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to the mark. on the streets of leeds, opinions are divided. i think it's required, anything that uses less energy is good, obviously. it's ridiculous, i don't believe it. i'll believe it when i see it, anyway. no, i think it'll be a good idea, you know, to make it... you know, if it's making it better for people, yeah. and this issue's political. before the brexit referendum, the eu postponed new standards on toasters. the government says it supports energy efficiency, but it won't say if eu rules will still apply after brexit. we'll have to see what pops up. roger harrabin, bbc news. time for a look at the weather prospects. nick miller has joined me. hi, you may have noticed a chill in the air this morning. the start of
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meet logical autumn. we have started to have problems with the pictures behind me, we will sort those out. this is one picture from one of our weather watchers showing plenty of sunshine. yes, it's a chilly start but there has been some sunshine around there to compensate and here isa around there to compensate and here is a view from pembrokeshire, as well. glorious blue sky. we are seeing cloud building here and there. more especially across parts of scotland, and northern ireland so far today. north—west england and wales there have been a few showers. some of these will fade. they'll remain isolated here. but we are watching south—east scotland and across the pennines, north—east england and down through the midlands for maybe a few heavier ones to get going this afternoon. but the most of us across southern england, wales into the midlands will continue with good sunny spells. it feels pleasantly warm in some sunshine with light winds. eastern parts of england, could be the odd heavy and maybe thundery shower. north—west england, after a dull start it may stay cloudy in northern ireland, mainly dry across scotland. a chance of a shower in
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the south—east. i have talked about showers, but please most places are going to be dry with sunny spells around. if you get a shower in eastern england it could linger into the night for some but elsewhere it will be dry and clear and chilly again overnight. these are town city centre temperatures. you don't have to go too far away to get something lower than this. single figures in places and some places flirting with freezing into saturday morning. this ta kes freezing into saturday morning. this takes us on to the weekend. for saturday, although it will be chilly again to begin the day, good sunny spells coming through. a bit of cloud building here and there. odd light showers especially into eastern england but the vast majority will have a fine dry start to the weekend, although you will later notice the breeze picking up in northern ireland and temperatures fairly similar. no excessive heat but in the sunshine it will feel pleasant. the later you are going out on saturday night in northern ireland, you might see rain coming
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m, ireland, you might see rain coming in, things are changing from the west. weather fronts are moving in, things are changing from the west. weatherfronts are moving in, but it's a slow process, the wind picking up. so a wet start to sunday, northern ireland, the rain pushing into wales, south—west england. gales through the irish sea. rain moving into western scotla nd sea. rain moving into western scotland too. some eastern scotland, eastern england, although it clouds over and the breeze picks up, will stay dry during the day. it's a weekend of two halves. an east—west split on sunday. there is a forecast for where you are or where you will be this weekend online. good afternoon. a look at the sport. scotland manager gordon strachan says he isn't yet worrying about missing out on next year's world cup in russia. all the home nations are involved
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in qualifiers this weekend — and it's scotland who are feeling the most pressure. they badly need to win in lithuania, to keep their hopes alive in group f. they play tonight — four points off the play—off spot, and have only won once there before. strachan believes ten points out of 12 will be enough to finish in the top two places. there is a psychology to it. there is training, information and you pass on, so is training, information and you pass on, so it is not going to be a churchillian speech that makes them feel any better. i don't think, that can work now and then but generally make sure players are comfortable and feel prepared, the amount of time they put into it and training they put into it. in the same group, england last night arrived at their camp in malta ahead of their group f game tonight. southgate says he has chosen who will captain england, but the players will not be informed until later today.
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and northern ireland need to avoid any mishaps tonight against san marino to remain on course for a world cup play—off spot. they're currently second in group c behind germany. it has been a short week for us, playing on the friday as opposed to saturday, so the main thing is we do the job tomorrow night and hopefully come through unscathed with injuries and suspensions, and with one or two players on cards we have to be careful. then we look at the game on monday, but our focus is just on san marino. wales will play austria tomorrow. they currently sit in third place in group d. with premier league clubs spending eli; billion over the summer, the final transfer day was as much about the players who didn't move as those who did. one player who didn't make it was alexis sanchez. his club arsenal had
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agreed a £60 million deal with manchester city — contingent on finding a replacement. but arsenal were turned down by monaco‘s thomas lemar after a £92 million bid, and so refused to let sanchez go. arsenal obviously really want to qualify for the champions league and clearly what came about last night was they were willing to let the player go who they felt was integral to them getting to the champions league unless they had a player who could come in and fulfil that role just as well for them, so the money involved and garfunkel champions league versus the £60 million tra nsfer league versus the £60 million transfer fee, those two things met out pretty evenly. midfielder danny drinkwater did manage a move late last night — he's gone from leicester to chelsea for £35 million. that was after everton‘s ross barkley changed his mind aboutjoining antonio conte‘s side. but the summer transfer window might not be quite over yet. liverpool's brazilian star
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phillipe coutinho has long been wanted by barcelona but the merseysiders rejected a £114 million bid. the spanish transfer window doesn't close until tonight so it could still happen. lewis hamilton headed a mercedes one—two in first practice at the italian grand prix. he was four tenths of a second quicker than team mate valtteri bottas and over a second faster than his title rival sebastian vettel. vettel leads the drivers‘ championship by seven points with eight races remaining. the world number one and two time champion rafael nadal is through to the third round of the us open overnight — he came through against japan's taro daniel, in four sets. joining him there will be roger federer who was pushed all the way for the second time in three days — this time by russia's mikhail youzhny. he'll face spain's feliciano lopez next. that's all sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website.
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that's bbc.co.uk/sport. and i'll have more in the next hour. thank you. good afternoon. you're watching bbc news. let's take a look at the scene in washington because we are expecting a speech any moment now from david davis, he is over in washington, the brexit secretary, the secretary of state are exiting the secretary of state are exiting the eu, he is going to be addressing the eu, he is going to be addressing the us chamber of commerce there in washington, dc and this could be very interesting particularly in light of everything we have been hearing in the last 2a hours from liam fox the international trade secretary who has been using fairly strong language, using the word blackmail saying the eu mustn't force britain into agreeing a divorce bill before robert talks can
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begin about trade. we wait to see whether david davis echoes that, whether david davis echoes that, whether he acknowledges those comments or whether he sticks to what he was planning to say anyway. we will be back there as soon as that begins because that has potential to be quite interesting. it was due to begin about ten minutes go. obviously a slight delay. as soon as it gets under way will we will be back there. until that's each begins let's turn our attention to another main story. the private sector security company gas has suspended nine members of staff from an immigration removal centre near gatwick airport following an investigation by bbc‘s panorama. the programme says it has covert footage recorded at brook house showing officers "mocking, abusing and assaulting" people being held there. well, let's get a taste of the programme being shown on monday. on the front line of britain's fight
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to control immigration, a secretive world of drugs, violence and abuse. where some foreign nationals are locked up for as long as two years. panorama — undercover: britain's immigration secrets. monday at nine on bbc one. earlier my colleague annita mcveigh spoke tojerry petherick, managing director for g4s‘s custodial and detention services, about the allegations contained in the panorama programme. i haven't seen the footage yet. i am only responding to the written allegations. if it is as described i am completely disgusted by the behaviour that has been described. it is unacceptable to me, the company, unacceptable to the vast majority of my staff who work in a highly professional way, sometimes dealing with some very dangerous and very serious situations across the estate. we have asked for the footage and we have been told no.
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obviously i would like to see it as soon as possible because we have suspended the nine staff which we did immediately when we heard about the allegations. we also referred matters immediately to the police and social services. i have got investigators there and i would like to proceed with that investigation as swiftly as possible. you can see the full panorama documentary on monday evening on bbc one at 9pm. the story of... we won't move on to our next item because we will return to events in washington, dc. the introductionjust beginning there at the us chamber of commerce. this is the introductory address in the run—up to hearing from david davis the secretary of state for exiting the eu. he will be talking about britain's departure from the
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eu, but the address, the speech he will be making, has taken on perhaps added significance after liam fox used the word blackmail and said that britain must not be forced into agreeing a divorce bill, so let's see whether david davis is asked about that, whether he addresses those comments in anyway. we have been led to believe that his tone here in washington will be somewhat upbeat, but let's see, one imagines there will be the deeper questions in terms of britain's departure from the eu and how, just how any future trade deal is going to be agreed. one assumes we will hear more about the relationship between the uk and the relationship between the uk and the us as well, particularly once britain has left the eu. let's listen in to the introduction. we should be hearing from david davis very shortly. secretary davis, we
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know you and your team will carry enormous responsibility on behalf of the british people and i know you will be talking today about the road ahead and how you look forward to a more nimble and more flexible and more nimble and more flexible and more innovative british society going forward. and of course here in the room you have partners in that endeavour. but we clearly have a huge stake in the transatlantic relationship. notjust in terms of commercial terms where the united states and europe account for nearly 40% of global gdp when we trade about $2.5 billion a day and have an overall $5.5 trillion trade and investment relationship. but the relationship is a lot deeper than numbers and if you think about the history of europe in the united states, fighting world wars together shoulder to shoulder, strengthening international institutions and spreading the values of democracy and the rule of law around the
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world, you will understand at the heart of this special relationship is the one between the united states and the uk. i could say a lot of statistics and talk about the uk being the single largest investors in the united states, i could mention of course that the uk is the united states' seventh—largest trading partner and fourth—largest export destination, that trade and investment between our two countries comes from millions ofjobs and that today over 42,000 american firms exported to the uk and more than 7500 represent an party of today have operations in the uk. i think that just underscores a have operations in the uk. i think thatjust underscores a partial significance to this relationship. but as you embark on this journey, unprecedented journey, it is important the united states business community and our government work closely and hand—in—hand with you to support your endeavours, goals and
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aspirations, as we clearly have a sta ke aspirations, as we clearly have a stake in the outcome of these discussions. which is why the chamber founded the us discussions. which is why the chamberfounded the us uk business council, one of the 50 existing councils we now run, to work not only to strengthen the relationship between the uk and the us, but also to look at the work of the brexit areas. we have three simple objectives and first they should begin by saying that i will have more to say on this topic later at the different time but we are very pleased that rob rooney one of the leaders of morgan stanley has chosen to be chair of this uk council. the objectives are clear. we want the uk and eu to agree on good terms of exit and build a strong foundation for ongoing cooperation and of course we want to encourage you to have predictable transition periods that avoid a cliff edge and ensures a strong future partnership going forward. secondly we want to clarify
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clarity on the way forward when you can in terms of minimising business disruption and encourage both sides to understand the real consequences of failure to secure a sound deal. finally i want to leave it ground work for strengthening further us uk ties through their future trade agreement when the time is right and when you tell us, uk, that you are ready for that kind of commitment. american companies have a huge commitment to your country and we know that these will not be easy negotiations between the uk and the eu. we know there are critics out there who are talking about divisions and unrealistic approaches. we also know that there is another response to that. which is another response to that. which is to get to work and to ensure that you and the uk are able to move forward in your discussions with
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europe, we want you to know that we are eager to be hearing from you about how we can be helpful. in our work here in the united states and in europe. we are eager to hear more about how the uk will deal with the flow of workers and that across borders. we are here to hear more about regulatory cooperation and intellectual property rights protection and were of course about market access for goods and financial services and more about customs and trade facilitation, issues i know very much on your agenda. in due course we will release a paper outlining our views on these critical issues which we will share with you, secretary davis, and your team. though the negotiations are going to be tough and they will have their ups and downs really, we see some similarities into what the united states now faces in the nafta context. a key message to the cupboard restoration has been in some ways “—
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cupboard restoration has been in some ways —— trump administration. in some ways contextually important and also relevant to your discussions. first we have encouraged our administration ‘s and mexico and canada to do no harm, to benefits to the relationship, to move quickly and to ensure a sea mless move quickly and to ensure a seamless transition. the stakes are high but our commitment to you and your government is that we are very supportive of the special relationship that our two countries have. let me turn briefly to the introduction of secretary davis and we all look forward to his comments. he was appointed secretary of state for exiting the european union in july 2016. he has been an mp since 1987 representing a district north—east england. he has held an array of government positions including science minister, shadow deputy prime minister and shadow home secretary. before being an
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elected to parliament he worked in the agro food industry and therefore if you look at the totality of his background, there is hardly a better fit but this person with this step of responsibilities in ensuring the uk interests are closely guarded and represented in these exits negotiations. during his time in the reserves we understand secretary davis ensured there were a few organisers along the way, —— or had a few broken noses along the way. we know how these things go but we know you are also able to throw punches back. welcome to the us chamber of commerce and welcome to the business community very supportive of the us uk relationship. thank you. applause biron, thank you for those generous and supportive comments, particularly the ones on the end,
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very generous to me, particularly the ones on the end, very generous to me, so generous particularly the ones on the end, very generous to me, so generous i think -- i very generous to me, so generous i think —— i wish my parents were still alive. my father would have enjoyed it, my mother might have believed that! good morning to you all, it is a pleasure to be here. i ama all, it is a pleasure to be here. i am a long—standing, fan of the united states. er i guess the only country to be successfully founded on an idea, freedom, rule of law and democracy working together. as such it isa democracy working together. as such it is a privilege to be here. the la st it is a privilege to be here. the last time i was in the states i was actually, the last time i gave a major speech in the states, it was in texas. now it is facing a devastating national disaster of a wrecking. the people of the united states and united kingdom —— harry kane rb. we stand side—by—side through tough times, world wars,
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terrorism, national disasters. britain will be here as a friend to help any way we can. you may be sure notjust from me but help any way we can. you may be sure not just from me but all my fellow countrymen our thoughts and prayers are with the american people suffering through these tragedies, i wa nt suffering through these tragedies, i want to make that on the record first. i have just flown in from brussels where we have been busy with detailed negotiations over our departure from the european union. for the uk the overarching aim of those talks is securing a successful future partnership with the european union. one that delivers the most seamless and frictionless trading goods and services possible. many doubt this is possible but when i spoke to make european counterpart michel barnier i said to him was the pessimist sees difficulty in ever opportunity, the optimist sees opportunity, the optimist sees opportunity and every difficulty. as ever on the front i am determined
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optimist in this and we will get to those opportunities. because fundamentally i believe that a good deal is in the address above the united kingdom and the european union and of the entire global community, appointed will come into in some depth. i know us firms, many of those represented here, want clarity over our approach to brexit. but you will understand better than anyone, you don't start a negotiation knowing the exact conclusion. instead you know the broad aims in advance and navigate the best way to achieve the desired outcome. the uk has begun to lay out the strategic game in detail through the strategic game in detail through the publication of about a dozen papers on the partnership that we wa nt papers on the partnership that we want to build with european union, on areas as diverse as customs, dispute resolution data, all sorts of things that was referred to earlier. we have begun to navigate
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our way towards them and i am confident we can deliver success in this. but this morning i want to step away from the detail of our negotiations in brussels. you can raise them in questions after. i wa nt raise them in questions after. i want to look beyond the next few years to the kind of country united kingdom will be outside the european union. and to outline how by working together with our closest friends and allies, but agreed united states, we can tackle the greatest social and economic challenges we face in this era of globalisation. and my message is clear. the answer to these challenges is not to turn inwards and become isolationist. the answer to the economic problems of the west cannot be to turn our back on globalisation and trade. it is to lead the world forward once again. to do this we must address the
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imbalance between trade in goods and trade in services. something that is already recognised in this country in many fronts i know. we must develop our economy in areas where we have a competitive advantage. this is the great prize we can win from brexit. eight britain committed to striking new free trade agreements across the globe, including the european union. a britain cooperating with our friends and allies to drive up standards around the world. britain which is liberal and international in both temperament and outlook. for the uk the terms of engagement are really quite simple. we are in the world's fifth—largest economy, we will lead the world along with you in our adaptation of technology. and we will soon be setting out the terms of our own independent trade policy outside european union. but achieving this would be easy. so we need global businesses to help us
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deliver this vision. businesses that many of you are this room. sometimes when speaking to ecologies and academic institutions pose a question to audience. i said to them, what idea or invention as the la st 50 them, what idea or invention as the last 50 years done the most to save the lives of hundreds of billions of people. and improve the lives of billions. as you might imagine the answer i get back from students and the like tends to be something like antibiotics or some of the piece of medical technology. the real answer is free and capitalism. free trade is free and capitalism. free trade is delivered and unrivalled increase in prosperity across the globe in the last 50 years. it has raised more people out of poverty than any or all government initiatives put together. but now the world is
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undergoing an extraordinary period of economic change. advances in technology are generating new forms of production and disrupting others. and it feels to me it is necessary to make the case once more for free and capitalism. for me here in the united states it is the logical place to start that and to make that case. the united states is the crucible of the modern technological revolution. it is here in america we are seeing some of the most are advancesin are seeing some of the most are advances in technology, in artificial intelligence, genetics, biotechnology, robotics. often this is happening in partnership with companies and research centres based in the united kingdom. our countries and companies are great collaborators, pushing the boundaries of academic research, producing more research together than any other nations. they do of course have the greatest number of nobel prize winners from each of our countries, than any other nation.
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miron told you, i represent the north—east of england. two centuries ago it was the north of england rather than the west coast of america that drove the industrial revolution. we associate the industrial revolution with the great technologies of the era, combustion, electricity, railway, but it was free trade as much as the technological change which created that wave of globalisation. free trade helps spread that technology beyond europe. it is free trade that help transform britain's domestic economy. it took britain from being a large and largely rural economy at the end of the 18th century to a largely industrial one at the end of the 19th century. a revolution that was more unmatched in this country 70 years later, the area of rockefeller and jp morgan and carnegie. our openness to goods from across the globe allowed us to import the food we needed so we
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could focus on the products we were best place to manufacture. these changes had a transformational effect on the way british people work and live then and now. at the beginning of the 18th—century around 50% of people worked in agriculture. today it is under 1%. that transformation wasn't always easy. it change the social fabric of both our countries. it ripped apart conventional political parties, turned normal politics upside down, sound familiar? but the fact is it led to a society which is unequivocally better off. now once more we are seeing a shift in production, of manufactured goods this time from west to east. in 1990 less than 3% of the world manufacturing goods were made in china. now it isjust under a quarter. to those in industrial towns across the uk who are driving the early waves of globalisation, this new era of change may feel like
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a threat. and there are good reasons to think globalisation isn't working for everyone. in britain, united states, europe and the west of the western world. sluggish productivity growth is that which is falling for many in the uk and the us. our current account deficits are high. uk and us for a long time spent more than we say. meaning we need to borrow from abroad to cover the shortfall. these are significant economic challenges that we face. the response of the community internationally has been to reduce further intensify or corporation of matters trade. last year the wto recorded a rise in new protectionist measures for the first time in many years. we solve the measures to restrict free trade were outstripping measures to encourage it. we have also seen examples of countries failing to play by the rules, in turn creating risks to the
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global system. nowhere is this clearer than global system. nowhere is this clearerthan in global system. nowhere is this clearer than in relation to the dumping of steel on global markets, something i know is a code and issue here. the urgent need to act to re move here. the urgent need to act to remove excess capacity has been recognised about enough has been done. but the 1930s also taught us the dangers of protectionism. it damages global trade. between 1929—1932, volumes of trade fell by a quarter and half of that was down to new trade barriers. barriers that deeply inhibited global and domestic growth. so it's through free trade we can deliver sustainable growth in our economy. the bottom line is that the only sustainable way to deliver better public services, higher real wages, increased living standards, is by boosting productivity. this means more trade, not less. for

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