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recovering at terror attack who are recovering at hospital. she spoke of those hurt in the attack. now it is time for newsnight. there was some careful manoeuvring in downing street today, some mental pacing around... working out of who's on top. quiet words to say... maybe you can stay, but something'll have to change. and we're not just talking about the cats. yes — after the tories fall to earth, everything is up in the air. what of their manifesto and of their brexit will remain — and what will leave, as hung parliament politics bites? some mps hoping for a benign brexit are pinning their hopes on an unlikely alliance at westminster. others of course say that the referendum was definitive. in no way does this election mean an opportunity to somehow go behind that referendum result, and somehow turn the tables on the british people. is it soft or hard,
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or something in between? we'll hear from a prominent brexiteer and remainer. and eat your heart out, theresa may. france's president macron has a new party, and it seems to be dominating french politics — at the expense of the socialists. what are the lessons for us, and the implications for europe? and katie razzall has gone back to the very start of theresa may's campaign, to find out just what went wrong for the pm there. do you feel that you were very instrumental in what's happened in this election? definitely. i feel like we've caused it, because we've gone from having such a small turnout amongst 18—24—year—olds to having a massive one. hello. for better or worse, hung parliaments offer an excuse to parties to jettison the difficult promises made in their manifesto. we saw that in the tory—lib dem coalition of 2010. we're seeing the tories prune away
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bits of their manifesto now, as they negotiate with the dup. but the really big question hanging over westminster is whether our hung parliament means the tories will change their much talked about plan for brexit. it was set out in a speech injanuary, in a white paper in february, and in a letter to the eu in march — and it was uncompromising. but that was then, and now is now. the vision was not much debated in the election, but it's hard to say it got an uproarious thumbs up from the voters. and most mps want a more flexible brexit, including possibly the dup. our political editor nick watt is here. an important political bay, nick, as everyone gets over the result. take us through the events of the day. she convened at political cabinet today ahead of a meeting of the government cabinet tomorrow. keeping with the same spirit of those cabinet appointments, mainly confirming the same people
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in the same places, and when there is a vacancy achieving a balance between bremainers and leavers. then the 1922 committee of mps, as she recovered some, but by no means all, for a authority by apology for the election setback, saying "i got us into this mess, i will get us out of it." i have to say that went down well. she seems to have had a good day, stabilise things took a bit. to what extent is the support she is getting just because everybody is very tired and we want to get on with things? and how really durable is it, do you think? at the risk of sounding like an old veteran, i have to say i can spot a fake support by politicians, and i was outside the committee meeting today when the prime minister came out then the mps came out, and mps genuinely thought she had done a good job by showing contrition and then pledging
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to govern in a more open way. interestingly, one minister told me he thought the prime minister had been impressive and funny, but then this minister said, "why didn't we see that side of her during the election? " so she has bought herself time to start the brexit negotiations and possibly to see them through, but every tory i spoke to will not budge on this fundamental point. theresa may cannot lead the conservative party into the next general election. but the big question really, as you were saying, where does this all leave brexit? this is what i found out today... a few short weeks ago, are hard brexit seemed to be on the cards. now the voters have had their say, and, yes, a soft brexit is coming into view. under theresa may's original brexit plan there would be no halfway house, the uk would abandon membership of the single market and most of the customs union.
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if brussels tables unreasonable demands, the uk would also be prepared to walk away without a deal. downing street insists there is no change to its plan. but the prime minister renaud has to take account of the new factors. a contingent of 13 scottish mps, whose leader ruth davidson is calling for an open brexit, the tories‘ dup partners who want a frictionless border in ireland, and a rejuvenated labour party who is now talking about remaining in a reformed single market and customs union. ruth davidson told the prime minister and the government must push for what she called an open brexit. i'm suggesting the conservative party works with those both within the house of commons and indeed with people without, to ensure that as we leave the eu we have a brexit that works
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with the economy and put that first, and i think there was a real sense around the cabinet table today that, as you would expect, from ce ntre— right politicians, that is the primacy we are looking for. and the leader of the scottish tories also believes the party should be reaching out across the spectrum on brexit. labour agrees, and now appears able to water down no suggestion the uk would be able to leave the single market. we want something that works for britain, for our businesses and communities. that means, as we have said, the benefits of the single market and the customs union. that is low or no tariffs, no customs barriers, and alignment of regulations. how that is achieved as part of this negotiation but the criticism of the government is that it took all those options of mike the table. arlene foster, leader
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of the dup, is due to meet the prime minister tomorrow, to buy to make an arrangement to sustain the tories in office. a number of cabinet ministers are reportedly saying in private that the dup, which is to the right on social issues, may provide them with cover to push for a softer brexit. this tory told me some ministers who have been wary of talking out on brexit believe the dup will give them a chance to slip through something more palatable to them. the dup takes a pragmatic approach, that trade dumps all, with the irish republic, so they want unfettered trade, they don't want tariffs on goods across the border, and they don't want a hard border.
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the dup position is helpful to the conservatives in terms of managing brexit. i think previously what the position was that the irish government on a soft brexit, but now they have the dup on board in terms of managing a softer brexit. dup sources told newsnight they have no quibble with the prime minister's original brexit plan, and leading tory brexit figures are confident their vision is safe. we have 85% of the electorate voting for brexit supporting parties and for me that vote of confidence in the direction of travel theresa may is taking us in when it comes to honour that. in no way does this election mean an opportunity to somehow go behind that referendum result and somehow turn the tables on the british people, because that would be completely wrong. britain's political landscape has been transformed by the surprise result of the snap general election. well, there is a live and lively
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debate going on inside the tory parliamentary party, but it's not one that they're that keen to do on live television. but let's discuss now with tory mep daniel hannan and neil carmichael, who was a tory mp and a leading proponent of a softer brexit until he lost his seat on friday. i will start if i may with daniel hannan. i just want to examine daniel hannan's views at the moment. mr hannan, a lot of people looking for compromises and a slightly softer brexit. ijust want to ask, would it be acceptable to you if that as part so there did not need to be a border
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between the north and south of ireland, car companies could trade parts back and forwards across the border and so on? i think that would be a very bizarre way of interpreting and open brexit. open brexit by all meansmeans to trade with the rest of the world. now, even the efta countries, norway and switzerland and so on, they have partial membership of the single market, but even they are outside the customs union, and so they are able to sign free arrangements with china, japan, and the growing economies, and if we are looking to long term that is where we need to be. a lot of people have ruled out being in the single market. the second best for those people as being in the customs union. is that something you could swallow, if that's — i can see you don't think it is a good idea and would rather to be honest, i think some of those
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people are just grabbing totemically at things. the referendum was bought by people who were fairly close to the middle. —— fought. i've never really got this idea that the whole country is divided down the middle. leavers and bremainers our compatriots who want the best. i think we agree whetherewe voted military arrangements, commercial arrangements, we want that with our allies, we want to keep those bits of the current deal working, and that could include eu programmes, and i don't think anyone is against that in principle, but we want to do it on the basis of getting the best possible deal for us, and frankly that means... getting the best possible deal, yes, everyone agrees with that. so you would not buy the customs union. is there any flexibility in your mind about the jurisdiction of the european court ofjustice, the ec]? because it may be helpful in the negotiation to say that, look, ecj, this european court, can govern our aviation agreements,
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or for example could govern the nuclear materials? is that something you could tolerate or accept at all? the eu doesn't do that with any other non—eu member state. could you tolerate it, could you... why would we go in wanting a worse deal than switzerland, norway, serbia, every other european country. that would be a bizarre position the way you can get around that issue and make it work to the advantage of both sides, is to do what the swiss have done. to say, you'll have your court, will have hours. where there is a plain interest in the same policy are harmonised outcome, we will simply do that through a bilateral treaty, so we will not be inviting foreign jurisdiction but the outcome will be the same. the swiss have replicated 85—90% of the contents
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of the single market, including the real big one, the discrimination on goods or services on threads of origin, but they do that by bilateral treaties and domestic legislation. you are veering towards the swiss option but by and large are not sounding very compromising. do you think theresa may, with no parliamentary majority, should for example reach out to the other political parties, reach out to labour and even the liberal democrats and say, look, let's see if we can foster a brexit that's its 85% of the voters of this country, because we got 85% of the voters in this election? do you think she could do that or she should only do that if we all agree to do it on her terms? no, i do think we should be reaching out. i have said ever since the vote, it was a 48—52 vote, not a mandate for severing all your links. that is a mandate for a phased gradual repatriation of power. we will end up with a deal that is almost by definition... it will go too far for some people and not far enough for others,
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but we should aim for a deal all sides can at least live we have with the eu were those working, but what people have been and i think we can do better than that, but even that is clearly becoming sovereign and having our own jurisdiction. nobody is seriously suggesting we should have ecj rulings still telling us what to do when we have left. thank, gee fer thet' neil carmichael, let me talk to you. what is your favourite option at this point? how would you like theresa may's brexit to change? first of all, we voted to leave the european union, so what i am about to say does not question that, but i think we need to be more realistic about the way in which we go forward, and going towards it softer brexit is clearly an objective of mine and of many, because we need proper trade relationships and we need to have those... do you accept free movement of people has to go? for existing students or members
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of staff from the eu in our country. that is a sort of thing we have to think about. so the norway option is out because the norway option has free movement? it has free movement but i don't think we need to rule out the norway optionjust because of that reason. i think there are other things... are you hoping the eu will offer us some other concession on free movement that allows us something close to the norway option? yes, i think that's the direction we should be going in. i hear from business increasingly that is the preferred option. the mn! thing ihsgl'\la—mec “la . . . ,, . e. people have been saying in the last few days, maybe they'll give us an emergency
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brake and the norway option. you would love that? i would, but your clip talking about the dup raised the issue about the border and how the attitude of the dup might be different with the brexiteers. do you think, if you'd been in parliament, and there are a few like you in the conservative party, and some who are not as extreme as you. i'm not normally described as extreme! enthusiastic. would you use parliamentary muscle, because basically you'd always have a balance of power, would you use parliamentary muscle to humiliate your own government to soften brexit? i think what we should be doing is reaching out to other political parties and other stakeholders, because we have to understand that this is notjust an objective of hard brexiteers. this is a wider question and it needs to be dealt with in a wider way. i understand that, but would you vote against, you know, important motions of your government to soften the brexit? you voted for article 50. idid.
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there will be lots of legislation, repeal bills and suchlike, would you vote, use your parliamentary muscle and you'd have more if you were in westminster because there is a very small so yes. there is potentialhe—te—j against the government essentially. what we are trying to do here is have a serious discussion about moving the agenda away from purely a hard brexit towards something more reasonable. last one, you lost your seat on thursday. idid. it was a seat that was considered remainer. do you think theresa may's brexit lost you the vote? election at all on one
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of them indeed was brexit. i think the public generally were looking at the situation brexit. a lot of people in my constituency certainly didn't want that. so, there was another election this week, in france. with emmanuel macron now comfortably ensconced as president there, his new political party is fighting elections for the national assembly, and in the first round, they did well. it's evidence by the way that traction matters in politics — macron's success in one election seems to have bolstered his performance in the next.
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in fact, his la republique en marche party is set to get three—quarters of the seats in the assembly — the kind of majority it once looked as though theresa may might get. it's been an extraordinary year in france, for reasons very different to those preoccu pying us here. he only became president last month — the youngest leader in the g7. gig; iggsg'; gee .==.t::e=,i:,hi==:mg-e of the leaders in each area in yesterday's election — macron's party is in orange. and in blue, macron's nemesis, the front national. finding that failu fi’begetsfifia failure — 13% of the vote yesterday. and most striking, the socialist party — in pink here — it's collapsed. in macron's favour is a perception he's been doing quite well. he's had the firmest grip on how to deal with donald trump.
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he's also the man who's spoken gay rights to putin in public. for now, macron is the man with momentum, and he's using it to try and rebuild the french alliance with germany; the one that allowed france to dominate the eu for all those years, until britain got in the way. now, let's not exaggerate — macron's liberal globalism is not to everyone's taste in france at all. the turnout was very low yesterday. and this is just the first round of two. but what does macron's dominance of french politics tell us about brexit, and the uk? i'm joined by gideon rachman of the financial times and pauline bock of the new statesman. pauline, why is the guy doing so well do you think? well, he has done a very good campaign, and to be fair it's not like he's done so well rather than the others have done quite terribly.
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he defeated marine le pen, was seen as his biggest opponent during the campaign. this socialists are in total disarray, they were the ones in a parliamentary election can't happen. it can apparently, and it does. the others are not doing so well either, on the left as well. is that because the left are split between melenchon on the other side. it probably is. melenchon was the hard left candidate and they never reached an accord, they tried several times but it didn't work. if you add up both their percentages you could have... could have had one in the second round. could have. the financial times likes macron, did you regret we don't have one here? it was pretty remarkable for the whole british self—image. we've seen france as in terrible political disarray and britain pretty solid and centrist for a number of years and now it has flipped. they have a kind of blairite
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as their president, sweeping all before him, as blair did in 2007, and our politics is spinning off to the far left and brexit right. let's talk about europe. the macron vision is terribly pro—european. one wonders if the french will stomach is integration, his view of the world. sure, there's a long history of french scepticism as well. macron on the night he was elected marched out onto the side to the european anthem, not the french anthem. he is an integrationalist and i think he feels he has the momentum behind him now. unfortunately for britain it is quite important for him yes, i think he can, i think he's already doing that. as you said, he marched out to the european anthem. did they like that?
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they did, they make fun of it because that's what they do in france but i think they did. there has been some scepticism in france, but we have the euro, we have the borders. i come from the country of three borders, luxembourg, france and germany, so it doesn't work the same way, it's notjust britain on its island. because of that he can work with that and he's already doing that. during his campaign he met with angela merkel in berlin. the person from his team who made this meeting possible is now minister of defence. she is fluent in german. his prime minister, edouard philippe, is also fluent in german. he's definitely sending messages to germany. bad for brexit. why? one of the arguments
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going round was macron's has won, the front national has been defeated, they don't have to worry about populism on the continent any more, so they don't have to punish britain for leaving the eu, they can be more relaxed. you are arguing the opposite? i think it macron takes a long—term view you cannot assume all those eurosceptic forces are dead for ever. he has to prove brexit is a bad idea. equally, if he wants to push for a more integrationalist... britain has been a brake on that, it's been a bore. the brits being out makes it much easier to go to berlin and say, let's get that franco german partnership working together again and go for it. i think there are questions about whether in the long run the germans really will make the moves macron wants, decree on the transferred union, transferring money around the eu. i think they are still pretty hesitant about that. but it is probably his best chance, now, to get it done. we will leave it there. thank you both very much.
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four theories as to why the tories slipped back last thursday. 0ne, youthquake — corbyn engaged the young. two, remainer revenge — pro—eu voters turned away from the hard brexit tories. three, the populist uprising continues — disgruntled voters saw corbyn as the change candidate this time, and turned to him. and four, wooden theresa — the prime ministerfailed to come across as human, and voters tend to prefer humans other things being equal. you'll have your own theories, but katie razzall has been to bolton to fund out more, a town where the tories once harboured hopes of winning a seat. a strong and stable leadership, a strong and stable government. the strong and stable leadership this country needs. it all started in bolton north east. that mantra had its first outing in the church where theresa may launched her campaign. it was a clear statement that she would take her fight deep
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into labour seats, deep into enemy territory. that was seven long weeks ago, and back then the expectation was they'd win big, taking seats off labour like this one. but on thursday, that just didn't happen — so what went wrong? three, two, one... it's marathon day in bolton north east. this was just one of the labour seats that failed to turn blue in the landslide that never happened. none of the forecasts were as bleak as this. it was hard to find bolton voters who'd been impressed. it was a disaster, from start to finish. from starting off in bolton, and in bolton north east a labour majority for the past 20 years. i think it summed up, that's kind of the perfect metaphor for her campaign, it was completely misguided, it was completely based on some sort of wild fantasy she had in her head. senior tories in bolton told us the fiasco over social care really hurt theircampaign,
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but for these runners getting ready out of the rain, there were other factors at play too. i was going to do conservative, like i have done before, but then after sitting down with my children and they looked online and they did a poll and they did some other things, they both decided that they both wanted to do labour and i thought, well, it's the children's future now, so i'll put my vote for them. one of the stories of the campaign was the youth vote, from school age up. we don't know how many influenced their parents, but we do know here they voted in high numbers. do you feel that you were very instrumental in what happened in this election? definitely. i feel like we've caused it, because we've gone from having such a small turnout amongst 18—24—year—olds to having a massive one. emily, charlie, dylan and jude are 18 and at turton high school. all of them voted labour and encouraged others to do the same. social media had a massive impact. i feel like a lot of posts
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and stuff made on facebook, a lot of them more quite comedic, which i feel like it kind of resonated with the youth, it put it on a personal level, that they could interact with it. i think we just wanted to show the rest of the country that we do know what we're talking about. we are interested, we're notjust going to sit back and let you, who have had your years to do what you like the country, we're not going to let you take any more. because they don't think that young people are going to turn out and vote, and i think by encouraging people to go and cast a vote, i think you're challenging that and showing people that young people aren't just this sort of this apathetic, silent body that are just going to sit by. there was this kind of, oh they'll never turn out, there's no point even appealing to them, because they never turn out. and this shows that we do, if you actually offer us something that, if you actually offer us a good deal. this is breightmet in bolton north east. the conservatives expected ukip voters in places like this to move to them, but instead tory councillor john walsh saw a late surge of young
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labour voters that his polling station. then he knew his party wouldn't win. their own ukip surge never materialised. many of those who voted ukip were the salt of the earth, working—class, ha rd—working bolton families. they were not natural conservatives, they were in large numbers of labour supporters who heard an attractive message from jeremy corbyn. so corbyn outplayed the conservatives? in that sense, yes, his campaign outplayed them. i give credit to him. is this the worst conservative campaign you've seen? i've got to say it probably was, and it probably was because it was too long, because it went off into many different directions and we didn't have a focus throughout the campaign as strongly as we ought to have had. it's gin fizz night at the last drop inn. as the gin and champagne flowed, an explanation perhaps of why the tory wooing of ukip voters didn't pay off from one nigel farage fan.
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i voted for him last time, and i voted for him in brexit. because he's not available, i went back to labour. because the conservatives thought people like you might go from ukip to them. i didn't believe what she said. i had no confidence in her. amongst voters here, tory and non, nobody had a good word to say about the may campaign. all she had to do in this election, based on the lead that she had, was just not be completely rubbish, and that's what she was. do you think she can survive? no, but i think what they'll do is they'll probably form a coalition if they can, and in 3—4 months, she'll be gone. the government misjudged the mood music during this campaign. two months ago they hoped a landslide would deliver them this seat and others like it. that strategy cost the prime minister dear. voters in bolton, at least, now see turmoil and confusion, when what they want is clarity. katie razzall there.
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well, one of the central explanations for labour's strong performance last week has been the way in which labour and mr corbyn engaged younger voters and persuaded them to turn out in higher numbers. youthquake. we've got three people who fit that description to delve deeper into why this happened and whether it is now a permanent feature of our politics. abi wilkinson is the professional commentator here, she but with her is eve rae. she's 18 and from brighton. and thorrun govind, who is 2a and from bolton, where katie's film was made. thorrun, why did you vote labour? you were a tory voter in the past? every day in my line of work i am seeing vulnerable patients... you're a pharmacist by profession?
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yes, we're helping patients but the government is not helping them, and this was a real vote nhs election for me. so it is about austerity and public services. about the nhs. eve, you haven't voted before so we can't say you used to be a tory. why did you vote forjeremy corbyn? he gave me hope, compared to every other party who campaigned and tried to get my vote, it was definitelyjeremy corbyn who targeted the youth, targeted people like me, and said this could be your country. have you always been quite political, not political at all? started around when i was about 15, my mum always kept me in the loop, but it was definitely brexit that got me into the politics. brexit engaged you and you were a remains a porter at the time? —— remain supporter. yes. abi, what about you? you are labour, so we can say
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you are especially prone carbon? not at all. the country is not working for everyone and has not been for a while. like these girls said, we need to fund public services, we need opportunities. the whole thing, for me, this idea that the country can get better, our future can be better. than the past, because at the moment it feels like we are in a state of decline, employment rights getting eroded, housing getting more and more unaffordable, and ijust think labour offered the chance of something better. can out whether you can think of something in the corbyn campaign that really grabbed you, a line, speech? it was the manifesto, the promise to halt the cuts at the moment it is a 20 minute walk for most people to their community pharmacy and with what the conservatives have implemented it will be much further and it is the hope they are giving me.
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not asking this in negatively but did you believe everything in the manifesto, that the guy will deliver all of this? 0rdid you think... because there was quite a lot of spending in there, wasn't there? i don't trust any manifesto, but i have to believe on these key issues like the nhs the labour party have shown they understand these issues. come on, eve, what was the moment in the campaign, the line, the speech you saw our inspired by? for the many, not the few. that hit me quite hard. i like how he is trying to make spending there, with tax evasion, trying to get corporate tax, trying to make people earning over £80,000 pay theirfair tax. he was a little bit equivocal about the eu... that didn't put you off that? no, it didn't, personally, because it was not as if david abi, what moment in the campaign, because often...
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ijust wondered. it was the manifesto launch, when i thought, oh, we could actually do it. you know, i have always thought a labour government is better for the country. i have always thought left of the labour party, that the labour party had the solutions. i thought we needed a radical shake—up, but then when the manifesto came out, i thought people would like this. with the corbyn thing, the same initials asjesus christ, jc, a bit of a cult of personality, and you have all given policy things, rather than corbyn things. jeremy corbyn, yes, he does have a fanclub. but undercutting that is the sense
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that things need to change and it is possible to change things. he is notjust a figurehead. it is notjust about him. this is about people who have bold ideas and believe it is possible for things to get better, and necessary. eve, a lot of people have said, trying, to some extent, to dismiss the durability of the kind of movement that has emerged, i suppose, that it is all about student fees, and whoever throws that at them, those that are the largest number of people, they win the election. i think you will say, no, it is not about student fees, but was it about student fees? my vote was not about student fees, because i decided early on i would vote labour, but he came out with the student fees and it kind of sold it for me. and you believed it, that they would get rid of student fees? i'm not saying they would not, but you thought it was credible,
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before people have said that and not delivered it. i was hesitant that it would happen in 2017, that early on. perhaps 2018, but i believed him. when he said he would scrap them eventually. ok, now, the other interesting aspect of this, and this sounds like a ghastly middle—aged man peering into the lives of younger people and i hate this kind of thing, but i'm interested in where you get your media from, where you get your news from. what do you do? is it all on social media? are you reading newspapers, what kind of stuff are you getting on social media? i am an avid tweeter all the time, mainly about pharmacy but also about politics, and i think my twitter feed has changed recently. i was following a lot of pro—tory feeds and suddenly it has become all about labour, and i think... there is nothing beats a sunday
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morning with a newspaper, but maybe i'm a bit old—fashioned like that. all right, eve, what do you do? i don't read those kind of things. i am very much a social media person. the canary... i get a lot of social media news from twitter. personally i don't trust facebook. it is more of an old person's kind of... when you see from twitter, what do you mean? clips from newsnight, or wild unsourced allegation from somebody? it is facts a lot of the time, stating facts, with links and evidence behind it. do you read it carefully? you don'tjust accept it? i don't want a fact without evidence. i think one of the most interesting things about this election is how much money the conservatives spent on social media, and how the labour party managed to reach for more people with a fraction of the spending, just because young people... and older people, they were so enthusiastic about what they were offering
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they were sharing it, and showing their friends. i think they spent £2000 on their facebook adverts, and reached 12.7 million people in the last week of facebook adverts, whereas the tories spent £1 million on facebook and did not have the same reach. thank you. last and really important question. come the next election, do you think that you and your peers will behave in the same way as you did on this one, or do you think you will revert to the type, the stereotype, not going out, perhaps not being quite as engaged, do you think you will stick with it? i think corbyn has created such a wave. even if he is not there? it depends who replaces him but he himself has created such a wave. would you come back to the tories? i think i would have to consider the manifestos and what they actually deliver. we could still have another election yet. but you don't like paying high taxes? i don't like paying high taxes but i don't want to see people suffer and i don't want a return to the nasty party.
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thank you all very much. now, in a story that was seemingly designed for the great pun—machine that is twitter, we learned today that there will be no goats harmed in the writing of the queen's speech. the parchment on which it is written is called goats skin parchment but it turns out that is, in fact, not made of the skin of goats. so whenever the speech takes place, there were at least some celebrations ringing out across the country. we want to be free. we want to be free to do what we want to do, and we want to have a good time. that's what we're going to do, we're going to have a party. funky music. good evening. we start with a look
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back will be sought earlier on today. it was a cloudy day at least initially. there was a bit of cloud and it was breezy as well. not overly warm in the north—west of the uk. 20 degrees as the cloud broke up in ze zhang came through. it turned out pretty decent in the afternoon across the south—east. ritchie grey in the north and west. —— and the sun came through. north—west, thick cloud and outbreaks of rain. most regular light. some nonetheless. some heavier overnight in the north—west scotland. coolbellup 13 in major and cities. it will be a website in western scotland. —— 12 oi’ website in western scotland. —— 12 or 13. a bit of sunshine in the far north—east. cloud for northern ireland in northern england. rain light and patchy in the morning, but down 13. further south, a different
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story. eating there, parts of wales, it there will see good weather in the morning. light winds, dry and bright. 1a or 15 degrees by midday. still warmer day than today for most parts of the uk. we will see some cloud increasing into the afternoon across the southernmost counties, but still some good spells of sunshine across the south coast. 22 degrees in london. —— 23. through tomorrow night, we have this low pressure system at west ryde ablution. it pushes into the high further east and the result is that we have this south—westerly breeze. that brings a more me with it, and we going to see that peaking this week. a different story in the north—west. we will seep breeze as are to be had, with temperatures in the north—west about 17 or 18 in the afternoon. temperatures vary widely in the south. it will be quite humid
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and that might spark of thunderstorms in the south—east late. we are looking for fresh air to come behind this band of cloud and rain which becomes increasingly light and patchy as it moves east. temperatures down to 70 degrees in the north and west of the uk. a shara to be had, but still warm in the south—eastern corner. not assume is that it will be almost there. —— 17 degrees. temperatures peaking on wednesday. more details are on the website. —— a shower to be had. welcome to newsday. i am babita
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sharma in london. the headlines. the british prime minister theresa may apologises to her mps for losing her government's majority in last week's general election. the prime minister was superb, really statesmanlike and humble in realising the difficulties that forthright in tackling the problems the country faces. typhoon makes landfall on china's maine coast. under rico hizon in singapore. also on the programme, troops step up the axle to expel militants from the marawi. and the perfect
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