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government's strategy? earlier today, our presenter, annita mcveigh, spoke to catherine barnard, professor of eu and employment law. she outlined the future of the brexit process. everything is to play for at the moment because theresa may is still prime minister and is committed to a ha rd prime minister and is committed to a hard brexit. the conservative ma nifesto hard brexit. the conservative manifesto largely replicated what she had said in her lancaster house speech in january 2017, she had said in her lancaster house speech injanuary 2017, namely she had said in her lancaster house speech in january 2017, namely that we would leave the single market in the union. there will be some sort of arrangement with the dup and the northern irish party. it may be it is not in northern ireland's interest to have a hard border between the north and south, and that means, we cannot leave the customs union, so is there now a possibility that we might stay in the customs union and perhaps give the customs union and perhaps give the single market? jeremy corbyn himself said we would leave the single market but that leaves a question of the fate of the customs union open. returning to the issue
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of the border between northern ireland and the republic of ireland, one of the key issues that eu negotiators, illuminate for us if you would how the dup‘s position on that and the conservative position might affect brexit. arlene foster had said prior to the election that she did not want a hard border between the north and the south, and if we leave the customs union and there is nothing put in its place, there is nothing put in its place, the northern ireland border will be the northern ireland border will be the outer border with the eu and so for that reason, if we left the customs union, there would have to bea customs union, there would have to be a hard border, customs checks on all the goods coming from the south and the rest of the eu into northern ireland. 0nce and the rest of the eu into northern ireland. once you start talking about hard borders, you are into difficult territory because there
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are 300 crossing points between north and south of ireland. it will cost very large sum of money to police those crossings. some of it can be done by electronic devices but all of that will take time and money to set up, and the moment you start saying he will police the border, that resurrects some of the issues that arose 20 or so years ago when we had a hard border, there we re when we had a hard border, there were police on the border and that raised tensions between the north and south of ireland. can you give us an and south of ireland. can you give us an insight into how eu negotiations will look at all of this, not just the negotiations will look at all of this, notjust the border issue but the approach to brexit? we are over a week away from negotiations starting. the eu is extremely organised over brexit. what really struck me is the level of paperwork, the transparency of the documents they have produced, and the very
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clear timetable. the eu can only act within the powers given to it, and that means, at the moment, the commission can only negotiate on phase one issues, and phase one issues are citizens rights, the right of eu nationals in the uk and eu, issues about the border and so—called brexit fee. these will be the first things up for discussions, which start another week's time. do you get the same feeling about the negotiators for the uk? the civil service have been working very hard, but they are dependent on political leadership. and as we know, political leadership has been distracted by having a general election campaign for the last seven 01’ so election campaign for the last seven or so weeks and a degree of uncertainty about the direction of travel going forward. this is where
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the hard soft brexit may kick in because it depends on what kind of deal theresa may does with the dup. there is some talk about the dup insisting now that nigel farage has a role, in which case that would push us towards a harder brexit, but what the eu will look at is to say this is not a very strong prime minister they were hoping for seven weeks ago. they were hoping she would be able to have a large majority and therefore steered through the negotiations in the direction she wanted and, at the end of the process, deliver on a deal, get it through parliament. all of thatis get it through parliament. all of that is now very uncertain so, from the eu's point of view, they are worried and more concerned now that there is a greater chance we walk away with some sort of chaotic brexit weather is no deal at all because negotiations break down at an early stage.
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so, as talks with the dup continue, what are voters making of all the uncertainty, especially when it comes to brexit? elaine dunkley has been to birmingham to find out — a city evenly split between remain and leave in last year's eu referendum. birmingham was one of the most divided cities in the uk when it comes to brexit. but can people here agree on the best course of action for britain?” best course of action for britain?|j know best course of action for britain?” know what will happen with jobs. i want to know how much it will cost. i want to know what will happen with immigration and migration. this area had the highest number of leave voters in last year's eu referendum. what are the big issues for you? since brexit was introduced, our business has declined. since all the confusion, people are holding back money, and our main clients are not spending. imports and exports. unless we get the right deal. that is what theresa may has to fight for. i don't understand what brexit actually entails.
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i don't think many people understand what happens. the general election was meant to make the course for brexit clearer. with theresa may firstly having to make a deal with dup, who have ruled out a hard brexit, a deal with brussels is unclear. mosley, where people overwhelmingly voted to remain in the european union. the dup are quite sensible in the sense that they want things. they all want hospitals, schools and roads in the northern ireland, which is what the dup can get with an arrangement with the conservatives. and they want a soft brexit. so on balance it is a good result. is theresa may the right person to do the negotiation? i think she is weak. i think the fiasco since last june in terms of how she has run the party... i think it makes her look small in front of the europeans. that might be an issue. in brussels, the eu has its negotiation position
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is ready and is waiting. meanwhile, here, the best way to keep europe as a friend with benefits continues. the second son of the former libyan leader, colonel gaddafi, is reported to have been released from prison. a militia group controlling the town of zintan in the west of the country, says it's freed seif al—islam after six years in jail, following the uprising which overthrew his father. 0ur middle east correspondent 0rla guerin reports. saif al—islam. for years, the public face of a hated regime. now, once again, a free man. he was colonel gaddafi's air apparent, expected to inherit the family dictatorship. that was before his capture during the uprising of 2011. he was detained by rebel fighters as he tried to flee to niger. later he appeared minus a few fingers, the result of an air strike, he said.
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he was sentenced to death by a court in tripoli for brutality during the revolution, and he's still wanted by the international criminal court in the hague on war crimes charges. tripoli's martyrs square, cradle of the revolution, was the picture of calm today, but the release of saif al—islam could deepen old wounds and new divisions in this fractured country. those who gathered here in the square six years ago, celebrating freedom, hoped they had seen the last of the gaddafis. now they have to adjust to the fact that the dictator's son has been freed. many will see this as a betrayal of the revolution, of those who fought and died, but the gaddafi name still carries power here. so much so that none of those we spoke to around the square would show their faces on camera, but most accepted his release. not such a surprise perhaps
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when you consider libya's descent into chaos since the fall of gaddafi. this man told us, better the devil you know. i think he is from the young generation, he says, and has a different view. he's not like the old regime. in the past, saif al—islam commanded considerable support, and in parts of the country he still does. his backers will be hoping he returns to the political fray. a previously unheard interview with chuck berry has been found and is being broadcast after a0 years gathering dust. the singer and guitarist, who died in march at the age of 90, rarely spoke to journalists. take a listen to some of this rare audio recording.
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i started out with a band. but i had so i started out with a band. but i had so much difficulty with the drinking and coming on stage. so i do it myself. if the supporting band is not there at nine o'clock, it is his problem, that is the way i look at it. in the states, i play in front of seattle one night and then washington the next night which is 3000 miles. i can'tjump a band that way because sometimes i would do without sleep to make that band. another reason is a contract is a contract. the band is not there, i am liable. many promoters rarely follow through. i have seen some of my colleagues sued and what have you
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because it is not the band, it is chuck berry not making the show. 40 a0 yea rs a0 years gathering dust, sounded pretty good, didn't it? good evening. while some of you have had a dry and bright sunday, for others, it's been a day of frequent showers. the showers most frequent the closer to this area of low pressure. scotland, northern ireland and in particular, some lengthier bursts of rain here, even the odd rumble of thunder, too. and blustery across the board, and that continues as we finish the day and go into the night. still quite breezy. a few showers across the west of england and wales, but further showers for northern ireland and particularly north and west scotland, where they will be a bit lengthier in nature. compared to what we saw to take us into sunday, it's going to be a slightly cooler night, but still temperatures into double figures. not a chilly start to monday morning, but it will be a blustery one. in fact, the winds will strengthen for a time. northern england, north—western parts of northern ireland and through the central belt of scotland could see winds gusting 30—a0 mph.
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mayjust have a few restrictions on the bridges. check before you travel in the morning. a few showers still around at this stage across scotland, particularly in the west, with a few making it eastwards. bright skies here and there in northern ireland but one or two showers. but into england and wales, quite a bit of cloud around first thing, but a bright enough start. i think we'll see a few glimpses of sunshine. the cloud could be thick enough for a few passing light showers and, given the strength of the breeze, they will go through quite quickly. longer spells of sunshine, though, towards the channel islands. and this ridge of high pressure starts to build in across the south—west. any early showers will quickly fade away. and indeed, fewer showers into the afternoon. the cloud will thin and break. best of the sunshine to the south and the east of high ground. still a few showers western scotland, northern england, northern ireland, but most will be dry by this stage. and temperatures at the highest shelter from that breeze down the eastern half of the country, 19 or 20 celsius possible. let's take us into monday evening. we will see a dry start, but things will change. got a ridge of high pressure trying to build in from the south—west but, on the northern flank of it, we'll see these weather fronts push through during the night, bringing increasing amounts of cloud
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northern half of the uk to start tuesday. it won't be a cold start, by any means, but that cloud will bring the odd spot of light rain or drizzle. western scotland, northern ireland, the hills of north—west england in particular. eastern scotland, some good cloud breaks here. we could see temperatures into the high teens once again. and the further south you are, not only dry but some sunny spells, best of which will be on the south coast. into wednesday, we draw the air up from the south. we'll still see some rain at times in the north—west highlands and islands of scotland. most, though, will have a dry day and, with southerly winds coming off a pretty warm continent, temperatures will be the highest for the week, maybe reaching 26 or 27 celsius across the south—east corner. that's how it's looking. see you again soon. this is bbc news. the headlines at eight: back in favour — michael gove returns to the cabinet as environment secretary in theresa may's post—election reshuffle. meanwhile, open speculation continues among senior conservatives about the prime minister's future.
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theresa may is a dead woman walking. it's just how long she's gonna remain on death row. it is right that she should go ahead, form a government and deliver on the priorities of the people. and still no deal with the dup — yet. the democratic unionists' leader, arlene foster, says an agreement on supporting mrs may's minority government hasn't been finalised. those discussions continue, we have made good progress but the discussions continue. also in the next hour: a development in the investigation
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