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i'm clive myrie. the headlines at seven. the government says the supremacy of eu judges will end after brexit. when we leave the european union, we will be leaving the jurisdiction of the european court ofjustice. what we will be able to do is to make our own laws, parliament will make our laws, it is britishjudges who will interpret those laws, and it will be the british supreme court who will be the ultimate arbiter of those laws. a cyclist who killed a woman on the road has been cleared of manslaughter, but convicted of a lesser charge. the husband of kim briggs has now called for a change in the law, and paid this tribute. for us to remember kim, not through the lens of this trail, but for being the beautiful, fun—loving woman who adored her children. a man has beenjailed for 18 years after trying to smuggle a pipe bomb onto a plane at manchester airport. princes william and harry have been
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speaking of the days following the death of their mother, princess diana, and the role of the paparazzi in the car crash. she had quite a severe head injury but was very much still live on the back seat and those people that caused the accident... also on the programme, in the next hour we'll be live in nevada where donald trump is holding another rally and the media, once again, is sure to get a thumping. this is the scene in reno where supporters are waiting to hear from president trump. wayne rooney — england's record goalscorer has announced his retirement from international football. good evening and welcome to bbc news.
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in the latest of its proposals for life after brexit the government has published its plans on how it wants to end the legal authority of the european court ofjustice in uk affairs. at the moment the court can influence everything from workers‘ rights to trade rules. now theresa may says it will no longer have what she calls a direct say in these matters. but — in what critics see as a climbdown — the new plan appears to allow the european court to have some role in future disputes between the eu and britain. here's our political correspondent ben wright. it's about bringing power back to britain. we will take back control of our laws and bring an end to the jurisdiction of the european court ofjustice in britain. and for many leave campaigners that is what brexit was all about. take back democracy, take back control for our country. can we do it? yes! as it reveals its ideas for how
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disputes between the eu and the uk might be hammered out in the future, the prime minister denied the government was ditching its big red line. we are very clear we will not have the jurisdiction of the european court ofjustice. we will put in place arrangements to ensure that businesses have the confidence of knowing they can continue to trade across the european union. so what is the european court ofjustice and why does it matter? it's because this luxembourg court is the eu's ultimate legal authority, refereeing disputes between eu institutions and member states. its judgments have shaped everything from our food standards to workers‘ rights. for many people it has become a totemic representation of our lack of control of our own laws because basically ministers can find themselves being forced to change uk law because the ec] says what we are trying to do here, laws that parliament has passed, are incompatible with european law and we have to change things. but going forward we will have some
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sort of relationship with the ec] with the eu and and that means we will not be able to divorce ourselves from the influence of the ec] completely. and that is the dilemma for the government. so what does today's paper tell us about its aims? ministers today accepted they would have to keep half an eye on rulings by eu judges after brexit. new arbitration bodies will have to be created to ensure the eu and the uk are playing by the same rules when a trade deal is done. although the ec] would not have direct jurisdiction over the uk, its judges may have a role interpreting eu law. and opposition parties here see the government's position shifting. the government is clearly backtracking on its earlier red lines and saying there has to be some form of dispute resolution through some form of judicial process and that obviously is the case and we have indeed said that all along. what the prime minister is now recognising is there will be a role for the european court, whether it is in relation
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to the withdrawal agreement, the transition period, or even post brexit in terms of the ec] law, the european court law, that we have incorporated into uk law. and the snp urged the government to rub out its red line on the ec] completely. it is revealing too that most pro—brexit tory mps seem pretty comfortable with the direction the government is going on this. and it is a fact that once britain leaves the european union, judgments by the european court ofjustice will no longer be binding on uk courts. one of the big questions for negotiations is the extent britain chooses to follow eu law and judgments in return for close cooperation on trade, security and more. so what happens next? the chief negotiators from britain and the eu will resume their talks in brussels next week and there have already been disagreements between the two sides on the role the ec] should have in the future. today's paperfrom the uk may
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smooth things over a bit. it shows they are accepting there are painful trade offs to be made and the fact they are now saying that they will not accept the direct effect of the european court ofjustice, they could accept it indirectly affecting the uk post brexit is quite constructive from an eu point of view. centuries of laws piled high in westminster and restoring parliament's sovereignty is fundamental to brexit, but the uk is not about to leap into legal isolation and eu law, as shaped by the ec], will still be relevant here long after we have left. ben wright, bbc news. our political correspondent emma vardy is at westminster. the position paper says that the ec] will have no direct role in uk law. for brexiteers in the conservative party, are they happy that could mean an indirect role? broadly
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speaking the brexiteers seem co mforta ble speaking the brexiteers seem comfortable with the paper and that is because it is the case that the jurisdiction of the european court ofjustice will end. so brexiteers can put their hand on the heart and say we're delivering what we promised in the referendum. that this is getting back sovereignty, taking back control of our own laws. what the paper lays out is the government position that it is prepared to be flexible on this and the question really is about how much influence the ec] will continue to have in the future. the paper makes clear that we cannot cut off the ec] entirely, that the influence will continue to exist. this is of course because as the government says, we want to have this closer relationship with the customs union, in the interests of business, so we can continue to trade with the eu. to do that we need to come up with this method for resolving disputes. the idea of today are just that,
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ideas about what kind of arbitration might be formed going forward if we strike a trade deal with the eu. getting down to the nitty—gritty of what that could look like, how much influence perhaps european judges continue to have in the future, that is where we could see some divisions continue to emerge. that is why people may start to claim that this is not the kind of delivery on what was promised. but for now if we are to continue on the part that we are on ofaiming to continue on the part that we are on of aiming to remain at very closely linked country with the customs union, it is difficult to see how we can cut out the ec] out of our lives entirely. thank you. prince william has been describing how he didn't want the death of his mother to "break him" for fear of damaging her legacy. he and prince harry have been speaking for a bbc documentary marking 20 years since diana, princess of wales was killed. this report by our royal correspondent nicholas witchell does contain some flash photography.
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20 years ago they were children, doing their best to cope with their own grief amid the close attention of a grieving nation. it had been their father who had had to break the news to william and harry that their mother was dead. they had been at balmoral and in the documentary they say how relieved they were that the queen had kept them there for a few days. they were grateful too to their father. he did his best for us, says harry. william... god bless you. god bless you, william. but the solitude of balmoral had given way to the intensity of london. they had come out to meet people outside kensington palace. and it is clear that they found the whole experience bewildering. i couldn't understand then, says william, why people were so upset over someone they didn't know. the public grieving reached its height on the day of diana's funeral. and they start walking down the road... william and harry were determined not to show their emotions. the decision for them to walk behind their mother's
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coffin was a collective, family decision, says william. more than anything else they wanted to honour their mother's memory. when you have something so traumatic as the death of your mother when you are 15, as very sadly many people have experienced, and no one wants to experience, it leaves you... you know, it will either make or break you. and i wouldn't let it break me. i wanted it to make me. i wanted her to be proud of the person i would become. i didn't want her worried or her legacy to be that you know, william and or harry were completely and utterly devastated by it. and that all the hard work and all the love and all the energy that she put into us when we were younger would go to waste. in the years since diana's death her sons have taken up many of the causes that she championed. the pain may have softened, but in harry's case there is still anger towards the french photographers who pursued diana's speeding car into the alma tunnel in paris.
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i think one of the hardest things to come to terms with is the fact that the people that chased her through, into the tunnel, were the same people that were taking photographs of her while she was still dying on the back seat of the car. and those people that caused the accident, instead of helping, were taking photographs of her dying on the back seat. and then those photographs made their way back to news desks in this country. 20 years have passed, there is a generation now with no direct memory of these events. but for many it remains a week in britain's recent history which retains its emotional resonance. nicholas witchell, bbc news. and you can see that documentary — diana, 7 days — on bbc one on sunday at 7.30pm. a cyclist who knocked down a mother—of—two who later died of her injuries has been cleared of manslaughter.
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charlie alliston was, however, found guilty of the charge of causing bodily harm by wanton and furious driving. kim briggs suffered catastrophic head injuries and died a week later. alliston was riding a bike without front brakes, designed for the cycling track and not the high street. dan johnson reports. it was a split second encounter with a bike that ended kim briggs' life. she was crossing a busy london street in her lunch break when she was hit. charlie alliston in the middle was the cyclist, 18 at the time a former courier who said he'd tried to swerve. but the bike he was riding should never have been on the road, it was designed for the velodrome without gears and with no front brake. alliston claimed he did not know he needed one to ride on the road and said he still would not have been able to stop in time. outside the court kim briggs' family welcomed the verdict. i would like to ask you to remember kim not through the lens of this
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trial, but for being the beautiful, fun loving women who adored her children and who lived her life to the full and by the mantra, make every day count. charlie alliston was doing about 80 miles an hour as he approached this junction. -- 18. the lights were green. he said he saw kim briggs stepping out into the road just beyond the crossing looking at her phone. he called out and slowed down to less than a0 miles an hour, "14. he called again and swerved to avoid her. he told the court she stepped back into his path. 0n the evening of the crash charlie alliston wrote online, yes, it is herfault, but no, she did not deserve it. hopefully it is a lesson learned on her behalf. he later deleted those words and other comments and told the court it was stupid and not thought through. this has been a complex case
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with difficult questions about safety and responsibility and how cyclists and pedestrians share the road. kim briggs' family now wants tougher cycling laws. thejudge remarked charlie alliston has shown no remorse. he will be sentenced next month and has been warned to expect to go to prison. president trump is speaking at another rally this evening. let's hear what he is saying. under this legislation now veterans can use theirgi under this legislation now veterans can use their gi benefits at any point in their lifetime. some difference. injust a point in their lifetime. some difference. in just a few moments right here on this stage i will sign
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another historic bill that the american legion help us deliver, the vetera ns american legion help us deliver, the veterans appeals improvement and modernisation act. you all know what that means. no longer will veterans be kept waiting for years to get an a nswer to be kept waiting for years to get an answer to their appeals. they will receive timely updates and they will get decisions much more quickly, in a fraction of the time. and the legion i have to say breast so hard for that legislation. so i thank you very much. you will be helped. they have a lot of power. and they use it well. when i spoke to last year i
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also promised we would build up our military and that is exactly what we have done. i'm proud to report that we have worked with congress to achieve a dramatic increase in defence spending this year. we are to expanding and improving the state—of—the—art missile defence system to shoot down missiles in flight. system to shoot down missiles in flight. and we are getting better and better as it, actually it is incredible what is taking place. we will develop new surveillance and long—range strike capabilities to prevent our enemies from launching them in the first place. in every foreign policy decision... thank you. in every foreign policy decision we are making clear that we will always put the safety and security of our citizens first. that
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is why early this week i announced a new strategy in afghanistan and south asia. we will pursue an honourable and enduring outcome in afghanistan worthy of the tremendous sacrifice our troops have already made. we will give our men and women in uniform the tools that they need and the trust they have earned to fight and to win. and we have made as you have been reading and ceiling, tremendous progress in the fight against terrorism. just over a month ago in iraq mosul was liberated from the barbaric rule of isis. we are stripping terrorists of their territory at a record speed. theirfunding, the their territory at a record speed. their funding, the networks, their territory at a record speed. theirfunding, the networks, and the falls allure of their ideology.
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we're going to start working hard on the intranet because they using that asa the intranet because they using that as a level that they should not be allowed to use it. they recruiting from the web and we're going to work under my administration very hard so that does not happen. no longer are we using our military to build democracies, instead we are forming a coalition of nations that share the aim of stamping out extremists, defeating terrorism and pursuing stability, prosperity and peace through the generations, america has a lwa ys through the generations, america has always prevail. not by military might alone but also by the strength of our spirit. and we have in this country today such spirit. i see it when i meet the people backstage, they're so proud once again. i must
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say much more proud than they wear last year at this time. they are feeling very good about our country. very good. because our people have a lwa ys very good. because our people have always had that will to endure and to overcome. this is now the challenge of our times. we must ask ourselves who we are, what we stand for and what together we can achieve. if american patriots could secure oui’ achieve. if american patriots could secure our independence, carve out a home in the wilderness, and free millions from tyranny and oppression around the world, then that same spirit of strength, courage and resolve can help us create a better future for our people today. the future for our people today. the future like even our people have never had before in this great country. that is what we are aiming for. we do not have to be content
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with a dilapidated road system, with crumbling buildings or rusted out factories. we can build gleaming new highways, state—of—the—art manufacturing, and modern works of wonder and we can do it all with american workers and american aluminium, iron and steel, we can do it ourselves. we do not have to accept the economic decay of once thriving hubs of industry. where they leave and they let all those jobs go and those companies move to other countries. we have stopped that flow and companies are now coming back into the united states, i'm so proud of that. we can bring
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newjobs to pittsburgh and detroit and baltimore and help struggling communities thrive and dream and prosper. we do not need to limit the potential of our children by trapping them in failing government schools. every child should have the chance to explore their talents, pursue their passions, and know the i°y pursue their passions, and know the joy of achieving their ambitions. and we will never tolerate crime in oui’ and we will never tolerate crime in our cities. bloodshed in our communities. 0r acts of hatred or terrorism against our citizens we will not stand for it. we will a lwa ys will not stand for it. we will always support our great law enforcement personnel. these are
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great people. build bridges of trust and cooperation and keep ourfamily safe. it is time to heal the wounds that divide us and to seek a new unity based on the common values that unite us. we are one people with one home and one great flag. we're not defined by the colour of oui’ we're not defined by the colour of our skin. the figure on our paycheque or the party of our politics. we are defined by our shared humanity, by our citizenship in this magnificent nation and by the love that fills our hearts. and i know, ispeak the love that fills our hearts. and i know, i speakfor all of the love that fills our hearts. and i know, i speak for all of you when
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i say hearts beat for america. our souls filled with pride, every time we hear the national anthem. this is the spirit we need to overcome our challenges. to pursue our common destiny and to achieve a brighter future for our people. we will win, we will win. this is the future we can build together if we have the courage to act, the strength to endure and the patriotism to join together with true affection for our fellow citizens. i want to close with the story of a hero who defines the spirit of service and sacrifice,
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a man whose strength, patriotism and courage knows no bounds. a vietnam vetera n courage knows no bounds. a vietnam veteran who threw himself on top of a grenade to protect his fellow comrades. this true american hero went on to serve in the national guard for over 27 years. he is now a retired captain at his local fire department and he owns the funeral home that memorialises our heroes. and he has worked tirelessly to bring another veteran ‘s post to kansas city so that those who return from combat have a place to go that honours and supports them. some of you know this incredible patriot. he isa you know this incredible patriot. he is a friend to many in this room. he is a friend to many in this room. he is with us here today. and he is on stage with us right now. medal of
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honour recipient, donald e ballard. president trump there at that rally in nevada. gary 0'donoghue is in washington listening to that. none of the fire and brimstone betty rained down on the media yesterday. a bit quieter on that front tonight? amazing, it is almost like an odd days of the week you get one donald trump and on the evening days you get another. last night we had that extraordinary speech i suppose you would call it, in phoenix, which degenerated into a running battle between protesters and the police outside, donald trump ripping into the media, ripping into his own party, he is being more pleasant about kim jong un than party, he is being more pleasant about kimjong un than his own senators from arizona. and then
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today sticking to the script, pretty straight down online political speech, talking about talking about slightly unfortunate speech, talking about talking about slightly u nfortu nate overtones speech, talking about talking about slightly unfortunate overtones for this one, one people, one home and one flag. not sure i would have chosen that kind of formulation given the history of those kinds of factors. but yes, this is the donald trump that many people want to see as president. being a bit more unifying. but you can never tell what you're going to get. but these vetera ns a re what you're going to get. but these veterans are people who largely will have voted for him. he did not win nevada, incidentally, where he is giving the speech. he was deprived of that i think by the t no vote. but it is an extraordinary turnaround from 12 hours ago. —— latin vote. the whole rally thing with this president is interesting.
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they often hit the road as president but usually to sell specific policies. with george w bush it was trying to sell the privatisation of social security and barack 0bama hit the road all across the country, to try to sell the affordable health ca re try to sell the affordable health care act which became 0bamacare. president trump seems to feel that he still has to sell his entire presidency. you are right and after the state of the union, when the president's hit the road to ply their wares coast—to—coast you get that. but sometimes what you get from donald trump is a need if you like to reconnect with those moments during the campaign where he felt most electrified, where he felt most energised, where he was closest to the people who love him. and of course in the white house, the other places where he spent his life,
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dealing with congress, all that kind of thing, there is a connection on twitter of course but they're not there in front of him, not looking up there in front of him, not looking up and cheering, not hanging on his every word. it is as if last night was about him going out and just checking that he was still there. gary, thank you. time now for a look at the weather. good evening. the weather has been dramatic across some northern areas in the past 2a hours with a lot of rain and localised flooding. in the next few days it is quite a lot calmer. the driest weather always down towards the south. largely dry across southern down towards the south. largely dry across southern areas down towards the south. largely dry across southern areas through tonight. some persistent rain continuing across the northern isles. staying wet across 0rkney & shetland for a good part of tomorrow. further south across scotland, northern ireland, some
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showers could be happy. further south again into wales, the midlands, largely dry with not too many showers at all. 22 degrees the top temperature in london. further ahead northern and north—western areas continue to see some showers at times during friday and the weekend. further south largely dry with some sunshine and in the sunshine feeling pleasantly warm. that is all for now. hello. this is bbc news. the headlines: theresa may insists the jurisdiction of the european court ofjustice in the uk, will end after brexit. the government has published new details of its position on the issue, with the prime minister saying the uk would "take back control of our laws". a cyclist accused of knocking down and killing a woman as she crossed the street, has been cleared of manslaughter. however, charlie alliston was found guilty of causing bodily harm by "wa nton or furious driving". the victim's husband has called for a change in the law — and has being paying tribute to her.
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for us to remember kim, not through the lens of this trial, but for being the beautiful fun loving woman who adored her children, and who lived her life to the full. a man who tried to smuggle a pipe bomb on to a plane at manchester airport, has been jailed for 18 years. nadeem muhammad was attempting to board a ryanairflight to italy, injanuary. and prince harry says he's "very glad" he joined the funeral cortege for his mother, princess diana. he and his brother have been talking about their sense of bewilderment at the grieving crowds following her death, exactly 20 years ago. and, coming up in the next half hour, following calls for learners to have to drive on rural roads, we'll be speaking to the executive director of the parliamentary advisory council for transport safety. back now to our top story
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this evening, the ending of thejurisdiction of the european court ofjustice in the uk post—brexit. theresa may considered it to be one of her red lines, and today the government set out its plans to stop its influence after march 2019. today the prime minister insisted the jurisdiction of the ecj would come to an end after brexit. when we leave the european union we will be leaving the jurisdiction of the european court ofjustice. it is britishjudges who the european court ofjustice. it is british judges who interpret those laws and it will be the british supreme court and will be the ultimate arbiter of those laws. we will take back control of our laws. can you give us the civic examples of this new arrangement, how it will work in terms of settling disputes? what we have done today's issue
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paper by which it has shown how it is possible to resolve disputes. i think businesses want to know, in a future relationship if a dispute arises, how will it be possible to resolve that? we have been clear we will not have the jurisdiction of the european court ofjustice. we will put in place arrangements so that businesses have the confidence of knowing they can continue to trade across the european union. the labour leaderjeremy corbyn declined to say whether his party would vote against the brexit bill when it comes before the commons. the government is backtracking on its earlier red lines saying that has to be some dispute through the judicial process and we have said that all along. do you think the prime minister is fudging?” that all along. do you think the prime minister is fudging? i think she is finding the absolutism of lancaster house does not work. has got a point where labour might vote against the brexit provisions when they come to the house? we will get
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they come to the house? we will get the brexit bill when we go back in september. 0urfirst the brexit bill when we go back in september. our first concern the brexit bill when we go back in september. 0urfirst concern is parliamentary scrutiny. we will make sure parliament has the right to vote on every single section of the bill. we do not want the return of henry viii and decisions by the executive over an elected parliament. will you vote against?... will —— we will take that decision when we go back so that decision when we go back so that there is proper scrutiny and every mp can take part and every mp can every mp can take part and every mp ca n vote. sir david edward was a judge of the european court ofjustice between 1992 and 200a. he said he did not agree with the prime minister's approach. the ecj does not havejurisdiction in the united kingdom in the same way as the uk supreme court has jurisdiction in the united kingdom. all the court ofjustice does is to a nswer all the court ofjustice does is to answer questions about the interpretation and application of eu
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law. if eu law no longer applies in the uk because we have left the eu, then the eu courts cannot ask the court of justice to tell then the eu courts cannot ask the court ofjustice to tell them what the law is. on the other hand, the courts of the other member states can do so, in so far as british people or businesses are conducting their affairs on the other side of their affairs on the other side of the channel, or in the case of services, are providing cross frontier services. so eu law will continue to apply to that aspect of their affairs, continue to apply to that aspect of theiraffairs, and continue to apply to that aspect of their affairs, and the courts of the other member states can ask the ecj to say what the law is. so how important is the european court ofjustice and what exactly does it do? chris morris from our reality check team has been looking in more detail at the role of the ecj. if you are talking about the
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resolution of legal disputes in the european union, then this place has the final say, the european court of justice based in luxembourg. it is the eu's highest legal authority. it should not be confused with a different court, the european court of human rights, a separate institution based in strasbourg which is not part of the european union. it is the court of human rights, not the court ofjustice, that has often upset british politicians by making it harder, for to deport terrorist suspects. what does the ecj do? it insures the eu institutions like the commission and member states are complying with eu member states are complying with eu member law. it allows member states to challenge eu legislation if they think it breaks the rules. and it interpret eu law at the request of national courts. it interprets and enforces pretty much everything the eu does, including the rules of the single market. that makes it absolutely critical to the brexit
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process , absolutely critical to the brexit process, especially after the tory party conference last year, when the new prime minister said this. we're not leaving only to return to the jurisdiction of the european court ofjustice. that jurisdiction of the european court of justice. that is jurisdiction of the european court ofjustice. that is not going to happen. at that point, vague promises during the referendum campaign to take back control of our laws, suddenly became the very specific promise to end the jurisdiction of the ecj in the uk. it became a government red line. the trouble with that is all the rules and regulations that make the eu tip ra the scene by the european court. so if the uk decides after brexit it wa nts to so if the uk decides after brexit it wants to stay in the european air safety agency, or the european arrest warrant, or the european medicines agency, or a long list of other agencies that regulate various aspects of our lives, it will have to a cce pt aspects of our lives, it will have to accept that the ecj will still have influence over uk affairs. that is why the government is now calling
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foran is why the government is now calling for an end to the direct jurisdiction of the ecj, which implies an acceptance that we will have to follow many of its judgment indirectly, if we want to create the deep and special partnership with the eu that ministers talk about. and the government's new paper examines a and the government's new paper examinesa number of and the government's new paper examines a number of precedence. 0ne which has been discussed recently is the efta court which governs countries like norway, leach and steyn and iceland have with the single market. it follows ecj rulings extremely closely. the eu could probably accept something similar for the could probably accept something similarforthe uk could probably accept something similar for the uk but could probably accept something similarfor the uk but some brexiteers might not. that is why david davies says he wants a new and unique solution. a man who tried to smuggle a pipe bomb on to a plane at manchester airport has been jailed for 18 years. the device was found in nadeem muhammad's luggage as he was passing through security injanuary. but police initially failed to detect that the bomb was viable and he was allowed to leave the country.
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from manchester, stuart pollitt reports. a dangerous man with no obvious motive. that was judge patrick field's view of nadeem muhammad. this is the 43—year—old from bury trying to smuggle a bomb on board a ryanairflight to italy. the device was picked up by manchester airport security on january 30. it was confiscated. the airport's security chief even put it in her pocket to keep safe. muhammad was questioned but not arrested. a week later he returned to manchester airport and flew to italy. after the device was found to be potentially viable he was arrested on february 12 when he returned to the uk. what should have happened much sooner is a former forensic examination. had that taken place, we would been where we are much quicker. judge patrick field said there was no obvious motive behind muhammad's actions. he also criticised the airport security system and police and said their errors had put the public at risk.
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the judge has made some very fair and balanced comments. of course there is lessons to learn for security and ourselves. there is a set of operating procedures in place. when you find something suspicious, there's a set of activation procedures were not followed on this occasion and we need to learn from that which is what we have done. manchester airport are understood to be unhappy with the judge's comments and are adamant they followed the correct procedures at all times. stuart pollitt, bbc north west tonight, manchester crown court. theresa may has stripped the organisation that managed grenfell tower in west london, of its responsibility for the estate. the prime minister admitted there were flaws in the response to the fire there, that killed more than 80 people. she attended a private meeting with residents last night, to hear their concerns about how the aftermath of disaster is being handled. the tenant management 0rganisation will no longer have responsibility for the lancaster west housing estate. people were pleased to hear that.
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what we were also able to do was to hear from specific issues that individuals had at that meeting. i have since spoken to the leader of the council to raise the issues with her that were raised with me at that meeting. because what i want to ensure is that grenfell united residents and others locally are given the support that they need following this terrible tragedy, which has so affected their lives. the home office has mistakenly sent about 100 letters to eu citizens living in the uk telling them they're liable for detention, and that a decision has been made to remove them from the country. the mistake emerged after a finnish academic, dr eva johanna holmberg, went public, when she received a letter. she's married to a uk citizen and does have the right to live here. my first reaction, seeing the envelope, was have i made a mistake, have i forgotten to apply for some travel expenses or something?
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why am i getting a letter from sheffield, but when i open this, i could not believe my eyes, seeing words like a decision has now been taken to remove you from the united kingdom, in accordance with section ten of the immigration act. 0n the next page, here it is, it says that i am specifically considered a person liable to administrative removal, and i am liable to be detained, unless i move myself from the uk in the next month. we reported recently that learner drivers are to have lessons on the motorway from next year. now a road safety charity wants driving on rural roads to be made compulsory for learners. figures calculated per billion miles of each type of road show
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that on rural roads, there were 9113 deaths in 2015. that's compared to 577 on urban routes. and down to 96 deaths on motorways — that's about a tenth of the rate for rural roads. a word of warning: claire marshall's report starts with pictures of an accident which you might find upsetting. no—one in the incident, nor the animals, were badly hurt. watch what can happen on a quiet rural road. incredibly, the horses and riders have now fully recovered. good boy. ali's experience was worse. it wasn't caught on camera, but her last horse was killed. she'd been riding with her son and a friend in a village near melton mowbray. despite all wearing high visibility gear, a car slammed into the back of them. dylan's spine was broken. he had to be put down. the carjust missed her son. how are you, after that?
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the early days were very difficult for everybody. it was a lot of flashbacks, a lot of fear, a lot of grieving. but, also, not knowing if i would ride again. i live in the countryside and i know that the roads will be busy because it's harvest time. just pull in here. now, a charity says all drivers should be made to learn this kind of thing. 80% of young driver fatalities occurred on rural roads. that's why brake's calling for a radical overhaul of the learn to drive system. rosie lives in bristol city centre. she's not used to country lanes. we took her out with a specialist instructor. what's going to happen if you see a tractor coming towards you? how much space is it going to take up? she learns valuable lessons. i definitely get mainly nervous that i'm not doing it right, because they all know the roads very well and they shoot round them. just reassuring me that going slower so you don't crash is a good thing. the department for transport
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says our roads are some of the safest in the world. but farmers feel the driving test does need to be modernised. agricultural machinery is getting bigger, roads aren't getting any wider and they're not building any more of them. so the issues that we're having every year, you're getting more issues on the roads. the message is that for everyone's safety, including passengers, the challenges of rural driving need to be understood. claire marshall, bbc news, leicestershire. we are joined now by david davies, the executive director of the parliamentary advisory council for transport safety. it is good to see you, thank you for coming in. the figures are stark. clearly, more people are dying on rural roads than they are an urban roads or motorways and something has to be done. that is true. six out of ten deaths of all deaths in britain
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occur on country roads. there are another 10,000 who are seriously injured. country roads for many reasons, high speeds on unlit bends and if you come off you can collide with a wall or a tree or a ditch, so the consequences can be syria and —— severe so that is why it should be changed. so there should be compulsory driving for learners on country roads? we would like to see the driving test extended. 0ther countries have graduated systems so you do not pass in one go. there are additional stages to take to fully qualify. the most important thing is you get experience. i should point out this is notjust an issue for young drivers, this is an issue for many drivers. i think trying to tackle it through the driving test would be part of the solution but by
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no means the whole solution. we are looking at making the roads safer, having safer vehicles and if you cannot make the roads sufficiently safe you do need to bring down the speed limits. part of the problem is not a lot of us have to drive on country roads a lot of the time, and asa country roads a lot of the time, and as a result we cannot get the experience, whether not you are a learner driver or someone who has been driving for a considerable time? that is right. learner drivers getting experience on a range of roads would be beneficial but there is limited evidence how much it would impact in the long—term. in many cases we see high risk taking on country roads by people who have long passed their test and it is not exclusively a problem for young drivers. why is that? i think people often drivers. why is that? i think people ofte n get drivers. why is that? i think people often get to know the roads. they assume that the roads will be clear and if you come across a horse suddenly or a cyclist or another
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driver who veers slightly out of the oncoming lane and the consequences to oncoming vehicles, vehicles are not designed to withstand that sort of speed. so it is notjust not designed to withstand that sort of speed. so it is not just the not designed to withstand that sort of speed. so it is notjust the case that it of speed. so it is notjust the case thatitis of speed. so it is notjust the case that it is learner drivers who are contributing to the higher incidence? learners and young drivers, it is not so much learner drivers, it is not so much learner drivers, it is those who have recently passed their test, they do have a disproportionately high crash rate but they are not the whole problem on country roads. that is really interesting. so it would make sense to extend the driving test in some ways but you also have to look at the road conditions in terms of speed and so on in country areas to really tackle this problem? exactly. and safer vehicles have a part to play. the european commission is proposing changes to vehicles and we have been calling on the government to get behind those changes. they are very positive. things like automatic emergency braking could
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become standard on vehicles and that again could prevent or reduce casualties and injury severity. we have been hearing a lot about the european court of justice have been hearing a lot about the european court ofjustice and brexit today, it is actually eu directives which govern a lot of this? there is an eu directive on the driving test and that is correct. post brexit uk could potentially vary the driving test more than it can at the moment and adjusted in its own way. there are changes coming in this year. there will be an extended period of what they are calling independent driving so the learner drivers will be expected to follow sat—nav and in certain areas that could include country roads. it will almost certainly include driving at high speeds which we think would be very beneficial. it is shifting the emphasis in the test from low speed manoeuvres like 3—point turn is in cul—de—sacs towards more faster
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driving where it is more challenging and realistic and potentially more realistic. and that would be easy to do after brexit? that is happening now. further changes could come post brexit. very interesting. good to have your perspective. many thanks. the headlines on bbc news. the government says the supremacy of eu judges will end after brexit. a cyclist who killed a woman on the road has been cleared of manslaughter, but convicted of a lesser charge. a man has beenjailed for 18 years after trying to smuggle a pipe bomb onto a plane at manchester airport. an update on the market numbers for you — here's how london's and frankfurt ended the day. the ftse is up a smidgen. and in the the united states
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this is how the dow and the nasdaq are getting on. a lot of red in the us compared with the beautiful green of yesterday. a farmer from wiltshire has defended her actions, after receiving a barrage of criticism online. sally challoner reports. these month—old organically reared piglets seem blissfully unaware of the debate raging above their heads. it started six months ago when 18 of the relatives were rescued from a burning barn by wiltshire firefighters. the farmer, rachel rivers, was very grateful. as a big thank you we decided that we would give them some sausages once the piglets had reached the age where they were actually going to the butchers. and took some sausages down there for them on their training night. what was the reaction? thank you very much! they were over the moon and very thankful. the facebook story certainly caught
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the imagination with some wondering what all the fuss is about while others called it barbaric and cruel. but we are a nation of pork, bacon and sausage lovers, so it was never going to end well for the piglets. it is very difficult because farming is what we do here and you know, it is not an animal sanctuary, we do not keep animals just for the fun of it. we enjoy them being here and we are very sorry when they actually leave the farm and go on. i can appreciate and i do understand that there are some people who do not eat meat but there are also people that do eat meat and farming is our life. if the piglets had perished in the fire rachel could have lost thousands of pounds. so the firefighters really were saving her bacon and not theris. i think part of the problem is that people go to the supermarket perhaps and by these aren'tjust do not make the connection that these come directly from these.
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some believe in fact if consumers knew more about how meat was produced they would not eat it. regardless of how you dress up this story, the animals are destined for slaughter. they were bred for this, that was their life purpose all along. the reason people are outraged is because they're beginning to make the connection between these cute little pigs on a farm and the food on the plate. as a vegan organisation we encourage people to open their eyes to the reality of farming, whether it is organic or free range or intensive. it all ends in slaughter. it is a question that will not be decided here or at any time soon. but the fact that it has got people talking about where food comes from can only be a good thing. england's all time top goalscorer wayne rooney is retiring from international football. rooney appeared 119 times for england, scoring 53 goals. the striker — who's returned to his boyhood club everton — is back to scoring form but he says the time is right to bow out. our sports editor, dan roan reports.
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he will go down as one of england's's greats. rooney's shot! fabulous! today, wayne rooney resisted the temptation to prolong an international career that earned him a place in footballing history. in a statement that took the sport by surprise, he said... already england's's youngest ever player, he was the team's star performer at his first major tournament. rooney is the big discovery of euro 200a. in an international career that spanned 1a years and six managers, he became captain and record goal—scorer. this is how much it meant to him. a huge honour to myself and all my family, and my career. hopefully for the team and myself, a lot more to come. for a player that won everything for manchester united,
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injuries and ill discipline ensured that his england career was not without controversy and, at times, the frustration boiled over. nice to see the home fans booing you! he said one of his few regrets in football was retiring having never been part of a successful england side at a major tournament, but he insists the time has come to put club before country and focus his energies on everton here at goodison. a return to form, and a recall beckoned, but the offer was rejected by a player that some believe deserves more credit. it's important to remember that the vast majority of his career, he has only really been the one england world—class player. it is a time when we have struggled, we have had bad sides in the last few competitions and haven't had enough world—class players alongside him.
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he was the last of england's feted but ultimately unfulfilled golden generation. but his records and commitment to the cause may never be matched. 0ur less than impressive summer has led to some significant flooding in parts of the uk today. derry airport in northern ireland was closed and more than 100 people had to be rescued from their homes after a heavy overnight downpour. there's also been flooding in parts of england with north yorkshire badly affected. sarah campbell reports. the emergency services in scarborough say they have struggled to cope with the flash floods. looking at these pictures, it's not hard to see why. this is the town centre, the main street is more of a river. this is still peak holiday season, but for these unlucky campers and a litre at home to dry off is probably now on the cards. an early trip home to dry off is probably now on the cards. in england there have been reports
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of flooding in leeds and york. this, the scene in londonderry. an overnight storm has also caused flooding across northern ireland and the north west of ireland. several people are reported to have had a lucky escape when a main road collapsed, as did the local bridge, leaving some areas and accessible. yesterday evening, there were 60 separate reports of flooding in northern ireland following heavy rain, with 120 people requiring rescue overnight. according to the met office, two thirds of august's total rainfall fell in just a few hours. the rain has now gone, but the clean—up will take time. sarah campbell, bbc news. time for a look at the weather now. good evening. summer warmth has now been usurped and pushed out of the way by some very heavy downpours which particularly affected northern parts of the british isles. as the rain clears away we are left with something a little bit calmer. the
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further south you are the better chance you will avoid all the showers and be just about drive. this weather front was responsible for the heavy downpours. still hanging around across the northern isles of scotland. low—pressure around scotland. north—western areas are always more likely to see the showers. during this evening and overnight the showers across northern ireland, scotland perhaps into western england and wales. 0n thursday it should stay largely dry into the early hours. a lovely start across east anglia and the south—east. some sunshine, a fairly fresh feel. 15 or 16 degrees at eight o'clock in the morning. for the south—west and wales into the midlands, a small chance of catching a shower. most places will be dry. a slightly greater chance of a shower across northern england and then a greater chance across northern ireland and scotland. for the far north, particularly 0rkney and
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shetland, rain will continue in the morning and right through the day. this area of rain really reluctant to clear away. showers continuing to push into northern ireland and western scotland. some could be heavy. further south and east, largely dry with spells of sunshine. and 22 degrees in london will not feel too bad in the sunshine. friday, more of the same. driest and funniest towards the south—east. more chance of showers in the north west, particularly northern ireland and western scotland. 17 degrees in glasgow and belfast. and then into the weekend. 0ur weather chart is a bit nondescriptive. not too many isobars. not much wind around. across northern and western areas there will be a risk of showers through the weekend. further south and east largely dry. warm in the sunshine but a small chance of showers on saturday night in the
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south—east. this is bbc news. i'm clive myrie. the headlines at 8.00. the government says the supremacy of eu judges will end after brexit. when we leave the european union, we will be leaving the jurisdiction of the european court ofjustice. what we will be able to do is to make our own laws, parliament will make our laws, it is britishjudges who will interpret those laws, and it will be the british supreme court who will be the ultimate arbiter of those laws. a cyclist who killed a woman on the road has been cleared of manslaughter, but convicted of a lesser charge. the husband of kim briggs has now called for a change in the law, and paid this tribute.
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for us to remember kim, not through the lens of this trail, but for being the beautiful, fun—loving woman who adored her children. a man has beenjailed for 18 years after trying to smuggle a pipe bomb

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