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this is bbc news. the headlines at 3pm: on a visit to poland, president trump says the future of western civilisation and values is under threat. there are dire threats to our security and to our way of life. the american president has landed in germany on his way to the 620 summit in hamburg. security has been stepped up as tens of thousands of people are expected to protest. a quarter of adult care services in england are not safe enough, and in some cases residents are not getting enough to eat or drink, according to the watchdog. britain's jihadists. new research finds more than 100 people have now been convicted of terrorist offences related to syria and iraq. also: people are being urged to see their doctor if they suffer from a persistent cough or breathlessness. a poll suggests older adults
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are more likely to encourage others to see the doctor for symptoms of lung problems than go themselves. for the first time in 20 years britain has four players through to the third round at wimbledon and kyle edmund is on court bidding to make it five. but he's currently two sets down against gael monfils. president trump has arrived in germany ahead of a two—day g20 summit. this is the scene live in hamburg where air force one has just touched down. security has been stepped up as thousands of people are expected to demonstrate at numerous events across the city on issues
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including climate change. earlier today, president trump addressed cheering crowds in the polish capital warsaw, where he called on russia to cease its destabilising activities. he also declared he was considering a very severe response to north korea's nuclear weapons programme. our correspondent wyre davies reports. it is only the briefest of visits but as the trump motorcade rolled into warsaw, the american president found the country where his populist views on energy, immigration and political correctness are widely admired and shared. after talks with the polish president donald trump hailed the first export of american natural gas to poland, a deal which could reduce poland's dependency on russian energy, and there was rare direct criticism of moscow over tensions in eastern europe. america is committed to maintaining peace and security in central and eastern europe. we are working with poland
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in response to russia's actions and destabilising behaviour. with as many as 5000 american troops based in poland, donald trump repeated his demand that it was past time for other members of the nato alliance to get going, as he put it, with their financial obligations. but his most direct comments were again reserved for north korea, the american leader calling on all nations to confront what he said was the global threat after pyongyang's latest missile test. it is a shame they are behaving this way but they are behaving in a very very dangerous manner. and something will have to be done about it. the polish government is delighted that donald trump chose here to set out his vision for america's relations with europe. the president will have been soothed by his enthusiastic reception in poland, when his style and leadership is often ridiculed elsewhere on the continent.
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the crowd chanting his name as donald trump began one of the most important speeches of his presidency so far, warning about the threat of extremism to western civilisation. today we are in the west and we have to say there are dire threats to our security and to our way of life. you see what is happening out there, they are threats. we will confront them, we will win. but they are threats. donald trump can expect a more hostile reception when he arrives in hamburg laterfor the g20 summit, anti—globalisation and environmental demonstrators will be kept at bay but the american president may face tough questions from his fellow leaders on issues like global warming and protectionism. live now to hamburg.
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we are expecting. trump and his wife to come off of air force one. the red carpet has just been ruled out. as we await that departure, our correspondent is in hamburg. so much of interest to come in the coming days but after his visit to poland and strong criticism of russia it is the body language between him and vladimir putin that is going to be so vladimir putin that is going to be so significant. yes. of all the fascinating discussions that are going to happen at the g20 summit of which there are many the meeting between donald trump and flooding near britain is the most anticipated and the anticipation has ratcheted up and the anticipation has ratcheted up after that speech in warsaw. in
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the past donald trump has been criticised for not being sharp enoughin criticised for not being sharp enough in his language with reference to russia's involvement in ukraine. today used explicit language saying that russia is destabilising ukraine and that businesses and will surely play into the conversations which donald trump has with vladimir putin. we can see donald trump arriving on air force 0ne. an enormous security operation every time the american president without any city. you can only imagine the scale of the operation on all of the world leaders come to town at the same time. in the few days i have been in hamburg i have never seen a days i have been in hamburg i have never seen a security operation on this scale. huge convoys of police va ns this scale. huge convoys of police vans whizzing down streets, streets blocked off, auto cannons in great numbers as well. an estimated 20,000 security personnel responsible for keeping donald trump and all of
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those world leaders safe and the 10,000 delegates who will be attending the g20. 10,000 delegates who will be attending the 620. climate change one of the main issues and best bet to western civilisation he has been describing during his visit to poland, a theme he will be sticking to. yes. very stark language. this reference to western civilisation i think has taken a lot of people back because first of all donald trump said the west would not survive if it was not willing to show that it could fight certain threats, in particular islamist terrorism, but he did not expand on what he meant by the west not surviving. he said that there is a pressing threat from islamist terrorism as well as a threat from north korea and he promised stern action on board. what was also striking was having talked
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at length about efforts that the polls went through to fight natfhe germany he went on to talk about the fight from islamist extremism, making a parallel with the threat posed during the second world war. many people would acknowledge both of the threats but whether they would feel that is an appropriate comparison there could be some disagreement. in terms of the issues he is facing we are seeing the president beginning hisjourney towards where he is going to be so being, he is getting into the helicopter where he will fly to his residence, in terms of the issues he is facing, how long do you want the list to be? all of the fundamental issues facing our world are going to play out in the next few days.
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climate change, trade, how different countries approached the issue of immigration, tax avoidance, angela merkel wants to talk about that and how robust the global financial systems are, digital transformation in societies in the developed and developing world and economic empowerment for women. 0ther developing world and economic empowerment for women. other issues as well. the challenge for the organisers is to decide which of the subject areas that really can see them progress and how can these disparate leaders and countries and organisations come together to find some sort of agreement when on the fundamental issues at first glance donald trump seems very much apart from much of the rest of the world? we are watching marine one getting ready to lift door. he will be talking about career. —— about
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korea. 0ther talking about career. —— about korea. other world leaders will want to discuss that as well. he said north korea had been very bad and use other phrases could to condemn the missile test that we saw. the challenge is to expand on what he thinks america can do about this. he and most world leaders would sympathise said he is not going to detail every last option we have got, but some people are looking up the rhetoric from the americans on north korea and thinking, in reality what options are available? the most likely is for america and russia and china and south korea to try to fashion some sort of common ground, some agreement to apply pressure to pyongyang. there's already a lot of pressure on pyongyang which faces significant sanctions and has been time and again so where donald trump finds for delivery to all have to
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see. north korea is certain to come up see. north korea is certain to come up in conversations donald trump has with all of the world leaders who yea rs with all of the world leaders who years going to be meeting. we are watching marine one getting ready for take—off to take president trump and the first lady to an area heavily guarded in hamburg in readiness for the g20 meeting this weekend. he has been more critical line in the past of vladimir putin and russian policy, which makes his meeting with vladimir putin the first time they will have met formally, even more significant. aspects of the g20 will highlight
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some of the difficulties facing the 620 some of the difficulties facing the g20 leaders and amongst themselves issues such as climate change. saying they would withdraw from the paris climate accord. security in hamburg has been significantly tightened with a police warning that could be potentially violent clashes. these are known at previous g20 and g7 and gs are known at previous g20 and g7 and g8 summits. 0ra are known at previous g20 and g7 and g8 summits. or a variety of reasons this particular summit has a lot of contentious issues and that tension will be felt outside the summit as well as in. a quarter of adult care services in england are not safe enough, according to the watchdog.
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the care quality commission says most services are good, but the quality of some is "fragile and precarious". in some cases, people are not getting enough to eat and drink, and not being given the right medication. this report by our social affairs correspondent, alison holt, contains some upsetting images. mum, can you open your eyes just a little? bernie jarvis carefully gives her mother lunch. the front room of the family's birmingham home has become 78—year—old betty's bedroom. they want her close by after discovering the sort of poor care highlighted in today's report. betty, who has dementia and heart problems, was in a nursing home. the family had concerns, so put in a secret camera. it soon showed a care worker pushing the chair betty was slumped in sharply towards a desk. then, when betty objects to her top being changed, her head is slammed back into the chair. no, i don't want to. ahh! last february in court, the care worker accepted her actions were reckless rather than intentional.
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she was given a 12 month community order. query everything. don't let them dismiss you. because they did with us for about eight months. and i wish we had pursued it a lot quicker than we did, because mum probably wouldn't have suffered the way she did. today's report by inspectors says most care in england is good or outstanding. even so, a quarter of all services including home care and residential homes failed on safety, and 37% of nursing homes were not safe enough. also, when reinspected, quality of care in some good homes had deteriorated. what we're seeing in these services that are deteriorating is how fragile and precarious quality in adult social care is. that's the reason why we have to make sure that everybody understands that quality matters. providers have got to focus on that, and commissioners and funders have to make sure funding is available
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to ensure that people get the quality of care they deserve. campaigners say the report is an indication of the pressure that social care is under because of increasing demand and underfunding. for individual older people and their families that means they are facing a degree of russian roulette. will they get good care, will they get any care? will it be affordable? will the carer turn up? will the care, if they get it in a care home, be safe? will there be a nurse in a nursing home? these are such fundamental questions and it's unfair to expect older people to be facing them at their most vulnerable time in their lives. the government says the poor care experienced by some families is completely unacceptable, and that as well as putting in more money, it will be consulting on how to place social care on a more secure footing for the future. there is a new director of
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communications, robbie gibb, the former bbc head of live political programmes. he is the new director of the medication at downing street. —— communications. the headlines on bbc news: on a visit to poland, president trump calls on people in the west to stand up for their values as he warns against the threats of "terrorism and extremism". the american president has just landed in hamburg where he will attend the gt summit —— g20 summit. inspectors warn a quarter of care services for adults in england are not safe enough. novak djokovic eases into the third round but kyle edmund faces defeat against the 15th seed. he is 2—0
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down. joe root and ben stokes lead the fight back after south africa ta ke the fight back after south africa take four early england wickets on the opening day of the first test at lords. a short while ago there were 158-4. lords. a short while ago there were 158—4. manchester united have agreed a fee for mellow look at —— lukaku. the chairman of the iraq war inquiry, sirjohn chilcot, has told the bbc that tony blair was "not straight with the nation" in the run—up to the war 1a years ago. speaking a year after the report was published, sirjohn said mr blair was "emotionally truthful" in the evidence he gave the inquiry, but relied on beliefs rather than facts. a spokesperson for tony blair said sirjohn was clear that mr blair had not "departed from the truth". sirjohn chilcot spoke to our political editor, laura kuenssberg. do you feel the politicians
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you dealt with were as straight with you as they ought to have been? i think i'd need to distinguish. they adopted different approaches. and i have to name names because these were public sessions. tony blair is always and ever an advocate. he makes the most persuasive case he can. not departing from the truth. but persuasion is everything. advocacy from my position. do you believe that tony blair was as straight with you and the public as he ought to have been? can i slightly reword that to say, i think any prime minister taking a country into war has got to be straight with the nation and carry it, so far as possible, with him or her. i don't believe that was the case in the iraq instance. do you feel he gave you the fullest version of events?
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i think he gave... i hesitate to say this, rather, but i think from his perspective and standpoint, it was emotionally truthful. i think that came out also in his press conference after the launch statement. i think he was under very great emotional pressure during those sessions, far more than the committee were. he was suffering. he was deeply engaged. in that state of mind and mood, you fall back on your instinctive skills and reactions, i think. but he was relying, you suggest, therefore on emotion, not fact? both. firefighters at sellafield are to go
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on strike for the first time after talks over people down. this is coming from the gmb union. talks between the union and bosses broke down this afternoon. the first strike is due later this month. the first time firefighters at the nuclear plant have walked out. 63 members voted to hold a series of 24—hour strikes this year. they say they are not being paid for extra roles they claim they are being asked to fulfil at the site. that is the latest continuing rows over public sector pay. firefighters at sellafield will go on strike. more later. the bbc has found that more than 100 people in the uk have now been convicted of terrorism offences relating to syria and iraq. the director of public prosecutions has warned that would—be extremists may try to carry out attacks in britain if they're unable to travel abroad to join the islamic state group.
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our home affairs correspondent june kelly reports. the face ofjihad in the uk. 0ver100 people jailed for offences linked to so—called islamic state. the oldest, a driving instructor of 63 from luton. the youngest, a schoolboy, just 1a when he incited a terrorist act overseas. and a growing number of women and girls have also been drawn in. the terror attack on london bridge, one of three islamist—inspired atrocities in recent months. two of the men responsible are said to have wanted to go to syria tojoin is, but were unable to travel. they are among the rising ranks of thwarted foreign fighters, and the director of public prosecutions told me that could increase the terrorist threat here. we need to be acutely aware that if people can't go to syria, and we have seen this in some of the cases that we have prosecuted, they may plan an attack here, instead.
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or they may do more to radicalise other people to attack. at this youth centre in east london they use activities like boxing to try to engage young people and fight the extremist ideology which they can be exposed to. here they have years of experience in tackling radicalisation head on, and there's concern that government attempts to clamp down on extremism could end up alienating muslim communities. going into communities, penetrating the wall of silence, having the credibility, having the trust, without the community trust, without the community engagement, we can't have conversations, we can't have effective programmes. but especially since the attacks in london and manchester, there is a premium on community involvement, according to ministers. we have to work with the communities to deliver counter—terrorism. that's where we get information from. diversions for young people if they're being groomed, so we are incredibly alert to those issues. we do make sure to remind people
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that it's really about safeguarding people from being exploited. some of the hundred plus convicted have now served their sentences and are back in the community. 0n the battlefields of syria and iraq, is may be in retreat, but support for its ideology shows no sign of diminishing. june kelly, bbc news. the billionaire founder of sports direct, mike ashley, has described himself as a power drinker who likes "to get drunk". he made the comments on the witness stand at the high court where he is being sued by a former employee who says mr ashley reneged on an agreement to pay him £15 million. jeffrey blue has testified that the agreement was made in a central london pub injanuary 2013, but mr ashley denies that. richard lister is at the high court. rather lively evidence. yes, and at
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times mike ashley was competent of, irritated, sighing, putting his head in his hands, making it clear he did not like the persistent accusation he had made this deal with the city investor with whom he was working. the deal was that if he could use his influence to double the share price of sports direct aid pounds per share within three years then mr ashley would pay him £50 million. mr ashley would pay him £50 million. mr ashley denies that deal was made but they both agree that they had a meeting at this pub in central london in january 2013 meeting at this pub in central london injanuary 2013 and mr blue says that is where the deal was done. we had context. mr ashley said was a fun evening, they were drinking at pace. then he said i am a power drinker. he said my fingers
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got to drink regularly, it is binge drinking, iam got to drink regularly, it is binge drinking, i am trying to get drunk. he's that he was so drunk he did not remember any of the conversation although he was at at was formal deal done. when it was put to him that of the conversation took place early on in the evening perhaps he would have remembered and mr ashley said the beers were coming like machine guns, he reckoned he had had four or five machine guns, he reckoned he had had four orfive pints of machine guns, he reckoned he had had four or five pints of beer machine guns, he reckoned he had had four orfive pints of beer in an hour. he was very combat of when he was pushed and he said i am not the one who is the lie. he acknowledged paying him a £1 billion bonus but said that there is nothing to do with any agreement made, he said that was to do with other matters and it was not a down payment on the £50 million which his colleague says it was. mr ashley has finished his evidence and the keys resumes on monday. —— £15 million.
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the foreign secretary borisjohnson has said it is in the interest of the uk and the eu to agree a free trade deal after brexit. his comments come after the european union's chief negotiator rejected the idea that britain would be able to secure a frictionless trade pact after it leaves the eu. speaking at an event in london mrjohnson said he had no doubt such a deal could be achieved. there is an important distinction between membership of the single market and having access to the single market, and i think what all sides want to see is a great free trade deal that benefits both sides of the channel. that is manifestly in the interests of the uk but also in the interests of our european friends and partners. i absolutely have no doubt we will be able to get that. as i said earlier, we may be leaving the eu but we are not leaving europe and we will continue to be actively
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involved notjust with ukraine, supporting ukraine, but in the whole periphery of the european union where the russian impact is being felt. the uk is the second—biggest contributor to nato, a massive military power in the region, and we will always have a very big role to play. one way or the other we are going to be part of, a happy part of, the wider european security architecture. i am sure we can get a great deal out of these talks. we have had temperatures peaking at 31 across parts of the country. it is hot and humid and for many of us
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blue skies and sunshine but not everywhere, also blunder storms around. this is where we have had the showers through parts of east anglia and the east midlands. over the next few hours we could see some of those thunderstorms continuing. temperatures in the high 20s and up to 31 across the south—east and fresher towards the north—west. isolated showers and thunderstorms through the latter part of the afternoon across parts of eastern england but many of us steering dry. showers easing away with patchy rain for scotland and northern ireland. temperatures holding up. quite a sticky night in the south and south—east particularly. this frontal system is drifting south across the country producing more cloud initially for northern ireland and scotland and later england and wales. looking fresher across scotla nd wales. looking fresher across scotland and northern ireland but temperatures in the southeastwards again 28 or 29. hello, this is bbc news.
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president trump has called for a defence of western civilisation and values. speaking in poland, he has promised to defeat radical islamist terrorism. as the us president lands in hamburg, thousands of people are expected to take the streets of the german city to protest over climate change and other issues. inspectors warn that a quarter of home care services in england are ‘fragile and precarious'. the government have said it's unacceptable that standards have dropped below safe levels. health authorities in england have urged people to see a gp if they have lung problems. a new poll suggests that older people are more likely to encourage others to see a doctor for symptoms of lung problems than go themselves. britain'sjihadists — new research has found more than 100 people have now been convicted of terrorist offences related to syria and iraq. security has been stepped up. now let's get the latest sport news.
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it is day four at wimbledon and lots for british fans to cheer about yesterday. four players made it through to the third round for the first time in 20 years, catherine fountains abbey all—england club. kyle edmund, he couldn't make it five players? he could not. that would have been a brilliant stat for british tennis but nevertheless, it still stands, this is her best showing at wimbledon in 20 years, for british players through to the third round but sadly, kyle edmund will not be among them, he played well against gael monfils, the fla m boya nt well against gael monfils, the flamboyant frenchman, a tough task for kyle edmund. he kept himself in the first set, lost on a tie—break,
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7-6, the first set, lost on a tie—break, 7—6, just for the second, and was 3-0 7—6, just for the second, and was 3—0 up in the third but the experience and the flamboyance and inventiveness of gael monfils, trick shots, a slam dunk in there as well, he was really keeping the crowd entertained and some of those trick shots paid off as gael monfils fought his way back into it to win. sadly, kyle edmund notjoining those for other brits. novak djokovic, pretty much plain sailing? not as his first—round match, remember his opponent retired and he only spent 40 opponent retired and he only spent a0 minutes on court but a pretty clinical performance from the three—time champion here, novak djokovic, quickly despatching his opponent. he goes through to the third round, remember he was knocked out this time last year, his form will be tested again later this
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week. novak djokovic is through, roger federer as well, another great champion, with the centre court crowd to enjoy, third after dominic thiem and gael monfils, so lots for the crowd to enjoy and we can see lots of people gathering on the hill to watch those matches on the big screen that is one of talking points, the extreme heat. it is almost 30 celsius. we have seen some medical time—outs on court, a bottle of water was given to a spectator who fainted, the advice is to bring a hat, an umbrella, plenty of water but the careful in this heat. and you get yourself into the shade! after a shaky start, england's cricketers are recovering on the opening day of the first test with south africa at lord's. the hosts
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won the toss and chose to bat but reduced to 76—a. joe root has steadied the innings and the crease on 77 not out, alongside ben stokes, also chasing a half—century. a moment ago, england were on 177—a. i just want to bring you one last football line. a big transfer that happened earlier this morning, after chasing him for much of the summer, senior sources chasing him for much of the summer, senior sources at chasing him for much of the summer, senior sources at manchester united say they have agreed a fee in the region of £75 million for the everton striker, romelu lukaku. it is hoped the deal will be completed before united begin their summer tour of the usa. there has been a lot of talk this summer about morata going to manchester united. they we re going to manchester united. they were interested in him but also, romelu lukaku was going to go back
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to chelsea, his former club, this talk allowed manchester united to slip under the radar with discussions with romelu lukaku and we had been told he was their number one striking target for the summer and provided all goes well, the deal will be done in time for him to be on the playing field when manchester united head off to the united states on sunday for the preseason tour. that's football reporter, simon stone. that's from me. more in the next hour. thank you. more now on the chairman of the iraq inquiry, sirjohn chilcot who has told the bbc that the former prime minister, tony blair, was not "straight with the nation", or his inquiry, about the decisions made in the run—up to the iraq war. earlier i asked the liberal democrat leadership candidate, sir vince cable, about tony blair's legacy had he not authorised the iraq invasion. retrospective history is always a mugs game but as long as we can see what has happened and hundreds of thousands of people were killed, sectarian conflict, many of the
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things which charles kennedy and my collea g u es things which charles kennedy and my colleagues warned about at the time, they have indeed happened. it is the most terrible mess, so i think the point that sirjohn chilcott is making is not that tony blair was being dishonest, that he was emotionally motivated, i think that phrase was used today that the fundamental point is that it was a terrible misjudgement with enormous long—term consequences. terrible misjudgement with enormous long-term consequences. you say not dishonest but if he is not straight with the nation, it comes to the same thing? there are a lot of arguments about the nuance of phrases but certainly my view and my colleagues' view, this was a terrible political mistake which destroyed his reputation but this is not something that was done in very bad faith, i think people who clamourfor war crimes bad faith, i think people who clamour for war crimes and so bad faith, i think people who clamourfor war crimes and so on, that's not the right way of dealing with this, he made a very bad mistake, iraq has paid the price, we lost a lot of service lives, these
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are terrible consequences which tony blair will have to live with. notices legacy? —— what is tony blair's legacy? if you put the iraq war to one side, he did a lot of positive things, i remember the day he left parliament, the whole parliament stood up to applaud him. it was a recognition that over his period in office he had done some positive things but it has been totally overshadowed by the iraq war, the damage it did, the effect it had on this country, the division, the loss of life and i'm afraid that is his legacy. a lot of people watching right now will have lost brothers, sisters, parents in iraq, who are going to say, well, actually, if we're hearing now that tony blair wasn't straight with the nation, action should be taken against tony blair now? well, there will obviously be a certain amount
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of linguistic analysis about what switch—on actually said that he did after a very, very long period of time produce a magisterial report last year, which was the summary of the evidence that is available at the evidence that is available at the time and which are severely criticised the judgments that did not argue that this was done in bad faith, sufficient to justify prosecution, and i think that is where we have to leave it already understand, if i was a relative of somebody who had died in that conflict and was sent to a war that should not have been fought in our name, why they would remain angry and bitter but i think we have to rest with sirjohn's inquiry which was a prolonged process, and did produce some clear conclusions. with me is thejournalist, tom bower, author of the book, broken vows: tony blair the tragedy of power. picking up on what vince cable was
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saying, in terms of sirjohn chilcott‘s inquiry report, what has changed? chilcott‘s inquiry report, what has changed ? what chilcott‘s inquiry report, what has changed? what is in the last 2a hours that is change the emphasis? my hours that is change the emphasis? my usually has a crisis of conscience, his report did not say tony blair had not been straightforward, he never said tony blair had lied, on the contrary, but when tony blair gave his press conference he said chilcott has not found me to have lied because the chilcott report in my view, after reading all 2.6 million words, was a whitewash. what a chilcott did was to assemble the evidence but didn't come to any conclusions, meaningful conclusions, about the way in which we went to war. he came conclusions about the military and was most unfairand blaming them about the military and was most unfair and blaming them for mistakes but he didn't to the heart of the secrecy but he didn't to the heart of the secrecy of number ten, where tony blair conspired with very few people, from january 2001 until 0ctober
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people, from january 2001 until october 2001, untiljanuary 2003, to go to war, and that was his failure. language is crucial. sirjohn chilcott is careful about the word he uses. the word liar does not appear. when he said tony blair was not straight with the nation and yet he believed what he was saying, where is the nuance there for you? there is no nuance, the point is that what he did not doing his inquiry was challenged tony blair on his contradictions. he didn't challenge most of the witnesses, a witnesses he had, he never challenged them on the contradiction between what they said to him and what they had written or not britain in their memorandum in those two yea rs in their memorandum in those two years leading up to the wind concluding the war. that was the terrible failure of the chilcott inquiry, he never got the of why tony blair didn't tell the nation he was intending to go to war. 0n the contrary, he even told his cabinet injanuary contrary, he even told his cabinet in january 2003, just weeks before the war, that he was not going to go
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to war. why did he not tell the cabinet the truth? because he had a lwa ys cabinet the truth? because he had always had this conspiracy of silence. what switch-on said about the alleged tony blair wrote to george w bush, i shall with you whatever, sirjohn chilcott says, when i saw that, i thought, you mustn't say that. here's is as critical... what he meant was that david manning, his politics adviser, told him that and blair said he was preceded in regardless. that was where chilcott became so culpable in the whitewash, he doesn't pursue manning on why he then more than 12 months after that carried on doing exactly what he knew was wrong. and what he knew nobody else can the government knew that blair was pursuing. in other words, government knew that blair was pursuing. in otherwords, blair committed himself to push, did not tell his cabinet, did not tell his cabinet secretary, consistently kept it in cabinet secretary, consistently kept itina cabinet secretary, consistently kept it in a very tight group and
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therefore he lied to the nation when he said he no intention of going to war, he was hunting for wmd ‘s. this is the critical thing. he said he was hunting for the wmd ‘s but told bush and manning that he was really going for regime change. and what tony blair never did was he never admitted that purpose because he knew it was illegal. regime change was legal for the americans that illegal for the british. was legal for the americans that illegalfor the british. and he never admitted to that. his figleaf was we're looking for wmds. that was the dishonesty which, importantly, chilcott does not route out. the irony is this, the chilcott report, which took longer to frighten danny ward itself to carry out, looks like yours, people haven't really changed their minds, they had their views about tony blair before during and after the war, very few people change their minds. after the war, very few people change their mindslj after the war, very few people change their minds. i don't think thatis change their minds. i don't think that is true. a lot of people trusted tony blair before the war. they were shocked, as i was, i was purposely shocked by the failure to find wmds. i'm shocked to discover about tony blair and the war. i
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think people do change. in the legacy of blair is a loss of trust in government and politicians. where chilcott really failed by his whitewash, was driving to analyse and tell the truth and the whole truth based on extraordinary evidence he hadn't could have found, about the failure of the political process. we are therefore still living with it today. that is why these keywords today are so shocking because he is in fact saying very little but insane when he said a year ago, we are suddenly realised how much more there is to discover, we still haven't got the end of this horrible saga. thank you. police investigating the manchester concert attack that killed 22 people including seven children — say they believe other people were potentially involved. police have given a briefing this morning — which our news correspondentjudith moritz was following. we have been hearing from detective chief superintendent russ jackson, who is in charge of the northwest council terrorism unit here. we had a briefing inside greater manchester police
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headquarters which was on the record but off—camera, despite us asking on many occasions for camera interviews with the head of the unit, russ jackson, he was not prepared to do that today, so what i will give is information we have been given inside the briefing. we were told he would not do those on camera interviews because it is not something which he feels able to do because of operational reasons. that's the reason he's giving. in terms of the information we are learning today, which is new, that point about whether or not the bomber, salman abedi, they don't believe he was part of a large network. they thought this initially and arrested a number of people, 20 people were questioned over a period of time and were in custody, they said that working
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through that period of questioning they no longer believe that abedi was part of a large network but that does not mean that other people were not aware of what was happening and he has gone on to say it is possible that further arrests may yet happen, this investigation, he was keen to stress, is something that was going to run for many months and they cannot rule out the possibility that more people may yet be arrested but they did want to explain that the large network perhaps suggested at the beginning is no longer something they consider happened. but they are very keen to speak to salman's brother, who is in libya, who is being held by a force in libya, that is what we were told today. their chances of speaking to the brother of abedi, we were told, that the cps has been
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engaging with the libyan authorities over that. we were not given specific information on how likely was the detectives from the uk would be able directly to question abedi's brother, other than that liaison is something which is happening and they are hoping to do so. other information we were given, we now know that salman abedi was walking around manchester for several hours before he detonated his devastating bomb at the arena in manchester on the 22nd of may. police say they do not believe he was looking to target anywhere else, they think he was intending to go to manchester arena, they do have cctv of him walking around the city centre for what they say was several hours with his bomb that evening. lots more information still to come, we're just finished the briefing but those are the main lines of what the police told us. that was judith moritz.
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the gmb union says firefighters at the sellafield nuclear strike will go on strike for the first time. what than six members of the union have been involved in a row over pgy- have been involved in a row over pay. more than 10,000 people in the process of being decommissioned. in a moment a summary of the business news. first — the headlines on bbc news: donald trump arrives in hamburg, where he will attend the g20 summit and hold his first official meeting with president putin. earlier in poland, the president called on people in the west to stand up for their values, the wand against the threats of terrorism and extremism. the government says it is unacceptable that standards of adult carer and one unacceptable that standards of adult carerand one in unacceptable that standards of adult carer and one in four cases in england have been found to be unsafe by the regulator. now, the business news. banks and other financial services
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firms the transition the uk leave the european union, says the head of the european union, says the head of the financial conduct authority. he said it is no one's interest to impose trade restrictions but speaking in brussels, the chief negotiator, michel barnier, warned it will not be possible for the uk to enjoy the benefits of the single market after the exit. energy regulator 0fgem has launched an investigation into whether british gas breached rules on charging termination fees. 0fgem licence conditions a kennedy—ism should not charge such penalties on fixed term contract customers who switch suppliers... and house—builder bovis has set back a further three by 5 million pounds to customer complaint over flaws in its million pounds to customer complaint overflaws in its homes. some customers said they were sold unfinished properties with electrical faults. the company had
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already set aside £7 million to cover the issuance of the provision must ensure it is fully resourced to com plete must ensure it is fully resourced to complete the work quickly. despite tax cuts and a a% increase in the national living wage, families with children are up to £800 further away from the minimum income standard, despite being in full—time work. that's according to thejoseph rowntree foundation. they say families are facing a shortfall because of the freeze on benefits and tax credits and in—work benefits being clawed back by the treasury as earnings rise, are outweighing pay rises and tax cuts. donald hirsh, report author at thejoseph rowntree foundation. what impact has rising inflation had? the real reason why even modest inflation of 2—3% is having such a big effect is because families have grown to depend notjust on pay but
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also on tax credits to help make ends meet the problem is that a couple of years ago, the government did propose a freeze on these tax credits and so they're not going up to meet inflation and even when people do get pay rises, a lot of thatis people do get pay rises, a lot of that is clawed back because of means tested tax credits so it is a bit of a double whammy for families, they are billy knott benefiting fully from yag increase and that's why they're falling behind. this minimum income standard, how was it assessed? people set this minimum income standard and it is movable, isn't it? it has gone up by more than the rate of inflation in several months? it has gone up more by the rate on completion because people are saying you need to have more things but because certain things, such as public transport,
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gradually becoming more expensive, council tax as well has gone up faster than inflation, so, that's a bit of a function of the fact that sometimes essentials go up faster. my sometimes essentials go up faster. my team at loughborough university have been doing research to talk to members of the public about what is essential over the last few years and there has been an extent to which posterity and harder times has made people look more carefully and perhaps slightly trim back what they think it is reasonable to live on but essentials remain pretty much the same over time and, for example, a lot fewer people are going on holiday. people continue to say that it is reasonable that you should at least be able to get away for one week a year with your family and that hasn't changed. if you want to see more families meet this minimum income standard, what changes did you think should be brought in, as regards tax credits? there is no single magic bullet that there is
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one basic thing, preventing things getting better and often making things worse, and that is this freeze until 2019 now on both benefits for people who are not working and also tax credits for those who are working. and it seems to be almost inevitable that if you are giving people something and costs go up and they help doesn't go up, then they will become worse off. it's not very complicated. there are also people who are not working on low incomes and be a year on year in real terms having to survive on less. if there was something that could be done in the autumn budget, that would be a very simple thing to do, to end that freeze. thank you. let's ta ke do, to end that freeze. thank you. let's take a look at some other business stories. shares in associated british foods rose today after the company reported a better—than—expected performance from its
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primark clothing chain. ab foods said third—quarter revenues were up 13%. the firm said its results were better than forecast because of "stronger profit delivery from primark". in the uk, primark‘s total sales for the year to date are up 9%. house—builder bovis has set aside a further £3.5m to deal with customer complaints over flaws in its homes. some customers said homes were sold unfinished, and reported plumbing and electrical faults in new properties. and rapper jay—z‘s digital—only album a:aa has gone platinum within five days — despite limits on who could access it. the music was only available on tidal, the star's own streaming service, and to customers of us mobile firm sprint. the recording industry association of america platinum certification, which requires more than one million sales, is rare for digital—only albums. a quick look at the markets... europe's main stock markets have fallen ahead of some data on usjob creation and after minutes from the european central bank's latest meeting showed the ecb had left the door open
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to scrapping its bond buying pledge. mirrors ongoing concern about increased tension surrounding north korea. shares in reckitt benckiser are down 1.a%. that was after the group's revenue warning came, especially the fact that the underlying sales picture was weak but also maybe the fact that the cyber security attack last month has really affected revenues and could do going forward. also... that's all the business news. 0lder older people are likely to urge
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others to go to see a doctor known to do so themselves according to a new poll. getting out of breath and doing things you used to be able to doing things you used to be able to doa doing things you used to be able to do a having a cough that lasts more than three weeks... even when a simple stroll leaves him struggling for breath, he says he thought twice about going to see a gp. unlike older people, he did go and he says it isa older people, he did go and he says it is a good job. you make a tremendous difference because in both cases of breathlessness, i was actually suffering from something quite serious, angina or heart failure and it needed to be dealt with quite promptly and so it was just as well about and didn't hesitate too much. at public health england, they say far too many people wait for weeks before going to see their doctor about breathlessness or persistent coughs. of breathlessness or persistent coughs. of people they ask, one third said they were worried about wasting their gp's time. lung cancer and lung and heart disease cause more
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than 150,000 deaths a year. while most people would urge family and friends to see their gp if they showed symptoms, many fewer would contact the doctor if it happened to them. the body tasked with improving them. the body tasked with improving the nation's health says that must change. it makes a difference if you present early because you could have important treatment, diagnosis and evenif important treatment, diagnosis and even if you can save a life, you can enable somebody to live better with their symptoms. dame esther rantzen talks about her husband's treatment for heart disease. it was crucial that he went to the gp. he had to be persuaded, by telling them it was something macho, like an executive checkup, but thank goodness he went because it gave us 15 extra years we would not have had. john bowden says that first visit to his gp means he is now managing a particularly serious condition. they hope others
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will take the same action. now over to sarah keith lucas for the weather forecast. it is hot, humid out there and for many others, scenes of sunshine like this one captured in york. temperatures have already hit 31 degrees in london. typically in the high 20s across england and wales, slightly fresher the further north you go. a few heavy showers and thunderstorms continuing across parts of eastern england. if you catch a shower, you could be heavy, bringing standing water, surface spray bringing standing water, surface spray and hail and lightning. drive for most places just a few isolated showers. they clear away overnight so showers. they clear away overnight so it will be dry across england and wales, more clout drizzly rain across and northern ireland. 17
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overnight will feel pretty muddy and sticky. tomorrow, dry and warm across the bulk of england and wales, temperatures at 8am, as high as 19. more cloud in the north which will filter south. for scotland and northern ireland, a great start, some of drizzly rain. through the day, that week when different shift away. a bit more cloud. most places remaining dry. 28 degrees, things do look cool in the further north or west you go. glasgow, 17 or 18. we still have this slow—moving weather front heading through to the weekend. shifting northwards,
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perhaps a few spots of light rain. saturday, still warm in the south. things looking fresher further north. lots of dry weather through the weekend into sunday. hot, humid, beware of those isolated heavy thunderstorms this evening. a full ten day forecast is this is bbc news. the headlines at apm: donald trump arrives in hamburg where he will attend the g20 summit. earlier in poland he said the west must act to protect its civilisation and values. there are dire threats to our security and to our way of life. you see what's happening out there. they are threats. a lack of staff, not enough food and the wrong medicines. just some of the failings found by adult care inspectors in england.
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a year after his report on the iraq war, sirjohn chilcot says tony blair wasn't "straight with the country" about his decisions. a campaign urges people to visit their gp if they suffer from a persistent cough or breathlessness. in the next hour: riding an elephant is on many tourists' holiday bucket list.
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