can you see that a mainstream 0k. can you see that a mainstream party saying that is actually ebbing sasser baited and normalising hate crime. it's not hate crime. everyone should be free to criticise an ideology. i need to ask the politicians for unioning people not to make the issue about extremism in the sense of it being an inherent pa rt the sense of it being an inherent part of islam but to look at it as a criminal thing as well. here, part of islam but to look at it as a criminalthing as well. here, here. opposition parties agreed the role of the police was crucial. ultimately, cuts are a political choice. there are questions to be asked forces. we believe law enforcement at every stage of the process need to have the resources to do their job we needed to properly. prevent extremism of all forms from happening. so that we can tackle this and investing in youth services, in community service. what about the funding of other public services like the nhs? how would you ensure that the nhs remains
attractive for future generations to work for the top 596 earners in the country will pay 5% more. the 95% re st of country will pay 5% more. the 95% rest of us won't. we are look at getting corporation tax back to levels that it was before. to be quite honest, we all need to be investing in our country. conservative party. that sound very reasonable. wonderfully reasonable, until i tell you that when we dropped corporation tax from 28% down to i9%, we actually brought £7 billion more into the exchequer. labour obsess about tax rates. we ca re labour obsess about tax rates. we care about tax take, what comes into the exchequer to spend on our nhs. you need a strong economy to have a strong nhs. housing was an issue too. there is so. we can do. the problem is the political will to take on the investors pushing up the price of housing and making housing into xhod ‘tis and not homes. housing and making housing into xhod 'tis and not homes. what do you make of what you're hearing? what we - what we are planning to do is to
promise 300,000 new homes a year. if the private—sector, as the tories rely on, does not deliver that. then the government must directly commission housing where it's needed to make sure we get up to that level. all the parties are now waiting to see whether they've incompetent spired younger voters to swing behind them. vicki young, bbc news. you can see the full debate shortly on bbc one, that's coming up straight after the news and at ii.55pm in northern ireland. as we've been saying, security has been dominating the closing stages of the election campaign, but the economy, the future of the nhs and brexit have all provided sharp dividing lines between the parties. our specialist editors have prepared their own guides to what's at stake. in a moment, we'll be hearing from our economics editor, kamal ahmed and our europe editor, katya adler, but first here's our health editor, hugh pym.
the election debate on the nhs is largely about england, health is devolved and the administrations in scotland, wales and northern ireland don't have elections this time. money is the dominant issue, how much more will be needed to cope with rising patient demand and the complex health needs of an ageing population? the conservatives say they'll spend a bit more than under current plans. labour and the liberal democrats are planning bigger funding increases, paid for by specific tax rises. but some health think tanks say none of them have come up with enough. staffing and recruitment is another major challenge. labour and the liberal democrats both say they'd end pay restraint to allow bigger pay rises for nhs staff. the conservatives want to see thousands more mental health staff recruited. as for social care, the debate's been dominated by a row over how much people should have to pay to be looked after in a care home or for carers to go to where they live and how much
of the bill the state should pick up. longer term, in varying degrees, the larger parties have all called for greater health and social care integration. well that's fine in theory, but it certainly won't be easy to deliver. whether you're a voter out shopping or battling to be the next prime minister, there are three big economic challenges that are pretty familiar. that living standards squeeze, the state of the public finances and that brexit deal. the parties have laid out pretty different approaches, but there is one central promise from all of them — they will balance the books, they say, when it comes to government financing. the conservatives say that only they can provide the foundations for a strong economy, for enhanced workers' rights and a good brexit deal. but critics say that a theresa may win would only lead to harsher
levels of austerity for longer. for labour, the talk is all about a fairer economy. fewer cuts, more public investment. yes, they say, that borrowing would rise and there would be higher taxes for the wealthy and for business. when it comes to the eu, they say they want a close relationship. the big challenge, do their sums add up? now for the liberal democrats, they have also pledged an increase in income tax and have said they will reverse those public sector pay freezes. for the snp, they want higher taxes for the wealthy and more investment in those public services. whoever we vote for on thursday, the economic challenges will remain. economic growth is slowing, prices are going up. quite frankly, there are no easy political fixes. brexit will be a huge issue for whoever ends up in here, one of their firstjobs will be
to appoint a chief brexit negotiator, pack them off to brussels and get them to agree with the eu how often they'll meet, what they'll talk about and in which order before real negotiations can begin. the new government will be under big time pressure because, under eu rules, it only has until march 2019 to agree an exit deal, never mind a future relationship, trade or otherwise, between the uk and the eu. the larger parties differ considerably in their approach to brexit. theresa may promises to be "a bloody difficult woman." the conservatives want out — out of the european single market and out of the customs union. whereas labour wants to retain the benefits of the single market and customs union though it wants to curb european immigration. the liberal democrats insist that the brexit deal must be put to a popular vote. whereas the snp want a new independence referendum, so scotland can stay inside the eu. and ukip has been campaigning
on a promise to hold the new government to account over brexit. whatever happens in these elections, the new prime minister and government will largely be judged on what kind of a brexit deal they can get and what impact it has on lives here. three of our specialist editors explaining some of the issues at the heart of the election. you can read more details about where the parties stand on a special section of the bbc website. visit bbc.co.uk/election2017. go to that part of the website and follow the links. among the many accounts of what happened late on saturday night, in the london bridge area, are tales of remarkable courage by police and other emergency services, but also by onlookers who were caught up in the violence as it unfolded. as our special correspondent lucy manning reports,
some people had just a few seconds to react, and they did so without a thought for their own safety. i've got slashes to the arms and hands. stabbed in the side of my stomach and chest. i've got slashes on my neck, head and earhole. roy larner, football fan, a man who took on the murders with shouts of, "i'm millwall." i don't know why i did it, but i went blah, blah back (bleep). "you're not getting in here." millwall, you know, arsenal, tottenham, and i was stopping them getting into the restaurant, to stop them attacking the children and the families in there. it's happened in about 20 seconds. as i got them out of the black & blue, the police were firing on them straightaway. so for me stopping them getting in there and hurting more people
and for them to be shot around me, ifeel quite proud of myself for doing what i did. spaniard ignacio echeverria also fought the three attackers with his skateboard. he's still missing. shocking. you didn't know what to do and the flies. his friend will was with him, he didn't want to be fully identified. he didn't even think about anything, he just jumped there with the skateboard and he started to fight with them. he was hitting the terrorists with the skateboard, several times. like — ba, ba, ba — and then the next thing i remember, i was trying to approach the group, but i realised that they had massive knives and one of them stabbed my friend. ignacio is a bloody hero. he's a cracking man. i saw the policeman running to tackle them, but as soon as he got to the group, he got knocked. if the policeman in that moment had a gun, everything would be solved. nobody would have been injured.
ignacio's family say they're in pain. they're appealing to british and spanish authorities for information. i'm with geoff ho and this guy's a real hero. you know why? no, you are, i'm being real. geoff ho, with friends, sitting up in his hospital bed, the stab wound on his throat still visible. the journalist, who used his martial arts skills to tackle the terrorists, chatting about boxing. kovalev‘s going to do a lot better than he did in number one, but andre ward's got the skills and he's going to prevail. in a statement today, mr ho described how he took on the attackers. the (bleep) in the arsenal shirt came at me first. i think i got a hit in on one of them, but either he or his accomplice got me with a shot to the throat. terrible injuries for many, the scars from fighting back. lucy manning, bbc news. some accounts of the notable courage
to hand britain a lifeline in their america's cup semi—final. and an upset at roland garros as the unseeded latvian ostapenko knocks out a former world number one. hello and welcome. england beat new zealand to reach the semi finals of cricket's champions trophy. having never won a major one day tournament in their history, the 87 run victory keeps alive their hopes of winning the tournament for the first time on home soil. as cardiff once again hosted a major sporting event. joe wilson reports. weekend, champions league, tuesday, champions trophy. cardiff is the international sporting city with everything guaranteed, except... except the weather. keep warm, keep
moving, not too far. he has got him! jason roy, out for 13. knowing the forecast, that took five. england we re forecast, that took five. england were stopped start, joe root looked untroubled, easing to 64. but no more. ben stokes on 48. he found a fielder. still there wasjos buttler and his imagination, aiming for the cameraman behind him. incredible shot. 61 not out, jos buttler, 310 all—out, england. they got to the 50th over despite drizzle. new zealand had a total to chase and the wind had a job to do, keep blowing the rain showers away in cardiff.
kane williamson was key, the new zealand captain is routinely outstanding and he took control here. 87 and suddenly, surprised. he has gone. wood's wicket, new zealand we re has gone. wood's wicket, new zealand were 158—3, then, and 223 all out. the game moved like the wind and england may take some stopping in this competition. i thought at the time we were ten, 15 below par given that a320 is a par for —— time we were ten, 15 below par given that a320 is a parfor —— given time we were ten, 15 below par given that a320 is a par for —— given that 320. falling away towards the end. the fact that we are trying to win games with the bat regardless of the situation i think is testament to the team, staying true to what we believe in and what we've achieved over the last couple of years. great britain recorded their first win in their america's cup
challenger semi final with new zealand to keep alive their slim hopes of lifting international sport's oldest trophy for the very first time. the kiwi team capsized on the final race of the day in difficult conditions in bermuda. and that means sir ben ainslie's team now trail 3—1 in the best of nine series. the first team to five will get the chance to face eitherjapan or sweden in the challenger final and then the right to take on the holders oracle team usa in the america's cup final. conditions farfrom ideal in paris, as rain proved to be the toughest opponent at roland garros today as all of the men's french open french open quarter finals were postponed until tomorrow. both rafael nadal and novak djokovic were due to be in action but the court covers were brought out. and that means all four of the men's quarter—finals will be played tomorrow including andy murray who's up against kei nishikori. in between the rain delays, two of the women's quarter finals were wrapped up, with the unseeded 19 year old latvianjelena ostapenko causing an upset by beating the former