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the only deal with you are like that of any other country with a two—year transition period. but as a speech enough to mollify the eu and satisfy her critics at home? service. is banned in london. an 18—year—old man is charged with attempted murder for the tube attack in london last week. donald trump and kim jong un trade insults while the north korean leader threatens to detonate a hydrogen bomb over the pacific. and from paralympic champion to the fake tan and sequins of strictly. johnny peacock on being the first amputee to compete for the glitterball trophy. good evening and welcome to the bbc news at six.
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the prime minister has set out to inject new energy into the brexit talks with a distinctly warmer tone in a key speech in italy. theresa may says she wants the uk to be the eu's strongest friend and partner, and has called for a new style of agreement with the eu, unlike that with any other country, though there was little detail on what that might be. she called for a two—year transition deal after we officially leave the eu in 2019 and says the uk will pay it's financial obligations to the eu, though no sum was mentioned. our first report tonight is from our political editor laura kuennsberg, who was listening to the speech in florence. waiting, waiting, and waiting. it is months since the prime minister gave anything away on brexit. and if you
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are ina anything away on brexit. and if you are in a hurry to disentangle completely, you might just are in a hurry to disentangle completely, you mightjust have to wait some more. she came to florence to confirm that for as long as two yea rs to confirm that for as long as two years after we are technically out, not that much might change. a period of implementation would be in our mutual interest. i am proposing there should be such a period after there should be such a period after the eu -- there should be such a period after the eu —— the there should be such a period after the eu -- the uk there should be such a period after the eu —— the uk leads the eu. people, businesses and public services should only have to plan for one set of changes in the relationship between the uk and the eu. so during the emperor meditation period, access to one another‘s markets should continue on current terms. and during that time, we will keep paying billions into the eu budget but the transition will not be longer than two years, under a so—called double lock. be longer than two years, under a so-called double lock. at the heart of these arrangements there should bea of these arrangements there should be a clear double lock, a guarantee that there will be a period of
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implementation, giving businesses and people a certainty that they will be able to prepare for the change, and a guarantee that this implementation period will be time limited. giving everyone the certainty that this will not go on forever. still, i do not want our partners to fear that they will need to pay more or receive less over the remainder of the current budget plan asa remainder of the current budget plan as a result of our decision to leave. the uk will honour commitments we have made during the period of our membership. for the 3 million europeans who live in the uk there is a prize of extra legal protections. we want you to stay, we value you, and thank you for your contribution to our national life. and it had —— it has been, and remains one of my first goals in this together she asian, to ensure you can carry on living your lives as before. on the relationship between the eu and the uk after we
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leave, optimism but few more clues, beyond ruling out copying someone else's deal. we can do so much better than this. let us not seek to adopt a model already enjoyed by other countries. instead, let us be creative, as well as practical, in designing an ambitious economic partnership which respects the freedoms and principles of the eu, and the wishes of the british people. what do you say to voters at home who chose to leave, who might be angry to hear that the immigration rules will be roughly the same for another few years, markets will be roughly the same for another few years. are they justified in being a bit cross about that? people voted to leave the eu and at the end of march 2019, we will. but people also voted to ensure that the process would be orderly and smooth, so people had confidence in their future and businesses had confidence in their future, too. but even though they
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trotted out to back the speech with full force today, getting her cabinet to agree this much has been a hefty task. good afternoon. foreign secretary, you told voters they would not have to pay more money, immigration would be controlled immediately, but everything will be the same for five yea rs. everything will be the same for five years. you have been defeated, haven't you? no, as the prime minister said, we will have a transition period and after that we will be taking back control of our borders, of our laws, and of our destiny. and another, not exactly a su btle destiny. and another, not exactly a subtle display, but the two sides at the same cabinet table have managed to find some common ground. the same cabinet table have managed to find some common groundm the same cabinet table have managed to find some common ground. it was an excellent speech by the prime minister, a decisive intervention which has given great clarity to business and our european partners. the crucial voices from the cabinet we re the crucial voices from the cabinet were with theresa may in florence to sketch out the plans but different sympathies mean that difficult decisions are deferred. in this
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renaissance city, theresa may has made no new blinding discoveries. instead she has admitted that for some years much will stay the same. she is itching —— inching towards some of the compromises brexit could require. but can this speech make any difference? the eu chief negotiator used 140 characters to say, thanks for the speech, but we shall see. and theresa may's opponents believe it is still tory accou nts opponents believe it is still tory accounts that are read being settled. this seemed the product of internal goucher shuns of the tory party, rather than negotiations with the eu. nor has it pleased to those who cheered for brexit loudest of all. a good day for the political classes, a good day for westminster and two fingers up to the people who voted brexit, no ifs, no buts. and on the biggest question, how our histories will intertwine in the
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yea rs histories will intertwine in the years and decades to come, relative silence, more doubt than clear a nswe i’s. silence, more doubt than clear answers. in a process so silence, more doubt than clear answers. in a process so complex and important, the prime minister seems to cast shadows where ever she stands. theresa may's speech in florence, though wide ranging, was short on actual details. so what has she committed to and what are the major stumbling blocks ahead ? chris morris from the bbc‘s reality check team is here to explain. the brexit negotiations start again next week and it's pretty clear that for the moment money is still the biggest problem. hardly a surprise, but will the eu see today as progress? well, the prime minister has now made it clear that she wants a transition period, of around two years, after we leave the eu in march 2019 — during which market access would continue on current terms. crucially, she concedes, this would be under the existing structure of eu rules and regulations. so freedom of movement, the jurisdiction of the european court ofjustice and payments into the eu budget. this means that brexit wouldn't create a big hole in the current seven—year budget, and that will get a cautious
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welcome in other capitals. it means the uk would pay about £18 billion during the two—year transition period. now, many in the eu may wonder why that kind of suggestion couldn't have been made months ago, to get things moving. and they won't be hanging out the bunting just yet. because there are plenty of other bills that the eu expects the uk to cover. a share of the money that has been jointly committed to eu projects, but not yet paid — a bit like a credit card, that could run to about £25 billion. the uk share of the eu pension pot could be another £8 billion. then there are outstanding loans and liabilities. now the eu's chief negotiator michel barnier has always said "we need to settle all the accounts". so while today's speech may be seen in brussels as a step in the right direction, there's a long way to go. the other big sticking point right now — and this is before we even start talking about trade — is the issue of citizen's rights. the eu wants the european court ofjustice to be the ultimate legal
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guarantor of any agreement on the future status of more than three million eu citizens currently in the uk. today mrs may suggested an agreement should be written into uk law, and british courts should "take into account" the rulings of the ec]. it's not quite the same thing — and while negotiations always have to contain compromise, the trouble here is that there aren't that many grey areas when it comes to defining legaljurisdiction. fiona. in a moment we'll be talking to laura kuenssberg in florence, but first damian grammaticas is in brussels. mr barnier has given mrs may's speech a cautious welcome, what's the wider reaction been there? he has. michel barnier welcomed what he called the constructive tone, which is something european leaders,
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negotiators have noticed, a shift in tone from a more confrontational view which they had of the uk approach earlier in the year. that has been welcomed. beyond that, the european pa rliament‘s has been welcomed. beyond that, the european parliament's brexit coordinator said he also welcomed this. he described it as the uk government starting to accept reality, that there will need to be a transition and payments as well. so it was welcomed in there. but as michel barnier said and others have said, what they needed detail on citizens. michel barnier said he needs more detailfrom uk negotiators next week. on money, he said he needs to see whether this commitment to pay covers all the uk's commitments. so he will be going through that as well. and on the irish issue, not enough detail. that has not been welcomed. my progress that they can see there. but it is worth saying that from the eu side, there is a view that this is not an opportunity for this
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constructive new thinking about partnership. they view this as a painful process that will only inevitably result in the uk and the eu having the worst rating relationship than they do today and that will be a painful adjustment. but it will depend on what is put on the table here next week, and whether this translates into new proposals that come to the negotiations. laura, mrs may is trying to satisfy different audiences, but has she done enough? it was always going to be a tall order. she may have created more goodwill, more appetite for concrete proposals in brussels, but she has done a couple of things that are significant. for once, she has managed at least today to get the tory party to be all in the same place on this. there have been cheery welcomes across the conservative party on this speech
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and that is no mean feat. she also soothed some of the nerves in the business community by signing up to a transition period of nearly two yea rs. a transition period of nearly two years. but the biggest thing, and it was striking to hear her say it out loud, is to acknowledge what has been obvious in whitehall for some time, fairly well—known in westminster, that the way that her government wants to go about taking us government wants to go about taking us out of the eu means it is all going to take some time. and after the dramatic decision, the dramatic events of the referendum, it is quite a thing for the british prime minister to admit that actually not very much might change, potentially for as long as five years, all the way through that transition, up to 2021. but on the real big picture, the long—term, not the next couple of years but the next decades, the next hundreds of years of the relationship between the uk and our european friends, so clear today she was to see them as fond friends, not people we are happily leaving
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behind, there was very little detail on that big picture. 0ptimism, but not much flesh on the bones. but perhaps today will go down as the beginning of the compromises, perhaps the start to an end of the vagueness. an 18—year—old man has been charged with attempted murder, in connection with the parsons green tube terror attack a week ago in which 30 people were injured. ahmed hassan appeared at westminster magistrates' court this afternoon, where he also faced a second charge under the explosive substances act. daniel sandford reports. the moments after a fireball swept through a london underground train at parsons green last friday, injuring 30 people. that bags on fire. the cause, a home—made bomb that failed to detonate properly, made from hundreds of rounds of the unstable explosive tatp. it was packed with what was intended to be shrapnel, knives and screws. today, an 18—year—old, ahmed hassan, appeared in court charged with attempted murder and causing an explosion likely to endanger life.
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he's an orphaned asylum seeker from iraq, who arrived in britain in 2015. he was arrested in the departure area of dover port last saturday and there has been an extensive week—long police search at the house in sunbury—on—thames on the outskirts of london where he had lived with elderly foster pa rents. just before ahmed hassan was taken away to prison, the prosecutor told the court that it was the crown's case that he intended to kill innocent people because of his warped political view. he will now remain in custody until he appears at the old bailey in three weeks' time. five other men were invested in the investigation into the bomb, here at parsons green station last week. the 21—year old man, named in the media
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as yaya faroukh, was released and cleared, as was a 48—year—old man arrested in europe, and a 17—year—old arrested in thornton heath was also released today and com pletely heath was also released today and completely cleared of any involvement, leaving just two men arrested in new court, still in custody. —— newport. this has followed the pattern of the other major terror investigations this year, major terror investigations this yea r, lots of major terror investigations this year, lots of arrests immediately after the events, but in the end, very few of them found to have been involved. top story this evening: theresa may tries to give fresh momentum to the " b rex it" tries to give fresh momentum to the "brexit" talks and calls for a two—year transition period. still to come: what will be more nerve—racking, paralympic final or dancing on strictly? definitely strictly! paralympic athlete jonnie peacock speaks with us before his
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strictly debut. it's a minicab service that has transformed the way millions in cities around the world use taxis. allowing people to book and pay online, its popularity with its users has been matched only by the protests from existing taxi firms and unions. and today uber has lost its license to operate in london. transport for london questioned uber‘s approach to reporting criminal offences by its drivers and conducting background checks into drivers. our business editor simon jack has more. v0|ceover: uber has revolutionised the taxi industry. you can hail a ride, track a car on its way to you and automatically pay, all from an app on your phone. thomas? ok, thanks very much. 3.5 million passengers,
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and 40,000 drivers, use it to get around in london alone, but its future, and that of its drivers, was thrown into doubt today. i am worry, a lot of worry in me, because it is my livelihood. i'm doing driving work for 15 years now. if uber, if they close uber down, i have no idea where i can go. london's transport chief said concerns over driver background checks and failures to report sexual harassment allegations meant it would be stripped of its licence, and city hall backed the move. tfl does not reach these decisions lightly, they have to act like a judge and look at the evidence. they've looked at the evidence and concluded that uber are not playing by the rules. if users of uber and drivers are angry, then they should be angry at uber. the company refutes these charges and says it will appeal. we are absolutely astounded.
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we are going to fight this to support those drivers who will be be put out of work by this decision. we believe that consumer choice is a fundamental positive thing that londoners should have. some consumers say safety is one of the reasons they choose uber. i use uber for when i need to get home safely on time that kind of thing, i would be a bit more nervous travelling on my own, probably not when i am older, but when i was younger, thinking about younger siblings and that kind of thing, it's nice to be able to know, i can track literally where they were. thank you very much, cheers. bye now. that process is really baked into the life of millions of people and tens of thousands of drivers. but its staggering popularity has made it unpopular in other quarters. black cab drivers have been campaigning for this for years, and welcomed today's decision. what did you make of it? in my opinion, it's five years too late, they should never have been licensed in the first place. we've got the finest taxi service in the world, they are undercutting people. they can't compete with us on a level playing field. other cities are not affected
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by this ruling but it will be closely watched by transport chiefs facing similar issues. uber is the poster child for using technology to disrupt traditional industries. it won't give up without a fight, the appeal could take many months, so don't delete the app just yet. studio: the bbc has learned the man in charge of the two g4s run immigration removal centres at gatwick airport has resigned with "immediate effect." ben saunders was director of brook house and tinsley house when an undercover bbc panorama investigation exposed brook house as a place where drug use and self harm were common, and there was bullying and abuse by some staff. a man and woman have appeared in court charged with murder after the discovery of a badly burned body in
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a garden in south—west london. police have been unable to determine the age and gender of the dead person, she has been named as a french nanny who worked for the family in some reports. in a dramatic new raising of the stakes, north korea has said it may detonate a hydrogen bomb over the pacific. the country's leader kim jong un stepped up his war of words, calling president trump a "mentally deranged dotard". for those of you not familiar with the term, dotard means someone who is senile. the us leader, who has threatened to "totally destroy" north korea, responded by calling kim jong—un a "madman" who would be "tested like never before". for the first time ever today, kim jong—un stared into a camera and addressed the us president directly. he called donald trump mentally deranged, he said that the president would pay dearly for his threats to
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destroy north korea. it did not take long for donald trump to tweak his response: “— long for donald trump to tweak his response: —— tweet. hours earlier, in new york, the north korean foreign minister made another extraordinary threat. to dropa another extraordinary threat. to drop a hydrogen bomb into the pacific. a decision to conduct the strongest ever hydrogen bomb test in the pacific ocean. here in seoul, this afternoon, no signs anyone is particularly worried by all of this. this city has lived under the threat from north korea for so long that even when there is really terrifying rhetoric coming from over the mountains up there, like today, people in seoul tend to shrug their shoulders and carry on. today they are doing so again. if you talk to
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people whose job it is to worry about north korea, you will hear a different story. this man used to run the north korea desk at the state department. as far as i know, this is the first time ever an american president and a north korean leader have engaged in a name—calling match directly at one another. i don't think he has any sense of how damaging that kind of rhetoric coming from an american president is and how counter—productive it is when you are talking about the problem with career. “— are talking about the problem with career. —— korea. are talking about the problem with career. -- korea. this retired general shows me the names of the 178,000 south korean and united nations soldiers who died in the last time they went to war here. translation: i don't think america will attack now but if all options to pressure north korea fail, if he refuses to give up his weapons, in the end, the us will consider military action. if that did happen, a second korean war could be just as
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deadly as the first. studio: he's won gold for britain at two paralympic games, but sprinterjohnnie peacock says competing on strictly come dancing will be more nerve—racking than any of his finals. the 24—year—old is the first contestant with a disability to compete for the glitterball trophy. he'll perform a waltz for his opening dance tomorrow, with partner, 0ti mabuse, and, in between rehearsals, he's been talking to our correspondent, andy swiss. and one, too. v0|ceover: getting ready to stretch themselves like never before. jonnie peacock has made his name as the world's top amputee sprinter, a double paralympic champion, but now it is goodbye running kit, hello sequins. it'sjonnie peacock. in the fortnight since the launch show, jonnie peacock has been practising in private.
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tomorrow he will be waltzing in front of millions, the first contestant with a disability to compete for the title. it's really significant and it shows the progress we have made over the last few years, and i think this is another opportunity. this changes the perception of how people believe somebody with a disability should do on a show like this. what will be more nerve—racking, paralympic final or dancing on strictly? definitely strictly! it is weird, for the paralympics, any world championships, i feel so prepared. it is something i have confidence in. my dancing ability, there is no confidence there, it is going to be very different and much more nerve—racking. peacock was just five when he had his right leg amputated below the knee. he will dance tomorrow wearing his regular prosthetic rather than his running blade. for his new partner, it is also a new experience. i think the leg for me, it is not a challenge, as it is a new way to think. innovate. it is this half! his legs aren't really the problem! laughter
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it is his arms, making him smile and not think while he is dancing. in other countries, para athletes have already had success on dance shows. double amputee amy purdy was a runner up in the us, in germany, sprinter heinrich popow also wowed thejudges, not that it makes it any less daunting. i have not been lying awake too much, thinking about how many millions of people will be watching. week 6, that is my little standard for myself. modest expectations, then, but for a man who spends a career breaking barriers, it is another step in his strictly extraordinary journey. good luck to him. time for a look at the weather forecast. with a look at hurricane maria, so far we have had reports that this
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storm has killed more than 40 people, the majority across dominica and also puerto rico, but today has been quite close to turks and caicos, 125 been quite close to turks and caicos,125 mph, been quite close to turks and caicos, 125 mph, circulating around the eye of the storm, strongest winds staying offshore. meanwhile, across the uk, band of rain, fragmenting, pushing east, across the country, that will bring us a rather cloudy night across england and wales, cloud big enough for the odd patch of rain or drizzle, particularly over hills where it will be murky. temperatures, 1314 degrees. —— 13 or 14 degrees. clear skies, temperatures getting close to freezing. for saturday, starting the weekend, rather cloudy weather for england and wales but through the day, that cloud and drizzle will break up. we will see sunny spells coming through fairly widely. gusty kind of day for northern ireland and west scotland, mild as well,
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temperatures 17 degrees. could go all the way to 20 around london and south—west england. this weather pattern we have seen repeated a number of times, fairly active weather systems moving in, coming close to the high across europe, and those fronts have been slow—moving and dying a death. that pattern repeats itself as we go through saturday night. pushing into northern ireland, western scotland, and it will stall as you go into the second half of the weekend. 0n sunday, zone of cloudy weather, patchy outbreaks of rain. to the east, we will see dry weather with some sunshine. if anything, even warmer, temperatures between she reaching 22, 20 three degrees. as the cloud continues to move east, away from northern ireland, here, too, it should brighten up. all in all, whether not looking too bad. —— temperatures reaching between 22, 23
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degrees. the headlines... theresa may has set out proposals for a two year transition period after britain leaves the eu in march 2019 and promised to honour budget commitments during that time. we wa nt commitments during that time. we want the eu to continue to be strong. it is in our national interests for the eu to continue to be successful. what i set out today is where we can go forward together. an 18—year—old man has been charged with attempted murder following the attack at parsons green tube station last friday. the app based taxi service uber will appeal against transport for london's decision not to renew its licence. there has been a further heightening of the rhetoric between north korea and the united states, with a two leaders questioning each other‘s sanity. now, time for sportsday.
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hello and welcome to sportsday — i'mjohn watson. coming up... after a turbulent week in women's football, the wsl season begins, as does the fa search for a new england women's manager. me personally, i would like to see a female takeover. but we will have to see what happens. also tonight... feeling the heat, can koeman get everton's season back on track? and expect fireworks as celtic and rangers renew old rivalries tomorrow lunchtime. also ahead, back on her bike, lizzy deignan's incredible recovery four weeks after surgery.
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