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this is bbc news. i'm clive myrie. the headlines at 8pm... a multi—million pound compensation fund has been launched for the women duped into having unnecessary breast surgery by rogue surgeon ian paterson. patients were being misled about their radiology reports, about pathology results, and he must have thought that nobody would ever read his notes. clashes in the commons over public sector pay — the prime minister says there'll be greater flexibility, but labour says it won't go far enough. security arrangements at the school attended by prince george are under review, after a woman was arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary. on the eve of the start of the grenfell tower inquiry, a bbc survey of half the uk's tower blocks has found virtually none of them have sprinkler systems. also in the next hour, the plight of the rohingya muslims from myanmar continues. this comes amid claims of murder and
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rape. the secretary—general of the united nations has described the humanitarian crisis facing them as catastrophic. would you like a paper bag with that? that would be great. we speak to the booker prize nominated author who also happens to work in a book shop. good evening and welcome to bbc news. a £37 million pound fund has been established for victims of the breast surgeon ian paterson, who duped his patients into unnecessary operations, including mastectomies. he was convicted of 20 offences in april. he is serving 20 years injail. the bulk of the fund will come from spire health care, which runs the private hospitals
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in which many of the operations took place. it's thought that more than 700 women might have a claim. sima kotecha has the story. breast surgeon ian paterson, jailed for 20 years after carrying out hundreds of unnecessary operations. here are the faces of some of his victims. now, more than 700 of them will get compensation from a pot amounting to £37 million. one of the country's leading surgeons was asked to review hundreds of paterson's cases. patients were being misled about their radiology reports, about the pathology results and he must have thought that nobody would ever read his notes. i think he could very well be called a rogue or a medical conman. the compensation will go to those patients treated at two spire hospitals in the midlands, one here in solihull and the other in sutton coldfield and they are where paterson carried out hundreds of botched and unnecessary operations on private patients. spire, who are providing most of the money have said...
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it is not about money, it is about being heard, being listened to and i think certainly, spire accepting their part in what's happened with mr paterson. it is also about raising awareness that unless proper procedures are put in place, things like this can happen on this scale. the bbc has obtained copies of the cvs paterson used to get surgicaljobs. in one of them, there are only two references to breast surgery, raising questions about how he was able to get senior positions in the private sector. this man ruined lives and today some of those he operated on say money will never cancel out the damage
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he caused to their mind and body. sima kotecha, bbc news, solihull. new figures show the number of ,in britain has new figures show the number of do you want the good news or the bad news? ‘cause today, there's both. in plants, factories all around the country, more people are in work now than we have seen in decades, a strong jobs market, according to latest figures. news made to measure for a government eager to talk up any sign of british success. has austerity had its
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day, prime minister? the answer's no, there is plenty more austerity ahead and trouble coming on public sector pay, so today theresa may took the jobs figures to westminster and got her retaliation in first. unemployment at lowest levels since the mid—1970s. 5,7 75.75...r§~;;5.—.f§'5—.rl,. 7 that brings the jobless rate down to 4.3%, the lowest since 1975. wages are up 2.1% on the previous year. but with inflation hitting 2.9%, in real terms, wages are still failing to keep up.
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at westminster, that only added to the pressure on the prime minister to hand all public sector workers, notjust the police and prison officers, a rise above the 1% pay cap, and a bigger one that the 2% and under already announced. mrs may was back on the theme, she had to guard every penny. we need to ensure we balance out, protecting jobs in the public sector, being fair to public sector workers and taxpayers who pay for it, many of whom who are public sector workers. there is a need for greater flexibility as we look at these issues of public sector pay in the future. we will be working on this in the lead up to the budget. so, a clear hit, public sector workers would get more, but not much and not nearly enough for labour's leader. does the prime minister understand that inflation is 2.9%. anything less means that dedicated public servants are worse off again and they have been made worse off
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every year for the past seven years. as it is, extra police and prison pay will have to come out of savings in police and prison spending. the news left few people happy and it could even costjobs. this is not funded by the government. it has got to be found by existing resources and the only way we can do that is reducing the number of police officers we have. in our case, it will reduce the number by 60. hold course, treat all public sector workers the same as police and ministers could start looking lonely and exposed. pay deals meant to attract vital recruits may please no one and leave people wondering who'd want the job of prime ministerjust now? for more on this let's talk to scott corfe. he's chief economist at the social market foundation think tank and joins us live from our central london studio. good to see you, thank you for being
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with us. no surprise that the rate of inflation is outstripping wage growth, because wages have been flat for such a long time. at what point in the future do you believe wages might actually begin to compete with inflation? i think we are looking until the second half of 2018 at the very earliest. 0ne second half of 2018 at the very earliest. one of the big drivers of the squeeze on living standards at the squeeze on living standards at the moment is the fact that the currency depreciated so strongly last year following the brexit referendum, so we expect this impact on inflation to start to fade away in 2018, so inflation should cool down from current levels. we might see a slight increase in earnings power in the second half of 2018. lots of talk about public sector pay and the last seven years of austerity leading to public sector pay being capped at 1%, the government is talking about going above that and it has indicated that will happen as far as police and
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prison officers are concerned, but is this an issue just for the public sector? are people working in the private sector experiencing similar problems? that's right, people in the private sector are being squeezed, that is something really important. so much of the debate at the moment has been fixated on public sector pay, but let's not forget we are talking about less than a fifth of the workforce, around 80% of the workforce is private sector and playgroup is very wea k private sector and playgroup is very weak year, around half of what it was before the financial crisis. —— and pay growth is very weak here. we can't be too fixated on public sector alone. for the wider populace, the four fifths of people who work in the private sector, how do we, as a society, go about improving their wages? one issue is wages and how we improve those, and i think the key thing to be done here is to improve productivity across the wider
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economy, which can be done through things like investing in infrastructure and skills, but this is also about cost of living and its impact on wages and spending power. here there are lots of things the government can do, it has lots of influence over the cost of housing in the country, the cost of education, the cost of transport, and there are plenty of policy measures that could be implemented to bring down the cost of all of these things. talking about trying to improve productivity in this country, we have not got on top of this for decades. what will suddenly change over the next few years with brexit around the corner? it is not necessarily the case that something will change. there is no guarantee productivity will pick up, looking at the latest data we have seen very strong job creation at a time of economic growth. the latest productivity data for the rest of the year will be very weak indeed.
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thank you forjoining us, scott corfe. eleanor ghani is at westminster. i don't know if you heard scott, he was talking about the importance of signatures being a debate about public sector workers but the four fifths of the population employed by the private sector. they are feeling the private sector. they are feeling the squeeze on living standards because their wages have been flat for a long time as well. is there a sense of the government addressing bad? all the fires so far has been focused on tackling theresa may and the government on public sector pay, thatis the government on public sector pay, that is wherejeremy corbyn and labour believe they have the momentum. they believe their arguments for and to austerity are 110w arguments for and to austerity are now starting to cut through and they are getting movement from the conservatives and the prime minister because she did not get that general election result and the government is clearly under pressure notjust
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over public sector wages but also private sector in terms of, as we heard, cost of living. theresa may has also been pushed on this. what she has tried to do is get on the front fit about the unease from voters about rising inflation and wages staying so low. i think she had hoped that the announcement that the public sector pay cap was going to get a warm response, if she was hoping that she would be disappointed. unions have been angry and disappointed and even the threat from the biggest union, unite, that it may pursue a legal strike action, —— a legal strike action, it might pursue industrial action without reaching the threshold is needed by law. there has not been much support for a legal strike action but i believe the unions hope for a clear indication from the chancellor in the november budget that more money will be put aside to help others in
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the public sector, and if the unions do not get that reassurance from the chancellor, i think we should expect the prospect of industrial action in the prospect of industrial action in the new year. thank you, eleanor ghani. -- the new year. thank you, eleanor ghani. —— eleanorghani. and we'll find out how this story — and many others — are covered in tomorrow's front page at 10:40 this evening in the papers. our guests joining me tonight are former conservative advisor jo—anne nadler and political commentatorjane merrick. scotland yard is to review security arrangements at the south london school attended by prince george. it follows the arrest of a ao—year—old woman yesterday on suspicion of attempted burglary. 0ur correspondent dan johnson is here. you would think of anywhere would be secure it would be the school where the young man who is the son of the future king is actually going to have his education? indeed, not even a week into that education security already seems to have been found wanting at thomas's battersea, this
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independent school, £18,000 a year, a very exclusive private independent school, it turns out a ao—year—old woman was trying to get in yesterday afternoon. we don't know exactly what went on but she was challenged and stopped but not arrested until this afternoon, she was arrested at about 2:15pm today on suspicion of attempted burglary. we don't know what she was trying to do, whether she was trying to access prince george, but we understand he was not at school at the time, he is so young, just a reception class, they get to go home at lunchtime, they are not doing full days yet. prince george and his classmates went home at lunchtime, there was no direct threat to the prince but some questions for the security team that protecting him and there will be a review of the arrangements between school, the police and the palace. we expect prince george to go to school is normal in the morning. many thanks, dan johnson. the headlines... there will be a
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multi—million pound compensation fund for the women given unnecessary breast operations by the rogue surgeon ian paterson. clashes in the commons over public sector pay, with the prime minister hinting there will be greater flexibility, but labour arguing government plan to not go far enough. security arrangement prince george's school are under review after a woman was arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary. —— security arrangements at prince george's school. now all the sports news from the bbc sports centre, with john now all the sports news from the bbc sports centre, withjohn watson. beginning with the champions league, totte n ha m beginning with the champions league, tottenham taking on borussia dortmund in their opening match of the group phase, one of three english sides in action. they made the best possible start when music: "the chain" by fleetwood mac fired home early on. less tha n home early on. less than four minutes on the clock at that point. yarmolenko equalised
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with this cracking goal, which evaded hugo lloris in the tottenham goal. the home side restored their lead thanks to harry kane, who else? he drove through the dortmund defence to fire home, tottenham lead. liverpool host sevilla in a repeat of the 2016 europa league final. the andalusians won that one, and ben yedder put them ahead with five minutes gone. a quarter of an hour later liverpool had equalised, roberto firmino with the goal. man city have got off to a dream start at feyenoord, david silva's corner headed goalwards byjohn stones. some rather inept defending on the line gifted city the lead. they will not want to see that again. former spurs defender carl walker set of sergio aguero, who made it 2—0. and gabrieljesus has added a third. city are 3—0 up after
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25 minutes. he's back in management. at 70, the oldest permanent appointment in premier league history. and roy hodgson has set his sights on keeping crystal palace in the premier league. he was named as frank de boer‘s successor yesterday. and has fond memories of time spent at selhurst park as a young boy. when i was on the terraces, i had dreams of playing for the team, and when i became a coach, playing for the team. a lot has happened in between times. in some ways it is rewarding to find myself here now, a difficult time, of course, but at a clu b difficult time, of course, but at a club i have always loved and admired and a club i feel has huge potential and a club i feel has huge potential and represents so many people. valtteri bottas has extended his stay with mercedes for another year, and will race for the world champions in 2018. after impressing at williams, hejoined on a one—year deal injanuary, replacing world champion nico rosberg who retired. team boss toto wolf praised the chemistry between him and team mate leiws hamilton.
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and essex are edging closer to a first county championship title since 1992. they declared on 369 for nine on the second day of their match against warwickshire. 0pener varun chopra made 98. warwickshire finished on seven without loss in their second innings — still 161 behind. lancashire — essex's nearest rivals — are struggling in their match against somerset. if essex win and lancashire fail to beat somerset, essex will be crowned champions. well, three weeks on from the mayweather—mcgregor fight, we have another big show in las vegas this weekend. the eyes of the boxing world will be on these two, arguably two of the greatest current pound for pound fighters. canelo alvarez and gennady golovkin meet in what is the most significant fight since floyd mayweather defeated manny pacquiao in 2015. a couple of weeks ago we had the
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spectacle to take place, now this is a realfighter. spectacle to take place, now this is a real fighter. these spectacle to take place, now this is a realfighter. these are spectacle to take place, now this is a real fighter. these are the two best middleweights in the division. it will be... i call it eight to nine rounds of health for both guys. this will not be a walk in the park for anybody. i think of kin is a machine, a monster, canelo is a knockout artist. they do not know how to take a step backwards. they are the most skilled boxers today 110w are the most skilled boxers today now that mayweather has retired, if you want to see a real fighter, tune in on saturday. that's all the sport for now. i will have all of the champions league goals tonight in sportsday at 10:30pm. a metropolitan police officer is being investigated for gross misconduct over the death of rashan charles in london, the police watchdog has said. mr charles was apprehended by police officers in east london injuly. he died after becoming ill trying to swallow an object. a package containing paracetamol and caffeine was found in his throat.
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police have issued a new image to help them trace a male jogger who pushed a woman into the path of a bus in south west london. footage of the incident on putney bridge shows him jog past a man before knocking into the 33—year—old woman, who tumbled head—first into the road. the bus driver managed to swerve out of the way. two men arrested last month have been released without charge. let's return to the aftermath of hurricane irma. six people have died in a nursing home in florida which has been without power and air—conditioning since hurricane irma hit the state on sunday. 120 other residents at the home in northern miami have been evacuated due to the heat and lack of power. around five million people are still without power in florida and neighbouring states. 0ur correspondent david willis is in washington for us. this is an absolutely dreadful
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story. how on earth could it have happened? a very tragic story and one that local officials are taking very seriously. earlier today the local police chief announced a criminal investigation into what had caused these deaths at that nursing home, and the florida governor rick scott has since issued a statement saying he was heartbroken to hear what had happened, he said the situation there is unfathomable and every facility charged with caring for patients must take every action a precaution to keep those patients safe. he said he would be urging local agencies to work with the police in finding out who was to blame for this situation. six people 110w blame for this situation. six people now known to have died at that nursing home. three at least were pronounced dead as they were conveyed to hospital or on arrival
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at local hospitals. lots of u na nswered at local hospitals. lots of unanswered questions. we know that the power went out at this nursing home over the weekend is the result of hurricane irma, we do not know why it took so long for officials to get to these people or, indeed, why they were not transferred to a major hospital, which apparently exists directly across the road from this nursing facility. absolutely bizarre. thank you, david willis. the prime minister has announced an extra £25 million of aid for british caribbean territories which have been devastated by hurricane irma. the foreign secretary, borisjohnson, is visiting the caribbean and has just arrived in the british virgin islands. there has been criticism that the uk's response to the disaster was too slow, but mrjohnson says the government is doing a lot. we are putting another £25 million into immediate effort and of course it needs it, massively. you can't but be affected by the scale of devastation that the people of anguilla have endured. just going around this hospital, 60% of it damaged.
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but the royal marines, our troops, have been here since friday. you have just seen another contingent of royal engineers arriving with their tools, their spades and their axes and getting on with rebuilding the roofs and all of the other structures. that is going to be short—term work. what we need to think about now is how, as the uk, we can underline our commitment to these overseas territories and get them back on their feet for the long term. 0n the eve of the public inquiry into the grenfell tower fire, in which at least 80 people died, the bbc has uncovered worrying evidence about the lack of sprinkler systems in other council high rise buildings. an investigation looked at half of the uk's tower blocks and found thatjust 2% have sprinklers. senior fire officers have called it a shockingly low number and say grenfell has to mark a turning point. 0ur correspondent graham satchell has the story. it's three months since the fire at grenfell tower.
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in the streets there are still memorials every where and the anger of survivors, like miguel alves, is just as strong. somebody has to pay for what they did to us. myself, i could be ashes inside the building. my hopes is there will be a change in the policies around the fire and also the safety of the people. the public inquiry which opens tomorrow will look at what needs to change in the safety and maintenance of council—owned blocks. in a freedom of information request we found that the majority, 68%, of council tower blocks have a single stair well. 30% have some form of cladding and just 2% have a full sprinkler system. we know they save lives, we know they can save properties and we know they make a real difference. so 2% is a shockingly low number. dany cotton led the fire service at grenfell tower. the recommendation should be that it is mandatory to fit sprinklers in all new builds, especially in places
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like high rises and schools. and what about retro—fitting? i support retro—fitting. for me, where you can save one life, then it's worth doing, this can't be optional, it can't be nice to have, it is something that must happen and it is something that must be in place for the future to protect people. recommendations to fit sprinklers have been made at inquests and inquiries before. the government says it has encouraged local authorities to fit them, but as our figures show, those recommendations have largely been ignored. all the more surprising perhaps because independent tests show sprinklers are effective at controlings or extinguishes fires in 99% of cases. the main reason they haven't been fitted is cost. in croydon, the local authority plans to retro—fit 25 blocks with sprinklers. it will cost £10 million. who pays? letters have gone backward and forwards between the local
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authority and central government. we have asked the government to step in and fund the installation of sprinklers in our highest blocks. if they refuse to do it, we will do it with or without, but does mean the long—term maintenance of our properties will suffer? the government says what happened at grenfell tower can never happen again and that it will consider the findings of the public inquiry. every fire expert we have spoken to says grenfell tower has to be a turning point and the recommendations this time must be acted on. graham satchell, bbc news. joining me now via skype is russ timpson from the tall buildings fire safety network, good to see you, thank you for being with us. just to be clear, is it mandatory for new tower blocks to have sprinkler systems? yes, it has been the case for a number of years
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110w been the case for a number of years now but really at the core of this story is the very large legacy of buildings built before that time that do not have sprinkler systems. these are largely the social housing work, if you like, we know we have people who are vulnerable, who have disability, who perhaps do not have english as a first language, they are in buildings which have subsequently been retrofitted with the cladding systems that have been at the core of this particular issue, so we have a large legacy issue, so we have a large legacy issue to address. it is clear that sprinkler systems save lives? yes, no question that sprinkler systems, if correctly installed and well—managed, they do save lives. the evidence is compelling and overwhelming, i would suggest. the evidence is compelling and overwhelming, iwould suggest. so who should pay for this? is it such an overwhelming case that lives are saved that, frankly, central
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government should step in, or what? successive governments in the past have really allowed a regime to exist wherejudgments have really allowed a regime to exist where judgments can be have really allowed a regime to exist wherejudgments can be made by local authorities on costs. when, as we have had, reducing numbers of fire deaths nationally for a number of years, that kind of environment has allowed the kind of, should i say, relaxations to occur with some of the testing is building regulations. there has been a contradiction. in my mind the government was at the heart of these issues where we did not review the building regulations, in my opinion they should pick up the final bill. what about the issue of single sta i rwells. what about the issue of single stairwells. it is clear that so many of these buildings only have one route in and out of the stairwell, how many should there be, do you believe, to make things safer? the
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organisation i am the secretary of has over 700 members around the world, i can only tell you that when i speak to colleagues in north and south america and australia and the pacific rim, they are simply stunned that we have allowed this situation to occur. it is certainly not something repeated around the world. in this particular case we have a singular view with the staircases on this, and the context for this is that we will build many, many more small buildings —— tall buildings, there are 1200 planned for london for the next few years, many of them residential and many of them single staircase buildings. it is good to talk to you, russ timpson, joining us talk to you, russ timpson, joining us from central london. the funeral of the former archbishop of westminster, cardinal cormac murphy—o'connor, has been held at westminster cathedral. it was attended by more than 1000 people, including the archbishop of canterbury, justin welby, and the former irish president mary mcaleese.
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mourners were told he was a gifted man who would have made a success of whatever career he chose. cardinal murphy—o'connor will be buried in a vault in the cathedral. now the latest weather news. my my journey to work was affected by lots of downpours, and i'm sure i wasn't alone. this north—westerly flow ganging these showers together to give more prolonged and intense downpours of rain. 0n eastern shores there will be something similar coming through wales and the south—west. temperatures well down in single figures. thursday, we have to co nte nt in single figures. thursday, we have to content with these bands of cloud, more like rain than showers.
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the one in the south joined by another in the far north to finish off. in between, that mixture of sunny spells and pretty heavy downpours. friday, another band of whether slipping its way down the british isles. then normal service is resumed. hello. this is bbc news with clive myrie. the headlines: the prime minister says there will be greater flexibility on public sector pay, following yesterday's above 1% rise for police and prison staff. labour says all public workers should be guaranteed a pay rise in line with inflation. hundreds of private patients of the breast surgeon ian paterson, who were subjected to unnecessary operations, will share £37 million in compensation. paterson is serving 20 years injail. security arrangements at the school attended by prince george are under review, after a ao—year—old woman was arrested on suspicion
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of attempted burglary. 0n the eve of the start of the grenfell tower inquiry, a bbc survey of half the uk's tower blocks, has found virtually none has found virtually none of them have sprinkler systems. jean—claude juncker, the president of the european commission, has told meps in brussels that britain will soon regret its decision to leave the eu. he used his annual state of the european union speech to argue that the eu should now see britain's exit — which he also called sad and tragic — as an opportunity for the remaining countries to move towards a closer union. damian grammaticas reports. this was a striking shift from the eu. its leaders oozing optimism, because they believe the worst crisis of recent years are behind them. europe's economy is growing faster than america's. the migrant surge is receding and brexit hasn't proved fatal to their union.
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translation: on the 29th of march 2019, the united kingdom will leave the european union. it will be a sad and tragic moment. we will always regret it and you will come to regret it soon. what's striking, listening to this speech, that is the only reference mrjunker has made to brexit in an hour of talking. the rest has all been about the eu without the uk, setting out his vision for the future. he wants far—reaching change, and an eu that grows bigger and integrates even more in many ways. his plan includes an eu president to head all its institutions, an eu finance minister, overseeing an expanded eu with more member states, starting with balkan nations, more countries in the borderless schengen area, and in the single currency, the euro, as well.
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plus, mrjunker wants to seal new trade deals with mexico, australia, new zealand and more, so the eu's most ardent supporters feel emboldened. the only one for the moment who still doesn't get it, i think is mr farage. let's be honest, it is clear what our citizens want, they don't want to destroy europe, they want to reform you europe. to destroy it, no bloody way. all i can say is thank god we're leaving. if you'd have given cameron concessions, particularly on immigration, the brexit vote, i have to admit, would never, ever have happened. yet, the lesson you take is you will centralise, you have will move on to this new, i think very worrying, undemocratic union. and he predicted a new populist backlash, but not here. the european parliament welcomes mrjuncker‘s ideas, but if they're to happen, he will have to convince the eu's 27 other member states to back vision.
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damian grammaticas, bbc news, strasbourg. here in the uk people are consumed with brexit talk. what about across the water? with me from athens is nikos sverkos, journalist from the greek newspaper efimerida tonne synta kton. also i'm joined by khue pham, political correspondent from the german newspaper die zeit from berlin. thank you for being with us. in greece, what is the biggest concern from ordinary grecians about the whole brexit process was yellow i don't think anyone in greece thinks that british people will regret brexit. they disagree with janker. but greek families are worried about the 16,000 greeks that, until 2016,
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have got a national insurance number in the uk. with the proper calculations, we could end up with 30 to 30,000 young greeks studying in the uk, and working. most are very well educated. britain is the second largest host in europe outside germany. so people who have their children over in the uk, in london and in almost every british city, their feeling is, london and in almost every british city, theirfeeling is, what is next? what about the rights of those working inside the uk right now, that the uk is not going to be a member of the eu? so no love lost over the european union in greece, particularly after the greek financial crisis and the
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issues that resulted from that. concern about the greek nationals here in the uk. what about the biggest concerns of many germans about brexit? brexit isn't really on people's minds right now. we have elections coming up next week. chancellor angela merkel and her challenger, martin schultz, talk about refugees and populism, and turkey, but they don't talk about brexit. they had a tv debate a week ago and the question wasn't even asked. i think that says a lot about germany's attitude to brexit. we heard about the antipathy among many greeks for the eu. visit the opposite in general in berlin and four germans, that the eu is an important thing that needs to stay together? i would agree with you on that. the majority of ordinary
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germans were very sad when britain voted to leave the european union. the political class were concerned that other countries would follow. but since then, we've seen that british society is very divided, and the government is paralysed by the brexit process. we have seen it in germany. the dutch and french have seen it. no other country has chosen to follow the british example. a lot of pro—europeans in germany, and merkel and schultz, feel vindicated, but it's not better to express any shard and freud or anything like that. nikos, if there was a referendum in greece, do you think the people of greece would want to leave ? the people of greece would want to leave? we had a referendum two years ago about the austerity measures
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implemented, and the money that was lent to greece, and we should see the many crucial reasons behind brexit. first of all, the financial elite of both the eu and britain, and the progressive political forces around europe. i believe it's obvious why the financial elite has some bad feelings on brexit. 0n the other hand, progressive political forces in europe think of brexit has a huge success for conservative, anti—european political forces. both anti—european political forces. both anti—european and anti—immigrant movement are in eastern european countries. most people in greece believed that brexit was the outcome of this belief about the common
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european project. most greeks agree that be you means austerity. this is more or less the common feeling about the eu and brussels. in berlin, along with france, germany is the most important member of the european union and the most powerful. do you agree with angela merkel, who seems to be on course to win the election in a couple of weeks' time, do you share the feelings ofjean—claude juncker weeks' time, do you share the feelings of jean—claude juncker that there should be closer union, more integration, more countries joining and being part of the eurozone? neither angela merkel nor martin schulz have raised the issue of what would happen with europe very much in this election campaign. that might be because we have an anti—eu,
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anti—immigrant party, the md, which has been showing some strength in re ce nt has been showing some strength in recent weeks. i think she has learned the lesson of brexit. a lot of people do feel uncomfortable with there being a european superstate and so on. the election of emmanuel macron and brexit has opened up the possibility for europe to come together more closely and to restart the european project. but she's not been very clear on the details of what she would like this to look like. thanks very much to both of you forjoining us. the united nations security council has expressed deep concern and called for an end to the violence in myanmar. nearly 400,000 rohingya muslims have fled from rakhine state in myanmar to neighbouring bangladesh in the past three weeks after a military crackdown. many have sought shelter
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in cox's bazar from where reeta chakra bati reports. the end of a long journey. more weary muslim rohingya people arrive in bangladesh. fleeing persecution in buddhist—dominated myanmar. this is godu thara in myanmar. the bbc filmed it in flames last week. the government said the fires were started by rohingya villagers. we found some of those villagers here in bangladesh. dildah begum and her husband watched the bbc‘s pictures of their village. they said the government's version of events is false and they blamed the police and local buddhists who they call the rakhine. translation: the rakhine were killing people. police were shooting.
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they set fire to our homes. they only killed muslims. they even killed people as they tried to escape. this is the rohingya district of mondor, a border town in myanmar. we found refugees from there too. again, the government told the bbc that rohingyas had set fire to their own homes. again, we found people who said that wasn't true. translation: in our area in mondor, all the houses, including mine were set on fire by the military and the rakhine. i saw the fires with my own eyes. people continue to arrive by any means possible, making their way to safety. but the risks are great. nine bodies were recovered from the water today, theirfinal resting place here, under this tree on foreign soil. speaking at a news
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conference in new york, the un secretary general, antonio guterres, has described the situation of rohingya muslims fleeing myanmar as "catastrophic". grievances that have been left to fester for decades have now escalated beyond myanmar‘s borders, destabilising the region. the humanitarian situation is catastrophic. when we met last week, there was 125,000 rahane go refugees who had fled into bangladesh. that number has now tripled. many are staying in makeshift settlements, where communities are sharing what they have. but women and children are arriving hungry and
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malnourished. i urge all countries to do what they can for humanitarian assistance to be provided. the un secretary—general, antonio guterres. the headlines on bbc news: hundreds of private patients of the breast surgeon ian paterson, who were subjected to unnecessary operations, will share £37 million in compensation. security arrangements at the school attended by prince george are under review, after a ao—year—old woman was arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary. an update on the market numbers for you — here's how london's and frankfurt ended the day. the football association's inquiry into historic abuse in football has
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been told that the former england manager, graham taylor, was warned about the sexual abuse of young players when he managed aston villa in the 1980s. 0ne victim told the bbc‘s victoria derbyshire programme that graham taylor advised him to "sweep it under the carpet" rather than go to the police. jim reed reports. in the 1980s, tony brien was a bright young defender who played for a number of professional clubs. as a boy, he says he was abused by this man, ted langford, who died in 2012. langford was a scout for both leicester city and aston villa. i tried to do something about it. i tried to report it, 30 odd years ago, and i wasn't listened to. it happened to another two children. tony brien said he spoke to senior figures at aston villa about the abuse when he was 18 or 19 and claims he had conversations with these two men, assistant manager dave richardson and then manager graham taylor. last month he told the fa's independent enquiry into abuse, he felt taylor discouraged him from taking the matter further.
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hejust said to me, look, you're a young lad starting out in the game, i know you have just made your debut, could you really deal with all the obscenities from the terraces? so he just suggested sweeping it under the carpet. it was a long time ago, are you sure that he said those words to you? i am exactly sure, yes. how did you react? i went into the kitchen where my mum was still doing the washing up and she said, well? and ijust told her. he told me to sweep it underneath the carpet and i broke down in tears. former england manager graham taylor died of a heart attack in january. dave richardson said, afterfinding out about the abuse from other boys, he spoke to taylor and then chairman, doug ellis and sacked the scout responsible. he strongly denies that he or the club would have put off anyone from coming forward. earlier this year he said... now new documents uncovered by the bbc appear to show that
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ted langford was working at aston villa at least one year after tony brien said he first raised concerns. a lawyer representing a second anonymous victim claims that his client also tried to warn graham taylor and the club but felt ignored. he felt they could have acted quicker, they could have listened to these concerns, to enable them to stop him from abusing other children. mr richardson said he did not think it was appropriate to comment on the latest information while the fa enquiry is ongoing. aston villa says it takes welfare seriously and has policies in place to deal with any complaints. in 2007, ted langford was finally jailed for sexually abusing four young players in the 1970s and 1980s. the final number of victims is likely to be higher. you can watch the full interview with tony bryan on the victoria jim reid, bbc news. you can watch the full interview with tony brien on the victoria derbyshire programme tomorrow
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morning at nine o'clock on bbc two. the official body which monitors public spending has said the government's welfare reforms are likely to have contributed to rising levels of homelessness in england. in a report, the national audit 0ffice criticises ministers for what it sees as their "light touch" approach to the problem. it says in the last six years there's been a 60% rise in the number of households in temporary accommodation, including 120,000 children. but the government insists it's determined to help the most vulnerable in society, as our correspondent chi chi izundu reports. i've been sleeping rough for two years. for thousands across england, just like 0dette, home doesn't quite exist. i used to live in this park — that was my home. homelessness in england is on the rise. the number of families in temporary accommodation is up 60% since 2011. while an overnight count last autumn found rough sleeping had more than doubled to over 4,000 since 2010. the blame is being laid at the door
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of a lack of social housing, less affordable private rental properties and a reduction in housing benefits. but this report paints a picture of a system that isn't fit for purpose, being overseen by ministers who have little interest in tackling it. from simple things like assessing the knock—on effects of the welfare reforms on the problem. i think this is the group that theresa may calls just about managing, but i think this clearly shows that they‘ re not managing. the reason they're not managing is because there's no affordable housing for them, and where there is affordable housing, they're not being given the help from the welfare safety net that they need in order to live in it. and while homelessness costs more than £1 billion a year, usually administered by councils, the report criticises ministers for paying little attention as to how that money is spent. central government is committed to tackling homelessness, but what we're seeing is,
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fundamentally, we don't have enough houses in this country. we need to build more of them, and local government really does need more resources to intervene earlier in the problem, so, rather than waiting until people are homeless, actually stopping them becoming homeless in the first place. in a statement, the department for communities and local government has said that since 2015 it's invested £550 million tackling the issues, and will continue to do that until 2020. plus, it will shortly outline plans to eliminate rough sleeping entirely. as for 0dette, she's managed to find a roof over her head, even if it's only temporary. i am living in semi—independent accommodation. i do my own shopping, i do my own cooking, and i do whatever i want. chi chi izundu, bbc news. the bbc has learnt that more and more people are turning to charity for health treatments
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that may traditionally have been provided by the nhs. one of the main charity fundraising sites says the cash raised for medical treatment has gone up from £2 million in 2015 to £9 million last year. they are expecting it be £25 million this year. but there's a warning that it could create both winners and losers when it comes to health care. simon dedman reports. when the nhs wouldn't provide treatment, henry's parents turn to crowdfunding. theyjoined treatment, henry's parents turn to crowdfunding. they joined a rocketing number asking us to dig deep. just giving told look east there has been a 300% increase in medical donations every year for the past two. they take a share in everything raised. doctors never thought henry would be alive. he has diamond black fan anaemia, a faulty gene condition. he spent his first three weeks in colchester hospital. he cannot produce his own red blood
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cells, stays alive with weekly bloodhound fusions. henry's parents say he has a chance for a normal life, but for that they need ivf. the embryo would be a henry, a stem cell transplant. the consultant we have spoken to has said there enough funding around for anything at the moment. pushing through funding requests is becoming impossible. decade ago, pretty much every treatment was available on the nhs, but increasingly, for rare conditions and the latest cancer treatment, people are having to fund it themselves. health economists believe that is going to increase. it may look to the nhs that that is an easy win to backtrack on commitments and the private crowd sourcing to step in, but that is a
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dangerous and slippery slope. that could ultimately spell the end of the nhs. henry has a passion for the proms, cbeebies style. whether he turns out to be a conductor remains to be seen. whether he lives a normal, healthy life is more dependent on our pockets than the national health. the short list for the 2017 man booker prize has been announced, with familiar names joined by two new faces. the scottish author ali smith is in contention for the fourth time with her post—brexit novel autumn, while the debut american novelist, emily fridlund, is nominated for history of wolves, which focuses which focuses on an isolated 14—year—old as she grows up in a failing mid western cult. george saunders's first novel, lincoln in the bardo, follows the former president, as he visits the grave of his son willie. the british—pakistani writer, mohsin hamid, is nominated for a second time, for his novel exit west, which mixes the current refugee crisis with magical realism. paul auster‘s 4 3 21 is the longest
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novel on the short list, the epic story of an extended immigrantfamily. and the sixth name on the list is 29—year—old british debut novelist, fiona mozley, who's nominated for ‘elmet,’ the story of a man and his children, who retreat to live in a copse in yorkshire's west riding. well, away from writing, fiona spends most her time working in a book shop, and our entertainment correspondent colin patterson has been to meet her. this is the little apple book shop having the most exciting day in its 20 year history. come inside, because one of the staff has just been short listed for the booker prize with her debut novel elmet. it's about a family building a house on an area where they're not supposed to. fiona mozley, how does it feel to be booker nominated? it feels fantastic. it's really, really exciting. i've been watching you selling your own novel across the counter today. how odd is that, actually selling your own booker—nominated book? it's still very strange,
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and quite embarrassing actually. i tend not to tell people that i wrote it when they buy it. some people already know, but if they don't, i don't mention it. why not? it's just too embarrassing. i go bright red. i'm not very good at recommending it to people either when they ask for a thrilling, gritty novel to read. i sort of recommend other people. you are signing it, though. there are signed copies in your shop. yes, the owners of the shop have made sure i've signed all the copies. it all started on your mobile phone. explain about that. i started writing the book on a train about four years ago, and i writing the book on a train about fouryears ago, and i didn't writing the book on a train about four years ago, and i didn't have my la ptop four years ago, and i didn't have my laptop with me, so ijotted down the ideas and most of the first chapter on my phone. very millenial! finally, just to say, the other nominees, paul auster, a signed copy up nominees, paul auster, a signed copy up here. but you have to come right down here to find ali smith. the
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other nominees not in the shops yet. i promise that isn't deliberate, but we are getting the other short listed books in tomorrow. fiona finds out if she wins the man booker prize on october 17. time now for a look at the weather. now that we have a lean out of the way, things have calmed down to a north—westerly flow. then the showers looked like that. you don't have to be in central london to have seen something like that. the potential is therefore something a good deal more prolonged and intense. in that north—westerly flow we have these little mini fronts or troughs, gradually working their way down across the british isles. it
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will be quite a cool night. some countryside temperatures down in single figures. if you are close by to one of those mini features, don't expect a lot of to start the day on thursday. roundabout the wash, through the heart of the midlands, towards wales. a bright enough and dry enough start in the south—east, but this feature will come down to you. once that has gone through, things are rather quiet, deceptively so, perhaps. you may get... get more in the way of sunshine and fewer showers. as that feature works its way towards the near continent, then the pure north—westerly flow is established and the sunshine comes out. but it will be interrupted by some very sharp downpours indeed, and it will knock the stuffing out
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of those temperatures. if you get to those heights of 18, you could lose 4 degrees as the showers pass through. doing it allagain 4 degrees as the showers pass through. doing it all again on friday as well. friday not overly warm. 12 to about 16. it will be tricky to know what to wear. i would advise waterproofs. this area of high pressure coming in towards the british isles. ben is the isobars are little bit further north. that alter is the shower distribution. there will still be showers. cool starts. the winds will ease off, and it will be cool both by day and night. some pretty hefty showers, but interspersed by a little bit of sunshine. hello, i'm karin giannone, this is 0utside source.
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the un secretary—general calls on the authorities in myanmar to halt the military campaign against the rohingya minority. i call on the myanmar authorities to suspend military action and the violins, uphold the rule of law and recognise the right of return of all those who had to leave the country. —— suspend the military action and violence. the european commission president looks beyond brexit and claims that the eu has got wind back in its sails after a difficult year. and victims of hurricane irma are confirmed in florida as the clear up continues in the state and across the caribbean. and if you want to get in touch — the hashtag is #bbcos.
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