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documents. and the mail says brexit documents. and the mail says a survey brexit documents. and the mail says a survey from the british medical association found around half of gps this book to our closing their lists to new patients. we will go straight to new patients. we will go straight to the eye of the storm, may god protect us, the front page here, i think that is a picture that has come from the international space station. it shows just how big, angry and whipped up hurricane irma is. barrelling across the caribbean from east to west and will probably hit the british virgin islands next ballot has caused damage to places like antigua and barbuda. and the fa ct like antigua and barbuda. and the fact that this is billed as the biggest storm we have ever seen is significant about just how devastating the impact can be and we already have the french president basically saying it is going to be ha rd basically saying it is going to be hard and cruel. that is because we
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even see this gaining momentum as it goes across and it is only starting, this is the beginning. we will see this is the beginning. we will see this move and towards the end of the week it will move towards miami and areas like that and already areas areas like that and already areas are on a high state of alert. people stockpiling food and getting ready for what looks like it is going to be the most devastating storms. and it comes hard on the back of hurricane harvey and there is another... yes. jason, lots of people's minds will turn to... doesn't feel like more of this is happening? are we just reporting that more? what are we reporting or not reporting? over the past few months we have had floods in india and bangladesh. 1200 people dead, 6 million acres of crops destroyed and 14 million people affected and they have not seen this leading any news bulletin. we do have this almost
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we st bulletin. we do have this almost west approach. that does not mitigate that the poorest people will most often suffer, we can remember what happened in the dominican republic. and a lot of people could lose their lives and be badly affected but i wonder why we focus on this and we have ignored completely almost what is happening in india. to be fair to the bbc, we have reported it quite extensively, the floods in south asia. but i take your point as far as a lot of the newspapers are concerned. we had this horrible weather season that began with catastrophic flooding that caused amazing as dreadful landslides in sierra leone. and they we re very landslides in sierra leone. and they were very underreported, those deaths. i will mention martin patience from the bbc right now. i
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will just throw that in. the guardian. the new league of brexit papers reveals fissures between britain and the eu? we have a brexit bonanza tomorrow, we have the bill having the second reading in the house of commons, questions to david davis to kick off and to make it more enjoyable we have michel barnier launching new position papers in brussels and doing a press co nfe re nce papers in brussels and doing a press conference and the guardian has an advance on some of those papers which he will put forward. david davis has persuaded, begged michel barnier to show flexibility and imagination and he will come back tomorrow and say, we are not being flexible and we don't have much imagination. we are playing hardball. this is what the guardian is saying. one suspects that a lot
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of people looking at these negotiations panning out, they might argue that the 27 through michel barnier are not saying anything that they had not telegraphed months ago? equally, it does not feel like the message going the other way is changing either. given the fact that all along david davis said we're going to give them the mother of all frights in terms of changing the timetable and basically, the essence of this, they are talking about going in with the paper to be delivered on northern ireland to say the commission will say you sort it out, it is your problem. whereas david davis has consistently said, we cannot make progress on northern ireland if you are so focused on only talking about the divorce bill and the withdrawal, we want to talk about our future relationship. initially, david davis accepted this timetable, we're just going to do
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with withdrawal and then the future relationship and towards the latter weeks of the summer, he then goes on this massive offensive, actually, we cannot solve the northern ireland situation unless you allow us to move forward and talk about other things. it is notjust northern ireland, they are talking about legislating to make sure foods and things like prosecco are protected so we cannot have cheap copies and other things. the essential message is, the commissioner is saying, you wa nt to is, the commissioner is saying, you want to move on and talk about other things? no. we want to stick to the timetable, if you want to use imagination, use your own. the telegraph, theresa may's brexit plans in disarray. i will return to the scene that some people are pointing to... the eu had telegraphed a long time ago that this was going to be their strategy
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and for some reason, it might seem that we have always believed that we can convince them otherwise. why did we think that? why did we believe that in the first place? that is an extraordinarily good question, why they were just so gung ho...m extraordinarily good question, why they were just so gung ho... it was not just the they were just so gung ho... it was notjust the brexiteers, some who wa nted notjust the brexiteers, some who wanted to remain are wondering why the eu is so steadfast in pushing this narrative? there are 27 of them and unless they have a clear line, it is easier for them to unravel. they have to act collectively and have one negotiator, michel barnier. what we're finding out is what was obvious in the beginning, this whole process is extraordinarily complex. each question leads to another. this is why the problems are mounting for theresa may. you have divisions in
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the cabinet, probably in the country, on what sort of immigration controls we have. we have this consta nt controls we have. we have this constant unresolved argument, northern ireland cannot move forward on whether we should or not have a transition period and if we do, are we members of the single market or the customs union? and for how long? you have business saying, we want some sort of security so we can start investing again. and all of theseissues start investing again. and all of these issues are, because you have this internal conflict with the conservative party and in the cabinet, they are mounting without any clear resolution, overseen by a prime minister whose authority has disappeared since the general election. this double dynamic, and the labour party is not immune... there are divisions in the labour party. on domestic policy... and
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then international relations, this is leading to an extraordinary lack of clarity. and the money issue. we are big net contributor to the eu budget and is a sense that if they let us off the hook in terms of talking about how much money we will pay them when we brexit, that is somehow going to be lost in the wayside and they believe some of their bargaining position so we are ata their bargaining position so we are at a massive impasse and it seems difficult to move beyond that. the interesting thing about this is actually, it is a daily telegraph that writing the stories, which are raising questions about the success of the prime minister and her ability to do with this. this is talking about the leak from yesterday, talking about the immigration blueprint and splits within the cabinet over this, the likes of amber rudd and damian green being much more resistant to big
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curbs on immigration. actually, there have been other stories today, if you wanted to do a negative story. we have seen a number of stories being done in the daily telegraph, probably a site from the express , telegraph, probably a site from the express, the biggest flag waverfor brexit... express, the biggest flag waverfor brexit. .. they are express, the biggest flag waverfor brexit... they are looking at this and raising questions. the financial times, executives resist downing street's strong—arm bid for brexit backing. this is interesting. business leaders, perhaps not willing to give the kind of coverage that perhaps number 10 would like? this idea of organising letters of support feels very retro, it was a tactic first used in the 1980s and dribbled into the 90s and we thought it had died. now, it is not exactly surprising on the back of the league about the government's possible
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immigration strategy for brexit that big business and small businesses, who rely massively on the flow of goods and people, are not exactly happy with the government's stance on brexit. they made that quite clear for some time. these are number of leaks from within the business community and they seem to suggest that they are not necessarily onside and are some great quotes about saying, basically those who have been approached, you would have to be manoeuvring for a knighthood to sign this letter, somebody is suggesting! another person from within the inner downing street circle says, i had no idea who in numberio street circle says, i had no idea who in number 10 thought this was a good idea. the metro, abortion is wrong even after rape. this is jacob rees—mogg, speaking on television today. yes, he did an interview this morning he talked about his views on abortion and in some ways his
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position on this is not that surprising given he is very vocal about his ardent catholic beliefs and he has voted pretty much in every division you can see against 93v every division you can see against gay marriage. why this becomes a story is that jacob is being talked about more as a potential leadership candidate, when and if any vacancy arises, and how that will set him at odds with the modernising strand that was championed by david cameron. the daily mirror, gender neutral role, school bands skirts and the head brings in a new uniform policy? this is fascinating. the debate about transgender, this is a very good way of illustrating this. it throws up so many questions, for example, they had the music awards
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last week and they did not have any male or female category. in the olympics, if you transition, which category do you run in? does this give you an advantage or disadvantage and should be respected or wish to do this? it is really quite interesting and not all these questions have an immediate answer. we will have to end things. thank you both very much. don't forget, you can see the front pages of the papers online on the bbc news website. it's all there for you, seven days a week, at bbc.co.uk/papers. and if you miss the programme any evening, you can watch it later on bbc iplayer. thank you, caroline wheeler and jason beattie. goodbye. wednesday has been one of the better of the week of meteo group weather
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and overnight we have more cloud for the western side of the uk and you mightfind the western side of the uk and you might find yourself getting some showers and towards north—west scotla nd showers and towards north—west scotland we will begin to see at briggs of rain and on the eastern side it will stay mainly dry, the longest cloud breaks here and tebbutt is dropping to single figures in some spots. especially east of scotland. most of us are in the range of 10—13dc. tomorrow, rain from the word go for the north west of scotland, spreading south across scotland, rain through northern ireland and feeding into the north—west of england with another band of patchy rainfor england with another band of patchy rain for wales and the south west. much of the east midlands, and south—east england, the chancellor showers and cloud increasing but staying nearly dry. south wales and southern england on friday are at risk of persistent rain. sunshine and scattered, heavy showers. this is bbc news. i'm clive myrie.
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the headlines at 11:11: one of the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded has wrecked havoc across several caribbean islands. with reports of at least two deaths and widespread damage and flooding, president macron has said the impact in the french territories in the caribbean had been hard and cruel. business leaders voice deep concern at plans to restrict the number of low skilled eu migrant workers coming to britain after brexit. on newsnight, will the latest crisis over the rohingya destroyed the reputation of the myanmar leader. and we look at the virgin islands.
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