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i'm here in manchester at the conservative party conference, where borisjohnson has been trying not to steal all the attention. rather unsuccessfully, as it happens. so, where did those borisjohnson red lines come from on brexit in recent days? search me, guv. good evening. sad to say it, but nobody‘s surprised when someone with guns ta kes innocent lives in america. but even by the standards of a nation that buried its children after sandy hook or clubbers after orlando, what happened in las vegas marked a new nadir. there's the numbers, for one thing. when you add those hospitalised with wounds to those who died, nearly 600 people were casualties. then there's the killer's arsenal — crazy even by the standards of these tragedies. police found 19 rifles and 200 magazines, enough for thousands of rounds, in his hotel room. mike thompson has been piecing together the story. and as you might expect, his report
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contains some graphic scenes. they came for a celebration of country music. what they got was terror. gunfire the deadliest mass shooting in us history began atjust after 10pm last night. a barrage of automatic gunfire, some at the outdoor festival, mistaken for celebratory bangs, rakes crowds of people. petrified concert—goers begin to panic. some fall to the ground. others run for cover. bullets fired from the 32nd floor of the mandalay bay hotel rain down upon them.
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there was quiet for a bit, then fired another 30 rounds. then quiet. every time he stopped, he was reloading, we had gotten up and started making our way to the fence. he would start shooting again, we would hit the ground. we felt the shots and then we ran to the hangar. to the airport. we just kept running. it was... flashes from the gun man's weapons were spotted coming from high up in the hotel. shortly before midnight, several swat tea ms were sent to the 32nd floor. when officers broke in, they found that the gunman,
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who had 19 rifles, had killed himself. now our suspect was identified as stephen craig paddock, 64 years old, a white male from mesquite, nevada. we have no investigative information or background associated with this individual that is deroger to. individual that is derogatory. so far, investigators have no idea what stephen paddock‘s motives were, but it's believed he was acting alone. we have determined no connection with an international terrorist group. paddock lived in a retirement complex of about m00 homes. by all accounts, it's a quiet community. the fact that my brother did this is — there's no... there's nothing. i mean, there's absolutely no...
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president trump was equally bewildered by the terrible events of last night. in times such as these, i know we are searching for some kind of meaning in the chaos, some kind of light in the darkness. the answers do not come easy. multiple, unfortunately, fatalities. you can see one of those victims on that stretcher. before this the next worst mass shooting in the us was at the pulse nightclub injune 2016, in florida. 49 people were killed in that incident and a further 58 wounded. there have been many, many others in recent years. this latest shooting sparked renewed calls today for us gun control laws to be tightened. but they've been met by this response from the white house. i think that's something that we can talk about in the coming days and see what that looks like moving forward.
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one of the things that we don't want to do is try to create laws that won't stop these types of things from happening. president trump campaigned as a true friend of gun rights activists, after what's just happened here, it's a stance that's likely to be increasingly questioned. rachel crosby is a reporter from the reviewjournal in las vegas. she was one of the first journalists on the ground. what greeted you when you got there to the site of that concert? what sort of things did you see? i actually responded to university medical centre, nevada's only level one trauma centre, obviously, knowing that most of the initial victims were going to be transported there. the las vegas reviewjournal
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had several reporters on the scene at this venue, which is just east of the las vegas strip. it's in a wide—open space, of course, you guys have seen through footage. so we had reporters out there, several people, i mean, victims were being assisted by first responders but also fellow concert goers, being taken in ambulances as well as personal vehicles. all hands on deck. the trauma centre there is used to handling a tiny fraction of this number of casualties. how on earth did they deal with hundreds of people with gunshot wounds? well, university medical centre, as we know, trains very frequently for mass casualty incidents. i believe a spokesperson with the hospital confirmed they had
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actuallyjust trained this week, i believe friday. we had an incident here in 2015 where a car veered up onto the side walk and hit several pedestrians. 0bviously those weren't gunshot wounds, but we had dozens of victims that were transported to umc at that time. the hospital itself is familiar with dealing with multiple victims. in this case it was unimaginable number, spoke to some nurses just outside the hospital who were just really in shock, just pushing forward and working, as others filed in to help out staff. umc, because of the influx of victims, was not the only hospital that was involved. we have several hospitals in the valley. others were taken to another hospital called sunrise, also a trauma centre.
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some of those minor injuries were quickly dispatched to other hospitals throughout the valley. so really all hands on deck here. surgeons, nurses, staff. these were shocking scenes that you witnessed. they must have been very upsetting to you. how has the community responded more widely with blood donations, gestures towards the families affected, this type of thing? of course, one of the first things as a reporter i was seeing were people asking me on social media, "where can i donate blood?" before the sun was up, there were lines outside of blood donation centres throughout the entire las vegas valley. early on they were at capacity. people still waiting in line just to be here all day to donate when they could. we've heard of several people dropping off water and sports drinks and snacks for first responders and victims. police had very early on set up the entire police headquarters as a place for families and friends
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of people they couldn't get a hold of to come to, and they opened their doors for them, just to seek information in person. and to try to relieve the hospitals which were overwhelmed. thank you so much for joining us, rachel. 0bviously, difficult days ahead for the entire community there in las vegas. i am nowjoined by the co—president of the brady campaign, avery gardiner. these conversations seem to come around with depressing frequency about how on earth can you stop someone acquiring an arsenal like this. do you feel there is still hope at the national level of legislation to bring about greater control? or is the lesson of sandy hook or 0rlando that it's just not going to happen? that can't be the lesson
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of sandy hook. that can't be lesson from orlando. and it cannot be the lesson from las vegas. it's notjust mass shootings, as horrible and terrifying as they are. it's that every day in america we lose 93 people to gun violence, every single day. often this is painted as citizens, particularly those who've been bereaved in these tragedies, going up against lobby groups like the nra. how far do you feel the battle to convince gun owners, millions of gun owners who want to own these things, even assault weapons has yet to be won? there's a key battle in terms of changing a broad swathe of public opinion? that's exactly right. there are two parts to what we're trying to do here, to stop the epidemic of gun violence in america. one is focussing on the system that we've created, systems of laws that we have in the united states.
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to make it much more difficult for dangerous people to get their hands on guns, because frankly, it's really darn easy in the united states today for somebody who wants to get a gun and do harm with it to get one. so that is absolutely at the forefront of what we are doing every day. but, equally importantly, we need to change the conversation here in the united states. we need to have a conversation that brings together people who own guns and people who are opposed to that, that's consistent with our second amendment constitutional rights and really understand the dangers that arming everybody, having them carry guns everywhere they go, at all times, in all places, is not going to make us a safer nation. it's going to make us more dangerous.
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if we can't engage with gun owners in that discussion and debate, we're going to be limited in the progress we're going to make. that's another area that we focus on a lot. you've been involved in this struggle for a long time, you've seen ups and downs. you surely can't be too optimistic that this white house will be the administration that takes this forward on a national level. what hope do you have that states and cities, where there are tighter gun control regimes can be persuaded to carry this forward at the local level and by doing so, perhaps show that there's a virtuous circle to greater gun control? the first thing i'd say is i would give up predicting anything that happens with this white house. the point about the state and local level is important. 19 states have now expanded background checks on gun purchases to cover much more than what's covered under federal law. in fact, in nevada, the people of nevada voted for that last year in a ballot initiative that passed last november. even as president trump was also being elected. unfortunately, state officials there decided that a technicality prevented them implementing
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the will of the voters in nevada, but that's what it takes — the will of the voters. it will happen in cities, states and nationally so we can stop this from continuing to happening in america. thank you. let's see if that law is pressed into effect now. in terms of democratic politics, the catalan independence referendum is an example of irresistible force hitting immovable object. the force — a yearning for self—determination that's been building for decades, ever since 1975 and the death of general franco, a dictator who systematically suppressed catalan language and culture. as for the immovable object — spanish prime minster mariano rajoy and the establishment in madrid provided that. having defeated moves to hold a catalan poll legally, they sent in the riot police to break up voting yesterday, with ugly consequences.
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hundreds were injured, and there's much talk now of a situation radicalised and of a people irreconcilable. gabriel gatehouse has been watching it all unfold. close your eyes, and you might think you'd stepped out of the time machine into george 0rwell‘s catalonia. and then, it was the communist whose chartered no passed around as they fought the fascists at the gate. today, that chance, they shall not pass, has been co—opted to the cause of catalan separatism. the target — the spanish police, whose methods seemed indeed to echo the dark days of franco's dictatorship. but this was not a demonstration against a despotic regime. this was the police force
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of an eu nation in 2017, snatching ballot boxes and attacking citizens waiting peacefully to cast their votes. if the government in madrid thought it would break the resolve of the catalans. .. then it miscalculated. news of the police crackdown at some polling stations spread to others on social media. tell me what's going on? we are trying to prevent the police from coming in here, because we know that they are trying to take the boxes. and we basically don't... all we need is a big crowd to hang on, because they might come with weapons, they might come and hit us. we just want to vote democratically. we've done nothing wrong, we just want to... for the world to hear us, for spain to hear us. how do you feel about the reaction of the police? ashamed, deeply ashamed.
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the referendum was illegal under spanish law. the eu has taken the same view. but that didn't deter the voters. if anything, the violence by police made them more determined. several people said it reminded them of franco's brutal dictatorship. translation mcenroe and remember franco, i remember that time, we went through hell. the way they manipulated us, franco was terrible, he was a dictator. at many polling stations, to be fair, the police were not in evidence at all. still, the organisers were prepared for trouble. they played a kind of cat and mouse game of about boxes. i think we're being taken to see the decoy ballot boxes that they've got in case the police arrive. we are taken round the back of the polling station. a car arrives.
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in the boot, they've got an empty plastic container, which they will fill with blank ballot papers. we put them inside these boxes, and we will leave them for the police. so if they bring them, we don't miss the real votes. it's not the kind of thing that election observers tend to approve of. but desperate times call for creative measures. out of about 2300 polling stations, more than 300 were closed down by police, according to the catalan authorities. those that remained open and did so thanks to the overwhelming presence of voters who have the round after casting their ballots. as the polls closed, firefighters were drafted in in case the police tried to disrupt the count. as they waited for the votes to be tallied, supporters of the referendum gathered in central barcelona. not all were in favour
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of independence. what's important, they said, was the right to vote. this is only partly about independence. it's also about the old traditional divide between right and left in spain. because, at the last general election, over half of this city voted for centre—left one left—wing parties. and, in a way, holding this referendum at all is like sticking two fingers up to the centre—right government in madrid. the spanish government insisted no referendum had taken place, and, legally speaking, they were right. but that didn't seem to matter to the people on the placa de catalunya, as the catalan leader claimed they have won the right to independent statehood. but not everyone was celebrating. counter demonstrators, wrapped in the flag of the united spain, clashed with their opponents.
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they were eventually escorted to safety under the protection of the police. after the euphoria of referendum night, this morning, people gathered outside the offices of the regional government. 0fficials emerged, but they didn't provide answers to some now some pressing questions. if catalonia declares unilateral independence, would madrid make good on its promise to suspend regional autonomy, and what then? we need a new referendum. it's obvious that yesterday we didn't have the referendum we wanted. the european union cannot remain indifferent or silent in front of what would happen. and i think it should have a more active attitude in favour of arbitration now. either we have an international arbitration, or mr mariano rajoy should resign. and if he doesn't resign, the spanish parliament should pass
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a vote of no—confidence on him. this evening, demonstrators gathered outside the headquarters of the national police to protest against the violence at polling stations on sunday. both sides say they are not the ones trying to divide spain. each accuses the other doing exactly that. joining us from madrid now is alfonso dastis — spain's foreign secretary. welcome, and thank you for doing this interview. are you doing interviews today because the spanish government knows yesterday's images have damaged its reputation? no, it is the fact that we think that we have to clear up some of the misconceptions that are coming across in pieces of news and presentations that are not accurate. what i have just heard from you, with all due respect, reminds me of a case of simplify and then exaggerate, as the editor of the economist mac
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in the past put it. you know, this was not a free exercise of the right of expression. and the immovable object was not the spanish government. it was the spanish constitution and the law of the spanish state. the law, as you would see it. but do you think the police in every case, pushing women downstairs and firing rubber bullets into polling stations, do you think they have used proportionate and legitimate force? yes, i do. i think whatever force they have used was forced on them because they were prevented from discharging the duty that had been ordered on them by the courts, by the judges who will work, you know, following the positions
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of the constitutionally caught and the supreme court of catalonia that held the referendum was illegal. well might you have obviously got a lot of support from that position, for example from the european commission, which this evening has said, just as you have, that the thing has no legal. so why notjust let it go ahead, as happened in 2014? just let the vote in and say, well might it has no meaning. well, looks, it was presented and organised by the current government of catalonia as a binding referendum that could result in the unilateral declaration of independence from catalonia. and the government, when it is sworn in, assumes as its obligation to respect the law, to uphold the law. and, you know, there was decisions from the constitutional court, from the other courts, saying that this pretended referendum could not go ahead. well, no body is saying you haven't
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got the spanish legal system on your site, but surely you can see the effect of what happens in terms of the court of public opinion is bad for spain. violence in polling stations can never be good, surely? we regret what we have seen, but again i reiterate that this was not a deliberate false. there was violence on the side of those who were preventing, you know, the law enforcement officers to enforce the law. and maybe in the last few days, not physical violence, but lots of activities that reminded us of, you know, bygone times, and not necessarily democratic times.
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i mean, i think the spanish government was defending the right of the catalans to remain catalonia and spaniards. and not be forced to abandon the spanish citizenship. how do you de—escalate this crisis? is eu mediation, which for example the catalan side has been touted, is that a good solution, do you think? within the confines of the spanish constitution and the spanish democratic order, we need to talk among all different political groups represented in the spanish conquest of parliament, and try to find a way forward. do you think, though, that a spanish parliament in the visible future is ever going to actually pass the legislation that would make such a referendum legal? because catalans feel they've tried doing this the proper way time and time again, and they are never going to get past that in—built
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majority against them in the spanish parliament. looks, the problem is that the catalans, or a part of the catalans, which, i mean, it's not even a majority of the catalans, cannot decide for themselves the future of the whole of spain. so if there is going to be a referendum at all, it has to be held throughout the country. and you cannot rule out that. alfonso dastis from madrid, thank you very much forjoining us. well, if you have been waiting on tenterhooks for the conservative party conference, your wait is over. evan davis is there in manchester. good evening from manchester, and what is one of the strangest conservative party conferences for quite a while. it's notjust the news from elsewhere that has
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changed the atmosphere. there is a gaping great hole in the soul of the party here — a drift in direction, a lack of confidence in itself. it almost has the feel of a party yearning for renewal as it enters a period of opposition. except it is in government. 0ne sign of that is the lack of buzz. have a look at this picture of the auditorium. this when chris grayling was addressing the hall. as you can see, it's not really very full at all. and the sidelines of the conference have less been humming with creative conversations about new ideas — more preoccupied with leadership gossip. but that's enough about boris johnson. apart from him, the two things that dominate are brexit, of course, and alsojeremy corbyn, who on anything other than brexit is giving the tories a run for their money. 0ur political editor, nick watt, has been monitoring the mood. is there an elephant in the room?
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i haven't seen one. it depends on your definition of 11. no. possibly. called theresa? perhaps. i like theresa may. but being honest, i feel she doesn't feel comfortable in her skin. she's there till the next election, unless something very strange happens. she's steadfast, like. there are a few elephants stomping around. conservative conferences are reasonably polite affairs. so you will only hear praise for theresa may from inside the hall behind me. but away from the main platform, her credibility as leader is the defining issue here in manchester.
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loyalists insist the prime minister has recovered her mojo, and is responding to younger voters who shunned the party in june's election. but i detect a feeling across the party that the prime minister is struggling to recover her authority after her devastating setback in the general election. i'm really, really desperate to see theresa may go out there and say, 0k, got it wrong in the election. then she can move on from that and say, this is the kind of britain that i want to build. and that's notjust about a country that works for everyone. of course, we all want that. it's about where our destiny lies. if you want to know why a boris article with a few words picks up so much interest, it's because he gives us, he gives the country some vision, some view, some idea. grant shapps is one of the number of tory mps challenging theresa may's assertion in recent days that she will fight the next general election. she doesn't have permission from the party, from mps
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and the country, to fight that next election. if you like, she lost that permission with the last election. so, no, she can't stay on until 2022. i think that would be out of the question. and every sensible person must know that. well, i think actually theresa may is going to be there for a good long while. because actually the parliamentary party, and i think the membership, actually have no appetite for a leadership contest. iain duncan smith, who knows about bruising conferences, believes theresa may faces high stakes this week. i've known theresa may for a long time. i believe she does have the wherewithal to be able to make this speech, to also give that leadership. theresa's speech will arguably be the most important leader's speech, prime minister's speech, to a conservative party probably since i can remember. so she needs to bring all of this together and show that we are focused, we are clear, we know where we're going on brexit, and we relish the challenge of the ideological debate with a marxist labour party. those are the two challenges facing us. we need to hit them both hard
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after this conference. so, the conference will liven up tomorrow when boris johnson delivers his no doubt loyal speech. i understand that the foreign secretary has spent most of today holed up in his hotel room here, because he fears that every time he walks along here to the main conference centre, he upstages the prime minister. the foreign secretary knew that his recent interventions on brexit would stir the pot. but he's told friends that things have got slightly out of hand for one very simple reason — the prime minister's weakness. later on, we finally tracked down the foreign secretary in his hotel. so, borisjohnson, will we see a loyal foreign secretary tomorrow? look, i think what you've got is, contrary to some of the stuff that i know has been knocking around in the media, you have a cabinet
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that is totally united behind every comma, every full stop, every syllable of the prime minister's excellent foreign speech. that's the agenda that we're going to deliver, and we're going to deliver a great brexit for this country. so, where did those borisjohnson red lines come from on brexit in recent days? search me, guv. in these stressful political times, tories can be forgiven for seeking to... wind down. but a group cabinet massage still appears on long way off. nick watt there. well, earlier i spoke to the transport secretary, chris grayling, a brexiteer, and an old friend of theresa may. i asked if he agreed that, after the enthusiasm of the labour conference in brighton, it felt a bit flat here today. i would say business—like. we're getting on with the job. we're setting out, particularly this week, brexit. a lot of talk about brexit at the moment. we don't actually want to just focus on brexit.
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we want to be talking about things we're doing, education, my own area, transport, things we're doing in housing particularly this week. this is about a government looking to get on with the job. ok, i mean, there is a sense, though, isn't there, that labour somehow are slightly more in tune with where the public are at the moment. i'm going to give an example. this is your area, transport — poll last week, populist poll, 65%, two thirds of tory voters think we should nationalise the railways. the key question around this is, if you're a young person, thinking about your future, in what world do you think that we will attract investment to the united kingdom, have major companies working here, jobs in high technology, if we have a government that will confiscate assets in business? you're doing them down and yet jeremy corbyn is stalking these blue lined halls here and we see it in your big policy announcement today over the weekend on student fees, reforming student fees, which everybody says is conceding that he was onto something
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in the general election campaign. basically, you've admitted to students you were wrong and he was right. but then what do you want from a government? surely everyone would expect a government, a political party like ours to listen. and to understand that there are genuine concerns. we've had to take tough decisions around things like student fees. we're listening now and recognising we need to do more for students. also, i think we need to remind students that back in 2010, when we took over from labour, i was employment minister. youth unemployment was nearly a million. unemployment 2.5 million and rising. i used to talk to students with trepidation about future prospects. seven days later, if you're leaving school, college or university, your prospects are vastly better than when we took over from labour. let's talk about brexit and how it's going.
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you and i sat and chatted about three months ago. you didn't think a transition was necessary. you said it may happen, may not happen. are you as a keen brexiteer, are you very comfortable with the brexit transition? i'm relaxed. we are going to leave the european union at the end of march 2019. we've triggered article 50, overwhelmingly with the support of the vast majority of the members of parliament in the wake of the referendum result. we're going to leave. if there is a period, we're looking to agree and secure, because it's a mutual benefit to do so, a long—term trading arrangement with the european union, if there is a period of time for those arrangements to be put in place, after we have left, as part of that agreement, i'm completely relaxed about that. can i ask, because the cabinet sat down before theresa may went to florence to give her update speech on government thinking, did the cabinet agree a position on whether during the transition we would be subject to european court ofjustice jurisdiction? well, these are very complex issues.
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i'm not asking you to give me the decision. did you agree a position on that? we've discussed the approach that we're going to take. we've also decided the approach we're going to take within negotiations. we do not intend to have the european court ofjustice making laws for us after we leave the european union. that's 2019 you're not expecting the ecj to have governance? if british businesses are selling in the european union they will be subject to european laws. if they're caught up in court cases they'll be caught up in european laws. i'm asking whether agreed it, these often sounds like you're dancing on the head a pin things. but they often come down to whether the government is aligned on this issue. theresa may in florence said access to one anothers' market should not be on current terms, the existing structure
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of rules would apply. that implies to me ecj is the arbiter over what's allowed and not allowed. is that agreed? have you all signed up to that? what she also said in her speech was that during that period our courts could take into account what judgments are made in the ecj. because i think you'll have a hard job selling that to the europeans. they think if you're in the single market for that period the ecj has the final word. these are the issues we have to negotiate. we are their biggest export market. it's in their interest that we reach agreement. we've got to do the right things — has the cabinet agreed a position on what the final negotiating line is? it sounds like you're saying no ecj during transition. what i'm saying is that european laws are bound to continue to affect british businesses who are trading in the european union. this is part of any trade arrangements. you reach agreement on the rules that ply and don't. i think they'll take a stronger
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line, the ecj is the ecj and has the final word. let's see how the negotiations work. 0k. we are still told no deal is better than a bad deal. it has to be a pretty bad deal and we're not going for that, but no deal better than a bad deal. if no deal is to be an option, you should be preparing for a no—deal option. are you preparing? yes. you're responsible for the overall ratty and planning policy for ports in england and wales. what are you doing to prepare for the no deal option, which could bite in 18 months' time? we're doing detailed work across all the different options, all the different modes, understanding the implications of leaving, working how best to take that forward. i'm not publishing that tonight. you could be ready, dover could be ready in march 2019
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for us crashing out of the eu with no deal, food checks, you know, customs checks, all of that? because it feels like you have to blow down quite a lot of the white cliffs to make a queue for the lorry park that will become. all we can see is we're carefully working on issues like that. we're developing and implementing the plans that will make sure we're ready for that too. 0n aviation policy? if we don't have a dole and suddenly our planes are grounded because the european open skies agreement no longer governs our rights to fly into other airports? planes are not going to be grounded. we are working on that. the airline industry is with us in thinking and believing the planes are not going to stop flying. there will be changes and challenges. we are looking through how we're going to handle that. you'll forgive me, i won't publish all that work today. chris grayling. thanks. all eyes tomorrow will be on boris johnson and his big speech. 0ur political editor,
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nick watt, is here. he could play this in a number of ways. how do you think he will? the brexiteer are out in force tomorrow culminating that speech by borisjohnson. you saw from my chat with him, he's in total agreement with the prime minister and it feels to me we won't be hearing about the borisjohnson brexit red lines because of course who knew where they came from. but as i understand it, the mood music will very much be in line with his recent interventions on brexit. that is to say, this government should be focussing on the positive vision of brexit. brexit will liberate the uk he says. and too many government ministers do i hear the name philip hammond, they‘ re focussing on how negative brexit is. let's be positive. now, i was speaking to one ally on that point about wanting to stick with the optics and this
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person said to me, we've marched this far up the hill, do you really think we're going to march all the way down again? one thing i'm told he's pleased with is a joke about george osborne, which is interesting because george osborne is no joking matter in downing street. and he's not here, we look forward to the speech tomorrow. thank you very much indeed. we are back here tomorrow. that's it for tonight. but before we go, we want to briefly return to the horrific events in las vegas last night. nine years ago, the eminent us forensic psychiatrist park dietz appeared on newsnight to offer the television media his list of do's and don'ts when it comes to how we in tv cover mass murders like this one. parts of the interview have been shared online quite a lot today, and we thought it was worth reminding ourselves of exactly what he thought. goodnight. we've had 20 years of mass murders, throughout which i have repeatedly told cnn and our other media — if you don't want to propagate more mass murders, don't start the story with sirens blaring. don't have photographs of the killer. don't make this 24/7 coverage. do localise this story to the affected community and make it as boring as possible
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in every other market. because every time we have intense saturation coverage of a mass murder, we expect to see one or two more within a week. you must do everything you can not to make the body count the lead story, not to make the killer some kind of anti—hero. hello. time for your latest weather update. still a few showers out there, low pressure brought a very windy monday to many of us. 68 mph in some areas. very windy through the night in scotland and northern ireland, 50— 60 mph. winds easing a bit, showers continuing in western scotla nd bit, showers continuing in western scotland and northern ireland, packing into northwest england. elsewhere, dry, clear. temperatures lower in the countryside. 6— nine
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degrees for many of us as we start the day tomorrow. plenty of sunshine, still very windy. for northern scotland and the northern isles, the potential of 50— 60 mph. lighter winds elsewhere. some showers in northern and western scotland. 0ne showers in northern and western scotland. one or two early showers for northern ireland and england, most for northern ireland and england, m ost pla ces for northern ireland and england, most places starting dry. 0n the chilly side, but plenty of blue sky to begin the day. as tuesday goes on, a bit of patchy cloud developing. the emphasis is on a dry day. the odd shower running into western scotland, isolated showers for western england. the mist majority will be dry. temperatures not up to much, mid— low teens. a bit of sunshine out there in the breeze. in that, it may not feel too bad. through tuesday night, showers merging into parts of western scotland. the wind picks up again in the north of scotland towards 0rkney. we could see some gusts
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approaching 50 mph or 60 miles in exposure. a windy start to wednesday. elsewhere, the breeze picking up through the day. rain pushing south on wednesday into parts of northern ireland, england and wales through the day. mainly dry with some sunny spells. low pressure pushing across the central swathe of the uk on wednesday night and into thursday morning. heavy rain in places. coastal gales in the west. a lingering band of rain pulling away from southern england on thursday. some showers in the east on thursday. the risk of gales continuing here. sunny spells, showers, very blustery. wind easing on friday as high pressure builds into the uk. variable cloud and sunny spells, most of us and in the week on a fine and dry note, but it won't be any warm. all of our details are available online.
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i'm rico hizon in singapore. the headlines: 59 people dead and at least 500 injured in america's worst ever mass shooting. president trump urges americans to stand together. last night, gunmen open fire on a large crowd. it was an act of pure evil —— a gunman. the gunman has been named as stephen paddock, who fired on crowds of people from the window of his hotel room, before killing himself. i'm babita sharma in london. also in the programme: the attack prompts fresh debate about whether tighter gun control measures are needed in america.
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