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london this is bbc news, 7pm. live in florence were theresa may has delivered her keynote speech aimed at breaking the deadlock and brexit talks. the premise that cold for a two—year transitional period arrangement to allow for an orderly exit from the eu. during the implementation period access to one another‘s market should continue and come terms. watch by the cabinet, she said britain would pay its fair share to the eu during that period. the uk will honour commitments we have made during the period of our membership. as the prime minister left florence, labour said the plans we re left florence, labour said the plans were a consequence of cabinet infighting. this whole speech seems to be the product of the internal negotiations of the tory party rather than negotiations with the eu. and we have more from florence and a moment, the other main studies, an 18—year—old man
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is charged with an 18—year—old man is charged with attempted murder for the tube murderfor the tube the online minicab service uber, used by millions around the world, is banned in london. donald trump and kim jong un trade insults while the north korean leader threatens to detonate a hydrogen bomb over the pacific. welcome to transfer theresa may has the setting out on a exhibition which extends the period before we finally the european new unitary thousand and 21 foot up she said the
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european union are neverfelt part of the uk national study story and this was now an exciting time for britain. it had been widely predicted that she would propose a significant so—called transition period — and she did that, promising to pay into the eu budget, and observe the existing rules on market access and free movement. our political editor laura kuenssberg was listening to the speech. waiting, waiting, and waiting. it is months since the prime minister gave anything away on brexit. and if you are in a hurry to disentangle completely, you might just have to wait some more. she came to florence 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 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.
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so during the 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. at the heart of these arrangements there should be a clear double lock, a guarantee that there will be a period of 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 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
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legal protections. we want you to stay, we value you, and thank you for your contribution to our national life. and it has been, and remains one of my first goals in this to ensure you can carry on living your lives as before. on the relationship between the eu and the uk after we 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
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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 theirfuture, too. but even though they 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 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 subtle display, but the two sides at the same cabinet table have managed
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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 were with theresa may in florence to sketch out the plans but different sympathies mean that difficult decisions are deferred. in this 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 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 accounts that are read being settled. this seemed the product of internal goucher shuns of the tory
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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 years and decades to come, relative silence, more doubt than clear a nswe i’s. in a process so complex and important, the prime minister seems to cast shadows where ever she stands. the speech in some areas was very big on wider ideas with less priority given to detail. our reality check correspondent chris morris explains what the prime minister has actually committed to. it is pretty clear that for the
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moment money is still the biggest problem, hardly a surprise but will the eu cjd as progress repair minister has made it clear she wanted she concedes... jurisdiction of the ecg and payments into the budget. that means brexit wouldn't create a big hole and the current seven—year budget and that will get a cautious welcome and other capitals. the uk would pay about £18 billion during the two—year transition period, many in the eu may wonder why that kind of suggestion couldn't have been made many months ago to get things moving and it would be hanging out the bunting just yet because there are
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plenty of other bills that the eu expects to cover. its share of the money that has been jointly committed to eu project but not yet paid, a bit thick credit card, that could run to about £25 billion. in the uk share of the eu pension pot could be another 8 billion. there are also outstanding loans and liabilities. the eu's chief negotiator has said we need to settle all the accounts so today's speech would be seen as a step in the right direction by brussels, thatis the right direction by brussels, that is a long way to go. the other big sticking point right now and this is before we start talking about trade as the stew of citizen ‘s rights. you once the european court ofjustice to be the ultimate legal guarantor of any agreement on the future status of more than 3 million eu citizens the uk. today mrs may suggested an agreement should be edited uk law and british courts should take into account the rulings of the ecj. that is not
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quite the same thing. among negotiations always have two containing compromise, the trouble here is that many grey areas when it comes to defining legal jurisdiction. we have had some reactions including the negotiator saying theresa may has expressed a constructive spirit which is also the spirit of european union during this unique negotiation. he does want to see more concrete details when the fourth round of the talks begin on monday. he has been impressing on eve ryo ne monday. he has been impressing on everyone that time is short. if we ta ke everyone that time is short. if we take it from today then we have just a year to talk about this future trading relationship. all eyes will shift from florence to those talks in brussels when they begin on monday. good watching bbc news. ——
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you are watching bbc news. let's pick up on some of the detail on that speech, i was listening to it and on that speech, i was listening to itandi on that speech, i was listening to it and i thought for all the talk through the summer about philip hammond getting the upper hand that we are somehow moving towards a softer brexit in inverted commas, it sounds an awful lot like the lancaster house speech she gave last november foot up that speech is certainly the foundation of what's theresa may is going to do and despite you speculation that has gone on throughout the summer, i don't think they don't minister has deviated from a couple of the central ideas and that. that we will be out of the overalljurisdiction of the european courts and that we will be categorically out of the single market. but what has been important about today and you'll wa ke important about today and you'll wake up call for a lot of people will have been to share the prime
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ministers say for up to two years after we leave, up until 2021, really not that much is going to change. think of all the drama of the referendum results, and much of a break with the past that seemed, i think for many voters whatever side they were on, that is going to feel like it is a really big statement. it is something that has been pretty much acknowledged in whitehall and westminster for some time but for the prime minister to finally put words to that effect out there in the public communicating that it will take a long time, that is a really important and that was the standout from today for me. there will be some reassurance to the business committee because they wa nted business committee because they wanted a transition. the second part of your question when is the note deal better than bastille and she said yes. and i think as she not explicitly said that in as to the
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question she would have had tory backbenchers on her case will stop because there are people inside the tory party who believe that has to be there as because they were over and take anything brussels throws. she hasn't chosen expositor to put that in her speech interestingly that in her speech interestingly that only about two questions so i think there was a softer tone to the rest of the eu, it was all about google be friends and still skip through meadows happily as partners and if you contrast that with lancaster house speech when she was deliberately much firmer. what about the nitty—gritty, kevin? talking to europeans here, most of them are concerned that they can't go to britain think it would be able to once brexit has been enacted. she did try and some reassurance to eu citizens today but still this question of the supremacy of low, as in the uk on eu courts? that is one of the areas where she didn't try to not make this about tone and that'll
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be an excellent relationship between the uk and the cycle diminished european union. she tried to put flesh on the issue of citizen's rights because the crucial issue is that she said it is a deadline for the uk to have a european court of justice overseeing the rights of european citizens living in britain and europeans see the ecj and not as and europeans see the ecj and not as a piece of medicine and bureaucratic overreach ofjudicial a piece of medicine and bureaucratic overreach of judicial imperialism but as a kind of rolls—royce judicial institution that guarantees rights. that is a sombre her button feels it has a workaround, citizens rights and to an exits treaty and you have enforced by british courts and you listen to the ecj. people and you listen to the ecj. people and brussels are going to hear that kind of stuff, the winner be completely happy but you put it together with today's amy's town and attempt to explain why britain never felt entirely comfortable in the
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european union and a sense theresa may making a kind of overtures, making things sound a little better andl making things sound a little better and i think the european reaction shows to some extent that is what, they get a different tone, they heard that, the problem is if you instantly get back to line by line, point by point detail, we are back to that side of things on monday. we have a weekend of enjoying in the town but on monday it is nativity detail again. where does this leave labour? i push them on single market membership and elizabeth of fudging going on because they have the same divisions within the party. does this put them in a more difficult position? it depends how the play it. here. now that's theresa may has acknowledged there will be basically the same rules and regulations
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around the markets, that does put her much closer to the labour opposition than she wasn't this time yesterday. labour does have still have internal divisions particularly over the freedom of movement and immigration and whether or not they should still be pushing for freedom of movement of whether as many of the mps believe they have two share some of the tory interpretation of the referendum result and say actually we do have to do something to bring those numbers down. i think however that for the tories this is still much more challenging, they are the ones who are going to be pushed today by day as the reality of the negotiations is likely to force the prime minster to make more compromises. it is a notable achievement that today she has managed to get them on the same page but my goodness that is no mean feat when you considerfor the but my goodness that is no mean feat when you consider for the tories that europe is like neuralgia, this is such a cool issue for the conservative party generation after generation had few difficulties. —— a core issue. thank you. it has been
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quite a day here in florence. this was a moment in history that is no better backdrop than florence but has it done the deal, hasn't shifted the debate within the european union? we will find out on monday when the fourth round of mr was usually gets underway in earnest. from here in florence back to the steward. in reaction to theresa may's speech, from emmanuel macron saying he noted in her speech, advances movements and the polish prime minister said it is important person fulfils its current financial obligations. indication from theresa may that that would be happy. we arejoined by the telegraph's brexit
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commissioning editor. how predictable and surprising was theresa may's speech which mac she has not one for surprises and very much she delivered as expected and. after the like is that house speech she banged the drum and its point when britain was leaving and has now realise that you need to say nice things to you as well because they have to agree to the deal as well to stop she showed some lake proverbially speaking and optimise and later said the european union will be different from being a member of the block and this is why others are so gratified to see she recognises britain will pay if necessary tens of billions of pounds ina necessary tens of billions of pounds in a transition period. the shape of the speech, how much of that was dictated by what is going on and say to one party? that is fascinating because it is the tone, we have seen
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borisjohnson because it is the tone, we have seen boris johnson writing because it is the tone, we have seen borisjohnson writing a 4000 word essay giving an optimistic blizzard vision for brexit and that lived on and the florence speech because of the talk of optimism and a bright future and she was saying her head is held high and thinking that life can be prosperous and safe and federal after brexit. he would have been a happy man in the same way there was an agreement on transition and tharp hammond would have been happy. sceptics might think a two—year rate is too much but brexit will be coming around the corner. during that transition period will be handing money over, and innovation will be the same and markets will be the same so who will be made not be so thrilled? eurosceptics on the story backbenchers will be gnashing their teeth because they looked forward to brexit for decades but equally this is one reason they can tolerate it because two years will be a rounding error and the grand scheme of things suffered matters as as they prepare
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britain is able to get its trade deals ready and get systems up and running, for example it systems and borders and customs and checking services ready to go from day one. after that there will be happy as anything. thank you. 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. 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
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to endanger life. 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. the uber minicab service, which allows people to book and pay online, 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.
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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, 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
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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. 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 now 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
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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 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. we're joined we'rejoined by we're joined by the general secretary of the licensed taxi drivers association, you have been involved with this campaign against
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over because of the concerns of what is your reaction? we are very pleased to hear the decision, a good common sense to decision based on public safety. you had they may or say he has great concerns over safety, sexual assault and tax and uber try to cover them up and not report them. the number of accidents on london's's should have been a nightmare and finally action has been taken. you're denying thousands of drivers the opportunity to make a living and customers to get a cheaper accidental stop the reality is that uber‘s pricing structure is unsustainable because they operate below market rates and are earning £7 per hour, less than the minimum wage and then, is available at top by various benefits they are perfectly entitled to, funded by uk taxpayers while uber a 70 billion
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dollar company domiciled in holland and pays little or no tax in the uk and pays little or no tax in the uk and rise on taxpayers to subsidise them. but that is not for this decision is based upon? you mentioned the cheap frills but this decision is based purely on public safety a nd decision is based purely on public safety and it has been recognised that google are dangerous driving, tfl have said they are not fit and properfudges the test tfl have said they are not fit and proper fudges the test and they have refused to license them. that uber gets its act together and sorts out the checks to make sure people's backgrounds and investigated that they ensure that the vehicles that have a roadworthy, what would your response be if they wanted a licence backin response be if they wanted a licence back in future? we haven't got any problem competing with the minicab industry, we have been doing that since the 1960s. the difference is that the main victims of uber and london have been the minicab industry. 75% in london have been forced out of business, firms that
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had officers and employed local people and stuff, they have been forced out of business because they can't compete with the tax dodging company like uber. it has had a major impact on the minicab industry was the biggest impact on us has been the sheer effect that uber driver numbers of fat on congestion and pollution in london. we can log of around, and pollution in london. we can log ofaround, 40,000 and pollution in london. we can log of around, 40,000 in london, com plete of around, 40,000 in london, complete and sustainable, most of the not earning a living. the only people making anything out of it and uber. thank you. a man and woman have appeared in court charged with murder after the discovery of a badly burned body in 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. the bbc has learned the man in charge of the two g4s run
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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 glorious start to many parts of the british isles apart from in northern ireland but this time the weather front has pushed closer lane across scotland through parts of northern england and the west midlands to wales and onto towards the south—west. 0vernight pushing what is left of that weather front down towards the south—eastern quarter of the british isles, it would be a cold night in many spots, save perhaps for the north—western quarter of scotland with clear skies here we might end up with four or 5 degrees. and to saturday, a bit of cloud in the is initially, rain from that as well but this mass of cloud gradually drifts further north
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allowing brighter skies into the south, brightness as well about the moray coast, ten pitchers around 18 01’ moray coast, ten pitchers around 18 or 19. weatherfront into northern ireland the bats come sunday but towards the use with a bit of sunshine, 21 or 22 as possible. hello. this is bbc news. 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 we want the eu to continue to be strong. it's in our national interests for the eu to continue to be successful. what i have set out is how 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 says it will appeal against transport for london's decision not to renew its licence. there's been a further heightening
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of the rhetoric between north korea and the united states with the two leaders questioning each other‘s sanity. north korea has responded to president trump's warnings over its missile tests by saying it may detonate a hydrogen bomb over the pacific. the country's leader kim jong un has called president trump a "mentally deranged dotard". rupert wingfield hayes reports from the south korean capital, seoul. for the first time ever, north korea's dictator stared into a camera and addressed the us president directly. he called donald trump mentally deranged and said the president would pay dearly for his threat to destroy north korea. it
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didn't take long for mr trump to treat his response. in new york, north korea's foreign minister made another extraordinary threat, to drop a hydrogen bomb into the pacific. translation: the chairman of the commission has a decision to conduct the strongest ever hydrogen bomb test. in seoul, there are no signs anybody is particularly worried. this city has lived under the threat from north korea for so long that even when there is really terrifying rhetoric coming from the mountains over there, people tend to shrug their shoulders and carry on. today, they are doing so again. but if you talk to people whose job are doing so again. but if you talk to people whosejob it are doing so again. but if you talk to people whose job it is to worry about north korea, you hear a different story. david shroud used
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to run the north korea desk at the state department. as far as i know, this is the first time ever that 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're talking about the korea problem. retired general shows me the names of the 178,000 south korean and un soldiers who died last time 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 of the us will consider military action. if that did happen, a second korean war could be just as deadly as the first. n0 sound
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iamjust i am just waiting to hear if you have got my microphone or not. i think you can hear me. let's return now to our main story — theresa may has been outlining the uk's position on brexit in a speech in florence. the prime minister said she knew businesses were keen for some clarity about what brexit would mean for them — let's hear a little of what she said about plans for a transitional period. clearly, 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 implementation period, access to one another‘s markets should continue on current terms and britain should also continue to take part in existing security measures. i know businesses in particular would welcome the certainty this would provide. it will take time to put in place
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the new immigration system required to retake control of the uk's borders. you have been in constant discussion with the government, what do you ta ke with the government, what do you take from that speech? the first thing is the positive and engaging tone. it's a different feel to the speech made at lancaster house. it fills some of the gaps that we have seen fills some of the gaps that we have seenin fills some of the gaps that we have seen in the negotiations in the early stages. a really strong and positive move. we hope this is the impasse in the brexit negotiations stopped, to overcome the impasse. if that happens, businesses will feel more confident. we have seen a real death in confidence as a result of not seeing concrete progress in the talks. a lot of people have said there is little detail. the tone has changed, before the general
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election, that was different, and for a lot of people it is a good thing. what is still missing for you that would give you greater certainty? the process we have seen todayis certainty? the process we have seen today is on the transition period. we have been asking very intensely all of the government ministers and apartments to say where is the transition period. it will now be called an implementation period. it is firmly established as government policy. i think it is a real step forward. we have asked our members walked the length is of an ideal limitation period. some think it might be three years ideally. she said around two years. it's not1 million miles away. it gets us away from the horrendous situation where we are now looking at 18 months‘ time, maybe not having a deal in place. that is the nightmare scenario. today is a step forward. what needs to happen next? we need to see more sketching out. we now have a statement of intent from the
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government. we now need the eu 27 negotiated to respond. next week, the negotiations to come out and start to say what does this mean for trade, for talent, for small businesses that need to have access to labour and skills after we leave the eu. most importantly, what happens to people that are here now? there are over 2 million eu residence here in the workforce. small businesses in britain need certainty as to whether they can stay. two sides in the negotiation, what do you think it requires from the eu 27? this isjust theresa may‘s plan and hope at the moment? we need to see progress in the first wave of negotiations, northern ireland for example. there was a bit of movement in that today. we need to see concrete papers produced on both sides that show progress on those three so that we can really get through and get the comprehensive free trade agreement discussion coming next. with 80 months to go we need to see progress on all fronts. we think today is a good marker by the government to say
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we are ready to talk about these things and we really want to get on. business has been listened to because we went in and fought very ha rd because we went in and fought very hard for a transition period. we are 110w hard for a transition period. we are now seen hard for a transition period. we are now seen the government responding. we think that is the right way to persuade the other side to do the same. thank you for coming in. let‘s get more now on that decision to stop uber, the online taxi service, operating in london. transport for london has said that the company was "not fit and proper to hold a london private hire operator licence" — due to its approach to reporting criminal offences and conducting background checks. let‘s get an insight from the uber perspective. james farrar is an uber driver and the founder of the independent workers union gb thanks very much forjoining us. what is it going to mean for you, now that transport for london has said that cannot operate after the end of the month? we are very
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concerned about our members. we have 40,000 uber drivers that have quite suddenly been put out of work. they are facing not only unemployment, but they are facing financial ruin. an appeal, uber could be out of london within a week. obviously they are going to appeal. many drivers are going to appeal. many drivers are carrying car loans, finance terms of six months or more. those drivers are facing a very difficult situation. we were not consulted. tfl refused to recognise trade union representation for 120,000 private hire drivers. it has a very close relationship with five unions representing 23,000 black taxi drivers. we think if tfl had listened to us, if they had worked with us of the last five years, they would not have taken this approach, the lost a fair approach, to do nothing with uber for five years and throw them out. we are the ones that are going to pay the price. surely
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the responsibility for this decision today, ultimately, lies with uber, which could have been stronger in making sure that background checks are carried out and that it reported offences, criminal offences that took place within its own vehicles? yes, iam took place within its own vehicles? yes, i am very concerned about this. i was assaulted myself and took uber ten weeks cooperate with the police. the thing that was not put on the table in this decision, which is what we asked the mayor to do, was to relicense uber under the condition it protected worker rights and that it dealt with some of these legal problems with uber. he didn‘t do that. what he put on the table was the safety thing relating to criminal records checks and medical certification. but that is within transport for london‘s domain. those are the requirements you must have in order to get a license from transport for london, which you can then use to get a job with uber. the failures in this system of testing,
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01’ failures in this system of testing, or certification, have been known for yea rs or certification, have been known for years and have been reported to transport for london and they have not dealt with it. they are making uber responsible for it and we will pay the price. are uber with working for when you think about the way the drivers have been treated, you had to kick them to court over whether you have employee rights not and also the amount of money they take from you that you are left with very little at the end of the day? that is right, i know all about it. i am one of the claimants in the case and we are back in court next week against uber. we won the right to the minimum wage and holiday pay last year. uber are spending millions on to appeal that decision. but the issue is this. unless the mayor has dealt with this issue of worker rights and the underlying business model, he didn‘t put that on the table in this decision. that will not get tested in court. now what happens is that the uber claimants will roll into town and we
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will have the same mess in ten yea rs‘ will have the same mess in ten years‘ time. will have the same mess in ten years' time. thank you very much for talking to us this evening. breaking news regarding what has been happening in porter rico, in the aftermath of hurricane maria. —— porter rico. meteorologists are saying that a dam has failed, as hurricane maria passes further north. the national weather service says it is an extremely dangerous situation and as is are evacuating people from the area as quickly as they can. the dam is in the north—west of the island, and areas at risk have flash flooding on the river. you are watching bbc news. it is approaching 7.45. theresa may has proposed that
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britain should stay a part of key aspects of the eu for two years after brexit — in what she‘s described as an "implementation period." an 18—year—old man is charged with attempted murder — after the bomb attack on a london underground train last week. the taxi app uber is to lose its licence to operate in london — putting thousands of drivers‘ jobs at risk. an update on the market numbers for you — here‘s how london‘s and frankfurt ended the day. and in the the united states this is how the dow and the nasdaq are getting on. now it‘s time for newswatch with samira ahmed. this week, how bbc news uses video sent in by members of the public. hello, welcome to newswatch with me, samira ahmed. how does the bbc source and verify the flood of user generated content it gets after a terrorist attack or natural
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disaster? and when they are asking for silence to listen for survivors in the mexican quake, should a bbc reporter be speaking to camera? first, it has been another week when the government‘s approach to leaving the european union has dominated the news agenda, culminating in the prime minister‘s much anticipated speech in florence. this is probably the most divisive issue amongst newswatch viewers and divisive is also a word that has been used about boris johnson‘s role in the brexit debate. that was a subject discussed by amber ruud on sunday‘s andrew marr show. you said very famously at the time of the referendum that he was the life and soul of the party, but not a man you would want to drive you home at the end of the evening. what did you mean by that? what i meant by that is that i don't want him managing the brexit process. what we've got is theresa may managing that process. she is driving the car, to continue the allegory, and i'm going to make sure, as far as i am concerned and the rest of the cabinet
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are concerned, we help her do that. this is back—seat driving, in effect? you could call it back—seat driving, absolutely. and i'm very clear that the cabinet and the government supports theresa may, that there is a difficult moment to make sure that we get the best result for the united kingdom, but i am sure we can. was that the home secretary publicly admonishing the foreign secretary, providing evidence of widening cabinets blitz over brexit, as bbc news bulletins and website articles subsequently claimed ? not according to clive tong, who objected to what he called...
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