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this is bbc news. the headlines at apm. the government publishes its repeal bill, 3 key part of its brexit strategy, to sever ties with the eu. theresa may tells the bbc she was shocked and became tearful when she learned the election result. devastated enough to shed a tear? well... yes, a little tear. at that moment? at that moment. an american doctor, offering to treat terminally ill charlie gard, tells the high court that experimental treatment "would be worth trying." i'm simon mccoy, also this hour, president trump and the first lady arrives in paris for a two—day visit. following a ceremonial welcome, he'll hold talks with president macron and attend bastille day celebrations. chinese dissident liu xiaobo, who took part in the tiananmen square protests and went on to win the nobel peace prize, has died aged 61.
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konta's biggest test, she's down a set and a break she's down a set and a break against five—time champion venus williams in her attempt to reach the wimbledon final. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. the government has published a key part of its brexit strategy. the repeal bill will convert eu legislation into british law
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after brexit, giving uk parliament the power to change them. the brexit secretary david davis says the legislation will ensure we have a "fully functioning legal system" on leaving the eu. but opposition parties are warning they will vote against it, unless major changes are made. our political correspondent ben wright reports from westminster. voiceover: power is shifting. brexit will end the supremacy of eu law in the uk. but untangling a0 years of rules and regulations will be complex and contentious. the bill published today will eventually repeal this — the 1972 european communities act. it will also copy and paste existing eu law into uk legislation. we believe that to deliver a smooth and orderly exit from the eu, we need to ensure people know they face the same laws and rules and regulations on the day after we leave as they did the day before. so there's no step change. people can be confident the law will continue to operate, but parliament, crucially, will have control. so this new bill is crucial and without it there would be legal chaos on the day that britain left the eu. but the task is huge. thousands of existing eu rules and regulations will be copied across into domestic uk law. parliament needs to pass this bill
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by the time the uk leaves the eu in march 2019. and because time is short, ministers plan to change some laws without a vote by mps, and that is controversial. is the government really just sticking to what it said it would do, using the powers to make technical changes, or is it changing the law importantly by using these powers? that will be one flash point in this bill. presentation of bill, mr secretary davis... but the government's job will be made harder because it doesn't have a majority in the house of commons, and opposition parties are clear they plan to battle the government over this bill. we want to bring eu law into british law and we would do it properly. this bill, at the moment, doesn't do it properly. so we find that the government intends to make changes behind closed doors. they may put sunset clauses or deadlines in, they are not being reasonable with the devolved administrations. we don't know how they intend
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to deal with disputes through this bill. they need to answer those questions. this morning, the labour leaderjeremy corbyn and his team headed for brussels for talks with the eu's negotiators, clear the party would derail the government's new bill unless changes are made. the liberal democrats, too, have warned ministers the government faces hell trying to get the repeal bill through. in the months to come, some tory mps may be tempted to vote with opposition parties to significantly shape the way brexit happens, through this bill and others. it's parliament where theresa may's weakened position will now be tested. studio: let's speak to our chief political correspondent vicki young. the bill has been published but getting it through will be a titanic task. yellow yes, and it does to
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some extent depend upon how far critics are prepared to go with all of this, some on the conservative benches, some on the remain side of the argument, even before the general election result they thought this bill and the passage through parliament was the way that they could shape the type of brexit which britain will have, now, theresa may has lost her majority, she has a deal with the dup but it makes things closer, and they are willing to try to use the power to make compromises over various things. some of them upset about the idea that ministers will be able to change some laws without parliamentary scrutiny, others think they can go further and try to in somewhere dictate or shape the way that negotiations in brussels are going. labour has said in its current form, they are not prepared to vote for it, when the first vote happens, probably sometime in the autumn, maybe in october. this is what labour leaderjeremy corbyn had to say a few minutes ago.
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we will make sure there is full parliamentary scrutiny, that has got to be key to it. we have a government where the party does not have the majority. leave and remain, the majority voted to leave, we respect that, but they did not vote to lose jobs or have parliament ridden roughshod over. we will go straight to wimbledon because johanna konta we will go straight to wimbledon becausejohanna konta is about to save this game, we hope, she is down 5-2, save this game, we hope, she is down 5—2, down one set, against venus williams. we willjoin the action. commentator: the second serve was
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good, the follow—up, not so... applause williams went for it. umpire: advantage, ms konta. longest game of this match. the state drawn from johanna konta, does it end here? —— a mistake. applause match point, venus williams.
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not yet! applause not yet! applause not yet. first nervous shot that venus williams has hit this whole match. hitting the ball of string me hard and well. long it goes common mistake on the forehand. advantage, miss williams. and now an opportunity for venus williams to make the wimbledon final, once again. good time to find a break
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advantage, miss williams. double fault, once again, brings up another match point here on centre court. there it is, this time, arms aloft in celebration. venus williams is backin in celebration. venus williams is back in the wimbledon final after so many years. forjohanna konta, it ends here. a site we have seen so many times, but not for a very long time, here at wimbledon, celebrating a semifinal victory... what a wing it was, her performance, johanna konta did not play badly. what a run
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she has had. it is over now. not hanging around at the end, johanna konta. she will be desperately disappointed it is over now. she will be up into the top five in the world as she wanted, that she desperately wanted to go all the way here. the match turned on that one break point, venus williams's second service. never looked back. almost relaxed her, that she broke the very next game and ran away with the second set, two solid, did not find the opening she usually sees with
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her big hitting. sad times recently, difficult times off the court, what winning and smiling, so great to see her smiling, she is through to the final, she will play garbine muguruza of spain. and all the talk aboutjohanna konta, perhaps we should remember that for venus williams, this place has always felt like home, through in straight sets, not long over an hour. straight sets win over yet and contour, 6—4, 6—2, and venus williams talking now... studio: we will leave the bbc coverage and talk to our colleague, who is at wimbledon for us. wonderful news for venus williams but such a disappointment for johanna konta, and all of herfans. yes, hello, just as yesterday the british fans out on the hill will be disappointed, andy murray going out, and nowjohanna konta, hopes so high for her, after fantastic wins over
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donna vekic and simona halep, number two seed, actually the highest ranked player left in the tournament to reach the semifinals but ending in disappointment. 6—4, 6—2 defeat against serena williams, the first set not going the way of the anaconda, the first opportunity venus williams had to break, she took it, very last game of the first, and in the second, broke early, and it was exciting two. disappointing end to her at wimbledon. in the previous five visits here she had won only one match, to make it to the semifinal represents a very good showing. she was the number six seed. special mention for venus williams, as you say, five—time winner here, at the age of 37 years, she reaches the wimbledon singles final, oldest player to do that since martina navratilova back in player to do that since martina navratilova back “119911. player to do that since martina navratilova back “11994. great navratilova back in 1994. great result for the 37—year—old, losing only three finals here, all of them
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to her sister, serena williams, she will place gardenia rusev, she had a co mforta ble will place gardenia rusev, she had a comfortable victory. —— she will play garbine muguruza. difficult time for the anaconda out on the court, beaten in straight sets by the american, venus williams. we will leave it there for the moment. there is always next year, 2018, andy murray playing as well! let's return to the breaking news. an artistocrat who wrote a facebook post offering £5,000 to anyone who ran over the businesswoman and anti—brexit campaigner gina miller has been sentenced to 12 weeks in prison. rhodri colwyn philipps, 50, the 4th viscount st davids, wrote the message four days after ms miller won a brexit legal challenge against the government. he had been found guilty of two charges of making menacing communications. our correspondent dan johnson is at westminster magistrates' court for us. he was allowed to address the judge himself in mitigation, he told the
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districtjudge that her criticism of him earlier this week struck a chord, he said, that one word you said to me, ashamed, it was like a strea k of said to me, ashamed, it was like a streak of lightning, for a moment i was not in the court, i was being censured in a tone i respected, it made me realise much more is expected of me and so it should be, i wholly accept my comments were unkind, unnecessary, self—indulgent expletives of anger which i did not contain. he said he apologised. the judge said he found his most be a sudden change of character because he had been defending what he wrote as little as two days before, when the hearing took place and he was convicted. the districtjudge told him that he had to live up to what he had done and face the results of his actions, you tried to justify racial abuse by saying that they deserve this language because those people were immigrants. you told me proudly yourfamily people were immigrants. you told me proudly your family motto is love of country. you are not motivated by love of country but by your hatred
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of anybody who has different views to yours and any who have recently arrived in this country, that is why she said this was such serious offending and sentenced lord st davids to 12 months in prison, he must pay £500 to gina miller and £250 costs. thank you. the headlines: ministers prepare to publish their long—awaited repeal bill - to publish their long—awaited repeal bill — to convert eu legislation into uk law. theresa may tells the bbc she was devastated after hearing the exit poll result on general election night and says the result was a complete shock in sport, johanna konta of britain is out the wimbledon, beaten in straight sets this afternoon by venus williams, who will now play garbine muguruza in saturday's final. chris froome has lost the yellow jersey at the tour de france, fabio borini has
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finished third. chris froome down in seventh. manchester city are close toa seventh. manchester city are close to a £50 million dealfor kyle walker of tottenham hotspur, the england international expected to have a medical and complete the move tomorrow. —— fabio aru. the parents of the terminally—ill baby charlie gard are this afternoon back in court, after earlier walking out on the second day of a hearing focussing on their son's treatment. their lawyers have been presenting what they claim is new evidence showing that an experimental treatment could help him. doctors at great ormond street hospital, where the little boy is in intensive care, say the therapy won't work. our correspondent sarah campbell is at the high court for us. what's expected to happen today? tell us more about what has been happening in court. the noise behind me, vocal support for charlie gard's
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pa rents me, vocal support for charlie gard's parents at the high court. this afternoon, appearing through video link, the american doctor who has proposed that he would carry out this experimental treatment on charlie gard, the treatment that has been at the centre of so much debate in court for so many months. because of reporting restrictions we are not allowed to name him or the institution he works for but he has been giving evidence for about two hours, first questioned by the lawyers on behalf of charlie gard's pa rents lawyers on behalf of charlie gard's parents and was asked about the chance of success for the treatment, he estimated the chance of clinically meaningful success to be around 10%, based on nine patients who had been on ventilators and who we re who had been on ventilators and who were trying this experimental treatment and one of them came off the ventilator altogether, the other five showed significant improvement. it is important to state these patients did not have the same
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mitochondrial condition as charlie gard. it is an extremely rare condition. he also said in regard to brain damage, which has been an issue of contention between charlie's parents and the hospital, he said that eegs, scans, of the brain, showed this organisation but not structural brain damage, at that point, charlie's parents gave a thumbs up. he has since been questioned. talking about this experimental therapy, it is the erratic, isn't it, you are trying to use one experiment and treat a child with a different condition and charlie would be the first experiment. the doctor agreed with that. he also agreed with the lawyer that. he also agreed with the lawyer that he has not seen charlie's full medical notes, has not read the court ruling from the case in which he himself had given evidence and has not asked to see charlie. in the
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last few minutes, a potentially significant question, the judge asked this witness, would you be prepared to come to london and examined charlie if i adjourned the case? the answer, yes. thank you very much. donald trump is on a two—day trip to paris, where he'll hold talks with president macron and attend bastille day celebrations. they're expected to discuss joint action in syria and iraq against the so—called islamic state group. wyre davies reports. by by the two most talked about leaders on the world stage, the only missing was an arm wrestle, donald trump and emmanuel macron, gripping each other‘s hands so firmly that their knuckles almost turned white. very complicated relationship with this agreement over trade and climate change seems to have gained grudging respect by the time they met again
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at the recent g20 summit. respect by the time they met again at the recent 620 summit. hillary at the recent g20 summit. hillary clinton said during the campaign, 2016, that donald trump was a big bully and needed to be treated as such. sounds to me like somebody listened to that sentence of hers, and advised emmanuel macron to act asa and advised emmanuel macron to act as a bigger bully than donald. as britain dithered over whether to host the american president this year, the french leader has been all too pleased to jump year, the french leader has been all too pleased tojump in, inviting the american president and the first lady as guests of honour for bastille day celebrations, and today, these two very different leaders appeared more than each other‘s as mr emmanuel macron and his wife welcomes donald and melania trump to the french capital. as the president arrived in paris more potentially damaging video a merged at home. showing then businessmen
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donald trump in 2013 meeting some of the same russians accused of colluding with his election campaign last year. anxious to reset the agenda, donald trump and his french post are expected to focus on the international terror and defeating so—called islamic state, one year after the devastating attack in nice, in which 86 people were killed and hundreds were injured. above all, this is a feel—good visit, with melania trump already playing a high profile role. and with american soldiers marching down the chandra lisa raitt, as part of the bastille day parade, the hope is that donald trump will be charmed by the occasion, the pomp and the honour, returning home with a much more positive feeling about france. —— champs—elysees. we will go live to paris, the talks are ongoing. they are under way,
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they got underway 20 minutes ago, we saw the big armoured limousine of president trump, draw up, and from the other door, a manual mccraw, given a lift in the beast, as the american press call call it. —— emmanuel macron. it shows they have something of a rapport, they have come from the complex where napoleon's tomb is, you really got a sense of the two men spending quality time together, walking slowly together, through the corridors of this complex, and chatting, one sensed that this was donald trump at his relaxed classic best, and emmanuel macron responding to that with his own charm, building what looked like a very cordial relationship. we will see if that continues here, the mood from the
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meeting, from those pictures was that it meeting, from those pictures was thatitis meeting, from those pictures was that it is working, donald trump is responding to the charm and they are getting on. if! responding to the charm and they are getting on. if i was theresa may i would be saying, we have made a mess of this, the invitation is going to be next year rather than this year, whereas the two of them in france, suddenly there is a possible new natural ally in europe and it is not britain's. -- britain. that is very true, a manual macro has made that alkylation, he can see the difficulties of theresa may, vocal opposition on the streets. —— made that evaluation. —— emmanuel macron. angela merkel in germany is saying things that are hostile to donald trump, maybe with electoral reasons in mind, there is an opening which fits in with his general plan to ta ke fits in with his general plan to take over, to lead france to a
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position of leadership, to become the person that america thinks about when they think about europe. that seems to be what is happening. there isa seems to be what is happening. there is a racial shipbuilding. seems to be what is happening. there is a racialshipbuilding. i seems to be what is happening. there is a racial shipbuilding. i canjust imagine trump going away and saying, my friend, emmanuel, ican imagine trump going away and saying, my friend, emmanuel, i can already hear him saying that, notwithstanding the fact that on a load of issues they disagree profoundly. to be a fly on the wall in the restaurant in the eiffel tower tonight! they will be there with melania and brigitte, they are giving him a big paris experience, and one he will not forget, in the background of all of this, messages which came out from trump one year ago, according to friends of his, paris was no longer paris because it was overrun with immigrants. very much part of this visit is france's emmanuel macron, laying on the
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charm, laying it on thick. notre dame cathedral, eiffel tower, dinner at the top of it. military parade tomorrow, all this stuff is going to hit home with some of those emotionally, you know, open to trance and impression as donald trump. it is working. thank you very much. the system for deciding how quickly ambulances in england should reach patients is being overhauled. currently a quarter are stood down after setting off, because several are sent to the same 999 call. nhs england says its new rules will lead to quicker responses for the most serious calls, and fewer long waits. our health correspondent jane dreaper has the details. a vital emergency service working under a broken system. some patients with less serious
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problems are having to wait many hours for an ambulance. and too many crews are being sent to the same 999 call, only to get turned back. so the rules are changing. the new way of working will mean that we can identify and get to the sickest patients faster. all patients will get the best response, rather than just the nearest. and importantly those unacceptable long delays will be reduced. now the most serious calls, when people aren't breathing, for example, will need to be reached within 15 minutes. but its expected these patients will actually be reached in an average time of seven minutes. patients with less serious problems, like chest pain, will wait longer — an average of 18 minutes, and possibly up to 40. patients with less serious problems, like chest pain, will wait longer, an average of 18 minutes, and possibly up to 40. this is the biggest shake—up of england's ambulance service in decades, and it's being introduced before what is bound to be another busy winter. it's happening because the old targets weren't being met, and patients were having to wait too long. the new system has been tested, and there were no safety
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problems found across 14 million ambulance calls. leading charities agree that the current targets have been bad for patients. some stroke patients were sent a motorbike, which is clearly inappropriate. and then another vehicle needed to come out to take them to hospital. and actually some were classified as non—urgent, in which case there was no target for the response time. and we know with stroke, it is a medical emergency. every second counts. wales has led the way by classing fewer 999 calls in the life—threatening category. scotland updated its system last year. ambulance services remain stretched, but these changes are designed to help their most important task — saving lives. studio: time for the weather
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forecast. for most part of the u:k.'s, some cloud, some sunshine, northern ireland, line of heavy shower was spreading east, to dampen the afternoon, and about to move into the west of scotland as well, here is moved, east, we go through this evening, later this evening, trapping across northern england. —— tracking. we will see just the odd shower left behind by the end of the night. southern england stays mainly dry, temperatures higher tonight compared with last night, still some of us into single figures, rural parts of scotland. into tomorrow, if you shower was to begin the day, into north—west england and scotland, just about all of them fading. sometimes more cloud than some. temperature, high teams into low 20s, more cloud and outbreaks of rain coming back, spreading across
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scotland, and this is how the weekend shapes up, plenty of cloud, damp in places, outbreaks of rain, notice how southeast england will be getting warmer. the repeal bill, one of the most crucial pieces of brexit legislation has been published by the government. the opposition has called for changes to the bill, which will convert eu law into british law. in a candid interview, theresa may has told the bbc she shed a tear when the exit poll correctly predicted she would lose her majority. an american doctor has been addressing a high court hearing on the future care of a terminally—ill 11—month—old boy, charlie gard.
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he's been giving details of experimental therapy which the child's parent's would like the boy to receive. the french president, emmanuel macron, has welcomed donald trump to paris with an official ceremony at les invalides. talks between the two leaders are to focus on joint efforts to combat the so—called islamic state group in syria and iraq. china's best known political dissident liu xiaobo has died at the age of 61, shortly after he was moved from prison to hospital to be treated for liver cancer. he won the the nobel peace prize in 2010. said he even when i am in paris, i can never say les invalides. oh right, let's cheer ourselves up. oh no, it was max bought! you have either got it or you haven't. johanna konta has lost the wimbledon
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semifinal against venus williams. hugh woozencroft is there for us, disappointment, but let's put this ina bit disappointment, but let's put this in a bit of perspective, this is against a woman who has won wimbledon five times. yes, a disappointing end to johanna wimbledon five times. yes, a disappointing end tojohanna konta's campaign but it was a very difficult proposition against venus williams. we know how good she is here. let's speak tojustin we know how good she is here. let's speak to justin sherine, we know how good she is here. let's speak tojustin sherine, how we know how good she is here. let's speak to justin sherine, how do you think she will be feeling? was not the result any of us were hoping for all looking for but you have to give credit where it isjune. venus stamped her authority on centre court today. how much do you fill the occasion, the size of the match forjohanna konta the occasion, the size of the match for johanna konta did the occasion, the size of the match forjohanna konta did for her today? she has the sony boxes, centre court, semifinal, she will come again. —— kicked so many boxes. she will take the pluses, learn from the experience, and use young. venus is
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37, johanna is 36. the eldest player to reach a singles final since navratilova back in 1994. it is a great run for her, what have you made a fair? she was sensational today, second serve faster than the first at times. she just came in and said, jo, this is my court, maybe someday you will have your time but not today. she will face muguruza of spain, she had an easy win against magdalena rybarikova, how do you see the final going? it is a great matchup. a former french open winner that has been off the radar for a little while. she has come back now and it is her time to show that she is back. but venus has shown today she still owns centre court, while her sister is away. her sister is away, the absence of serena williams, how much do you think it has shown the people there is a real quality left in women's tennis without her? wie there is. serena
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williams text message to venus and said look after the fort until i am back, bring that trophy home. she said how much was missing her sister, she has only ever lost in the final to serena. it will be a big match between venus williams and gabi is, but johanna big match between venus williams and gabi is, butjohanna konta is out. chris froome has lost the yellow jersey after stage 12 of the tour de france. fabio aru now leads him by six seconds. after easing their way through nearly 200 kilometres, both riders came off the road and were lucky not to have a serious crash. but the real drama was saved for the end. frenchman romain ba rdet leaving the leading pack behind as he took the stage victory. aru wasn't too far behind him — but froome just ran out of gas. a full 20 seconds behind the italian aru, who takes the yellowjersey a full 20 seconds behind the italian aru, who takes the yellow jersey. and manchester city are close to a £50 million deal
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for tottenham defender kyle walker. the england international is expected to have a medical and complete that move tomorrow. walker, who joined tottenham from sheffield united in 2009, will notjoin up with spurs for the start of their preseason training on friday. instead, he'll with city on monday to start their tour of the usa. england have named an unchanged side for the second test against south africa which starts tomorrow at trent bridge. they won the opening match by 211 runs, inside four days — a fantastic start forjoe root, in his first match as captain. the most important thing is we carry forward that attitude we took into last week. i thought there was a few key periods of the game that were crucial that we won. which previously we might not have done. that is very exciting to do that. of course, there are areas that we might have wanted to do slightly better, but we are very aware we we re better, but we are very aware we were not the finished article and we have a lot of hard work still to do. so, yes, it is an exciting time for us. we are desperate to get going
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again on friday. that is all the sport. back to les parisiens. you had it, we have got it back. thank you. let's get more now on the publication of the repeal bill, which will convert eu legislation into british laws. the aim is to provide certainty so that the same laws that applied the day before brexit, are also in force the day after. but it's facing a backlash from oppostion parties and the devolved governments. we're joined by chris morris from the bbc reality check team. chris, so this bill has been published, but gosh, there is the mother of all battles ahead, isn't there? it is a huge undertaking, depending how you count them, 19,000 bits of legislation. as you suggest, we are not changing the law, just changing the source of the law from european union law to british law. some people might think, if we voted to leave, why are we just taking all
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their laws? the answer is if you try to go through 19,000 laws and tinker with everyone and decide which and which you didn't, you need years and yea rs which you didn't, you need years and years and years to do that. as we know from michel barnier yesterday, the clock is ticking and we don't have that much time. the idea is for continuity you bring it all back and then decide what to do with it next. but, and it is a big but, the issue of parliamentary scrutiny, people are worried about that. they are, and asa are worried about that. they are, and as a student of history assignment... and a participant of much! indeed. king henry viii was enabled to issue proclamations to change legislation. the modern equivalent of that basically means you can take in parliament, if you use these henry viii clauses, you can take primary legislation and amended or appeal it without further parliamentary scrutiny. the government says, yes, we will only do that for technical bits, we need
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to ta ke do that for technical bits, we need to take out the word european union here and there, don't worry about it, it will all be fine. other people are saying what about a cold wednesday afternoon when no one is watching you think this is too complicated, let's strike—out this whole page when no one is looking. i think the people in parliament, they should be able to scrutinise all pa rt should be able to scrutinise all part of the process that is one of the battles we will see. labour has already said it is threatening to vote against the bill, so the august through the politics of all this. what will see in parliament in the next couple of years, and perhaps it is where we should be, the place where we really do decide what kind of brexit we will get. if you like, it will be the battle between leave and remain, that battle still to be played out, and what does brexit really look like. labour doesn't like several parts of the way this legislation has been put forward. the lib dems say they will give the government hell, and then you have the devolved administrations in scotla nd the devolved administrations in scotland and wales, saying you are basically taking a power grab the westminster, don't forget us as
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well. this i think we will see as a battle over her way through. don't forget it is notjust the repeal bill, there has to be legislation to do with brexit, immigration, customs, fisheries, agriculture. if we wa nted customs, fisheries, agriculture. if we wanted any reminder that brexit really will dominate this next parliament, this is it. it does make you wonder what other parliamentary business will go on in the next two yea rs, business will go on in the next two years, doesn't it? i think business will go on in the next two years, doesn't it? ithink probably not very much, because this has been described as the biggest legislative challenge this parliament has ever faced, and that is what it will be. chris morris, always good to talk to you. brings his own drink, look! chuckling you are watching bbc news. in a candid interview with the bbc, theresa may has said she "shed a little tear" on hearing of the exit poll on election night, predicting that she'd lose the conservative majority she'd inherited from david cameron. she said she'd known the campaign hadn't been going, in her words, "perfectly," and said she felt devastated on hearing the result.
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the prime minister declined to say how long she will stay in power, and reissued her call for opposition parties to work with the government to deliver brexit. she's been speaking to bbc radio 5live's emma barnett. it started so well. all of the talk was about how much you are going to win by, how big the extra majority would be. when did you first have an inkling it might not be going according to plan? i think as the campaign was going on, i realised everything wasn't going perfectly. but throughout the whole campaign the expectation still was that the result would be a different one, a better one for us than it was. we didn't see the results that came coming. when was the moment of realisation? it was when i heard the exit poll. to be honest with you, i didn't watch the exit poll myself. i'm superstitious about things like that. my husband watched it for me and came and told me. and i was shocked at the result in the exit poll. it took a few minutes for it to sink
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in, what that was telling me. my husband gave me a hug. and then i got on the phone to cchq, to the conservative party. when you had a hug, did you have a cry? how did you feel? i suppose i felt devastated. enough to shed a tear? yes, a little tear. at that moment? at that moment, yes. just say to me now, sitting in this office, you have been on a long journey to get to this point. what would you say to your younger self? oh, gosh, this is one of those, "what would i write to a 16—year—old theresa may?" a theresa may who's always been interested in politics. i think what i would write to my younger self is, "believe in yourself.
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always do the right thing. and work hard to tackle injustice when you see it." that was theresa may, talking to emma barnett. the chinese nobel peace laureate liu xiaobo has died, days after he was moved from prison to hospital for cancer treatment. mr liu, who was 61, was serving an 11—year prison sentence, punishment for his role in writing and circulating an online petition, calling for an end to china's one—party state. the legal bureau in the northeastern city of shenyang, where he had been hospitalised, confirmed his death in a statement. with us is shaojiang, a long—standing friend of liu xiaobo who now lives in london. thank you so much for coming in to talk to us here at the bbc. how did you get to know him?|j talk to us here at the bbc. how did you get to know him? i got to know him when he criticised chinese
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tradition, the chinese long history, the civilisation is actually barbaric history, especially the rooney rule, and how we can change this tyranny rule. the people must stand up and fight for their own democracy and human rights. so the first time i heard his speech in the university. after that, in 1989, during the student protest, he went back from america and joined our protest. before the tiananmen square massacre, he and other three scholars made a hunger strike for 72 hours, and after 48 hours, the
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military crashed the peaceful protest, and killed a lot of people. ijust ran protest, and killed a lot of people. i just ran into protest, and killed a lot of people. ijust ran into the street, and i found actually it was a military crackdown, even though it was a non—violent protest, still they would kill you. i held liu xiaobo, and ran back to help him and the three other chinese intellectuals, what happened. we must keep this long struggle. i asked him and the three chinese international intellectuals to negotiate with the army, and let us leave the square. yes. are you able to tell us a bit more about why you think he was such an important figure? because we know
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he won the nobel peace prize, and he was an eminent academic, wasn't he? just tell us a little bit about why he matters so much. because in the 19805, he matters so much. because in the 1980s, the beginning, he very importantly criticised, it gave us autonomy of thinking about how chinese history, how to change the situation. because during the chairman mao period, millions of people died. so we must find a solution, if we want a good future in china. we must have a democracy. so that is very important for critical thinking, and he influenced a lot of the younger generation to think about how they should do. and, second, i think after he joined the
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tiananmen square protest, it was very important that they gave an example for chinese intellectuals, if you want to change china, intellectuals must do it first. and it involved the whole movement, otherwise you cannot understand the suffering of people in society. third, very important, even though he was put injail third, very important, even though he was put in jail repeatedly, after he was put in jail repeatedly, after he was put in jail repeatedly, after he was released, he was persistent with leading the nonviolence movement that led to the whole of society understand the situation. not only the social issue, but a political issue, especially of the 1—party system. the third, very
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important, he tried to mobilise the people and the different nationalities in china, and different social groups, especially disadvantaged groups, to join different social groups, especially disadvantaged groups, tojoin the struggle to build up civil society and the change in society, changing the political system. reaction to his death is coming in from around the world. the us secretary of state rex tillerson has expressed his condolences, and called on china to release ten watton's wife, and let her leave china, and the nobel committee says the chinese government bears a heavy responsibility for his death. would you agree with that?|j responsibility for his death. would you agree with that? i totally ee, you agree with that? i totally agree, but i think the other mock receipt countries don't do enough for this case. even though the one was a highly professional figure,
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who suffered this, can you imagine the other prisoners, since the tiananmen square massacre, hundreds of thousands of people in detention, and no reaction from democratic countries. if democracy countries understood the human rights value and the democracy value, you will find you lose your human rights under democracy. shao jiang, i know you have lost a friend and we are very grateful to you coming in to talk to us. thanks for stock in a moment, a look at how the financial markets have closed. first the headlines. ministers publish their long—awaited repeal bill to convert eu legislation in the uk law. theresa may tells the bbc she was devastated after hearing the exit poll resort on general election night, and says the result was a com plete night, and says the result was a complete shock. tennis, british number one johanna konta is
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complete shock. tennis, british number onejohanna konta is out of wimbledon, beaten by five—time champion, venus williams at wimbledon in two sets. iam i am susana street, now a look at how the market in europe have ended the trading session. it's been quite a choppy day for the ftse 100 — fluctuating in and out of negative territory britian's blue chip index — underperformed compared to dax and cac 40. the increases we saw today on those indices come following yesterday's rise of more than one % yesterday afterjanet yellen, the chair of the federal reserve, the us central bank said there would be a gradual approach to us interest rate rises. crude oil prices steadied today after the recent slide — following evidence of stronger demand in china balanced reports of
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higher production by key oil exporters. let's take a look at some stories in more detail now. shareholders have dealt a blow to burberry today over executive pay, with nearly a third voting at the agm against generous pay—outs that include a £5.4 million share award for former boss christopher bailey. earlier this week, the firm reported better than expected same—store sales in its first quarterly report. shares in astrazeneca the pharmaceutical giant fell by almost 5% in early trading — — this followed an unconfirmed report that its chief executive pascal soriot might be leaving for rival teva. the share price has recovered slightly but is still down by more than 3.5%, and the city watchdog is pressing ahead with controversial plans to overhaul stock market rules that would allow oil giant saudi aramco to choose london for its record—breaking flotation. let's get detailed analysis of this with ben kumarfrom seven investment management. hello, ben. firstly, let's talk about saudi aramco. this change of
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rules by the fca. what would this rules by the fca. what would this rule change mean? it basically gives privileged status, they are calling a premium status, to sovereign wealth funds, sovereign owned companies that will try to go public will get basically better treatment. sort of vip, this way, you first, before any other. the reason is they are saying state backed companies are saying state backed companies are bigger than some of the —— better than some of the others we have list in london over the past few years. there have been a fuel, shall we say, oligarch run companies that have gone bust or left the ftse 100 very quickly. we don't want a repeat of that but we do want to attract the interest of saudi aramco, biggest ipo ever potentially, and it is us or new york and we want to win. won't have this lack of transparency dents london's reputation? the transparency rules have been bulked up transparency rules have been bulked up so much over the past trouble of yea rs. up so much over the past trouble of years. what this is saying is if you
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are state backed, we trust is the relationship the stable continue to have with the company will be much clearer by nature. rather it is kind of saying, you guys have the corporate governance in place because you are a trusted government. it is an interesting approach and we will talk about the oil price in a minute, but a big oil company going public at this time of low oil prices is a really interesting move. before we get to oil prices, astrazeneca. there are these unconfirmed reports about the chief executive possibly leaving. investors certainly don't like the thought there could be a change at the top at this present time. thought there could be a change at the top at this present timem thought there could be a change at the top at this present time. it has come at a bit of a funny time, leaving to teva would be a bit of a shock move, the generic truck company first of astrazeneca waiting for a big drugs trial on one of
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their anti—cancer drugs. they are saying if the ceo is thinking about leaving now, what does it mean for the future for astrazeneca? oil prices steady in today. what has caused that, because we have seen a recent slide, haven't we? worries about supply are always there with oil. with opec in particular saying we're not going to produce any more, we're not going to produce any more, we all agree we are not going to produce any more, and then gradually all countries start producing more than they said they were going to. it has happened again and again. people are saying the cartel is opec it is broken, that is what has caused oil prices to fall. thank you. let's take a quick look at the picture on wall street quite a solid opening — following some good chinese trade data and upbeat commentary from target that boosted retailer shares. chinese exports and imports injune outstripped expectations, suggesting stronger growth in the world's second largest economy. that's all from me, there is a round—up of all the other
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top business stories on our website — bbc.co.uk/business a few lines coming into us from washington that we want to update you with just before we go to the weather. the us house speaker paul ryan has said that president trump ‘s max unger should testify —— president trump's sun should testify in court. you will remember he is under pressure from eating a russian lawyer during the presidential election, who claimed to have information about hillary clinton, donald trump osmo opponent for the presidency. donald trump of course has said that donald jr is innocent, and he has been the target of a witchhunt. donald trump junior and he has been the target of a witchhunt. donald trumpjunior has been accused of intent to collude with the oceans, and there is a suggestion he may have broken federal laws. so the us house speaker paul ryan saying donald
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trump junior should testify. speaker paul ryan saying donald trumpjunior should testify. nancy pelosi called for the creation of an outside independent commission to investigate watches it was cold hard evidence that president donald trump's family attempted to collude with russians to influence the election. just an additional line with that donald trump is in paris at the moment with the french president emmanuel macron. they are expected to hold a joint news conference at the next couple of hours or so. we will bring you news of that on the news channel, and the subject may well be raised in questions afterwards. coming up after the news at 4pm is the news at 5pm. let's have a look at the weather with nick miller. this forecast will take you all the way through the weekend but i will start with an image from one of our weather watchers, rather cloudy skies in stirling. we are seeing a few showers heading into the west of scotland, already into northern ireland, just a narrow line of a
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brief downpour, soon to clear away and it will brighten up before the end of the david stockdale move across scotland this evening, down across scotland this evening, down across northern ireland and a few brushing wales, midlands and east anglia, southern england staying largely dry, a mixture of cloud and clear spells. a few of us getting into single figures tomorrow morning cover parts of scotland for example away from the town and city centres. this is the picture at eight o'clock in the morning. some sunny spells, and the northern ireland. northern england, a very promising start but a few showers coming through on the breeze. south of the midlands, some cloud, some sunshine, temperatures around the mid—teens to begin the davis cup could be rather cloudy in the south—east england, it will brighten up at times during the day full stop it is a little bit crazier thanit full stop it is a little bit crazier than it has been. onto the day we will lose a few of those showers, and they are very few and far between, variable clouds, occasional sunshine if you're looking coming through that cloud. temperatures
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fairly average, high teens, a few spots in the high twente —— in the low 20s. northern ireland, some outbreaks of rain coming in later in the afternoon. this is how it is shaping up at wimbledon tomorrow. a lot of cloud around, some brighter breaks, a little bit breezy, and those temperatures really still very co mforta ble. those temperatures really still very comfortable. here is that rain moving into scotland tomorrow evening, so bear that in mind if you are heading out and about. elsewhere are heading out and about. elsewhere a dry evening. a feed of quite moist airat the a dry evening. a feed of quite moist air at the start of the weekend, it does mean a lot of cloud for at least pa rt does mean a lot of cloud for at least part one of the weekend on saturday, and some outbreaks of rain pushing eastwards on a breezy day as well. given any sunny spells in the south—east england, there could be a few, temptress could move into the mid—20s who stuck a brighter day on sunday the scotland, northern ireland and northern england, and a few spots of rain is whopping southwards. south—east england looking even warmer on sunday, still
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quite humid as well. that is the forecast through the weekend. head online for details of anywhere you may be going over the weekend, any events, and check out the forecast on the app as well. we have forecasts every half an hour here on bbc news. today at 5pm — the repeal bill is published — a key part of the government's brexit strategy. the brexit secretary urges all mps to work together — but the bill faces opposition from other parties. theresa may — who called june's election to strengthen her brexit hand — tells the bbc she became tearful when she learned the result. devastated enough to shed a tear? yes, a little tear. at that moment. yes. we'll have more of that interview — and be assessing the scale of transferring powers from brussels to the uk with the former head of the civil service. the other main stories on bbc news at 5. an american doctor tells
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the high court there is a chance terminally ill charlie gard could benefit from experimental treatment in the us. donald trump is in paris for talks with president macron —
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