people are all screened in the same way, the association says overall waiting times will increase. in evidence to a parliamentary enquiry, the association said introducing tighter controls on eu passport holders would be, "highly disruptive for passengers, airlines and airports." it says airports would have to spend millions of pounds on extra
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facilities for immigration checks, so it is asking the government to keep the current system in place for eu passengers travelling to uk airports. the home office says it would be wrong to set out details of how future immigration controls might work in advance of negotiations with the eu. but the department says border force has the capacity to meet passenger demand and maintain security. danny shaw, bbc news. american politicians have reacted angrily after president—elect donald trump criticised a veteran civil rights campaigner, congressman john lewis, whom many regard as a hero. mr trump tweeted that mr lewis was all talk and no action, after the congressman said he would not attend mr trump's inauguration. john lewis is the last surviving speaker from the 1963 martin luther king march on washington. sarah corker reports. another day, and another row on twitter for president—elect donald trump.
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he has caused outrage after criticising veteran civil rights campaignerjohn lewis for questioning the legitimacy of his election win. the georgia democrat told nbc‘s meet the press: that prompted an an angry response from mr trump, tweeting: but mr lewis's supporters have hit back. there is still this question of decorum and civility, and also a recognition that the president of the united states occupies a very important position, one where every word, including every idle
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word, can have national and international importance. the row comes as thousands of civil rights activists in washington kicked off a week of anti—trump protests. we won't be trumped. demonstrators voiced anger over mr trump's previous comments about muslims and mexicans. we come not to appeal to donald trump, cos he has made it clear where his policies are and what his nominations are. we come to say to the democrats in the senate and in the house, and to the moderate republicans, to get some backbone. get some guts. and in a separate development, broadway starjennifer holliday says she's pulling out of a concert celebrating the inauguration. it is after her gay and lesbian fans described the forthcoming
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performance as a betrayal. rehearsals for the inauguration are in full swing, but few big names have agreed to perform from mr trump and fridays's ceremony looks like being dominated by military bands rather than a—listers. sarah corker, bbc news. with me is drjan halper hayes, the republican commentator and part of president—elect trump's transition team. good to see you. what do you think is going to be his top priority in the first 100 days? you've got repealed and replace obamacare. that's congress though? but he has to work on that. that is part of his definite commitment to 100 days. his meeting with putin. the draining the swamp is misunderstood by the
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masses. it is not necessarily putting in these people that is contradicting draining the swamp. instead, these are people who know the system and know how it doesn't work. including his family? you know, it was the clintons that made it possible to put your family in. it is being attributed to them. i'm slightly perplexed how it is draining the swamp, putting your family in the white house? it's not the people you put in, it's what the people are going to do. it is changing a system that is very dysfunctional, that his crony capitalism, that does not make our policies work. the very first thing you said, it is a matter of congress. he can say what he wants about repealing obamaca re congress. he can say what he wants about repealing obamacare but repeal means congress. will he get on, even with republicans in congress, many of whom have not been enthusiastic
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about it? well, you know, i think actually there was a congressman in town last night and we were talking about that and the state of the union. and in fact, about that and the state of the union. and infact, one about that and the state of the union. and in fact, one of the questions was, is paul ryan really in his camp? that is the speaker due that is the speaker, who didn't want to campaign with him. very much so. imagine first six of the past years, the republicans turned up at work everyday and they couldn't get a single thing done, that whatever they did would be vetoed. they get to work with the president. they get to create some policies and they get to create some policies and they get to make a difference for the american people. in terms of relations with russia, how warm do you think they will be?” relations with russia, how warm do you think they will be? i don't know. i think what happened was it started with a tweet, as most things with trump do. he ended up praising
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putin over obama and suddenly it became, there is a bromide is, there isa became, there is a bromide is, there is a love affair. right now, until this past week, when all of this unverified stuff came out, i would say that an academy award—winning screenwriter couldn't have written such a good play. now they've got probably the third spring because it's gone out of control. you referred to his tweets. i wonder how wise it was through him to attack when he is trying to pull the nation together, to attackjohn lewis, regarded as a hero in the civil rights movement? that one makes my stomach turn. it makes me very sad. i have a lot of respect forjohn lewis. john lewis was at selma. there are other one too sore losers who are not attending the inauguration. thejohn who are not attending the inauguration. the john lewis inauguration. thejohn lewis was very calm and true to own values. i think he deserves respect for that. isn't that one of the problems with
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this president? we don't know what he is going to do. people who want him to succeed because people who like america wanting to succeed. but someone like america wanting to succeed. but someone who has such a thin skin or doesn't knowjohn someone who has such a thin skin or doesn't know john lewis someone who has such a thin skin or doesn't knowjohn lewis as you do, he goes on twitter and says the things which are offensive to many people? yes, they are offensive to many people. one of the dilemmas that has existed for all of us is that has existed for all of us is that we very much support trump, though we very much believe that he can makea though we very much believe that he can make a difference. and of course i wrote an article and i very much believe he has the right temperament. what i am concerned about is that he comes from a world where what he does is ok, but on a global basis, i think we have a right to say, could it change a bit? i've been lucky enough to be at a number of inaugurations, great parties, fantastic music, the best entertainers in the world. there are not going to be many of those,
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rather? hawick do you think that is? no. because the conservative performer ‘s are not willing to offend their audiences, their fans. and actually, a lot of the conservative actors have had to stay hidden because it will ruin their career. that is the problem if he is that toxic? no, it's not. that has been going on for 30 years in hollywood. the friends of abe has disbanded. i could give you a list of 100 different conservative supporters. thank you. a major international conference to try to restart peace talks between israel and the palestinians, is being held in paris. delegates from 70 nations are expected to reaffirm support for a two—state solution to the conflict. palestinians have welcomed the meeting, but israel — which is not attending — says the conference is loaded against it. let's adjoin hugh schofield in
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paris. isn't that the key problem. you don't have israel there, people will wonder what the point of it is? the aim, by the french's own admission, is limited and symbolic. it is to secure the support of international communities for a two state solution. that is what they will say in the communique later. plus incentives to israel and the palestinians to get involved. there was never any intention that israel and the palestinians would be at the conference. the idea is that they would be briefed afterwards and told by president hollande that we are behind you. so far, so predictable ina behind you. so far, so predictable in a sense. but i think what lends this added relevance and importance and interest is the fact it comes a few days before the inauguration of donald trump. that opens up all
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sorts of possible vistas, some of them alarming to people here, because the trump administration has implied it will change policy in a very pro—israel direction. in particular this issue of whether or not they will move from tel aviv to jerusalem, the american embassy. a huge symbolic change. that is a major point of contention and would mark a huge change in long—standing us policy. one thing we would be looking out for is if, at the end of this conference, there is some sort of mention of that issue from the community here. very interesting. sport now, and for a full round up from the bbc sport centre, here's karthi. we'll start with cricket, because england started the first match of their one day series against india this morning. india won the toss and chose to bowl. england are now 317—6. joe root made
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78. jason roy was out for 73. ben stokes and moeen ali are at the crease. england have been piling on the runs towards the end of that innings. stokes with a 50 off 33 balls. he hasjust innings. stokes with a 50 off 33 balls. he has just lost innings. stokes with a 50 off 33 balls. he hasjust lost his innings. stokes with a 50 off 33 balls. he has just lost his wicket for 62. boxing now, and james degale retained his ibf world super middleweight title overnight in new york. the fight between degale and badou jack ended in a controversial draw. degale began the fight strongly, knocking jack down in the first round. but jack is known for strong finishes, and that's exactly what happened this morning. he knocked degale down in the final round. the judges took a long time to come to a decision, eventually declaring it a majority draw. both men go home with their respective world title belts. it is not unbelievable. he is good at everything. i need to watch it back. everyone said it was a mad fight to watch, i showed a lot of heart.
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i showed a lot of grit. i do not want too many of them. i enjoyed it though, that is the sick thing. after that interview, degale was taken to hospital as a precaution. but he's since tweeted this, saying: "no front teeth, stitches, bust—up face but i am still ibf world champion! love a re—match. if not, move forward." but as his promoter eddie hearn explains, the re—match may not take place. the wbc will send out a letter on monday to badu jack to say, you have to start negotiations with callum smith. we have got him cornered — callum smith, anthony joshua, james degale. i think he will vacate, i do. i think it will be callum smith against anthonyjoshua orjames degale for the ibf. —— anthony durell. that is the fight we wanted. that is the fight james wants and callum and probably britain wants as well. it will be interesting to see what happens. after chelsea extended their lead to seven points at the top of the premier league, today's games see some of the other title contenders in action, with manchester clubs taking on the two teams from merseyside.
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everton host manchester city in the early kick—off, while liverpool could move up to second place with a win against manchester united at old trafford. a win would take liverpool to second place in the table, but with manchester united unbeaten in 15 games, jose mourinho is in a serious but confident frame of mind. john stones returns to goodison park for manchester city. i would like, but not in terms of everton, but in terms of manchester city when some player comes back, the fans have respect. i would like to feel that. but i'm not concerned what everton decide to do. but hopefully can respect, because i know how much john respect the club, who helped him to develop his performance to play in the premier league. he could be very good. we still have the game in our mind away against city. we know they had a great
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performance last week against west ham. but if we put face—to—face on sunday, and we play with that aggression and the pressing, we can make it very difficult. the final round of the south africa open is under way injohannesburg with rory mcilroy looking for a title at the start of the year. england's graeme storm had been leading overnight but rory mcilroy has just taken the lead. he is one shot ahead on 18 and under. they are through 1a holes. that is all the sport. multi—billion pound plans to renovate the palace of westminster, including both houses of parliament, are to be subject to an inquiry by a committee of mps. the commons treasury committee will examine the cost, and consider whether both mps and lords will have to move out while the work is being done.
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here's our political correspondent, tom barton. the buildings of parliament are not in a good way. stonework is crumbling, roofs are leaking and something needs to be done to bring the palace of westminster back to life. parliament is part of a world heritage site, recognised as a building of outstanding value to humanity. but fixing it won't be cheap. estimates range from £3.5 to £4 billion and the work will take at least five years. during that time mps could have to move out of the commons chamber, where to hasn't yet been decided. the treasury committee usually conducts enquiries into big economic issues, like the work of the bank of england or the government's tax policy. but its next enquiry will take a look much closer to home. the committee says previous reports have failed to provide enough evidence to assess the proposals and claims ministers haven't answered their questions about the cost of the work.
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the palace of westminster may be crucial to public life in britain, but those who are elected to serve there say fixing it must be good value for the taxpayer. this weekend marks 20 years since infamous images of princess diana walking through a minefield in angola were released. it was to help raise global awareness of landmines and the plight of their victims. the charity she worked with, the halo trust, are now warning two decades later, that global targets for landmine clearance are at risk due to a lack of funding. joining me via webcam is the chief executive of the halo trust, james cowan. maybe you could tell me how things have changed in those 20 years since diana first, i suppose, publicised worldwide just what a problem landmines work? good morning. i am
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sat in the city in angola where princess diana came back in 1987. it isa princess diana came back in 1987. it is a story where there is great news and bad news. the great news is she galvanised the campaign. her intervention resulted in, in part, in the ottawa landmine treaty of 1997. and as a result of that, most of the world now has signed a up to that treaty to get rid of landmines. the bad news is that globalfunding has declined and as a result, here in angola, for instance, where i once had a workforce of 1100 angolans, i can now only employ 300 people. it would just like it will ta ke a0 people. it would just like it will take a0 years to clear angola. that is not unusual. this is a problem we can solve. what we do is very simple. we stop people being killed and wounded, we givejobs simple. we stop people being killed and wounded, we give jobs to people who might otherwise be unemployed or evenin who might otherwise be unemployed or even in places like afghanistan, we
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clear land forfarming even in places like afghanistan, we clear land for farming and we give confidence to investors to come into countries like angola to improve its economy. it's a job worth doing. angola you mentioned, afghanistan you mentioned. where are the other problem areas? one would guess the middle east, iraq, syria? it is worth dividing the world and post—conflict countries and countries in conflict. it is easier to work in post—conflict countries and you can spend your money more efficiently. good examples of that aaron in angola, columbia, sri lanka, a very vicious war with widespread use of mines, cambodia. the countries in conflict are more difficult. the largest country is afghanistan. we can still work there. we have had to cut our workforce back to 2a00 because of cuts infunding. workforce back to 2a00 because of cuts in funding. and then of course the new countries. it's not really
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so much about mines. i used to be in the army and i know about iuds. they are being used in syria and iraq along with barrel bombs, cluster munitions, along with artillery and rockets. these things are killing a lot of people. what the halo trust is trying to do is finish the job as far as is trying to do is finish the job as faras landmines are is trying to do is finish the job as far as landmines are concerned and get fit for the future, to be releva nt for get fit for the future, to be relevant for the new conflicts. james, thank you for taking the time to talk to us. now the weather. for most of us it is not be a cloudy and damp day with outbreaks of rain. the weather watchers have been braving the weather. this is what it looked like an congleton in cheshire. through the day—to—day varane will gradually turned to peter out a little bit from the north southwards. the rain easing off this afternoon. still some damp weather along western
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coast and hills. it would be murky over the tops of the hills. miles from most later. temperatures pushing into double figures. still chilly across east anglia. overnight stays cloudy. there will be another pulse of rain developing across scotla nd pulse of rain developing across scotland before heading south across england and wales on the same frontal zone. it would be stuck across the uk for a few days. a mild night for most. it will turn misty over the tops of the hills. for monday, a similar story. the rain tending to ease off from the north. a lot of cloud through the day. the mildest weather across the west, with temperatures in double figures. but still cool in east anglia and south—east england. hello, this is bbc news, i'm gavin esler. in a moment, dateline london, but first the headlines at 11:30.


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