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today at 5, a warning from the eu — there's a "disturbing" deadlock in the brexit talks over how much britain should pay when it leaves. the eu's chief negotiator, michel barnier, says the main obstacle to talks about trade and the future is the so—called "divorce bill". on this question, we've reached a state of deadlock, which is very disturbing. but, for the uk, the brexit secretary insists progress has been made and he wants the talks to move on. while there is still work to be done, much work to be done, we've come a long way. it's important to recognise the significant progress we've made since june. we'll have the latest from brussels and westminster and we'll be assessing what progress, if any, has been made so far. the other main stories on bbc news at 5: sally—annejones, the british woman recruited by so—called islamic state in syria, has reportedly been killed in a drone strike. you know what, we all make mistakes.
second chance, i hope. the hollywood producer harvey weinstein responds to the claims of sexual miscounduct, as police in new york say they're investigating. they are also investigating in london. and gordon strachan leaves hisjob as scotland manager, after the team's failure to qualify for next year's world cup. it's 5pm. our main story is the warning from michel barnier, the negotiator for the european union, of a "disturbing state of deadlock" in the brexit talks with the united kingdom. the main obstacle is what's called the divorce bill — the uk's financial commitments after brexit. he said the latest round of negotiations had made no major progress, and it wasn't possible to move on
to talk about a future trade deal. but the brexit secretary, david davis, insisted significant progress had been made, though he added that the uk was preparing for all possible outcomes, including no deal. our correspondent richard galpin reports. the brexit secretary, david davis, heads out for more talks in brussels this morning. hoping to break the deadlock in this first phase of negotiations, dealing with the divorce settlement. but again no breakthrough, the biggest sticking point, how much britain should pay to leave the eu. continuing stalemate robert lee meaning eu leaders meeting next week will reject britain's calls to move on to negotiations on a trade deal. translation: on this question, we've
reached a state of deadlock, which is very disturbing for the thousands of project promoters in europe, and it is also disturbing for taxpayers. on this basis, i'm not able, it is also disturbing for taxpayers. on this basis, i'm notable, in it is also disturbing for taxpayers. on this basis, i'm not able, in the current circumstances, to propose next week to the european council that we should start discussions on the future relationship. britain was hoping the eu summit next thursday would be the moment the talks moved to the second phase, with the crucial issue of a trade deal between britain and the eu top of the agenda. now, it looks like the earliest that could happen would be at another eu summit in december. david davis insists it could be done now. we are ready and well-prepared to start the discussion is full as we look to the october council next week, i hope the member states will
recognise the progress we've made and takea recognise the progress we've made and take a step forward, in the spirit of the prime minister's florence speech. rod but the stalemate over how much the uk should pay to leave the eu is clearly let eu officials in no mood to move on to the second phase of talks. in britain, the labour party has condemned the government's negotiating tactics. you can't mask the fact that this is a failure to hitan the fact that this is a failure to hit an important deadline. we are seven months down the line, three months wasted on an unnecessary general election and two months added for phase one, on a best case scenario, which raises the prospect we will not reach a deal, which is bad for britain and the eu. this week, one of the eu's most powerful officials has indicated that patience with britain is running out. if it continues at a slow pace and sufficient progress hasn't been reached, together with our uk friends, we will have to think about
where we are heading. this veiled warning seems to raise the prospect of the uk leaving the eu without a trade deal. and british negotiators now have a new deadline of christmas for making substantial progress in the current round of talks. richard galpin, bbc news. in a moment, we'll speak to our chief political correspondent, vicki young, but first let's talk to our correspondent adam fleming in brussels. first of all, if you were to characterise the feeling they're in brussels around these talks, what would it be? and when david davis talks about progress being made, what is he referring to? what i was struck by in that press conference a fewer hours ago was that michel barnier, the eu chief negotiator, stood there and talked about a lot of things that haven't been agreed,
lots of areas on the chapter of citizens rights where there had not been agreement, the big issue of the financial settlement, how you calculate the uk's financial obligations to the eu as it leaves, and the fact that there had been some progress on northern ireland but no great leaps forward. it seemed gloomy but, at the end, he said, if there is the political will, this could be sorted in a couple of months. in other words, time for the next, next summit of eu leaders, rather than the one next week. from david davis's point of view, he was appealing directly to the other 27 leaders of the remaining countries in the eu, to basically get michel barnier a wider set of instructions, a new mandate, a wider set of negotiating directives that would not only cover these brexit and withdrawal related issues but also things like the transition and implementation phase and the shape of a future trade deal. what do you think the chances are of those guidelines being
loosened? amazing question, it is the one we are asking, because it has gone from the hands of the technicians like michel barnier and his officials into the hands of politicians across europe, civil serva nts politicians across europe, civil servants from the member states are meeting now, ambassadors from the member states will meet in the next couple of days, and they will be generating some language that will go in front of the 27 eu leaders at next week's summit on friday, when they discuss brexit issues, and the big debate behind closed doors is, should that language be optimistic about progress in the brexit talks, leaving the door open for the 27 to start scoping out the future arrangement, whether it is an trade or the implementation phase, or should it be really tough on the uk and stick rigidly to the letter of the law that has already been written down so far? that's the debate that will be happening. i'm sure that we'll get some draft wording leaked over the next couple of days, and we'll be trying to get our hands on it, but then you've got
theissue our hands on it, but then you've got the issue that, once the leaders sit down and start talking to each other, and there is personal chemistry and personal feelings, other, and there is personal chemistry and personalfeelings, we might end up with a completely different set of wording. watch this space until this time next friday. let's go to westminster. what is your reading of the situation in westminster after today's news conference? david davis isn't the only minister who has been talking about this today. that's right, and i think the message, talking to conservative former ministers and mps is, look, don't write this off yet. michel barnier sounded a bit pessimistic but, they point out, he has done all the way through this, and they say that, behind the scenes, real progress is being made, particularly on the issue of eu citizens. for them, they say it isn't all doom and gloom and there isn't all doom and gloom and there is the chance of real it has slipped by its first deadline, and some ministers are saying that that is no surprise and they were never going to give us this straight up. the
fa ct to give us this straight up. the fact it might go to december maybe won't matter too much. there is some optimism, and you will not be surprised to hear that one of the most optimistic people is boris johnson. we think that we've made some very helpful suggestions to get the great ship moving down the slipway and onto the open seas. that's what we all want to see and we see no reason why that shouldn't take place. we are looking for some urgency from our friends and partners, and the time to put a bit of a tiger in the tank and get this thing done. said people are still quite relaxed about this but, towards the end of the year, things will change, and this week we have heard a lot of chat about the possibility of no deal, and there are some in the conservative party who feel that, actually, this is all a waste of time, that the eu don't intend to do a deal with us at all and, the sooner we make that decision and start preparing for no deal, the better it will be. some of them see
this as a waste of time and of course, the majority in parliament feel that moving towards a deal is still the best option. all eyes are on december. just after 5.30, we'll be looking in more detail about where we are in the negotiations, in reality check with paul adams. we will be having more of a close look at some of the areas today that people are debating, in terms of progress being made or not been made. a british woman who travelled to syria four years ago to act as a recruiter for so—called islamic state has reportedly been killed in a drone strike. sally—annejones, originally from kent, became a high profile supporter for is and used social media to encourage western girls to join them. our security correspondent, frank gardner, reports. iconic, threatening and british. the propaganda pictures
of the jihadist recruiter sally—annejones, who went to syria in 2013 with her young sonjojo and joined so—called islamic state. she married this man, junaid hussain, a computer hacker later killed in a drone strike. together they pumped out hateful propaganda online. and they pumped out hateful propaganda. she was a slightly telegenic white woman who had gone to join the fight against bashar al—assad so having her own side was important in terms of projecting the idea they could get into the very reaches of british society. sally—annejones made this syrian city her home, raqqah, now heavily damaged by air strikes. msjones was trying to leave, reportedly to come back to britain. but us and british intelligence had
her in their sights. the missile strike by a us drone reportedly killed her injune, close to syria's border with iraq. it's not known if her son was with her. her death would bring to at least six the number of british jihadists with is killed in drone strikes. i think what we saw with the cluster of britons is they were involved in actively trying to direct plots in other countries. we've seen this happening in the united states, the uk and other countries as well, so they are targeting individuals they see as a specific threat. we know from research there were some british individuals involved in this direction. jones was useful to is for publicity purposes but now the group is on the verge of military defeat in iraq and syria, her death will have little impact on its already shrinking fortunes. the former punk rock singer from kent who turned 50 this year is now likely to be one more of the hundreds of western recruits to is to perish in the collapse of its caliphate.
with me now is henna rai from the women against radicalisation network. thank you forjoining us. could you tell us a bit more about this woman and how significant this news is? it's a very significant because this was a woman who was instrumental in the grooming and lorraine of young people from britain to syria. —— grooming and luring. we understand her death has brought about a colla pse her death has brought about a collapse in that method of trying to bring in more young people tojoin the ranks of daesh. it's interesting just to look at the kind of work your network is doing, and obviously the case of this woman is a prime example of the kind of influence
that people come undone. tell us a little about the work you are doing, and how expensive it is. the question viewers will want to ask is, how big a problem is it in the uk? it is a big problem because, where there is a gap in society, a niche, where questions are not being answered, whether they are questions about islam or about any other kind of identity, somebody will try and fill that gap if we don't get in. the organisation work that i do is actually serving to answer those questions, to have those difficult conversations and provide a counter narrative to the extremist ideology thatis narrative to the extremist ideology that is being pushed by groups like daesh. when we talk about people coming under the influence, what kind of age are we talking about? you know, they try and attract them as young as possible, so we have people who have been accessing material as young as 12, and yet
their parents don't know about it, because these conversations are not ones that are out at home, or it's not something the parents are aware about. again, what we try and do is create that understanding and awareness, not only with the young people but with their families, their parents, schools and staff. you mentioned schools, and that is crucial, isn't it, and wondering to what extent you think you are getting good cooperation when you go into schools and talk to pupils. oh, it's phenomenal. i've been working as young as primary school level, yes six, and telling them about the threat of terrorism, and the risks that this country has faced, particularly after the manchester and london attacks, which affected young people tremendously. the response and reaction from these young people was absolutely astounding. they not only absorb what i was telling them but interacted and engaged profoundly
during the sessions, and again, the schools feel that it is important. there is a duty on them to teach children about radicalisation and the risks of it, because it is a safeguarding risk and, again, in the manner in which i've approached schools, it's been more than welcome. lots of people have debated this, and i'm just going to put this to you again because i have discussed this too many times. it's to do with when young children are vulnerable, how do they become vulnerable, how do they become vulnerable, they feel alienated, ignored, resentful, lots of different things, and they are brainwashed in this context, but what, for you, make them more vulnerable? there many facets of vulnerability and many kinds of it. for example, a person with learning difficulties or physical disabilities or genetic conditions
who find themselves not able to fit into mainstream society will be vulnerable to being radicalise, because they need that sense of belonging, so that is one of the key factors that we find. again, marital breakdown at home, family break—ups, personal issues, being bullied... all such factors can lead to vulnerabilities where radicalisation can take place. very interesting to talk to you again. thank you for joining us. thank you for having us. this is bbc news at 5. the headlines: the eu warns of deadlock after the latest round of brexit talks, as the two sides still fail to agree on the divorce bill. sally—annejones, the british woman who recruited for so—called islamic state in syria, has reportedly been killed in a drone strike. hollywood mogul harvey weinstein says he wants a second chance, as new york and london police say
they are investigating claims of sexual harassment. in sport, scotland are looking for a new football manager after gordon strachan left his role today following five years in charge. it's four days after they failed to qualify for next summer's world cup. british winning has apologised to 13th para athletes and their families afterfinding 13th para athletes and their families after finding that they we re families after finding that they were subjected to an acceptable behaviour. an enquiry found that a former head coach had created climate of fear. johanna konta can't now qualify for the season—ending wta finals after withdrawing from next week's kremlin cup with a foot injury. it was the british number one's last chance to break back into the world top eight. all of that at half—past. the hollywood producer harvey weinstein, who's facing more accusations of sexual assault,
has asked for a second chance, saying "we all make mistakes". —— accusations of sexual misconduct. the new york police department has confirmed it is re—examining an allegation of sexual assault from 200a. and here, scotland yard say they are considering an allegation of sexual assault, passed on by merseyside police. mr weinstein denies many of the allegations against him. our entertainment correspondent, lizo mzimba, reports. the disgraced producer seen in public for the first time since the scandal broke. are you doing ok? i'm trying my best. after days of mounting allegations, for the first time he's addressed the situation in person. we are glad to see you're doing ok. i'm not doing ok, i'm trying. i've got to get help, guys. we all make mistakes. second chance, i hope. a second chance seems unlikely. he's been suspended from bafta in the uk and the ruling body for the oscars has called
an emergency meeting this weekend and described the allegations as repugnant. british model and actress cara delevingne is the latest to come forward — invited to a hotel room to discuss business, she says, instead forced to dodge his advances. the list of actresses includes some of hollywood's biggest names including angelina jolie and gwyneth paltrow. a few have accused him of serious sexual assault and rape, something he denies. his spokesperson says all sexual encounters were consensual. the police say they are investigating some of the allegations made him. earlier today a former assistant to weinstein said many knew he was a philanderer but that he went to great lengths to hide his most private moments from them. his voice has been disguised. get some help, man.
it's been reported that weinstein is now receiving therapy at a us facility. asi as i mentioned in the introduction, not just new york as i mentioned in the introduction, notjust new york police are looking at these allegations but now we are told the metropolitan police as well. june kelly is more dellacqua crew “— well. june kelly is more dellacqua crew —— june kelly is here. well. june kelly is more dellacqua crew -- june kelly is here. we now know that scotland yard are also investigating the wine steam, and we understand a complaint was made yesterday to the merseyside force, it was made early in the morning and it was made early in the morning and it was made early in the morning and it was an allegation of sexual assault in the 80s, and it was said to have happened in london, so
merseyside passed this file to scotla nd merseyside passed this file to scotland yard, who are now looking at it. i should say that scotland ya rd at it. i should say that scotland yard never confirm the names of people they are investigating, but we understand it is the sin mogul. it is being looked at by officers from the child and an sexual offences command, who looked at allegations of against children and adults. we are at the early stages, but it's interesting that this has moved over to this side of the atlantic. yes, and it's the fact that, as we have been quoting, allegations seem to have multiplied and, as you say, it's now got a global sense. yes, and it's going back to the 80s now, and we have since leeds —— we have seen this before in other cases with high—profile people involved in this sort of allegation. often, it's like a snowball effect. nevertheless, this is the first time that scotland ya rd this is the first time that scotland yard are involved. thank you, june kelly. high winds are again fanning wildfires that have killed at least 23 people in northern california.
almost 300 people are reported missing, but police say that that may be due to the chaotic nature of the evacuation programme. thousands have been left homeless by the 22 huge blazes, which are spreading quickly and unpredictably. cbs correspondent greg mills is in santa rosa in northern california. tell us, what is the latest you have for us? the latest is that the wind is starting to pick up again, and we are going to start to get strong winds later, and the firefighters are quite frustrated. this is dave four and they haven't made much progress. there is some good news, they have some containment of the largest of those fires, but the containment means that they've stopped it at the edge, i%, 2%, kind of negligible, so there is a lot of
work to do. the wind doesn't help, and as the day warms up it starts to kick in, which makes it difficult. the air is so bad across northern california that a lot of schools are closed and they have cancelled or postponed a lot of sporting events just because of the bad air and they don't want people exercising in it american football, oakland raiders cut short their practice yesterday because of the bad air. the 23 people that were killed, sadly, they expect that number to go up, because, among the hundreds of people who are still not in contact with family members, they are concerned, authorities, that some of those people might have died in homes, and they haven't got all the homes, and they haven't got all the homes that burned down. so they are concerned they will find more bodies and that number will grow, making this one of the deadliest fires in californian history. clearly, it's very difficult tojudge, californian history. clearly, it's very difficult to judge, given the
way the evacuation happened, and difficult to clarify numbers. in those contexts, really difficult to tell how many people have lost their lives. yeah, we really don't know. seriously, it could be hundreds. we hopeifs seriously, it could be hundreds. we hope it's not and we hope all of these people are reconnected with theirfamilies but these people are reconnected with their families but right now it's 23, and they haven't been through every home that has burned down. 3500 buildings are down, and most of those are homes. if you look around here, you can go blocks and blocks and miles and kilometres and not see any houses standing. this is just one area, santa rosa, which was wiped out when the storm, the firestorm started on sunday night. this fire is moving haphazard through the counties up here, county napa and another one, and a number of towns and communities are under evacuation orders. one entire town about 16 miles from here has been
shut down, everybody pushed out. one person was near the town, looked at it and person was near the town, looked at itand said, person was near the town, looked at it and said, it's a ghost town today. 5000 residents all gone, because they have been evacuated. our hotel in napa yesterday, when we got there, there was a barrier and we we re got there, there was a barrier and we were told that this part of napa is underan we were told that this part of napa is under an evacuation order. a parking lot holding 200 cars was empty and we had to find other accommodation. it's really difficult here for pretty much everybody, but they are being patient, because they wa nt to they are being patient, because they want to see this thing come to an end. sadly, firefighters feel they are making two steps forward and maybe three steps back, just because of that wind. they can't get a handle on this fire. thank you for bringing us —— bringing us up—to—date. greg mills from santa rosa. some of the other stories making bbc news at 5: a north american couple and their three children have been released from taliban captivity by the pakistan army. joshua boyle and caitlan coleman were kidnapped while hiking in afghanistan five years ago. their three children
were born in captivity. the us says it will pull out of unesco, over concerns about the financial situation of the un's cultural organisation and what it called "continuing anti—israel bias". unesco's head said she regretted the decision. the israeli prime minister says his country will also be leaving. the palestinian groups hamas and fatah have signed a reconciliation deal in cairo. the former rival groups had been at odds for decades. the government has set out plans to cap gas and electricity bills for 12 million households, until at least 2020. the draft bill requires the regulator, ofgem, to consult on and impose a temporary cap on standard variable tariffs, as soon as possible after the legislation is passed. our business correspondent, theo leggett, has more details. the government reckons the energy market is broken and that millions of people are paying too much
for their gas and electricity. now it is planning to introduce a price cap to bring down their bills. our goal is to ensure a fair deal so the market is currently have not delivered this and that is why the energy companies and ofgem need to act, but it's also precisely for this reason that we are publishing this draft bill. the government is concerned about so—called standard variable tariffs, the kind of rate you will be paying if cheap deals come to an end or if you have never changed suppliers. about 12 million households in the uk are currently on those tariffs and it's costing them money. on average they will be paying £300 more than the cheapest rates available. the government says customers of the biggest six energy firms are overpaying by eu; billion per year. if i was to say the phrase standard variable tariffs to you... i would have no idea what you are talking about. not a clue.
i wouldn't know, i wouldn't know. i have no idea really, sorry. do you know what rate you are on at the moment, is it a fixed rate? it is, i believe. you believe? i don't know exactly, i will be honest with you. supporters of a cap say it will be for many people. energy has become a massive thing for an awful lot of people. it is a big part of people's budgets and bills and therefore this is going be really important and offer some much—needed relief. but there could be a downside. opponents of the move say it will damage competition and some people could pay more. if they do impose the cap, we may see some reductions in price, we could see some increases in price. we will certainly see less competition, less viable market and less investment in the energy industry. the government hasn't said
what level the cap will be set at, that would be a job for ofgem and it would have to carry out consultations first, so it's unlikely the cap will be in place before next autumn. we will have the headlines in a moment and the latest sports news as well. it was this time yesterday we were talking about inclement weather piling into the cumbrian area. the rivers have really responded there. a better day today across the british isles. the shape of things to come already manifesting itself acort scotland, northern ireland. the cloud filling in here. rain before the day is out across a good pa rt before the day is out across a good part of scotland, northern ireland. the odd drib and drab back into the cumbrian fells and into wales. further south and east a dry night in prospect. wherever you are, not a cold night. a wet and windy start to
the new day across scotland, northern ireland, the north of england, western side of wales too. the rain gradually slumping it's way towards the southern uplands of scotland. behind that, a bright and breezy combination there. some dry weather in the south. here we are, the start of the weekend. that weather front trying to work back north. but to the south, dry, fine, sunny and increasingly warm. somebody will see 21. . this is bbc news. the headlines: the eu's chief negotiator has warned of deadlock after the latest round of brexit talks. the two sides have yet to agree on how much britain should pay on leaving. sally—annejones, the british woman who recruited for so—called islamic state in syria, has reportedly been killed in a drone strike with her 12—year—old son. you know what, we all make mistakes.
second chance, i hope. hollywood mogul harvey weinstein asks for a second chance after mounting allegations of sexual misconduct against him. police in new york say they're investigating. as well as police in london. now the day's sport. after almost five years, the scottish football association say that it's time for a new direction to prepare for their next qualifying campaign, the 2020 euros. gordon strachan's tenure is over. the sfa won't renew his contract, which was due to run out next month anyway. a mutual parting of the ways was agreed at a board meeting today four days after scotland failed to clinch a play—off spot for russia next summer. here's the bbc scotland football reporter. the news from hampden is scotland
are looking for a new football manager. the scottish football association board met here at the national stadium this morning to discuss gordon strachan's future. not long after 2.00, this statement was released. when it was confirmed gordon strachan's tenure as national manager was coming to an end with immediate effect. gordon strachan saysin immediate effect. gordon strachan says in the statement it was a real privilege being the national manager. his biggest regret was not giving the fans the tournament, the major tournament finals he feels they deserve. stuart reagan, sfa chief executive is also quoted saying it is time for fresh impetus. he felt a change and new direction was needed to prepare for the euro 2020 campaign and the forthcoming u efa 2020 campaign and the forthcoming uefa nations league. all of this comes uefa nations league. all of this co m es after uefa nations league. all of this comes after gordon strachan presided over two failed qualifying campaigns. the first to get to euro
2016 last year and this latest failure with the world cup in russia coming up next year. british swimming has apologised to some of its paralympic athletes after it was found that a former head coach created a climate of fear. an independent investigation into complaints of bullying, from 13 para—swimmers, found that an unnamed member, of staff, understood to be rob greenwood, had been communicating with athletes in an abusive manner, as well as using derogatory terms to describe athletes. greenwood, who won a national coaching award following the team's 47 medals at the rio paralympics last year, left his job before the inquiry started. contacted by the bbc, he has declined to comment but carson russell, father of hannah russell who won two golds in rio, was one of the swimmers who received today's apology. you have to be careful of throwing sticks and just highlighting programmes all the time. the most important thing is to
find solutions. so, there has been some issues. but the most important thing moving forward is there are some solutions and recommendations. but the caveat to that is those have to be delivered. ben stokes maangement company have relased a statement, saying the england all—rounder will make public his full explanation and evidence when the time is right. the england all—rounder was arrested under suspicion of causing actual bodily harm after a brawl oustide a nightclub in bristol last month. no charges have been brought by avon and somerset police, but whilst the investigation is ongoing, he will play no part in the ashes tour that starts later this month. the season looks to be over for the british number one johanna konta. she has pulled out of next week's kremlin cup with a foot injury and that means she's unable to qualify for the wta finals in singapore. she had to reach the final in moscow to break back into the world's top 8. she's slipped to ninth in the rankings following a poor run of form.
that's all the sport for now. you can find all those store comprise and details on the bbc sport website. more for you in sportsday in the next hour. let's return to our main story — the warning from michel barnier, the negotiator for the european union, of a disturbing state of deadlock in the brexit talks with the united kingdom. he said the latest round of negotiations had made no major progress and it wasn't possible to move on to talk about a future trade deal. the next phase is to talk about trade and future relationship. paul, what did we learn today about how these talks are going? here we are, fifth round of talks since june. the second round since theresa
may's speech in florence, which, as we saw in the last round, did rather improve the at moss fatherics. led to talk of momentum and a changed atmosphere. all of that seemed to drain out of it today. we have read during the week this was a difficult week of talks. when the two main negotiators came to the podium, there was a rather frosty atmosphere, it has to be said. in a way, today was a tale of two quotes both from monsieur barnier. you referred to the first one already. last time he talked about the question of the brexit bill. he said there was a constructive discussion. listen to him this time. translation: however, the uk repeated it was still not ready to spell out these commitments. there have therefore been no negotiations on this subject. we confined ourselves to technical discussions. useful discussions, but technical discussions. so, on this question,
we've reached a state of deadlock, which is very disturbing. he says on that question, there are other sticking points as well signs of deadlock here. they are deepin signs of deadlock here. they are deep in complex negotiations about essentially the protection of the rights of eu citizens living in the uk and vice versa. david davis said they've yet to agree on a single model, as he put it. there was lots of talk about family reunification, the exporting of benefits, thejohn ward movement rights. whether a british citizen living in a european country could move to another after brexit and so forth. theresa may said in parliament we are close to an agreement on citizens rights. david davis said we are closer to
the legal certainty citizens deserve. we did not get that same confidence from monsieur barnier. what was said about the border with niernled and the republic? you get the sense they are working pretty much on the same hymn sheet but it's difficult, knotty stuff. they talk about needing to make sure nothing's done to damage the good friday agreement. the need to preserve freedom of movement and trades which will become a border between the eu and the uk. it is complicated and slow. you mentioned monsieur beenier‘s two quotes. what was the sect one? i might think from what we've said it is all doom and gloom. there was this remark at the end of his prepared statement which sounded a lot less pessimistic. here he is talking about the process as a whole. translation: there is a new momentum. and i remain convinced today
that with political will, decisive progress is within our grasp in the next two months. in other words, we may feel like we're bogged down now. but we can fix these problems. the brexit bill, citizens rights, irisher use, by the end of the year. now, clearly, this isa end of the year. now, clearly, this is a frustration for the british side. david davis made that clear again today. he kept talking about the possibility of broadening the agenda, moving on to the second stage. the whole future trading relationship. at next week's european summit, monsieur barnier made it clear he does not think that will happen. but he was referring to the summit after that. that is in mid——december. he did seem to be suggesting that these things ought to be doable by then. it is rather a small shred of comfort but it is some sign he thinks we are getting
towards the end of phase one. paul, many thanks. lots of points. live to brussels and guntram wolff, director of bruegel, a european thinktank which focuses on the economy and has been following these talks closely. thank you so much forjoining us. first of all, do you think any progress has been made in these talks so far? well, look, i think on a technical level, we've seen some progress. people know what they are talking about. there are some options being sketched. but i think overall, it is true that it's actually very, very difficult to advance at a technical level. these very complicated fights. the whole situation will escalate to the levels of heads of state and government where this will have to be sorted out. there will never be an agreement by the brits to give a certain amount of money before they
get reassurances about the future trade relation. barnier simply does not have a mandate to start talking about the future trade relation without actually knowing how much money he will get. so, i think, yes, it isa money he will get. so, i think, yes, it is a very difficult confrontational discussion that will not be sorted out at the technical level. the crucial point you've just made there to do with the mandate monsieur barnier has. do you detect any evidence in brussels that the heads of state will give him extra leeway so he can do what possibly he can't do at the moment? well, i don't think this mandate will be at all changed. his options will at all be changed in this october summit. you know, if you look at the german government, the german government is a government in suspense. merkel, the first priority is getting a new coalition. the second priority is
thinking about the future of the eurozone and talking with ‘em an we will macron. if you talk to paris, they say the first priority is fixing france and reforming the labour markets. second priority is working with deb term any on the eurozone. really, brexit is a third level issue for the key european leaders. in the october summit, there will not be any movement, perhaps later there will be. there will be some people maybe a bit surprised to hear you say it is a third level issue. i'm only saying that because of the kind of sums that because of the kind of sums that the uk's traditionally contributed to the eu and the kind of impact on the eu budget that the exit will have. would it not be more important than the third level you're suggesting?” important than the third level you're suggesting? i certainly concur with you that the eu has a big interest in finding some deal and getting the uk to pay.
especially 2019 and 2020 where the money is certainly needed. so, we are talking here about 20 billion to 30 billion missing. there is a will to get a deal. again, to change a mandate, you would need to activate domestic processes. you need to prioritise this. i think merkel is very much absorbed by her domestic considerations at this stage and emanuel macron has a lot on his plate with labour market reforms. emanuel macron has a lot on his plate with labour market reformsm some parts of the british political scene, there is frustration. can you tell us from a brussels point of view how you characterise the feeling or emotion or kind of attitude to the brexit process from your point of view? well, i think it's fair to is a brussels is really annoyed by what is going on in
westminster. i think it's fair to say, it is a huge political let's say, it is a huge political let's say uncertainty that has arisen in the uk with all kinds of people in the uk with all kinds of people in the uk with all kinds of people in the uk voicing all kinds of different views about what they want from the transition. what they want from the transition. what they want from the transition. what they want from the exit agreement. what they wa nt from the exit agreement. what they want in terms of a future relationship. seen from here, it looks like, frankly speaking, chaos at westminster and no clear strategy of what the uk actually wants both in the short, medium and in the long—term. in the short, medium and in the long-term. i'm sure we'll talk again. thank you forjoining us today. he was talking to us from bus else there after today's brexit talks. members of the communication workers
union were due to walk out in a dispute about pensions, pay and jobs. the union has reacted by labelling the move a desperate delaying tactic by royal mail. a bbc investigation has found that great ormond street hospital is failing to meet national standards of care for intersex patients. that's people born with physical or genetic differences that make it hard to define their gender. we've learned some patients and theirfamilies are not being given physiological help before having irreversible surgery at the hospital. the regulator, the care quality commission, says it's investigating. great ormond street hospital, one of the leading authorities on intersex care, says it's committed to working on the most complex intersex cases. faye kirkland, who is a gp, has been looking into the story for the bbc. when joel holliday was born, doctors couldn't say if he was a boy or a girl. his genitals weren't fully formed. on his first birthday, on the advice of doctors at great ormond street hospital,
his parents made the difficult decision to raise joel as joella. he is one of hundreds of babies born in the uk each year with either physical or genetic differences which make it difficult to define their gender. having some intersex traits is nearly as common as having red hair. but forjoel, the decision led to years of depression and self—harm, until he discovered he was genetically male. the truth about who i am, it was almost like a light switch moment. people often say to me, it must have been very difficult to transition from being female to male. for me, it was really easy. it felt like i'd got my life back. but his medical notes also revealed his healthy testes had been removed at 18 months. removing my reproductive organs is where a line was crossed. psychologically, i've got better but that's
something i can't everfix. there is no suggestion great ormond street hospital acted against best practise at the time, but now, most children likejoel would be brought up male. over the last decade, standards and guidelines say all these cases should be discussed by specialist teams of experts to ensure the best possible outcome. they also say it is crucial families and children should be seen by a psychologist. but that's not been happening at great ormond street. we've been told there's been no face—to—face psychological support for children and their families who've been referred in the last six months, despite surgery still being performed. even before that, not all children and their families had access to this care. there are also concerns that operations are taking place on intersex patients at great ormond street without the input of an expert panel at the hospital and that a lack of written information for parents
to take home makes it difficult for them to understand the treatments they're consenting to. a leading specialist says the failure to provide this care is against national guidance. no surgery should be undertaken without the whole team being involved with the decision—making and signed up, collectively, to whatever that decision was — to have surgely or not to have surgery. the hospital refused to do an interview and declined to say if they were meeting national standards. in a statement, they said patients diagnosed at the hospital are discussed by multi—disciplinary teams and that a new specialist psychologist would be joining in the coming weeks. nhs england say these cases are rare but the children and their families should be involved in decisions about their treatment. the care quality commission says it is now investigating ourfindings. victoria suffered multiple injuries
when her main and reserve parachutes failed to open in a jump over salisbury plain. duncan kennedy reports from winchester crown court. emile cilliers, on the left here, is accused of trying to sabotage his wife's parachute, so he could get an insurance policy pay—out and because he wanted a new life with another woman. the prosecution say he tampered with victoria cilliers's parachute by twisting chords on her main chute and removing kit from her reserve chute. alan westley was the man who packed victoria cilliers' reserve chute and was today cross—examined by the defence barrister, elizabeth marsh. this is one of our experienced ones, similar to the one involved. miss marsh asks whether if the slinks were not put on tightly
the equipment would come undone. the prosecution says emile removed them. miss marsh asked mr westley if he had any reason to think that the slinks were done up incorrectly. mr westley replied it was notjust tightness but whether they were done up tightness but whether they were done up properly. mr westley replied, i guarantee the slinks were done up properly. both her main and reserve chutes failed to open properly. she landed in this field suffering several serious injuries. alabama shanka worked in the kit store. she signed out a
parachute the day before the accident. she sometimes left the kit store up attended on the day in question. the injure visited the airfield ——jury question. the injure visited the airfield —— jury visited the airfield. mr cilliers die anies two cou nts airfield. mr cilliers die anies two counts of attempted murder. more reports coming in about sexual allegations by mr weinstein. he denied some of the most serious allegations. the british actress emma thompson's been speaking to emily mate lesson bbc news night about these allegations. emily mate lesson bbc news night about these allegationslj emily mate lesson bbc news night about these allegations. i didn't know about these things but they don't surprise me at all. they are endemic to the system. what i find extraordinary, this man is at the top of a very particular iceberg. i don't think you can describe him as a sex addict. he's a predator. what
he's the top of the ladder of is a system of harassment and belittling and bullying and interference and what my mother would have referred to in the olden days as pesterring. is he pesterring you. that's the word we used to use in the olden days, if you recall. this has been pa rt days, if you recall. this has been part of women's world since time immemorial. what we need to start talking about is the crisis in masculinity. the crisis of extreme masculinity, this sort of behaviour and the fact it is not only ok but it also is represented by the most powerful man in the world at the moment. when you describe him as being the tip of the iceberg, do you think there are others like that in your industry in hollywood? of course. many? many. to that degree? maybe not to that degree. do they have to all be as bad as him? to
make it count? you know, does it only count if you really have done it to loads and loads of women or does it count if you do to to one woman once? i think the latter. that was the actress emma thompson giving her views to emily mate liz following allegations against harvey weinstein. the full interview will be on newsnight tonight on bbc two at10.30pm. a family—owned pub in a north yorkshire village has just been named the best restaurant in the world after being voted for by tripadvisor customers. the pub's restaurant is run by the uk's youngest michelin—starred chef, tommy banks. and it has beaten the likes of heston blumenthal‘s the fat duck and raymond blanc's le manoir. phil connell went along to sample the menu. nestled on the edge of the north york moors, it's a village restaurant that's taken the world by storm. the black swan at oldstead isn't the best in yorkshire or even
britain, according to users of tripadvisor, this fine dining restaurant is the best in the world. it's a little bit surreal. it's been crazy. we're just a yorkshire farming family running a little pub, and to achieve an accolade like this is just amazing. what makes this accolade even more extraordinary is the age of the two brothers who run this family business. at 28 and 30, they are young, ambitious, and now receiving worldwide recognition. with james front of house, and tommy in the kitchen, this country pub has been transformed, earning a michelin star and from diners, glowing recommendations. i'm very proud actually, as a yorkshire woman, to think that a restaurant in yorkshire has been voted the best restaurant in the world, marvellous. it's not always easy to find either, but boy is it worth the effort. but how can a restaurant in a small north yorkshire village take on the industry's greats. in second place was raymond blanc's famous restaurant in oxfordshire, while daniel's in new york
came in sixth. there are some amazing restaurants on that list, places that i've been wanting to go to my whole life. so it is amazing. but i think the best thing about this award is that it's voted for by our customers. the brothers say that with a bit of yorkshire grit, dreams can come true. in their case, a simple country pub transformed into the world's best fine dining restaurant. phil connell, bbc news, oldstead. well done to them. a fantastic achievement. bbc news at six coming up achievement. bbc news at six coming up with fiona in a moment. i'll be back at 10.00pm. phil's back if the weather. a reasonable day. whether you're heading for a meal or not, glorious fa re heading for a meal or not, glorious fare for the most part. this time yesterday, 200m m of rain fell at hop stop pass. there is more cloud
and rain on the way. it has been fill in all the while in the latter pa rt fill in all the while in the latter part of the afternoon. no problems further south. tonight, heavy rain on the western hills of scotland. notice the number of isobars crammed in here. a wind any night. could be the sort of night that wakes you up. a combination of wind and rain in the north. not a cold night. on friday, watch out if you're travelling up the m8, m6, could be tricky conditions there for sure. in the afternoon, the south—eastern quarter staying largely dry and fine and warm. a mixture of sunny spells and warm. a mixture of sunny spells and the odd passing shower in the breeze in western scotland. rainfall toteles mounting up in cumbria. also pretty wet across the high ground in the north of wales too. generally speaking, the further south and east, the drier and finer your day is. you may see 20 degrees or so
somewhere. that's indicative of what somewhere. that's indicative of what some of you enjoy through the weekend. we've south and south—westerly winds tapping into heat from siberia. with a bit of sunshine, we could be looking at 21-23. but sunshine, we could be looking at 21—23. but you have to be to the south of that weather front. working down on friday novembers back further north on saturday. more rain to come for parts of scotland and northern ireland too. not so warm there. with a bit of sunshine further south on saturday and indeed on into sunday, we may find we get those temperatures up to at least 20. 22 those temperatures up to at least 20.22 or23 those temperatures up to at least 20.22 or 23 degrees. those temperatures up to at least 20. 22 or 23 degrees. something of that order. from there on, we'll see the 30th anniversary of the great storm. just to coincide with that, you may already have heard chat about ophelia. here it is. gradually working its awith the western side of the british isles. this is how it
looks at the moment, we this is. a lot of doubt. it could be we see gusts on the western side of the british isles. could be 60mph. if it comes further east, we could be looking at gusts of 70mph or 80mph. opposing views about progress on brexit as the eu's chief negotiator says he can't yet recommend the start of trade talks. while the uk talks of significant progress, michel barnier says there's no movement on the divorce bill. translation: on this question, we've reached a state of deadlock, which is very disturbing. our aim is provide as much certainty as possible to business, citizens and the european union. and on this, we're making real and tangible progress. it all comes ahead of a meeting of eu leaders next week when the uk had been hoping to get the go ahead for trade talks. also tonight.