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writing it that i mustn't give them this shadow of the war. it wasn't over them. it's only with hindsight that we see it. that was very important. but you're right, it is the first part of a trilogy, and it is going to carry on. to go back finally to where we began, the sense of loss, notjust in terms of the coming war, which we know about but they didn't, but the sense of loss in the dulling of our senses to something in the seasons, the chapter headings are the months here, the year rolls round. is that something that you think many people are now, against the trend, trying to recover? that more people are aware of what has been lost? yes, i'm sure you're right, i'm sure you're right. but can i just say one thing that i came across in the memoirs of these old men who worked with horses... of course, as we know, over a million horses were taken to the great war and lost there, and then after the war, the tractor came along, and quite quickly horses disappeared.
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farmers, being unsentimental people, took those horses to the abattoir. and these men who went from working with these horses to working on tractors, they lost that relationship. they lost the hard work, but they were kind of in mourning, and this is something that i was very touched by coming across in these memoirs. these men who were grieving for this lost relationship. tim pears, author of the horseman, thank you very much. thank you,jim. inafew in a few minutes‘ time we willjoin viewers an bbc one for a round—up of the day's news, but before that the weather with john hammond. good evening, i hope you had a nice weekend.
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a good chance that where you are has been a bit cloudy and drab, hopefully some brightness at some stage over the next few days, but i'm not promising an awful lot of sunshine. you can see the extent of the cloud cover on the recent satellite picture, and that cloud has been producing some rain in some places too through today. dribs and drabs for a time through this evening, then some more persistent rain perhaps pushing down from scotland. it will be more chilly, cold enough for a touch of frost across the far south—east, as east anglia, the odd fog patch. into the midlands, it is damp, up through northern england it is damp as well. somewhat drier through northern ireland and scotland, mild as well, 8—9 degrees. but even here i think not much in the way of brightness. there will be some glimpses of blue sky out there through the day, particularly across parts of east anglia and the far south—east, and hopefully across parts of scotland and northern ireland it might cheer up a bit.
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but through the central slice we continue with thicker cloud and some outbreaks of rain, although the heaviest bursts should tend to fade away. quite a contrast in temperatures, many places mild, but across southern and eastern parts it will be chilly, a theme that continues through the week. into tuesday, again, a touch of frost through the far south—east, east anglia, but here some of the best sunshine. cloudier further north and west, some dribs and drabs of rain crossing northern england, southern scotland. but mild, yeah, and through much of the early part of the week at least that will be the theme, cloudy skies but generally mild across the four north—western parts of the uk, temperatures around nine or 10 degrees, maybe milder in one or two places. further south and east, it will be a bit brighter, but chillier as well, particularly across east anglia and the south—east. daytime highs of around 5 degrees, and where the skies are clear overnight, we could well see some quite sharp frost, this could well be the scene to the early to mid part of the coming week across these south—eastern areas.
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mind you, that is nothing in comparison with the cold weather which is set to dominate across much of continental europe, with quite a severe frost here, and daytime highs remaining below freezing, even down across spain and portugal. the chancellor's accused of threatening a trade war with europe if the uk is shut out of the single market after brexit. philip hammond says the government will do whatever it takes to keep the country competitive. will do whatever it takes to keep but labour says slashing business taxes could damage the economy. it's been revealed large numbers of cancer operations are being delayed because of the current pressures on the nhs. you've got cancer inside you, and you just want to get rid of it, and it's just devastating to get that type of news. still the... stillthe... ibrahimovic! and a late equaliser secures a point for manchester united in their big clash with liverpool. for manchester united in their big
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good evening. the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, has accused the government of threatening a "trade war" with europe if it doesn't get the deal it wants over brexit. with europe if it doesn't get he was responding to comments by the chancellor, phillip hammond, who's told a german newspaper that the uk wouldn't "lie down," if access to the single market was "closed off". to the single market mr hammond hinted at steep cuts in business taxes to regain competitiveness. cuts in business taxes this week, theresa may is expected to reveal details of her brexit strategy. is expected to reveal details here's our political correspondent, vicki young. slowly, a picture is emerging of theresa may's brexit plans. if she gets her way, except negotiations will be triggered in just over two
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months. today, one of her most senior ministers made it clear that britain is prepared to play hardball. philip hammond was asked bya hardball. philip hammond was asked by a german newspaper about the merits of the uk lowering tax rates to entice businesses here. he said he favoured the current system with european style taxation and regulation, but he had a warning does mike britton might be forced to become something different. if we have no access to european markets, if we are closed off, you said, we could be forced to change oui’ said, we could be forced to change our economic model to regain competitiveness. the british people are not going to lie down and say, too bad, we've been wounded. primers that has been very open up her priority in brexiting initiation is will be to control immigration and make sure that the uk can do global trade deals. leading eu figures have been equally clear. they say to do that, the uk will have to leave the single market. and now the chancellor is laying out what the consequences of that might be, not just for britain, but for the eu as
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well. the labour leader accused mr hammond of pursuing an extremely risky strategy. he appears to be making a sort of threat to the european community thing, while mike if you don't give us exactly what we want, we are going to become this sort of strange entity on the shores of europe where there will be very low levels of corporate taxation designed to undermine the effectiveness 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. but others believe eu leaders will recognise the benefits of an open trading relationship with the uk. when leaving the single market, we do not intend to be in it, nor in the customs union. we want to make trading arrangements, but we want to become operating and have free trade arrangement with the youth and have full access to services. that is exactly where we should be. so go with the eu. that is not damaging, it benefits both sides. on tuesday,
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theresa may will the country to unite and get behind brexit. many mps are concerned that her approach will damage the economy. and vicki's here with me. will damage the economy. how will damage the economy. much have we learned 6 goverment‘s how much have we learned about the goverment‘s brexit strategy? how much have we learned about the goverment's brexit strategy?m how much have we learned about the goverment's brexit strategy? it is like a jigsaw, trying to read between the lines, but philip hammond has told us quite a lot today. they are saying that controlling immigration is the priority. it is clear that means we will leave the single market. mr hammond suggested they will be seeking a special arrangement for the car industry and banking sector, for example. he also talked about global trade deals, that, most people think, means we have to leave the customs union. what mr hammond said today will be seen as a threat, but if the eu put up tariffs and barriers then we will retaliate. but i think others will see it as an appeal to the european union to say, think rationally, think about the economic arguments. this shouldn't be about punishing the uk for daring to leave the club, it should be
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about as continuing to work together, think about the prosperity of your nations as well. it's all about whether we continue after a0 yea rs of about whether we continue after a0 years of a very close, open trading relationship, or if we go down a different route which will harm, not just the uk, but the other side as well. thank you, vicki young. doctors say cancer operations are being cancelled because of the growing pressures on the nhs. the royal college of surgeons says in the last two weeks across the uk some hospitals have failed to keep surgical appointments as they've struggled to cope with demand. surgical appointments as they've it surgical appointments as they've says they used to because it says they used to be protected because of the urgent nature, but the last couple of weeks, that hasn't been the case because hospitals are struggling. here's our health editor, hugh pym. hospitals are struggling. he hospitals are struggling. got the news by e—mail ai one he got the news by e—mail and that one day's notice. andrew's operation for prostate cancer had been cancelled owing to a lack of beds at his local hospital. he is a victim of the winter pressures gripping the nhs, with even cancer procedures postponed because of the big increase in demand falls by dull care. the person suffering with the
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cancer can cope with it better than the loved ones around them. my partner, she was reallyjust devastated. we didn't know what to do. it affects everybody, cancer in the family. it's notjust me. routine operations are cancelled every winter if there is pressure on beds. but cancer treatment always continues, with very few exceptions. but since the new year, surgeons say that has changed, with a lot more cancer operations having to be put off. the current level of cancellations, if it's not unprecedented, it's certainly pretty close to being as bad as it's ever been. we are hearing from a number of trusts up and down the country, perhaps dozens of trusts, that it's not one or two cases being cancelled but several cases each day. hospitals are trying to avoid postponing cancer operations for longer than a few weeks. but there have been warnings that delays, however long, can be bad news for patients. we know that speedy
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treatment helps people's recovery and the survival rates. so we are really, really concerned this is happening, not only for the individual from happening, not only for the individualfrom a mental happening, not only for the individual from a mental health and well—being perspective, but more importantly, the impact it could have on survival rates. a department of health spokesperson said nhs england has a slot us that trusts are prioritising urgent operations and treatments —— has assured us. longer delays discharging medically fit patients back to the community, often because of problems with social care, have really added to the pressures on hospitals this winter. that means fewer beds for emergency admissions, never mind patients who are expected to in for surgery. patients who are expected to in for surgery. the latest revelations about cancer treatment postponements are further evidence of the strain across the service. the state of the nhs is dominating political debate, with winter far from over. nhs is dominating political debate, with winterfarfrom over. hugh pym, bbc news. the man who will be donald trump's vice—president,
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mike pence, says he hopes an influential and revered civil rights leader will change his mind about boycotting the inauguration ceremony on friday. about boycotting the inauguration the veteran democratic party congressman john lewis said he didn't believe mr trump was a legitimate president. from washington, here's laura bicker. the stage is set, and rehearsals or underway for the moment when donald trump will take the oath of office. after a week of swirling controversies, this will be the day that matters. but already notable figures have said they will not be there. is going to be very difficult. john lewis is a respected and much loved civil rights icon. his words matter. but donald trump attacked him on twitter, and created attacked him on twitter, and created a bitter row. the vice president—elect offended his boss.
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a bitter row. the vice president—elect offended his bosslj have great respect forjohn lewis and for his contribution —— defended his boss. i was deeply disappointed. to see someone of his stature questioning the legitimacy of donald trump's election as president and say he's not attending the inauguration. i hope you reconsider is both positions. security is being tightened as part of the capital get ready to go on lockdown. around i million people are expected here on friday. butjohn million people are expected here on friday. but john lewis million people are expected here on friday. butjohn lewis isn't the only one not coming. at least 20 democrats have said they will not be there. and donald trump doesn'tjust have racial or political divisions to heal. the president—elect accused his top spies of leaking an unverified dossier of claims that the trump campaign team had close links with russia. he even compared their action to nazi germany, setting up a confrontational relationship with the very agencies that keep america safe. what i do find outrageous is equating
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intelligence community with nazi germany. i do take great umbrage at that. there is no basis for mr trump to point fingers at the intelligence community for leaking information that was already available publicly. a stern rebuke. but the president—elect says this inauguration week and this particular piece of historic political theatre will be about listening to the voice of the people. not the washington elite. laura bicker, bbc news, washington. with the baftas and oscars just around the corner, one film tipped to do well is the denzel washington—directed movie fences, based on a pulitzer prize—winning play. it tells the story of an african—american family dealing with racial tensions and a troubled past. viola davis has already won a golden globe for her performance, and she's been in london today speaking to our arts editor, will gompertz. speaking to our arts i've been right here with you, troy! i've had a life too! i gave 18 years of my life to stand in the same spot as you! emotions are running high
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in august wilson's powerful 19505 family trauma fences. in august wilson's powerful 19505 family drama, fi denzel washington is the unfaithful troy, viola davies is heartbroken wife ro5e. a5 emotional as it is, i always want to reiterate to people that it does require technique, a certain level of control, even in the lack of control of it. a certain level of control, it's notjust something that comes naturally, it's not like i was just playing myself and just remembering a time in my life when someone did the same thing to me. rose told me... the same thing to me. tell them what you told me, rose. the same thing to me. i told him if he wasn't the marrying kind, then move out the way so the marrying kind could find me. kind, then move out the way you've talked a lot about your experience as an actress and the sort of roles you get given, and the roles tend to be limited because of your colour. and the roles tend to be limited do you think that producers, directors, hollywood are opening up to giving more interesting roles? directors, hollywood are opening up they're opening up, because i think
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they're being forced to open up, america is changing. they're being forced to open up, the ethnic make—up of america is changing, and people are desperate to see their own images. the brady bunch isn't working any more. and there are so many actors of colour who are now in the position of saying, "i want to be the change, i'm refusing to go back, i want to be redefined." ain't nobody going to hold his hand when he gets out there in the world. times have changed, troy. when he gets out there in the world. people change. when he gets out there in the world. the world changes, and you can't even see it. there's every chance that you're going to get an oscar for this movie. that you're going to get you go up on stage, you have the golden statue — you have one billion people to talk to, what are you going to say? the people that i would forget to thank are my mom and dad, because first of all, august wilson wrote about people like my mom and dad, who were born in 1936, 19a3 respectfully, injim crow south, sharecropper home, fifth and eighth
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grade education, people who really are invisible. and those very much were the people whose dreams were their children. whether she wins an oscar or not, i'm guessing viola davis has already fulfilled her parents‘ dreams. i'm guessing viola davis has already will gompertz, bbc news. i'm guessing viola davis has already with all the sport, here's john watson at the bbc sport centre. hi, john watson at the bbc sport centre. john. hello there. john watson at the bbc sport centre. manchester united earned a 1—1 draw against rivals liverpool, the second of two important matches today in the race for this season's premier league title. today in the race for this season's the first saw manchester city beaten a—0 by everton at goodison park. andy swiss reports. a—0 by everton at goodison park. the a—0 by everton at goodison park. latest chapter of football's the latest chapter of one of football's fiercest rivalries. liverpool versus manchester united, nowjurgen klopp againstjose mourinho. it was liverpool who were handed the initiative. paul pogba's
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glove work being lysed. from the spot, james milnerfired glove work being lysed. from the spot, james milner fired the visitors ahead. united did the best to fire back, not least zlatan ibrahimovic. but they trailed at the break. united pressed forward, but for all the promise, the only product seemed to be frustration. until, with seven minutes to go, the woodwork denied maran fellaini, but nothing could deny ibrahimovic. relief for united, and for the fans. for the managers, a case of honours even. earlier, manchester city's title ambitions were dealt a more mighty pumping. everton ahead through romelu lukaku. come the second half, city simply unravelled. kevin mirallas extended the hosts' lead, before 18—year—old tom davies stole the show. a wife long everton fan now playing for them, —— wife long everton fan. for pep guardiola, his heaviest league defeat as a
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manager, as a debutante made it four. a dream day for him. for city, the stuff of nightmares. england lost their opening one day international with india in pune. one day international despite setting their highest one day total against their opponents, a century from captain virat kohli helped them to a three—wicket victory. helped them to a patrick gearey reports. helped them to a you would helped them to a forgive one englishman for being you would forgive one englishman for being a little jaded on parade. joe root became a father last saturday. he flew long haul on wednesday and was at the crease on sunday. no time to rest in one—day cricket, a game of co nsta nt to rest in one—day cricket, a game of constant bustle and muscle. after jason roy's start, root took the wheel. he ran out of steam and 78, but diesel powered ben stokes wasted england up to 350. the highest one—day score against india. but even total is that big can evaporate out here. an early rattle of wickets reassured england. but none of the four who went with virat kohli. captain and icon, a man who soars under scrutiny, a signature sticks to co m plete
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under scrutiny, a signature sticks to complete his 27th one—day century. if that created a stir, wait for this. his partner was local boy jadhav, 100 to wait for this. his partner was local boyjadhav, 100 to the pride of pune. his heavy lifting had been done, time to show off. right now, there seems few heights india cannot reach. and saracens are into the quarter—finals of rugby union's champions cup. winger chris ashton's late try earning a 22—22 draw with scarlets — a result which sends the holders through, but ends the welsh side's chances of qualifying. that's all the sport for now. chances of qualifying. thanks, john. that's it. i'll be back with the late news at 10:30pm. now though, it's time for the news where you are. bye for now. for the news where you are. hello again, this is bbc news, our latest headlines: well, in fact, let's get more on the government's plans to exit the european union. earlier i spoke to the former cabinet minister and leading leave campaigner, iain duncan smith.
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he began by talking about why he believes a hard brexit is the best option for britain. i know what i believe is right is that we will make it very clear to the european union that what we want is a proper clean break. we don't want to be in the internal market, and they are not likely to offer it to us because we want control of our borders. so that means not in the internal market and not in the customs union because we want to set our trade deals but it does mean however, as the chancellor hinted at today, that we want to have the best trading arrangements and there's no reason why we shouldn't have a proper free trade agreement with the eu and also full access to services. what's interesting about that is the chief negotiator said i understand in the last few days to some meps that it is vital for the eu to have full access to london's financial markets, otherwise he knows that all the capital they take will be much more expensive so it is good for the eu and it will be good for the uk.
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you mentioned what the chancellor has been saying to this german newspaper. jeremy corbyn says this threat of lowering corporation tax is effectively saying there could be a trade war and britain could become a kind of bargain basement economy. no, i think the chancellor was really saying that it is in our interest to the eu and the uk to reach a very good arrangement. we are already in the eu, when we leave there's not a lot of adjustment to take place, so no reason we shouldn't have a free trade arrangement either with zero tariffs for services, they will then have full access to the uk, after all they trade more with us than we do for them, and they need london for the lowering of the cost of capital.
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so these things he's arguing, these are good for both of us, but if the eu was to decide we are not going to do that, then there is already going to be a price to pay and that's been determined by the governor of the bank of england last week who said that he thought that if the eu didn't behave correctly over this, they would suffer more as a result of brexit than the uk would. that's the important point to make over this, we are not going as supplicants, we are going as a powerful trading nation which the eu wants to trade with and we want to trade with the eu. the prime minister said let's stop the rhetoric and get down to the idea of doing the deal with free trade, access to financial services, but we will be outside the eu when we do it. what about the prime minister's tactics? she is going to spell out more details of her
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brexit strategy and yet all along she has been saying she doesn't want to show her hand before the negotiations, so people are confused about whether she will show her hand or not. i cannot answer what is in her speech on tuesday, because i'm not writing it, but i think it is wholly likely she will certainly say things about the way in which things will work, when we will be invoking article 50, how the repeal bill will work, some of the deadlines we are likely to see. she may well say something about some of the baselines for negotiation in the sense that, without giving away the detail, basically saying we are not going to, as she has already said, be in the single market. we want to take back control of our laws and be able to make these trade deals with america and new zealand, as was announced the other day, china and india, all of these places are lining up to do trade deals. it is difficult to say what will be in the speech, but the government are certain they will invoke article 50 at the end of march. it is in the interest
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of the eu not to mess around, but to have a parallel arrangement, and deal with what the relationship is like after we leave the eu. that's what the chancellor was backing up the prime minister today when he said, over to you, you can decide to do this the right way or decide to do it a different way, which basically means the uk will certainly thrive and prosper but the eu will be damaged by that. obviously, i know you don't know what is in the prime minister's speech, but the sunday telegraph is quoting a government source as saying, "she has gone for the full works, people will know when she said brexit means brexit, she really meant it." is that music to your ears? the prime minister has been clear since last year, in october she said we are taking back control of our borders and we will make trade deals with the rest of the world.
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if you take that as a package back at the conference, she reiterated it a week ago, i don't think she has been anything else but clear. we will not be in the single market or the customs union because you would have to be subject to european law, but what she is saying is we are open for business so we want to be able to have a good free trade trading arrangement with the eu, no reason why we shouldn't, and full access to financial services. after all, the eu needs access to london and financial services more than we need access to the european union for those services, so that's a good deal to be done for both of us. as friends and partners, we will go on cooperating and trading with them. the key point is we are leaving the eu but not leaving europe. europe will remain as our friends, share defence and intelligence, arrangements friends make,
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but we won't be inside that legal structure of the eu, and that's a vital point, so i think she's been pretty clear, really. iain duncan smith talking to me little bit earlier on. let's catch up little bit earlier on. let's catch up on the weather prospects with john hammond. i hope you had a nice weekend, hopefully some brightness over the next two days but don't hold your breath for much in a way of sunshine, cloudy overnight and night, further dribs and drabs of rain and fog over high ground, more persistent rain pushing up in scotla nd persistent rain pushing up in scotland down to central parts of england and wales later in the night as well. mild for many away from east anglia and the far south—east, where it will be cold, a touch of frost here, a few fog patches. the best of the brightness here through the day. cloudy start elsewhere, wet
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weather through central parts of england and wales, drierfurther north and west, a bit of brightness across parts of scotland and northern ireland. mild for many of the western areas, nudging double figures, central parts will be chilly, four orfive for figures, central parts will be chilly, four or five for east anglia and the far south—east. over the next few days, the general pattern, most next few days, the general pattern, m ost pla ces next few days, the general pattern, most places mild, away from south—eastern parts of the uk, where it will be a good deal chillier. hello. this is bbc news. the headlines: the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, says the government risks a future trade war with europe, following comments by the chancellor which implied the uk could use its corporate tax rates to stimulate investment after brexit. the royal college of surgeons says hospitals around the uk
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