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labour mp, stepping down. extraordinary, ukip positioning itself as the party of the working class. it is not all saying, labour are the working—class party, it depicts labour as a metropolitan elite party. i don't know if that will appeal to the voters in stoke but it is interesting as we have said before, it has been a labour seat since 1950s of the loss of that street would be extraordinary —— seat. the problem is that labour will not accept the truth. it is fought on the ukip battlefields all the time. the reality is that the political discourse these days is defined by xenophobia and racism. the brexit road was all about xenophobia and racism. labour, yes, we need to double red immigration. immigration is not the problem for the british working classes. the problem is that the unions have been destroyed, all the protections of
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workers taken away. it's not about eastern europeans coming in and undercutting you, it is that this has been allowed to happen although eve ryo ne has been allowed to happen although everyone is too frightened to say, you voted to leave europe because it is racist. there are lots of reasons that people might have voted to leave. it was a big decision for a lot of people. a lot of people might think differently about having voted brexit but it is the rise of these big politicians, the populist ones who say, i'm a different kind of quy: who say, i'm a different kind of guy, paul nuttall is the mini me donald trump. labour needs to say, this is not about xenophobia, it's about austerity, and protection of workers‘ rights and labour have not done that because they have pandered to people who say, immigration is a
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big issue. you have dropped these bombshells at the last minute, we have to stop, we‘ll pick it up again at half past 11 when anne and tony will look at the front pages. coming up will look at the front pages. coming up next, reporters. hello, welcome to reporters, i‘m christian frazier. from here in the bbc‘s newsroom, we send out correspondents to bring you the best stories from across the globe. in this week‘s programme... putting their trust in trump. as the united states enters a new political era, john sudworth has been finding out how china is reacting to the new american president. before his election,
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china could simply dismiss donald trump‘s rhetoric as the over—inflated bluster of the campaign trail. not any more. is britain coming together over brexit? after the prime minister clarifies her brexit strategy, jeremy cook finds out whether people on both sides of the debate are stilljust as divided. and, big fish in little tokyo. rupert wingfield—hayes finds out why the world‘s largest seafood market is moving and why some are not happy about it. these are the really big ones. these are the fish that are 200—250 kilos and these are the ones that might reach record prices. the current record for one fish here, $1.7 million. well, there‘s no doubt what was the biggest international event of this week, it‘s been trailed for months, but now donald trump has finally been sworn in as the 45th president
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of the united states. one nation who will be watching the new american leader closely is china. mr trump broke with decades of precedent last month by taking a telephone call from a telephone call the taiwanese president, a move that has angered beijing which regards taiwan as part of china. state media said china would "take off the gloves" if such provocations continue. asjohn sudworth reports, in china, mr trump has gone from a figure of fun to someone who‘s provoking a loft anger. not everyone in china is taking donald trump too seriously. his inauguration this week comes just ahead of the chinese new year of the rooster. and this factory is making, well, giant trump lookalike
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chicken balloons. "the orders are flowing in, we can barely cope", the boss tells me. but increasingly, mr trump is becoming a target of anger, rather than a figure of fun. mock—ups of taiwanese ships provide shooting practice at this chinese military museum, just across the taiwan strait. while us presidents have long avoided challenging beijing‘s claim to sovereignty, the so—called one china policy, mr trump says he might. "china‘s military, especially our navy, is growing stronger." "we don‘t fear us provocation", this man tells me. "we want peace, but if they cross our red line we have to take measures", this woman agrees. last week, in a move seen by some as intended to make that very point, china sent its aircraft carrier through the taiwan strait. and china‘s communist party—run
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newspapers have issued a stark warning, telling mr trump that if he changes us policy, beijing will have no choice but to take off the gloves, and that china will mercilessly combat those who advocate taiwan‘s independence. these chinese workers make luxury marble products for the us market. for them, the biggest fear is not rising military tension, but a trade war. their american boss believes mr trump‘s threatened tariffs will do nothing to change the basic market reality. hiring one worker in the states, i could hire five to six in china. so moving our business to the states would impinge into our margins which would then reflect on consumer pricing, and it would be very difficult to run a business that way. the world‘s about to find out
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whether one of the most vital and complex bilateral relationships is to undergo a profound change. before his election, china could simply dismiss donald trump‘s rhetoric as the overinflated bluster of the campaign trail, not any more. and china is making it increasingly clear that while it has a lot to lose, so, too, does america and the wider world. john sudworth, bbc news, beijing. to syria now, where the united nations says 40,000 people have returned to their homes in the east of aleppo, the city devastated by years of civil war. some still say they‘re confused,
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but we did get some clarity this week on britain‘s plans for brexit as theresa may announced her 12—point plan, including a pledge to leave the single market. the prime minister insisted that people were coming together, but she also acknowledged just how divisive last year‘s referendum campaign had been. we sentjeremy cook to see how those on different sides of the argument felt about her speech. boston, an ancient english town, a changing landscape. on the bus, plenty of support for the prime minister‘s speech, the brexit vote here was 75%. more than one in ten people here are eu migrants. we want that cutting, definitely. what effect has it had on the town? it‘s killed it. is it a price worth paying to come out of the single market in order to control immigration? i think so, yes. you've got to control it in some way. # walking back to happiness...#. at the boston body hub, it‘s 605 dance work out. the project is largely eu—funded, but most here voted brexit. many worried about levels of immigration and the impact on their town. it‘s got too much now. so... the worry is we might lose some trade with europe because of controlling the borders. what do you think about that trade off? the trade off, i think, will be worth it because i think britain‘s big enough to take
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care of itself. i think britain could cope. you‘re confident, aren‘t you? i'm confident britain can cope. it's great britain — it always has been, it always will be. i think europe need us. outside boston, the agricultural heartland. many crops being prepared today will need migrant workers to pick and to process. within the industry we need labour and without it we will starve. what would you say to theresa may then in terms of what you need now as an industry? i am hoping from this that she‘s going to allow skills and labour to be filled in the farming community, within packers, within processing, within the field labour, where‘s it‘s required. is these workers are essential to you, aren‘t they? they are absolutely essential. an hour‘s drive and we‘re on the banks of the trent. in rushcliffe, they voted 57% to remain in the eu. at the spoke and coke cafe and bike shop, a different view of today‘s speech. i voted remain, and i was quite surprised by the outcome of the vote, but theresa may has outlined today is what the country voted for, which is brexit. and i think we need clear leadership to make sure that that‘s what happens. not everyone here is quite as relaxed. i don't think we realise how bad it is yet. do you think we‘re any clearer tonight, after theresa may‘s speech, about what brexit means?
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no, i don't. essentially, her message was the same — brexit means brexit. but we still don't really know what it means! for the prime minister then, brexit remains the greatest of political challenges, in this still divided nation. jeremy cook, bbc news, nottingham. finally, if you like sushi, you‘re going to love this. we‘re going to take you now to the world‘s biggest fish market, the legendary tsukiji fish centre injapan. it supplies tokyo‘s finest sushi restaurants as well as the general public, but it‘s being closed down and being moved to a bigger, more modern site, and, as rupert wingfield—hayes reports, many people are not too happy about it. it‘s 5.00am in the morning inside the world‘s biggest fish market and the tuna auctions are under way. likely this is the first auction of 2017 and the prices are likely to be high. this is going to be the last new year auction held in tsukiji perhaps ever because this market supposed to close and over here, if you come over here, you can see, you can see through here,
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these are the really big ones. these are the fish that are 200—250 kilos. these are the ones that might reach record prices. the current record for one fish here, $1.7 million. tsukiji market is like no other, vast and chaotic. on a good day, 60,000 people bustle through this maze of alleys shops, but soon all of this will be gone, the buildings demolished, the land sold to developers. this man‘s family have been trading tuna since the days of the shogun. in tsukiji, i‘m the third generation and we are doing this business for 170 years almost. so what we feel is, we built this place. i mean, tsukiji, it‘s not built by someone. actually, we make the history in this place, but why we have to move from here. moving is not his only worry. the meat from this 200 kilo monster will go to the top sushi restaurants in nearby ginza. but fish like this are getting hard to find. in the pacific and atlantic stocks of bluefin tuna have fallen by more than 90%. the frozen one is just 1,000 or less each day and the fresh one is like 300,
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200, sometimes 100 or less. so no more fish, it‘s decreased. so we don‘t have enough fish to sell, actually. do you worry about the future of the industry? yes. maybe it‘s going to be like the whale, it could be. this new year the top bid went for this 210 kilo bluefin, $632,000. critics say publicity stunts like this ignore the fact that these fish are now an endangered species. rupert wingfield—hayes, bbc news, at the tsukiji market, in tokyo. that‘s all from reporters for this week. from me, christian frazier, goodbye for now. good evening. it is cold, temperatures in some places as low
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as minus seven celsius, severe frost for some, for others cloud which prevents temperatures from falling too low, also some showers coming out of that cloud pushing into south—west england and wales, watch out for the eyes, quite a mixture, wherever you are it will be cold and some of these numbers not low enough for hard frost across the southern and eastern parts of the uk, here, the best of the sunshine, further north west this cloud will drift through northern ireland again, some light snow around, no real disruption, a lot of dry weather in fa ct, disruption, a lot of dry weather in fact, most of us will avoid showers, temperatures struggling again, 9 degrees if you are lucky on the south coast briefly through the afternoon, the frost becomes more of an issue through monday and tuesday, we expect some disruption, stated in for warnings. —— stay tuned for
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warnings. this is bbc news. i‘m martine croxall. the headlines at 11: build bridges, not walls. hundreds of thousands of people protest across america and around the world against the new trump administration. i‘m really glad there‘s a lot of people who are willing to come and stand up for these things because i think it‘s important. it‘s not that we hate trump, but we hate what he stands for. president trump visited the cia and told officials he backs them 1,000%. the first politician to meet him
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next week will be theresa may. the former president of the gambia, yahyah jammeh, flies out of the country, ending weeks of political crisis. in italy, rescuers still search for survivors at the hotel buried by an avalanche, after nine people were found alive yesterday. also in the next hour, we‘ll be taking a look at tomorrow‘s papers.


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