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a right—wing nationalist party wins seats in the german government for the first time since the second world war. afd, now the third biggest party, says it will use its success to fight "an invasion of foreigners" into germany. translation: we will hunt mrs merkel and we'll get our country and our people back. we'll have the latest from berlin. also this lunchtime: labour says it would review contracts signed under the private finance initiative and could enter them. —— entered end them. a passionate debate on brexit at the labour party conference as delegates are told a labour government could keep britain in a single market. we stand ready to take charge of these negotiations. not acting for narrow political gain, but in the national interest. the boss of uber apologises for mistakes they've made after the taxi service was denied a new licence in london and says
he wants to make things right. a 16—year—old girl is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with the stabbing of a woman at a school in north lincolnshire. and a lucky escape for a man out walking who fell 50 feet down this disused mineshaft in cornwall. and coming up in the sport on bbc news: after a year of injury troubles, england's billy vunipola says he's willing to play less rugby and take a pay cut to avoid burn—out. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. the right—wing nationalist party which has stunned germany by winning nearly 13% of the vote has vowed to fight "an invasion of foreigners" into the country. the anti—immigration party alternative for germany, or afd,
looks set to gain nearly 100 seats in the german parliament. angela merkel was re—elected as chancellor for a fourth term but with fewer votes and faces complex negotiations to form a coalition government. gavin lee reports from berlin. the report contains some flashing images. there's a new party in town. and they're talking of a revolution in german politics. the afd have emerged in the last four years, they're populist, anti—immigrant, and he isn't, and described as toxic by mainstream german parties. but with 12% of the vote, 5 million people supporting them, they're now the third biggest party in the bundestag, with a pledge to put german people first. translation: we will hunt them down. we'll hunt mrs merkel down, and we'll take back our country, and our people.
but at this morning's press conference, cracks were already... apologies. we seem to be having some problems with that report. but gavin is in berlin for us now. tell us more about afd and the impact they could have in german politics. this isa could have in german politics. this is a party that were apropos of nothing four years ago. the single issue party about europe, about the way germany was handling the greek debt crisis. certainly the migration crisis comes along and they have a surge in the polls. it is about three things. it is about islam, asylu m three things. it is about islam, asylum and immigration and opposition to that. and travelling around berlin, speaking to people here, they say they feel forgotten about. for a long time they have not been listened to. the angela merkel machine and they feel it is time for some change. just travelling around, the migration crisis, in parts of
germany, people have settled in and thatis germany, people have settled in and that is reflected elsewhere. this is a strong point people make about why they voted for the afd. it was something else, a protest vote. in last few minutes angela merkel has given a press conference where she has essentially given me a pulp. she said we are still the strongest party but she is aware the polarisation is to her. she said that you made a promise in 2015 and he sticks to it. the eu deal with turkey has now stemmed the flow. but there will be a jamaica coalition, there will be a jamaica coalition, the yellow of the liberals, the greens and the blacks, making up the flag of jamaica. and greens and the blacks, making up the flag ofjamaica. and one of the small parties, the head of the fdp, has been most influential when it comes to brexit talks, so we will see if they have any influence during the debates that continue on brexit this week. thank you. labour
has promised to review all pfi contracts has promised to review all pfi co ntra cts if has promised to review all pfi contracts if it is re—elected. the pledge to the party conference in brighton came as keir starmer suggested that the uk could remain in the single market and some form of customs union following its departure from the european union. some delegates criticised the leadership during a passionate debate at the party conference. eleanor garnier reports from brighton. all smiles as they try to put on a united front but there is no hiding it. it is plain for all to see. divisions in labour over brexit once again coming to the fore. what i wa nt to again coming to the fore. what i want to do first of all congratulate conference. yesterday you voted away your chance to remain in the single market. you voted away your chance to stay in the eu. you have as much chance of stopping brexit as jeremy corbyn has of wearing my tottenham shirt! get real! he is certainly
widely adored here. jeremy corbyn‘s position and policies now almost unchallenged in labour. but for the crucial issue brexit, well, label deals with internal divisions and its shadow brexit secretary insisted the party was a government in waiting. no rash ideological red lines preventing a sensible deal. no fantastical blue sky proposals. a pragmatic approach. labour are now the grown—ups in the room. we stand ready to take charge of these negotiations, not acting for narrow political gain but in the national interest. brexit rows and all, conference is now in full flow, but as labour tries to divert attention away from its difficulties on the eu, it hopes new policies like a cap on credit card interest will be
popular with voters.” on credit card interest will be popular with voters. i am calling upon the government to act now and apply the same rules on payday loans to credit card debt. it means that nobody will ever pay more in interest tha n nobody will ever pay more in interest than the original loan. if the tories refuse to act, i can announce today that the next labour government will amend the law. and there was also an expensive announcement about pfi, the programme of funding public infrastructure projects with private capital. we will put an end to this candle and we will reduce the cost to taxpayers. how? we have already pledged that there will be no new pfi deals signed by us in government. but we will go further andi government. but we will go further and i can tell you today it is what you have been calling for. we will bring existing pfi contracts back in—house. bring existing pfi contracts back in-house. labour is trying to show it has got the idea is to propel it into government. it hopes to prove not just to into government. it hopes to prove notjust to its own supporters but voters elsewhere it has got what it
ta kes to voters elsewhere it has got what it takes to lead the country. eleanor garnier, bbc news, brighton. 0ur assistant political editor norman smith is in brighton. let's talk about the announcement on pfi contracts. what would it mean in practice and how much would it cost? that is a very good question. and a nswered that is a very good question. and answered at the moment, have we known. but be in no doubt this is a huge announcement in political terms. pfi has been technical but it is the way that many new hospitals and schools have been built in britain over the last 25 years. the private sector builds the hospital and then charges the state, the taxpayer, us, interest. it is sort ofa taxpayer, us, interest. it is sort of a mortgage to build new hospitals and schools. and john mcdonnell is saying not only will there be no more but existing contracts will be brought back under public control. that is bringing to the end what has been a 25 year consensus on the way
we go about building new schools and hospitals. that the taxpayer simply doesn't have the cash to put up the money to fund these sorts of projects. that will all end. financially, the overall value of these contracts, and there are something like 700 of them over the next 20 years or so, dumping like £200 billion, so even if labour was just to bring back 10% of them, that would be £20 billion, which dwarfs the cost of ending the public sector pay cap, ending tuition fees, probably renationalising the railways. it is a massive bill. though far we have not heard from john mcdonnell how he is going to pay for it. be in no doubt, he will be under massive pressure, i suspect, from the government to explain whether he is going to tax more 01’ explain whether he is going to tax more or borrow more to pay for this. norman smith in brighton, thank you. the fourth round of brexit talks between uk and eu negotiators is beginning in brussels today.
it's the first opportunity for the european delegation to respond to theresa may's speech in florence last week, which aimed to break the deadlock in negotiations. chris morris is in brussels. what is the feeling there? will theresa may's off in florence be enough to unblock these dogs? the fourth round, as you say, and it has not been going quite as well as some people might have wanted. what we might see this week is the eu side trying to thoroughly road test, if you will, on a technical level, some of the carefully worded general pronouncements that theresa may made in that speech. for example, she suggested that the uk would be willing to pay into the eu budget for a couple of years during a transition period. the eu will want to know what do you think you are paying for? is itjust to maintain the current role the uk has in the single market or does the uk think it will be paying off some of its
past debts as well? similarly, on the role of the european court of justice, and any agreement on eu citizens' writes. the eu has been saying the eu court should be the ultimate legal authority and mrs may suggested last week that british courts could take into account the judgments and rulings of the ecj. is there a way to put those two positions together in some form of compromise? the other thing happening today, michel barnier, the european negotiator, who will meet david davis at a:30pm london time this afternoon, he will also be talking to ministers from the other 27 countries and we spoke to a couple of those ministers on their way in this morning. it was a similar message really. we have heard what mrs may said and we quite like the tone now but we need more detail. thank you. a surgeon has been stabbed in the neck on his way to a mosque in greater manchester in a suspected hate crime. dr nasser kurdy was attacked outside the altrincham and hale muslim association yesterday evening. he was taken to hospital and has since been discharged. police are questioning two men over the attack, as judith moritz reports.
i don't know. he had something in his hand. moments after he was stabbed, this is nasser kurdy inside the mosque where he had gone for prayers. mr kurdy was on his way into the building when he became aware of another man across the road. moments later, he was attacked. so i had to run into the hall and i felt threatened. today, he is recovering at home, and is very thankful to be alive. i remember a heavy blow to the back of my neck. and that was after i've entered the premises. it was a total shock. i genuinely felt he was going to run after me into the mosque and just carry on what he started. it felt that way. the anger that was coming across was quite clear to me.
greater manchester police are treating the attack as a hate crime but have not classified it as terrorist related. they've arrested two men aged 5a and 32 in connection with it. members of the mosque community say they have experienced some low—level abuse before, but it is unusual here. as a community, we will stand strong, we will. of course it's very important here that we stand together. not just as the muslim community, but as a wider community from altrincham and trafford because that is what we have done in the past. nasser kurdy has been watching the footage of himself after the attack. as an orthopaedic surgeon he was treated in hospital by the medical staff he normally works alongside, and he's very aware that his neck wound could have been a lot worse. there's a lot of vital structures in that area. and some of them can be fatal. there's no two ways about it. some of them can be very disabling. nasser says he won't be deterred
from going to mosque, and has been comforted by the support he has received from people of all faiths. judith moritz, bbc news, altrincham. the boss of the taxi service uber has apologised for the mistakes they've made, after the company was refused a new licence to operate in london. transport for london said it had concerns over the company's conduct. uber is appealing against the decision but admitted it had got things wrong. let's speak to our personal finance correspondent simon gompertz. a big change in tone but uber are clearly hoping it is not over for them in london. it is a significant change. when they were given notice last week that they would lose their licence to operate in london on the grounds of their approach to reporting serious criminal offences by drivers, but also their approach to drivers getting their background checks, they reacted by saying that the authorities were restricting consumer choice, they were anti—innovation, big criticisms of
london and they would appeal to the courts. they started a petition which has now got 750,000 signatures. that has been effective but they were then condemned by the mayor of london, sadiq khan, for being too aggressive about the court of appeal and all the rest. so now we have got a letter from the worldwide head of uber, who is new, and has been brought in to give them and has been brought in to give them a better image, and he has said they have got things wrong along the way and they will appeal the decision but they must also change. they are writing the next chapter for uber and they will show humility and they will work with london to make things right. they are clearly preparing themselves for what they think might bea themselves for what they think might be a long haul of wooing the authorities again to keep their licence in london. they want to have talks with transport for london. it is not quite clear how that could happen but they clearly want to talk about one aspect of it, which is the background checks. they say it is the drivers who do that and not ours
and transport for london say it is their approach to that which is something they have got a problem with. what we do know is they will go to the courts, uber, and that process could last for months, and during that time people will still be able to use the taxi service. thank you. our top story this lunchtime: a right—wing nationalist party wins seats in the german government for the first time since the second world war. and coming up: targetting the turner prize. we look at the four nominees competing for one of the art world's most prestigious awards. coming up in sport, celtic‘s star striker leigh griffiths is named in scotland's squad for next week's qualifiers against slovakia and slovenia. he is one of six players that have been called up. president trump has refused to back down in his ongoing public row with some of america's most famous sports stars. he has repeatedly said they should be sacked for kneeling
during the national anthem as a protest at racism in the united states. a number of american football players playing at wembley yesterday defied him and knelt down in protest. adina campbell reports. delivering a defiant message against donald trump, nfl players on both sides of the atlantic kneeling in a show of unity, in a wave of weekend protests against racial injustice and police violence. it's beyond politics, it's about being a human being, and having dignity, and compassion for other human beings, regardless of their race and gender. there is inequality out there. there isn't liberty and justice for all. this was london's wembley stadium yesterday, some of america's most famous and highly paid sports stars refusing to stand during the star—spangled banner. they decided to take action, triggered by donald trump's controversial comments on twitter,
calling for players who take a knee to be fired. this has nothing to do with race, or anything else. this has to do with respect. and respect for ourflag. these latest protests are the biggest of their kind since they began last year. they were started by nfl player colin kaepernick, who refused to stand during the national anthem, in protest against police brutality and the treatment of black americans. but critics believe sport and politics shouldn't mix. they're being paid to do a job. they're not paid to come there and let their personal issues that they care about be known. surely, these athletes are entitled to have their own opinion, have their own political stance on what they believe in. please do it on twitter, please do it on your facebook page, do not do it on the field. fans are divided.
the president has bigger things, biggerfish to fry. he needs to handle his worldly affairs, and let us handle this as fans, and as owners and players. it's not something that i like, but if they want to do it, that's fine. i'm driving up from charlotte, north carolina to watch this game. if these guys start taking a knee and not standing up for the flag, i'll quit coming. what started off as a limited protest has now spiralled with president trump's comments proving to be deeply divisive in one of the world's most powerful sports. edina campbell, bbc news. a 16—year—old girl has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after stabbing a 61—year—old woman at a school in north lincolnshire. caroline bilton is there. what more do we know? calm has now been restored here at the winterton community academy. early on, there was a sense of panic as parents were seen was a sense of panic as parents were seen rushing through the school gates here to pick up their children, after reports of a serious
incident. a 16—year—old girl had stabbed his port working here. it was an isolated incident, it happened in an office out of view of other children, but the headteacher has confirmed to us this morning that she used a small kitchen knife that she used a small kitchen knife that she used a small kitchen knife that she had brought in from home. the police say this was an isolated incident, but the school was effectively kept in lockdown while it was brought under control. children were kept in their classrooms. the vic tim is a sickly one—year—old welfare officer. she suffered serious but not life—threatening injuries and is now in hospital. the 16—year—old pupil has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is being questioned by police. many children have taken the opportunity to go home at lunchtime, the school remains open, but many have left in a state of shock. caroline, thank you. a man has been rescued afterfalling fifty feet down a disused
mineshaft in west cornwall. police say the man had been with a walking group on a coastal path at porth nanven when he fell down a "very black hole", and got trapped on a ledge. it took emergency services six hours to rescue him. he was then airlifted to hospital with a suspected broken hip and hypothermia. sophie long reports. the painstaking operation to reach and rescue an injured man some 50 feet underground. it's thought the man, who is believed to be in his 50s, was walking along the coast path in west cornwall, when he wandered into a horizontal mine entrance. about 25 metres in comedy suddenly shot down the shaft, a ledge, breaking his fall, and his pelvis, more than 15 metres down. members of his walking group alerted the emergency services, and a multi—agency rescue was activated. it wasn't long before he could see
the light at the end of a very long, dark tunnel. but it was some hours before a paramedic and technical rescue supervisor were able to reach him. the critical concern at this point, not his injuries, but the passage of time, and the temperature. we recognise, obviously, being down there for a while, hypothermia quickly does set m, while, hypothermia quickly does set in, especially when somebody is shocked. so quickly, we made verbal contact, which is also reassuring, and then we got blankets and also watered down to the casualty. again, really giving them that vital life—saving requirements before, obviously, extricating them. after hours of waiting, cold, alone and in pain, the complicated operation to get him out. after an ordeal lasting some six hours, he was finally winched to safety, and airlifted to
hospital, suffering from a broken pelvis, and the effects of hypothermia. japan's prime minister, shinzo abe, has called a snap election, saying he needs a new mandate to deal with the growing threat from north korea. polls suggest voters approve of the hardline stance taken by abe on north korea, which has fired two missiles over the country in the space of a month and has threatened to sinkjapan. the nhs in england has admitted that it's been asleep to the dangers of a little—known condition called diabulimia. it's an eating disorder, where young people with type 1 diabetes purposely miss essential insulin injections in order to control their weight. it's been described as a hidden illness, as people affected by it can have a normal body size, but be suffering the effects of the disease. bbc newsbeat‘s tracy 0llerenshaw has been to meet one young woman who is now in recovery. awarning, a warning, you might find some of the images in her reports distressing. becky lives daily with
the consequences of diabulimia. so the reason i walk with crutches at the moment is because of the damage that i've done to my feet. the surgeon at the time was, like, "yeah, your bone is actually like honeycomb and mush, and it's kind of dissolving it." hard to think that these things are going to be with me for life. she was diagnosed with type one diabetes aged 19. it's not the lifestyle—related type, but an autoimmune disease, controllable if you take regular insulin injections. but becky stopped doing that. she restricted the amount of insulin she took to lose weight. doing this has no official name, but it's become known as diabulimia. it's a dangerous game to start. and once you start it, you kind of get obsessed with it. becky was admitted to hospital when her weight became critical. the next image is shocking. that was the first or second night that i was in, that one. i got tubed, because i wasn't able to physically eat. it's a good reminder of where i don't want to be. becky was lucky that she found
support in aberdeen, one of very few hospitals which combined treating an eating disorder with insulin abuse. charityjdrf estimates there are 60,000 15 to 30—year—olds living with type one diabetes in the uk. and experts believe one in three of those may abuse their insulin to control their weight. the uk's first ever outpatient clinic specifically for people with diabulimia has been running here at kings college hospital for a year. they're treating a0 patients, and they tell us that a quarter of them are getting better. but this is just one service in one part of the country, and experts and sufferers say more needs to be done. i think people are waking up to it. you know, we have been asleep, no doubt, but we are waking up. there's some to do, but we will get there. nhs england says 70 new community eating disorder teams will be set up and running by the end this year.
now becky's in recovery, she's injecting her insulin regularly, and working on improving physical disabilities that her diabulimia has left her with. to get a range of movement back on my feet, so that walking will be easier, so i can actually go and do things that i enjoy, like going on a bike! tracey 0llerenshaw, bbc news. and you can get advice and information, and watch the documentary diabulimia: the world's most dangerous eating disorder, on bbc three's iplayer channel now. the ban on footballers wearing poppies during matches is set to be lifted by fifa, football's world governing body. last year, england, scotland, wales and northern ireland were all fined for using the poppy to commemorate armistice day, because it was deemed to be a political symbol. fifa's expected to amend its rules in time for november's international matches. our sports correspondent richard conway is at wembley. why have they changed their minds,
then? well, this is the result of negotiations between the home nations, including the fa, here at wembley, and fifa over the course of many months. the positions on both sides were very entrenched after last november's games, fifa sating that britain was not the only country that had suffered as a result of war. the fa, the scottish fa, wales and northern ireland as well, all saying the poppy was clearly not in their view a political symbol, and they should be free to wear it. the result is that the definition of what it constitutes as apolitical sybil has been tightened, it will be ratified, the new wording, in 0ctober. that will be in time for when england play germany here around remembrance weekend in november. a view that many thought would go inevitably to the courts has been settled, this row, through negotiation and through both sides coming together. meanwhile at wimpey today, there is a board meeting, a
scheduled board meeting, but one of the things on the agenda is in light of the mark sampson affair, mark sampson sacked as the head coach of the england women's team. that is on the england women's team. that is on the agenda today. talk about who will replace income and talk of the damage the fa has suffered because of the issue in recent days. we will have potentially a statement on that this afternoon. richard conway at wembley, thank you. it's one of the most prestigious awards in the art world with previous winners including household names such as damien hirst and grayson perry. this year, four nominees are in contention for the turner prize, which will be staged in hull. 0ur arts editor will gompertz is here. he can run us through them all. let's start with lubaina himid. you are now allowed to be what ever age she likes, and she comes in at city three years. she paints on pottery,
or newspaper, on canvases, always with the same idea, to explore the african—american culture is seen by the art world and by the media. next up, we have hurvin anderson, another beneficiary of the asia change, 53 yea rs beneficiary of the asia change, 53 years old, born in birmingham to jamaican parents. he is interested in the meeting point between white and black culture. he is more interested in art history in terms of riffs off constable, monet, and next up we have got andrea buttner, german born in stuttgart, 1972, she is principally a wood block maker, and makes these beautiful prints. the prince she makes get you to look downwards, downwards as opposed to up downwards, downwards as opposed to up or downwards, downwards as opposed to up or across as in downwards, downwards as opposed to up or across as in art. and finally,
we have a croydon film—maker called rosalind nashashibi, who has made nice 16 laterfilms, one rosalind nashashibi, who has made nice 16 later films, one set in gaza and the other in guatemala. when do we find out the winner? in december, sophie. angus very much. time for the weather. cloudy and damp weather. 0ut cloudy and damp weather. out of the four, northern ireland and sunshine, but i will take you to the cloudy wet side in northampton after 25 is of rain overnight. in eastern parts of rain overnight. in eastern parts of england, another zone of weather with sunny spells coming through. let's ta ke with sunny spells coming through. let's take a look at the satellite picture so far today, three zones, sunspots in western scotland, wales and west of england, the cloudy damp down and sunshine in the far east of injured. the reason some of us are seeing rain today is this weather front, which has come in and stalled across the uk, and because it isn't moving, you basically have what you are going to keep as we go through