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tonight at six: jeremy corbyn says labour is now on the threshold of power and tells the tories to make way. cheering and applause he says labour is now united with policies from housing to brexit — and mocks a tory cabinet arguing amongst themselves. this is a weak and divided government, with no purpose beyond clinging to power. it's labour that's now setting the agenda, winning the arguments for a new common—sense about the direction our country should take. huge applause in the conference hall, but how will it play outside? also tonight: a man is shot dead by police near bristol. eyewitnesses say the police may have fired up to ten times. yet more rya nair cancellations. 18,000 flights between november and next march grounded. arrested around the country. 11 far right extremists thought to belong to the banned national action group. thousands ofjobs at plane—maker bombardier are at risk after an american trade ruling.
ben stokes is chosen for the winter ashes series. but what about that police investigation for causing actual bodily harm? coming up in sportsday on bbc news. can england chase down a massive 357 to take the 4th one day international at the oval and, with it, the series? good evening, and welcome to the bbc news at six. jeremy corbyn was given numerous standing ovations today as he delivered his keynote conference speech. he said labour was on the threshold of power, mocked tory disunity and insisted labour policies were now mainstream. 0n brexit, he accused the tories of spending more time arguing
with each other than negotiating with the eu. in a speech that promised a greater role for the state, mr corbyn said labour would reform the rental sector. referring to the grenfell tower disaster, he said it was time to end a political system that had shown "disdain for the powerless and the poor". 0ur political editor laura kuenssberg was in brighton. no need to hesitate any more. the leader of the labour party, jeremy corbyn. he knows he'll walk out to ra ptu re. corbyn. he knows he'll walk out to rapture. every time his fans make his entrance. # o'oh, his entrance. # 0'0h, jeremy corbyn. two minutes and 32 seconds of chanting and applause, is add oration and belief. conference, thank you so much for that wonderful welcome and this
incredible feeling and spirit and unity and love and affection we have here. he's much more than a contender now. against all predictions in june we contender now. against all predictions injune we won the largest increase in the labour vote since 1945 cheering and applause and achieved labour's best vote for a generation. it's a result which has put the tories on notice and labour on the threshold of power. cheering and applause after tensions round the edges of conference, he demanded any political abuse done in his name comes to an end. but there were boos for the tories deal with the dup. and sharp words from him on their record. this coalition of chaos is nojoke. just record. this coalition of chaos is no joke. just look record. this coalition of chaos is nojoke. just look at the record. this coalition of chaos is no joke. just look at the record since the conservative have been in office. nhs waiting lists lengthening. school class sizes
growing and teachers leaving. 0ver four million children now living in poverty. and condemned by the united nations for vile lating the rights of disabled people. this's not strong and stable. it's callous and calculating. on the challenge of brexit, the party's top brass has settled on a broad position that just about brass has settled on a broad position thatjust about contains the party's differences. one thing needs to be made clear straightaway, three million european union citizens currently living and working in britain are welcome here. so, theresa may, please, if you're watching, i'm sure you are... laughter give them the full guarantees these deserve today. if you don't, we will when we're in
government. cheering and applause he repeated labour's promise to cap rents. and promised council tenants the chance to stop redevelopment in their area and to stay in their homes if it happens. rent controls exist in many cities across the world. i want our cities to have those powers too and tenants to have those powers too and tenants to have those protections. applause no social cleansing, snowjacking up of rents, no exorbitant ground rents. then the man considered on the fringes of his own parties for yea rs the fringes of his own parties for years maids his bravest claim that you have moved the public sentiments and belief now align with him. cone fence, it's often said elections can only be won from the centre ground. laughter in a way, that's not wrong, so laughter in a way, that's not wrong, so long as it's clear that the
political centre of gravity isn't fixed or unmovable. applause the consensus is emerging from the economic crash and the years of austerity when people started to find a political voice for their hopes for something different and something better. applause 2017 may be the year when politics finally caught up with the crash of 2008. applause that's the real central gravity in politics. we are now the political mainstream. yes. applause lab can and labour will deliver a britain for the many not the few. cheering and applause newjubilation with some of the old
strongs. i think that's one of the seminal moments in the history of the labour party. it was inspirational. what about the family? what did you think about the family? what did you think about it? i thought it was wonderful. fantastic. it's many yea rs wonderful. fantastic. it's many years since a political speech has made people feel like this. jeremy corbyn has changed and labour has changed. after two years of nearly co nsta nt changed. after two years of nearly constant bickering, the leader is now in total control. sustained by the hopes of his legions of supporters. yet, even inside this bubble of confidence, at the top of the party, there is an awareness they can't count on that forever or rely on the excitement you can't see and feel here if in brighton sending him to number ten. a hugejob still to carry that feeling to every corner. ground shifts, yes, the
country's edges are forever moving, but it is for you, not any politician, to draw the lines. laura kuenssberg bbc news, brighton. in a moment, we'll speak to laura in brighton. but, first, our home editor mark easton is here with me. there was a key section on housing, rent control. will it work? well, it's very popular because it addresses a real concern for millions of people. they can't afford the rent. 0ne swedish economist described rent control as the most efficient technique known to destroy a city except for bomb can. he was a socialist. the phrase rent control sends a shiver down the spines of landlords. they say if you restrict their profits you'll hit the quality and quaintity of what's on offer. they'll cut corners or withdraw from the market altogether. many country have some form of represent control. britain had it
for most of the 20th century. there are two kinds, a cap on the rent level. most economists say that won't improve supply of decent affordageable homes. and the second is the cap on any increase in rent. labour suggesting city mayors could limit rent increases to inflation or 196 limit rent increases to inflation or 1% below inflation. there are exa m ples of 1% below inflation. there are examples of the successful use of this policy. you do it wrongly and it can be ineffective or counterproductive. let's speak to our political editor laura kuenssberg. i lost count of the number of standing ovations jeremy i lost count of the number of standing ovationsjeremy corbyn had. do we know if these policies are mainstream? the centre ground, that fabled phrase used to be rather sneered at by people on labour's left like jeremy corbyn. sneered at by people on labour's left likejeremy corbyn. there was a senseif left likejeremy corbyn. there was a sense if you said you were mainstream you'd have to sacrifice your dearliy—held principles in
order to win. since the lebs, jeremy corbyn has the confidence to say publicly what he and his team have felt for some time, the recession and the years that followed have changed this country and therefore they have changed people's desires and they have changed people's appetite for bigger and bolder change. put bluntly, they believe jeremy corbyn's ideas, which were out of fashion in the labour party for a long, long time, are now firmly back in vogue. the activists here absolutely loved it. we saw pure add oration here. the party thinks with the government shaky, politics being so volatile, they've got a real in opportunity to get this message out and to keep building and building and building his support. that said, a great mood among activists at the end of a party conference does not necessarily translate into big political gains. labour's made huge progress in the last few months, but
keeping up that pace, that's a big, tall order. thank you very much laura. a man has died after armed police opened fire on a car near bristol. the shooting happened just off a junction of the m5 near portishead. avon and somerset police say the incident was not terror—related. as is usual in these circumstances, the independent police complaints commission is investigating. jon kay reports. morning rush—hour. and a shooting involving armed police. the red car has a handgun on the roof. bullet holes in the rear window. and there's shattered glass on the ground. eyewitnesses described the vehicle being surrounded by marked and unmarked police cars. and then officers firing inside. i first thought it was someone just getting turned around or something in the road. i looked down and i looked up and there was five or six shots fired. the officers standing there, through the window, the window was all smashed.
and then they dragged him from the vehicle. when i drove back later i could see there was a helicopter that had landed and the road was completely closed off by then. it was chaos, theyjust got out of the airambulance, ran to what was a red car with two cars behind. didn't look like a crash scene. we thought somebody had been taken ill. didn't think they'd been shot. police have described this as a fast—moving operation. in a statement they said it was not terror related, avon and somerset police have voluntarily referred what happened here to the independent police complaints commission. and they have officers here right now surveying the scene and trying to analyse what has gone on. they received calls from concerned members of the public who reported seeing a man driving on the m5 with a handgun. the force said officers stopped the vehicle when it left the
motorway at the portishead junction. rush hour tonight, this road remains closed. it is likely to remain so for some time. that information we just got in the last hour or so about reports much a man with a handgun on the motorway and police responding to those reports that's calmed nerves here a bit. people we re calmed nerves here a bit. people were frustrated not knowing what this was about. they are beginning to get a picture now. as for that gun on the roof of the redcar, one expert told bbc news this evening that it doesn't appear to be a police weapon. it will now be for the local force and for the independent police complaints commission to investigate that gun and its relevance to what happened here. 11 men have been arrested as part of an investigation into the banned neo—nazi group, national action. the men, who are aged between 22 and 35, were detained in the north west of england, west yorkshire, wiltshire and south wales. they're being held under terror laws and police say the arrests relate to threats against individuals, not communities. daniel sandford reports.
raided this morning by counterterrorism police, the home in warrington of a former activist of the extreme right group national action, a scene repeated at ten other addresses today across england and wales. this is the house of christopher lythgoe, who, along with five other men in north—west england, is suspected of making what police call significant threats to individuals. in garforth in leeds, a bomb—disposal van was outside the address of another activist who was involved in national action before it was listed as a terrorist group. ashley bell, who lives there, is suspected of being a member of a banned organisation, as are four men from west yorkshire, wiltshire and swansea. although the arrests were the result of two separate investigations, they are all part of an operation against suspected national action supporters coordinated by the counterterrorism policing network. it became illegal to be a member of national action last december,
when the home secretary, amber rudd, listed it as a terrorist organisation. the home office says it is virulently racist, anti—semitic and homophobic, that it rejects democracy, and celebrated the killing ofjo cox mp last year. national action had gone underground since the ban, no longer holding demonstrations like this last year. a fortnight ago, three other men were charged with being members of the banned group, including two who were serving soldiers. daniel sandford, bbc news, at the home office. our top story this evening: jeremy corbyn says labour is now on the threshold of power and tells the tories to make way. and coming up, he is under
investigation, his hand was fractured, but ben stokes is in england's ashes squad, more from the 0val. coming up in sportsday on bbc news, jose mourinho bemoans midfield problems ahead of manchester united's trip to moscow in the champions league. celtic and chelsea are also in european action tonight. up to 4,000 jobs at the belfast factory of the canadian—owned bombardier plane—maker are under threat after a trade ruling by the us government. it follows allegations by the rival american plane manufacturer, boeing, that bombardier has received illegal subsidies from the british and canadian governments. the us ruling, if confirmed, would impose an extra 220% tax on bombardier planes exported to america. tonight, as our business editor, simonjack, reports, the defence secretary, sir michael fallon, has threatened retaliation against future boeing contracts in britain. thousands of jobs at northern ireland's biggest manufacturing employer could go,
if us rival boeing succeeds in having tariffs of 220% imposed on bombardier planes sold in the us. leaving the belfast plant today, workers were understandably concerned. yeah, there is worry there, general worry from everybody, yeah, we're expecting 220%, to be honest. it's all up in the air, so it is, but it is what it is, we can't do nothing about it, you know? very disappointed, yes, i think they're being bullies about it, no doubt about it. archive: if the planes achieve the expected demand, it means a lot of employment in ulster... the aerospace industry has a long history in belfast. formerly known as short brothers, it's been here since 1948, and to this day it remains a huge part of northern ireland's economy. last year, it paid £158 million in wages. it accounts for over 8% of all northern ireland's exports, and it sources parts and services from 800 companies in the uk and ireland. the whole future of this plant
here in belfast is designed around the success of the plane onto which these wings will be attached, so any threat to the c series programme is a direct threat to potentially thousands ofjobs here in belfast. boeing has a powerful cheerleader. companies that receive subsidies and use them to sell cheaply in the us, as boeing claims in this case, are the enemy of president trump's "america first" policy. but politicians here have started firing back. this is not the kind of behaviour that we expect from a long—term partner, and i've made that very clear to boeing, when i met them earlier in the summer. and i've also made very clear to the new united states ambassador in london, this is not the behaviour we expect of boeing and could indeed jeopardise ourfuture relationship with boeing. the plant itself is in a constituency held by the dup, which the government relies on
to pass laws, so it's getting westminster‘s full attention. the prime minister, on our behalf, has raised this issue with president trump and prime minister trudeau, so at the very highest level we've been emphasising how important this is. thousands ofjobs depend on this, hundreds of millions of pounds in terms of the northern ireland economy. there's a long way to go in this increasingly acrimonious journey. a second ruling will be made in february next year, and even that can be appealed. meanwhile, on the factory floor, the possibility of being shut out of your biggest market will cause lingering concerns. simonjack, bbc news, belfast. now, northern ireland is essentially in the crossfire in a trade dispute between the us and canada, and these countries are their closest trading partners, and in fact they have got a trade deal, so it is perhaps a reminder, as the uk looks to find
new trading partners as it leaves the eu, that even close, even special relationships can sour. george. simon, thank you very much. merseyside police are looking for a man who walked into a nursery school this morning carrying what looked like a gun. he is believed to have entered the childsplay nursery in the wavertree area of liverpool, before leaving with a second man on a motorcycle. detectives say he was looking for another man, who is not a member of staff. ryanair has announced it will cancel thousands more flights over the next few months in a move which will affect up to 400,000 passengers. simon gompertz is with me. imean, i mean, this will mean more misery for passengers. at it is terrible for passengers. at it is terrible for those passengers who have booked flights over christmas in order to get home, because this is a continuation of the problem ryanair has had, giving its pilots the holiday they are ji hwan still flying planes. it is going to take out of service 25 planes between
november and march, and that means suspending dozens of roads, including important ones, edinburgh and glasgow to london stansted, belfast to london gatwick, roots that a lot of people rely on. they will be able to get a refund, and they will even be given a flight voucher by way of compensation, and what about rya nair voucher by way of compensation, and what about ryanair itself? does this mean they are in trouble? well, they say they are still going to make £1 billion in profit this year. they are actually pulling out, because of all of this, from an offer to buy the troubled italian airline alitalia. the result of that is that their shares to date, wait for it, have actually gone up! all right, simon, thank you very much. lady lucan, the 80—year—old widow of lord lucan, who vanished more than 40 years ago, has been found dead at her home in london. police say they aren't treating her death as suspicious. born veronica duncan, she married lord lucan and had three children with him. she was one of the last people to see her husband alive before he disappeared in 1974 after their nanny had been found murdered. ben stokes has been included
in england's ashes squad to tour australia this winter. that's despite being arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm outside a nightclub in bristol in the early hours of monday. the 26—year—old all—rounder has also retained his role as vice—captain. joe wilson reports. england at the oval today against west indies, without ben stokes, started well, but they won't go to australia without him. england named their squad for the ashes, showed their hand. in ben stokes's case, a fractured hand. he's picked to tour with the hope he's healed to play in november, but then there's the criminal investigation after his arrest and england's own disciplinary inquiries. it's never a good thing to have to deal with these situations, for me to be in front of a tv camera, for the guys to have to go out and play and perform with things like this hanging over their heads. so, you know, we do need to ask ourselves some questions. but is it down to stokes to change his in behaviour?
he's now at a different level, and he's got to look himself in the mirror, no—one else. what you need when you go to australia is a clear kind of run through exactly what's happening. there's issues with the side, they're not too sure what their best team is. there's now issues with their best player. you know, i think in terms of, you know, everything that could possibly go wrong leading into an ashes series, it's pretty much up there. dealing with wild cards has always been a captain'sjob — it was in david gower‘s day. you want ben stokes on that tour. he is the sort of character who, basically, inspires a side, he is your pivot. well, there are some new names in the ashes squad — ben foakes is the back—up wicketkeeper. england gamble on two batsmen, james vince and gary ballance, who've tried and struggled before. there are two new bowlers — craig 0verton and spinner mason crane, who's just 20. meanwhile, australia's captain, steve smith, strides purposefully in a promotional video that has been running for months. down under, all australia needs to worry about is selling tickets.
well, their eyes a few issues with the team, of course, and england are trying to build a team culture based on personal responsibility, and that is why the ben stokes affair has been so disappointing. 0f is why the ben stokes affair has been so disappointing. of course, he has not yet been charged. right now england tried to score 357 to beat the west indies, they are going well, george, an exciting evening here, i think. joe, well, george, an exciting evening here, ithink. joe, thank well, george, an exciting evening here, i think. joe, thank you very much. that brings us to the weather with sarah keith—lucas. mixed fortunes today, warm sunshine in eastern areas, this is the scene in north yorkshire, late sunshine around, but further west we have got pretty grey skies, hill fog and drizzly outbreaks of rain in north wales. as we head through into the evening hours, that band of rain in the west will gradually march its
way further eastwards, so we will all see a spell of wet weather during the cause of tonight, followed by clearer skies moving in from the west, pressure conditions here thursday morning. we could see single figures in rural spots of northern ireland, wales, south—west england, whereas quite murky in the east to start your thursday morning. but an improving picture, cloud and rainfor but an improving picture, cloud and rain for eastern scotland and eastern england should clear away for most places, lingering for the northern isles of scotland, where it will be quite windy. elsewhere, higher pressure builds, a largely dry day with light winds, 15—20 degrees, not as warm as today. and then thursday night, the next area of low pressure approaches from the west, bringing a strengthening breeze and outbreaks of rain, pushing their way eastwards through the early hours of friday morning. again, looking frost free, friday morning is mild, but breezy and damp for many of us to start the day.
through the day, this band of rain will push eastwards, light and patchy as it does so, and it will be followed from the west by a return to sunshine and a few scattered showers. again, an improving picture, by friday temperatures of 14-19 picture, by friday temperatures of 14—19 degrees, but it looks as though the weather could turn more u nsettled though the weather could turn more unsettled and potentially wet and windy later in the weekend. a reminder of our main story. jeremy corbyn has told the labour conference his party is ready to govern and is on the threshold of power. that's all from the bbc news at six, so it's goodbye from me, and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. this is bbc news. the headlines: jeremy corbyn has told the labour party conference that the party is ready for government. closing the conference in brighton, he said people's views were changing, leaving his party as the "real centre of gravity". this is the weak and divided
government with no purpose beyond clinging to power. it is labour that is now setting the agenda, winning the arguments for the new common—sense about the direction our country should take. a man has died after armed police opened fire on a car near bristol. the shooting happened just off a junction of the m5 near portishead. the dup leader arlene foster says theresa may has given her commitment to work to secure jobs at bombardier‘s plant in belfast after the us authorities imposed huge import taxes on new planes made by the company ryanair is extending its programme of flight cancellations throughout the winter, as the budget airline continues to try to minimise the impact of a shortage of pilots. the move will affect around 400 thousand passengers. in a moment it will be time for sportsday but first a look at what else is coming up this evening on bbc news. the united states military says that
almost half of puerto rico's 3 million residents don't have access to clear drinking water. we'll be getting reaction to the news that the social media site twitter is considering doubling its famous 140—character limit that's all ahead on bbc news. now on bbc news it's time for sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday. i'm hugh woozencroft. vice—captain ben stokes is still in the squad as england name their 16—man ashes test squad despite his arrest on monday. jose mourinho and manchester united are in moscow to face cska as one of three british clubs in champions league action later. and we hearfrom cricketing legend
kumar sangakkara as he bows out of first class cricket after an exemplary career. sometimes you hold on a bit too long andi sometimes you hold on a bit too long and i always think it's better to let go sooner than later. good evening. plenty to come, but we start with cricket and the big ashes series with australia, which is looming for england later in the year. after his arrest earlier in the week, ben stokes was one of the 16 players named by the ecb in the squad to tour down under. despite his arrest and a minor fracture to his hand,