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the final day of the election campaign, as party leaders travel the length and breadth of the uk. the conservatives and labour return to their core themes. for theresa may, brexit. forjeremy corbyn, investing in public services. who do you trust to actually have the strong and stable leadership that is going to deliver the best dealfor britain in europe? because brexit matters. brexit is the basis of everything else. you've got a choice. five more years of tory cuts. longer waiting lists, underfunded schools in many parts of our country, and hope under labour. seven weeks after the snap general election was called, the parties are all making their last big push for votes. we'll have the latest from the campaign trail as it draws to a close. also this lunchtime: the london bridge attack — the death toll rises to eight after a body — believed to be missing frenchman, 45—year—old xavier thomas — is found in the thames.
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more police raids — a 30—year—old man is arrested in east london amid more questions over how one of the attackers was able to enter the uk. 13 people have been convicted following an investigation into abuse at two private care homes for adults with learning disabilities in devon. and celebrating the life of ronnie corbett — stars of comedy and tv attend a memorial service for the man whose career spanned more than six decades. to become friends with somebody that you'd grown up watching, sort of idolising, he was a lovely man, he really was. what you saw was what you got. he wasn't that different, really, off—screen. he was warm, generous — just a lovely man. coming up in the sport on bbc news: head coach warren gatland says there's lots of positives, despite a first defeat on the british and irish lion's tour of new zealand. good afternoon and welcome
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to the bbc news at one. seven weeks after the snap general election was called, leaders from all parties are on the last push for votes before millions of people go to the polls tomorrow. after the last few days of campaigning were dominated by the issue of national security following the london bridge attack, today party leaders have returned to their core themes of the past few weeks. may hae has focussed oven brexit saying voters must decide who is better placed on providing the best dealfor britain. jeremy corbyn is concentrating on public services and has told voters the election is a choice of hope over fear. from north, south, east to west,
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they are having brexit fast on the g managing to find a moment for a sit down and a cuppa. this is the last push, the final few miles as they try to win you over and even more most voters were awake, theresa may was out in east london. talking about the conservatives‘ promise to invest billions more in housing, roads and rail, with security dominating the campaign, late last night, mrs may pledged to toughen the laws, if needed, to tackle terrorism but today returned again and again to her core message. who do you trust to actually have the strong and stable leadership that is going to deliver the best deal for britain in europe. because brexit matters. brexit is the basis of everything else. we need to get that brexit deal right. all across the
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uk. the labour leader started his day in glasgow, pledging higher taxes for the better off and businesses. pledging to put money into public services. you have a choice, five more years of tory cuts, longer waiting list, underfunded schools in many parts of oui’ underfunded schools in many parts of our country. and hope for labour. hope that our young people will be treated and hope that the pensioners will keep the triple lock and security they need and hope to invest in our economy all over the uk. he is‘ in the aiming for government, but wants the lib dems to be the party of opposition and in the west midlands, first thing today, urged voters not to give theresa may a blank cheque. to make to make sure people have the opportunity to resist the taxes and to give a final day on the brexit deal is a stroke offer that the liberal democrat will reap rewards
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for. in scotland the snp are warning a vote for labour will let theresa may into government through the back door it is time to end the attack on low—paid people, the disabled and vulnerable in our community. we need toned tory austerity, cancel attacks on the welfare state and invest in public services. after the vote to leave the eu, ukip are fighting to stay relevant and pushing for a hard brexit. i mean a brexit where we reduce immigration, where we don't pay a divorce feel and where we take back full control of our waters. don't go out and vote tory, vote for the real deal, ukip. it is really only the green party looking ahead and saying we have a wave of automation coming in, we have to tackle the job losses. also, we aren‘t going to waste £110 billion renewing trident. it is only by having a strong team of plaid cymru mps that will make sure that wales' voice is taken seriously and not ignored in the way it has been since
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the referendum took place, last june. of course it's power here the parties are all competing for and they'll be using the last few hours of the campaign to win over waivering voters. to help to return their candidate to the house of commons. now, though, it‘s overto you. time to make your mind up and choose who you‘d like to see as our next prime minister. now let‘s get the latest from the campaignjail. in a moment we‘ll be speaking to sima kotecha, who‘s with the liberal democrats, and catriona renton who‘s following the snp campaign, but first chris mason who‘s following labour and ben wright who‘s we will go to ben first of all. the latest there? a busy day, of course, for the prime minister. she began early at a meat market in london. it was down to southampton, to a labour—held marginal seat that the tories are clearly confident of
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winning. she appeared briefly at a bowls club and spoke to the members there and flew here it east anglia and on to the midlands later. we spoke to the prime minister on the plane, asked her how she was feeling. she said she had a great campaign, didn‘t regret calling the election, which clearly as it has been a more wobbly process and more difficult than she may have banked it being six weeks ago, as she has done already today, she will reiterate through the day the core campaign messages we‘ve heard so frequently through the campaign. strength and stability. talking about brexit and arguing that she is better—placed to handle it than jeremy corbyn. i did ask her, though, that there were many questions remaining about how the government are going to go about the brexit process but she said — trust me. that‘s the line she is selling to voters. chris mason is with labour and jeremy corbyn also travelling hundreds of miles today. yeah, labour painting very much geographically and politically on a broad canvass today. jeremy corbyn started his campaigning this morning in glasgow. he is on his way to
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north wales. an hour ago he was here in this park in runcorn in cheshire. 806 reasons why he decided to come here. that's the wafer—thin majority that the skefrs got two years ago in the seat here, the type of place that labour has to snatch back if jeremy corbyn is to make progress. — that the conservatives got two years ago. he has to enrouse spoer to ensure labour voters come out and back him, talking about the conservative cuts, closures and privatisations as he sees them. a long campaigning road ahead for the remainder of the day for labour. 0n he goes to north wales then to watford, rounding off in islington in north london this evening. and now to mack 3. —— now to sima kotecha how is the liberal democrats‘ last day of campaigning
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shaping up? we have been snaint albans and shaping up? we have been snaint alba ns and they‘ve shaping up? we have been snaint albans and they‘ve been talking about the detrimental affects if the eu were —— uk were to leave the eu. the core pledge of the manifesto is to allow people to vote on the crucial deal between the eu and the uk. tim farron has been speaking to businesses, he is on my left—handside doing media interviews. he has been talking abouteer eye—catching policies, such as the legalisation of cannabis and investing billions more into school and health but as i say front and centre have been that pledge to have an eu referendum. that is going that westminister find out if it has been successful or not in tomorrow‘s election. finally. catriona renton following the snp. the last days for them as well. how is that shaping 7 them as well. how is that shaping up? well, i have followed this campaign closely, and of course they started off as the largest party, with 56 of the 59 seats in that
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landslide victory they won last time around. setting themselves an extremely high bar. this afternoon the first minister, nicola sturgeon will address a rally in edinburgh and she‘ll set out the key reasons she wants people to vote snp tomorrow. she will say that only with snp mps at westminster will it give scots a strong voice there. she said her party will tackle inequality and cuts. 0n bricts she will say that votes for the snp will mean she has a mandate for a strong voice at westminster and of course there is the issue of independence which has loomed large throughout. she has been in a bant mood throughout. everyone expects snp to be the largest party when we wake up on friday but there could be a resurgence from others, and it‘ll be by how much. the outcome of tomorrow‘s general election result will be decided in key marginal and target seats around the country. jeremy vine is in our
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election studio. he has been considering the scale of the electoral challenge that faces each of the main political parties. let‘s look at what the parties may be hoping for, and perhaps fearing as well. here is the map as it was painted in in the 2015 election only two years ago. let‘s look first at the conservative battleground, the seats they are defending, the most marginal, the tightest last time. gower, derby north, croydon central. these are all ones that they will struggle to hang onto if they‘re on the back foot. if they lose just this first column here, the conservatives will be plunged into a minority where they can‘t outnumber all the other mps in the house of commons. but look at it from the other angle. when this election campaign started people were talking about a conservative landslide. well, these are their targets, the ones that they were closest to winning last time. chester, ealing, berwickshire, brentford, halifax, and so on. if they won the whole of this board, that is 32 extra seats. if they took the whole of the next board as well, right down to 0ldham and luton,
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that is another 64 seats, you‘re talking there about a majority in the house of commons of about 130. you would call that a landslide for the conservatives. if it happened. now, for labour the story is different. it is about trying to improve on ed miliband‘s performance, bad performance, two years ago. so here are their targets. these are the ones they came closest to in 2015. gower, derby north, croydon central, vale of clewyd, bury north. these are the ones that labour will aim at first this time. if they win the whole of the board, 32 seats. and they go halfway into the next board, roughly speaking, they are then the biggest party in the house of commons. take the whole of the next board as well, and they get an overall majority. but that is a lot of seats, just a reminder of how big the task is for labour, they would have to take cleethorpes here, which has a conservative majority of 8000. so very difficult indeed. as for the liberal democrats, they had a shocking election last time, down to eight mps. and by the way, there they are, that is the list. their first task is to defend their existing mps. after that, it is hard. even if they took the whole of this board, their target seats,
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they‘re still not quite where they wear after where they were after the 2010 election. different story though for the scottish nationalists, the snp, who watched scotland in yellow. look at the map there, look at the seats here. they took 56 out of 59. and there are defending all of these seats, a huge number. this is the most marginal, berwickshire and roxburgh. if on the night they keep that seat and some of the ones in that first column, then they‘re doing very well indeed. but they could lose a column or two and still be easily the biggest party. of course there are nationalists in wales as well, there are the greens and ukip and other parties. especially in northern ireland. but if we watch the map on the night and see how the colours shift, we will have a great sense of who is up and who is down. the election has been dominated in recent days by security issues in the aftermath of the terror attacks in london and manchester. today‘s final day of campaigning has seen party leaders return to their core messages.
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for the conservatives, brexit and the economy. for labour, the nhs. christian fraser has been looking at each of the main parties‘ manifesto commitments in three key areas — the economy, have you made up your mind or do you need a bit of help? let‘s have a fast and furious go to some of the policies the parties are setting out. we‘ll start with the economy. it's out. we‘ll start with the economy. it‘s always the economy, stupid. maybe not so much this time, though. the conservatives say they‘ll balance the budget by 2025. they are ruling out any increases to vat but they will stick with current plans to raise personal tax allowances, those they have set out and cuts to corporation tax. labour say they‘ll inject £250 billion into the economy over the next ten years. there‘ll be no increase in personal national insurance but there will be a top rate of 50p and higher income taxes for those who earn over £80,000. if there is a hung parliament, the snp will play a bigger role, of course, they would support any plans to
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balance the uk budget over the next five to seven years. again their pledge is to protect the low—paid but there would be that top rate of 50p. and the liberal democrats, again, pledges to balance the budget. this is really the marquee policy for the liberal democrats. everybody would spend an x—ray penny in the pound of income tax for a world class nhs service and they would inject an extra £100 billion into infrastructure, house building, broadband, schools, etc. let‘s look ata broadband, schools, etc. let‘s look at a devolved issue, health care. we will start with ukip. they would give the nhs an extra £9 billion every year for the next five to seven yea rs. every year for the next five to seven years. more training for nurses. this one was there in 2015, cracking down on foreign nationals who are not eligible to use the nhs. labour would commit more than £30 billion in extra funding over the next parliament. this is really a key one, they would gar an tee access to nhs treatment within 18 weeks. and the tories say they would increase spending by £8 billion over
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the course of the next parliament. up the course of the next parliament. up to 2022-23. and the liberal democrats, we have seen that unwith, but this one is maybe important, ensuring mental health care is similar to the standards in physical health care. quite a big one e. the making commitments fix—term is build fix—term council house that is be after 15 build fix—term council house that is be - after 15 years under could be sold after 15 years under the right—to—buy scheme. labour say they will, again, control rent rises they will. again. control rent rises they will. again. control rent rises they are promising to build at and they are promising to build at least £100,000 council housesi year least £1.21, fificgasceaéscegzszass; . . the. democrats, least £1.21, fificgeseeaéscsgseseees . . q democrats, 300,000 la??? 777" llqe‘ 577” ”"' . w get m the death toll in the london bridge attack has risen
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to eight, after a body was found in the thames last night. it‘s thought to be that of the missing frenchman, xavier thomas. the 45—year—old was on the bridge with his girlfriend on saturday night and hadn‘t been seen since. it‘s believed he was knocked into the river after being hit by the van. 29 people are still in hospital, ten ina 29 people are still in hospital, ten in a critical missing a bridge. es, ,, l.
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inspiration. chrissy archibald was canadian, it has been reported she died in the arms of her fiance after being hit by van. alexandre pigeard was a french national working as a waiter. his mother of theirfriends, is devastated. ignacio echeverria, a 39—year—old spanish banker, and sebastian bellinger, a french chef, have both been reported as killed in the spanish and french media. however this has not been officially confirmed and the bbc understands the family of ignacio echeverria have had no confirmation. as well as the dead, 29 people remain in hospital. ten in a critical condition. lives ended forever changed in an attack which lasted minutes. sarah campbell, news. police have carried out more raids this morning. a man in his 30s has been arrested in ilford in east london. it comes as the home office is being put under pressure to explain why one of the attackers, the italian national, yousef zaghba, was allowed into the country despite being placed on an eu—wide extremist watch list by italy. 0ur correspondent
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wyre davies reports. in the early hours of the morning at this address in the ilford area of east london, police arrested a 31—year—old man on suspicion of terror offences in connection with saturday‘s attack. but as known associates and possible accomplices of the three attackers are tracked down, the nagging question — how much was known about khurram butt, rashid reddaway and youssef zaghba before they set out to indiscriminately kill? 22—year—old youssef zaghba, an italian—moroccan national, was the last attacker to be identified. in the small italian village of fagnano near bologna, where members of his family still live, his mother valeria collina, whose face we are not showing, spoke of an increasingly angry young man, growing up in idyllic surroundings, but radicalised by things he saw and read on the internet. translation: what we clashed was his radicalisation over the treatment of muslims. i would say to him, you don‘t have to react that way. if you go on facebook, there are lots of
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people who condemn these acts of violence, but don‘t act. unconfirmed reports said that youssef zaghba was flagged, or authorities were alerted, when he arrived at stansted airport earlier this year. but he was allowed to enter the uk, despite a continental wide alert from italian police after they had previously stopped him from travelling to syria. and he reportedly told them, he was going to be a terrorist. similar concerns have already been raised about his accomplice, khurram butt. he was known to the police and had featured in a tv documentary about radical islam. 0ne seniorformer cross—party adviser on security issues told the bbc, that lives could have been saved had khurram butt been put under much closer supervision. khurram butt should have been subject to something like a control order. if he had been under a control order, he would not have done what he did and probably the others wouldn‘t either. control orders where something i supervised as independent reviewer of terrorism
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legislation between 2005 and 2011. they worked very well. they saved many lives. investigations continue amid calls for a thorough review of eers e§§'§e bee 35535 7" party leaders= the country as they returned to their core themes for the election. coming up: casting their vote — the islanders of eigg who‘ll be using one of the remotest polling stations in the uk. coming up in sport at half—past. sir ben ainslie‘s team finally take a race win in their america‘s cup semi—final — but only after their opponents new zealand ca psize in dramatic fashion! his career spanned more than six decades —
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he was of course best known as one half of the two ronnies. and this afternoon stars from the world of comedy and television are at westminster abbey to celebrate the life of ronnie corbett who died last year at the age of 85. michael parkinson and joanna lumley are among those who did readings a the memorial service — and there‘ve been tributes from fellow comics rob brydon and jimmy tarbuck. 0ur arts correspondent david sillito sent this report. he was really a lovely man. what you saw was what you got, he was not that different off—screen. he was warm and generous. just a lovely man. westminster abbey is a place of great state occasions and today that
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occasion was a celebration of laughter. a gathering of friends, collea g u es laughter. a gathering of friends, colleagues and fans of ronnie corbett. good evening my wonderful to be with you again. it is boreal, but i say unashamedly i hope we have a few laughs to remember ronnie. i met in 60 years . been in west 555.5...5 .5. z fififiiffi 55 ‘ been in west twine. "5 5' 5: 75:5 1 ‘been in west twine. so 5: 75:5 1 ever been in the west end. twine. so we've had the best and the worst. all kinds of feelings. he was a great friend of mine. and i love tim
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because we looked great together! these are friends and colleagues from the days of cabaret, from the daysofcabaret, thetwo 55 years ronnies; fifl'years ofshowbusiness e eerie | n easy and behind thati very! number of candles. yes, for specific number of candles. yes, for candles. he may have been only five foot one and half but he had a rather large comic presence. rob brydon, a friend, described the smiles that followed him whenever he walked on the streets. we ended up doing quite a few shows together, something that still amazes and delights me today. we played golf we 553551; talk. the still
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