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the fa says he questioned ‘the integrity‘ of referee lee mason, who sent off a city player in their 2—1 win against burnley. he posted "10 against 12".. but still fighting and winning as a team". scotland women's head coach anna signeul will step down after this summer's euro 2017 finals. signeul has managed the side since 2005 and has led them to their first major tournament. her next role will be head coach of the finland national side. british athletics say they're confused as to why david weir has used social media to criticise them today. the six—time paralympic champion voiced his frustration with the governing body saying he doesn't want to race for his country again. weir wrote "i have been let down again. today is the day i officially retire from gb i will never put a shirt on again. thanks british athletics. what a joke." weir had won four gold medals at london 2012, but returned from rio last summer empty handed. he had already said that he'd
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retire this coming april after the london marathon. marco fu came from 3—nil down to beat the world number 4 judd trump in a thriller at the masters snooker at the alexandra palace. trump had been only one frame away from victory, but after drawing level at 5—all, a fluke from fu put him in contention to steal the win. he went on to secure his place in the quarter—finals with a break of 102. he'll play mark allen on thursday. that's all from sportsday. there'll be more sport here on bbc news throughout the evening. the headlines on bbc news. theresa may sets out her objectives for withdrawal from the european union — saying the uk will leave the single market. inflation went up sharply last month — pushed by rising food prices and the fall of the pound. a libyan man has won the right to sue former foreign secretary, jack straw, over claims of kidnap and torture. an update on the market numbers
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for you — here's how london and frankfurt ended the day. and in the united states this is how the dow and the nasdaq are getting on. let's return to our main story this evening. the prime minister has given her first major speech on the government's strategy for leaving the european union. she's underlined some of the key aims of the forthcoming talks and promised that members of parliament at westminster will be able to vote on the final deal. let's run through some of the main points. the uk will leave the european single market — mrs may said that staying in would mean in effect staying in the eu. but the prime minister promised to push for the ‘freeist possible trade' — what she called a customs agreement with the remaining 27 countries of the eu and to sign new trade deals with others around the world. mrs may said there would an end to what she called the ‘vast‘ contributions made annually to the european union. and she promised that parliament would have a binding vote
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on the final brexit deal. the foreign secretary boris johnson said it was a ‘very, very exciting vision'. but labour has warned of ‘enormous dangers' in the prime minister's plans. and the british chamber of commerce said the government's approach to immigration was outweighing economic concerns which was alarming for businesses. let's speak to shadow brexit secretary keir starmer. are you pleased? we have been calling on theresa may to set out plans but there are a number of gaps. we have also been calling on her to provide orfight for the also been calling on her to provide or fight for the fullest possible tariff free access to the single market and that is a demand that we
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made within days of her party conference speech last autumn. today amongst your objectives, are fighting forfull amongst your objectives, are fighting for full tariff free access to the single market and ensuring there are no new impediments. that is what we have been asking for for the past few months along with trade unions and business will up so the question now is can she deliver against these objectives and that is where the detail is missing. there are bits unexplained. but insofar as she has said that our demands are the right demand and she has turned into objectives, i think our response has got to be, deliver. there is an unfortunate twist in the tailand there is an unfortunate twist in the tail and that is that having set out those objectives, the prime minister then said of course if i do not achieve them, i will threaten to
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ta ke achieve them, i will threaten to take the uk into a kind of bargain basement tax haven economy. that is not the model we have had since the second world war, we have had a model that ensures fairness, good living standards, social protection and workers' rights. i think the prime minister was right to set up your objectives about our free access but wrong to threaten, effectively. she said instead of getting a bad dealfor britain she would prefer no deal. most people would prefer no deal. most people would agree with that. what she described she would do is an act of national self harm, the idea of turning our entire economy into a tax haven, bargain basement economy, where workers are not properly protected and we do not drive a living standards, that is a huge threatened and completely without a mandate. and the chance at the weekend used language that should not have used and made threats they should not have made. that is u nfortu nate should not have made. that is unfortunate on a day like today
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which should have set out the objectives. you talked about tariffs, what about the idea that she floated the new customs agreement that perhaps we need the customs union but have a customs agreement. are you encouraged by that? it is all unanswered questions because there are huge risks of coming out of the customs union to oui’ coming out of the customs union to our businesses and especially manufacturing. the prime minister has said we're not quite coming out of anything that we want something different, possibly, ithink of anything that we want something different, possibly, i think she said associate membership. there is no clarity there. i think what is important is that perhaps understands that it would be damaging to simply have nothing and that she wants something in its place. but this is an area where there are gaps in what she has said. surely there are bound to be gaps because she said she cannot negotiate, she gave you the broad
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outlines but cannot go into every bit of detail. accept the negotiations are about to begin but i think that she should have made a statement in parliament today so mps could have asked these questions of her and she could have given her a nswe i’s. her and she could have given her answers. the fact that she chose to do it as a speech i think was u nfortu nate. do it as a speech i think was unfortunate. you have been asking for parliament to be more involved in the brexit process and she said parliament would have a say on the final deal and again, happy on that question mark that is a good thing, it isa question mark that is a good thing, it is a demand we made and i repeated in recent weeks. it is really important for parliament to have a meaningful role. having set up objectives, it is important that the prime minister delivers and it is only by having a vote at the end that we can hold her to account against the objectives she has now set out. thank you. elmar brok is an mep for the christian democratic union of germany and chairman of the committee on foreign affairs
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of the european parliamen. he joins us live via a webcam from strasbourg:. thank you for being with us. what is your reaction to what the british prime minister said today. at least it is clarification. we now know she's not going for membership within the internal market, she's not going forfull within the internal market, she's not going for full membership of the customs union. so it looks more like it isa customs union. so it looks more like it is a type of free trade arrangement. such as we have done with canada. and we have got to find a way to have a constructive and positive negotiation. are you optimistic about his possible?” think i am optimistic. we are all grown up think i am optimistic. we are all grown up people. and we should have less damage than needed and i think it is very important that we also
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see how the transitional period can be. that the brexit agreement has to be. that the brexit agreement has to be finalised within two years. but trade arrangement is need four or five years. and we need arrangements between brexit and until the new arrangements are in place, a transitional period which does not do too much harm to our economies. she says she is worried that there are some within the eu who want to punish the uk because they want to discourage other countries from leaving the eu. do you think that there are forces who would like to punish the uk in this process?” believe the punishment has taken place to brexit and that has been done by britain itself. that is not ourjob, it was wrong decision. but
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we have to be sure that the british position cannot be better after brexit than before. you cannot have the same advantages if you do not carry the burden is. and here we have to see how that can be done in the proper way. what do you think the proper way. what do you think the view of germany specifically will be, we heard from the german foreign ministry who welcomed theresa may, her speech, saying it gives more clarity forgot we know angela merkel is chairing a cabinet committee tomorrow which is dealing with the whole brexit issue. what do you think the german government reaction will be? i think that the german government position will be the same as angela merkel‘s opinion and close to my remarks as well, a fair deal. i think that is the general feeling. fair deal. i think that is the generalfeeling. and let's see how
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we can manage that. it is obviously a divorce, it is going to be a friendly, amicable divorce as if theyin friendly, amicable divorce as if they in this country? i hope it is not like kramer versus kramer. but every divorce comes at a price and it is sure that brexit is not good for all of us. but i fear the eu is the stronger partner and in that case it can live with such damage easier than the uk. and therefore i think the uk is also well advised to conduct on its side affair negotiation taking into account the interests of the european union and its member states. thank you so much for joining its member states. thank you so much forjoining us. a look at the weather now with nick
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miller. we had some rain in north—west england and parts of north wales today. and some drizzly weather elsewhere. there has been some sunshine through eastern parts of scotland. but despite the better sunshine through east anglia and south—east england, just one celsius. in east anglia and south east england there will be some hard frosts tomorrow morning. elsewhere temperatures holding up. goldust as everin temperatures holding up. goldust as ever in the countryside and we could get as low as —6 going into the morning. that is tapping into the cold air in place across continental
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europe. further north, high pressure coming from the atlantic and temperatures not so low. in the morning at eight o'clock we have frost in the channel islands and the south east of england. temperature is not so low further north, patchy drizzle around and some hill fog. but a lot of dry weather in northern ireland and scotland to start the day. sunshine is hard to come by tomorrow, some round at times through parts of scotland. and a few breaks in the north east of england. the best across parts of east anglia and the far south and south—east of england. but it will feel cold despite the sunshine. so quite breezy as well. plenty of cloud for much of the uk on wednesday night and more clout through southern and
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south—eastern parts of england. and this is the picture for thursday, that will be repeated through the weekend although temperatures may come down a little. but basically high pressure in control meaning a lot of settled weather to come. but a lot of clout as well. it is next week that the weather turned more u nsettled week that the weather turned more unsettled once again across northern parts of the uk. more details online. today at seven: the prime minister spells out her strategic goals for taking britain out of the european union. in a long—awaited speech, mrs may says britain will leave the single market, seek new trade agreements, and control immigration. while i am sure a positive agreement can be reached, i am equally clear that no deal is better than a bad dealfor britain. parliament will get a vote on the final brexit deal, but labour says the approach involved "enormous dangers". she has said leave the single market, and at the same time says she wants to have access to the single market.
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i'm not sure how that will go down in europe. in scotland, the first minister accuses theresa may of taking the extreme option.


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