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to be about? elsewhere in the college, the nuts and bolts of brexit are being discussed. the only thing they agree on is that the detail is online. i think brexit is a bad idea because of the funding we will lose from the eu. i think it is a good opportunity for our country. kieran and brandon are happy going head—to—head over the matter. if we lose a lot of the funding or free—trade deals, how will we be replacing them? so we are not just left on our own and isolated. opening ourselves up to the rest of the world, it's important we have that diversity and co—operate with other countries around the globe and not just singling ourselves in one block. if we bring such a spectacular change, we have no idea what has go to happen at all.t it's such a gamble. we've put our country on the line, essentially. it will affect us. back in the cabin classroom, things may have to be taught differently.
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duty free rules may change. but they think they can adapt. the world is bigger than europe. some of these teenagers see opportunities on the brexit horizon. others are not quite sure about change. on the day that the process of leaving the european union has been triggered, a teesdale charity that helps farmers negotiate eu paperwork has said the industry is facing massive uncertainty thanks to brexit. farmers have been promised by the government that their system of subsidies — currently paid by the eu — will remain until 2020. but after that farming faces massive — but unknown — reform. ian reeve reports. john and his family farm sheep and cows in teesdale, a life that alternates between idyllic and incredibly tough.
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it is though helped by cash support from the eu. just like most of our farmers. on average, 60% of farm incomes come in the form of eu subsidies. little wonder thatjob worries about the impact of brexit. we get quite a lot of support because it is obviously in the various schemes, with it being so high up, it sort of contributes to our income as a farm. yes, it is quite a big income. the government has had rapidly promised to match subsidies up to 2020 but after that, has promised nothing. to match subsidies up to 2020 but after that, has promised nothingm we get the support from the government, we will still be farming here but if we don't get the support, we won't be able to farm, and the business when stack up and john will have to go back to work elsewhere. when you are filling in your basic payment scheme, we have to make sure we map all of the ineligible areas in your fields.
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this teesdale charity helps farmers likejohn this teesdale charity helps farmers like john navigate this teesdale charity helps farmers likejohn navigate their way this teesdale charity helps farmers like john navigate their way around the paperwork that needs to be filled in before subsidies paid and brexit is its biggest concern. we are all heading towards leaving europe with absolutely no certainty of what's going to happen, what is going to replace the relationship that we've had with europe in the past and for farmers who rely on payments from the common agricultural policy, it's going to be very difficult to get through that and the disruption that such an alteration in our relationship with europe is going to cause to a community like this. you wouldn't know it in the piece of teesdale, but a process that could change farming for ever started today. the momentous journey of leaving the eu and where farming finds itself in that post brexit world could dictate makovich dictate whetherjohn and his family will still have a place in it. -- his family will still have a place in it. —— could dictate. and bbc‘s social affairs
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correspondent spencer stokes has been to meet one company in north yorkshire with a workforce heavily reliant on eu migrants. iam from i am from lithuania and came to england six years ago.|j i am from lithuania and came to england six years ago. i am from romania, i have been here for five months. i am from hungary, i am two weeks here. some of the migrants caught ina weeks here. some of the migrants caught in a brexit no man's land. ca re caught in a brexit no man's land. care home workers waiting to find out if they will be able to stay in the uk once britain has left the eu. at this nursing home in settle, 21 of the 60 staff are eu migrants. all of the 60 staff are eu migrants. all of them are unsure about their future. i like this job, of them are unsure about their future. i like thisjob, i like of them are unsure about their future. i like this job, i like the residents, i like the people. it is like a big family. i love to stay here and the brexit break my heart.
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ellie was one of the first to arrive here with her husband and two children in 2005. she is considering paying to become a british citizen, to guarantee her family's future. paying to become a british citizen, to guarantee her family's futurem we have to go for the naturalisation, it is £5,000 per my family, obviously we haven't got this money in the pocket but it hard brexit will come, i have to take alone and do naturalisation for my family —— take a loan. it will make it easierfor us to family —— take a loan. it will make it easier for us to work it and the game. the government's position on whether eu workers can stay in the uk hasn't been decided, but the brexit secretary david davis says it will be a priority once talks get under way. if ellie and her collea g u es under way. if ellie and her colleagues were to return to eastern europe, then who would fill the va ca nt posts 7 europe, then who would fill the vacant posts? there certainly isn't an abundance of labour here in settle. the jobless rate an abundance of labour here in settle. thejobless rate is currently around 3% and according to the government, that means this area
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has full employment. the prospect of eu workers losing their right to remain isa eu workers losing their right to remain is a worry for the manager at annie hall. she wants to keep her current migrant workforce and recruit more staff from europe. we don't know what is going to happen, we can't plan, we are in a very rude role location —— in a very rural location and it has been historically difficult to recruit and without the staff from eastern europe, it will be difficult to function. it all seemed very clear on the morning ofjune 2a last year, perhaps less so now and the talks that will determine their future are just beginning. correspondence around the uk have been gauging reaction to the triggering of article 50. jon kay has spent the day on the water in bristol. the ss great britain, built by brunel, but where is great britain heading now? out. but here in bristol, almost
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two thirds of voters wanted to stay in the eu. on the river taxi, many thought it was a bleak day. the government is embarking on a journey and has no idea where it is going, it has no idea what it is doing and is not in control of negotiations from now on. the brexitjourney may now be underway, but among remainers we found a sense that all is not lost. so it is going to happen? i do not believe it is, i believe the narrative will change and people's voices will be heard eventually. but they were heard in the referendum? a very mild squeak. it was so close. it was almost 50—50. people may change their minds at the end of the day and then article 50 could be revoked. you're notjust clinging on? it is not a case of clinging on but campaigning on the things you believe are important. traders have sailed into bristol docks for centuries from all over the world. this boat builder has seen orders increase since the referendum due to the fall in the pound.
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we do not need immigration to come in and take work away from the unskilled. and forjohn the boss, this is a good day for the uk. the main reason i am pro—brexit was sovereignty and the second reason, i want to open us up for the rest of the world. back on the ferry and mike the skipper says it is time for both sides to back the government as it steers its way through the negotiations. the thing is it a fait accompli now and we've got to get on with it. whether we like it or not. but in this pro—remain city, many are nervous today. and expect the next two years at least to be tough. jon kay reporting from bristol. so as brexit gets under way, what would it mean for all of us? tonight, at 8.30 here on bbc news we'll have a special bbc ask this, on the triggering of article 50,
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where you can put your questions to our panel of experts. please get in touch — you can text us or send an email, or contact us via twitter using the hashtag #bbcaskthis. in other news — a minute's silence has been held this afternoon on westminster bridge to mark the moment khalid masood began his terror attack last week. three people died after being hit by the car he was driving. a police officer was also killed. the inquests into their deaths were opened and adjourned earlier today. daniela relph reports. their anguish and pain so obvious. the family of the american victim, kurt cochran, came to westminster to remember. they mourned his loss together at the place where he was hit and thrown from the bridge. kurt cochran was the first to be hit when the vehicle careered onto the pavement. teacher aysha frade also died, she had two children. leslie rhodes was also
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killed on the bridge, he was 75 years old. the final victim was pc keith palmer. he died despite the desperate efforts to save him. earlier, at exactly 2:40pm, the moment the attack began a week ago, the familyjoined others on the bridge whose lives had changed last wednesday. they included this man from romania who suffered a broken foot. his girlfriend was thrown from the bridge and she remains in a stable but critical condition in hospital. doctors, nurses and ambulance crews were also in westminster, with schoolchildren and representatives of different faith groups. they stopped in silence and solidarity. the memories of last week will have been particularly raw for the metropolitan police officers. a group who had lost a one of their own.
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they recalled the sacrifice of pc keith palmer. this afternoon is about remembering the victims of last week's events. our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who was affected by the events last week. it was a moment of calm after the chaos here of exactly one week ago. it was also a united front against the horror and violence of the attack. one can go back to the normal way of life comes the way things were. everybody has stepped away from theirjobs and schools and said we still remember it is important to be together and stand together and it is to be apart. today, inquests opened into the deaths of three of those killed. it was also announced there would be two separate reviews of security following the westminster attack. but this afternoon was about an act of remembrance, a chance for londoners to stand together. time for a look at the weather
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forecast, with darren. good evening. the winds are more from the south, that drags up some warm air. to achieve high temperatures, though, we need some sunshine. not a great deal of that today and this cloud is still picking up to give some outbreaks of rain, particularly across northern and western parts of the uk, some heavy rain for a while across scotla nd heavy rain for a while across scotland and later for the south—west, flirting with the south—east of england and heading into the midlands. a lot of cloud overnight so really mild night, 11 01’ overnight so really mild night, 11 or 12 typically. a little bit chilly across northern scotland, we may have some early sunshine and during the day, it will be warmer in the north—east of scotland than it has been for some time because of southerly winds. rain not far away from northern ireland, mainly affecting eastern parts but continuing around the irish sea into
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cumbria and up towards dumfries and galloway, where it has been wet recently. rain not farfrom galloway, where it has been wet recently. rain not far from western parts of wales, this finger of rain running up through the midlands and across lincolnshire. that will push away and already, you can see brighter skies developing in the south—east and as the rain retreats back towards the north and west of the uk, mainly affecting areas near the uk, mainly affecting areas near the irish sea, we find more sunshine in england and wales. it will brighten up, the cloud will break, we could some sunshine and some warmth in the southerly wind, could be the warmest day of the year so far. 22 degrees not out of the question, even further north and west with the cloud, temperatures pretty good. with the cloud, more rain on friday, mainly focused on that area of low pressure. it takes away the rain from northern ireland and pushes it into scotland. that weather front is very weak and behind it, some slightly fresher air but more in wales sunshine so actually, it should feel quite pleasa nt actually, it should feel quite pleasant again on friday afternoon. the weekend is a weekend of two halves. saturday we will see a
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little sunshine but also some showers, almost anywhere and with the winds is not particularly strong, the showers will be slow—moving but get the sunshine and it feels quite pleasant. chilly night overnight to come on saturday because they showers get pushed away by this developing rich or dome of high pressure that is building from the south, keeping these weather fronts at both the time being. so for the second half of the weekend, much drier and brighter and the winds will be like the most of us, if you get some sunshine, it will feel pleasant and we could see highs of 16 17 celsius. this is bbc news at westminster, on the day the united kingdom started the process of leaving the european union. britain's ambassador in brussels handed over a letter triggering article 50 to the president of the european council earlier today. the letter had been signed last night by theresa may in the cabinet room at number 10 downing street. i'm pleased that brexit‘s happening cos i think it'll be good for our country to get back to have our own rules
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and regulations. we'll have control of our borders again. the government's embarking on a journey and it has no idea where it's going, it doesn't know what it's doing and anyhow it's not in control of negotiations from now on. the prime minister said her government was following the democratic will of the british people, and promised to build a stronger united kingdom.

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