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this is bbc news. the headlines at 11: the ayes to the right, 315. the noes to the left, 274. shouting. mps lock a notion to force through a no—deal brexit. concerns about no deal as a chancellor phil adam says... i greatly fear our impact on the economy and finances on the kind of no deal exit that is realistically being discussed now. crowd chanting: send her back, send her back! president trump distances
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himself from the chance that are shunting against ilhan omar. himself from the chance that are shunting against ilhan omarli himself from the chance that are shunting against ilhan omar. i was not happy with it. i disagree with that but again, i did not say it, they did. a co-worker is convicted of the rape and worker of the schoolgirl lissa mccue who he killed so schoolgirl lissa mccue who he killed so she would not expose him as a sex offender. and the biggest project to help save the coastline. no home comfort for rory mcilroy at the open. you should eight overpower into the opening round, ending his hopes of winning on home soil. and we will look at the papers at 23:30 a.m.. // pm.
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good evening. less than a week before a new prime minister steps into downing street, mps have voted to stop any attempt to suspend parliament to force through a no—deal brexit. four cabinet ministers including the chancellor, philip hammond, were among those conservatives who refused to vote with the government. boris johnson, one of the conservative leadership candidates, has not ruled out suspending parliament. but his rival, jeremy hunt, has said he is against, as our political editor laura kuenssberg reports. take cover. both men who want to take charge here say they'd be ready to take us out of the eu without a deal.
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but scores of mps are appalled at that idea, and if the next prime minister wants to sideline them to make it happen... the ayes to the right, 315. the noes to the left, 274. parliament gave a resounding no this afternoon. parliament intends to be here doing itsjob, and anyone who thinks they can prevent us from doing that by locking the doors and saying, off you go, well, it isn't going to work. reporter: has your plan been blocked now, mr johnson? it's a challenge to the still hypothetical power of borisjohnson. in his push for the leadership, he said he might even suspend parliament to stop mps preventing us leaving without a deal. but plenty of his tory colleagues, too, are totally opposed. a minister even quit to make the point. i don't wish to risk parliament being shut up in order to push a no—deal brexit through that i don't believe people did vote for.
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and a new rebel alliance of ministers who are likely to be out of a job next week broke the rules to join with the opposition and to abstain. i couldn't support the idea that we would allow the doors of parliament to be locked against mps at this crucially important time. today's vote doesn't make anything impossible, but it's a roar from the green benches to be heard by borisjohnson, a warning that if he wins and he tries to sideline parliament to force brexit through, there will be plenty of people here, including many tories, who will fight him all the way. he could quickly find himself, just like theresa may, stuck in a stand—off with parliament. we've got to bring this to a conclusion. it's three years since the british public voted decisively to leave the european union, and this parliament, which is full of people who didn't support that decision, need to back off and let us implement the democratic decision that the british people freely took.
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it doesn't look drastic, yet if the next prime minister tries to use a ceremony like this to close parliament and protest down, they might find polite traditions overtaken by an almighty scrap. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, westminster. a barrister at cornerstone barristers and expert on constitutional and international law joins me. good evening. this amendment stops parliament being suspended but does it stop a no—deal brexit? no, it does not. what it does is say that, throughout the next two months, as long as they are trying to form a new northern ireland executive, the secretary of state must report back to parliament every week and in order to do that
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parliament has to be setting every two weeks so you cannot suspended and if you do it has to be ricotta. by and if you do it has to be ricotta. by operation of the eu law under the 3ist by operation of the eu law under the 31st of october, unless something happens and that something must be either a deal is agreed or the article is revoked and the uk says we do not want brexit or extension is agreed, unless a positive action is agreed, unless a positive action is agreed, unless a positive action is agreed, the state of the lot we leave under the 31st. this amendment is not law yet. what if it became law? it has to go to the laws and have royal assent? what it does, the amendment, does not touch on a no deal brexit as such but it keeps parliament into the game. there has been talk by borisjohnson of
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suspending parliament so they cannot interfere this makes it harder to do that. although, in theory, if a new northern ireland executive were to be put together, this amendment disappears and this amendment only requires parliament to come back to have a debate every two weeks so it seems like an absurd situation but is there really could suspend parliament for two weeks, come back for a day and they go away for another two weeks. i think that is a fairly unrealistic scenario. a more realistic scenario is that parliament remains sitting but the government does not give parliamentary time to rebels like dominic reid to pass of parliament oi’ dominic reid to pass of parliament or motions that would interfere with ano or motions that would interfere with a no deal exit. a suggestion tonight that mps from drg, who are possibly in favour of a no deal exit, may table loads of amendments therefore
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that would not be time given to fit in with what you said? that is absolutely correct. we may find ourselves in a situation where no—one actually breaks the law, no—one actually breaks the law, no—one violates the constitution but there is a lot of gameplaying and a lot of people being very difficult which i think would be problematic from a political point of view that this enormous constitutional change ofa this enormous constitutional change of a no—deal brexit actually happens because of essentially parliamentary tricks being played. what about the argument on the other side if you ta ke argument on the other side if you take no deal off table, you are that stash your negotiating position is not what it would be. for example borisjohnson not what it would be. for example boris johnson cannot go not what it would be. for example borisjohnson cannot go to brussels and say we need a more favourable agreement and if we do not get it, we will leave without a deal. agreement and if we do not get it, we will leave without a deallj agreement and if we do not get it, we will leave without a deal. i see this as a lawyer and when i am trying to negotiate a settlement with the other side i do not say, if
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you do not give me the settlement i need i will take an action that really, really harms my client. obviously i would never say that because i would not get anywhere in that negotiation. boris johnson would suggest a no—deal brexit would not harm of the k—dash that is the difference. i can only go on the evidence and all of it points to an economic hit for the uk and that might not be on the day of no—deal brexit but it will happen as a no—deal brexit. that is the economic consensus and looking at the evidence, that is where i would start, as a lawyer, negotiating this. we have to leave it that but good to talk to you. thank you. a no—deal brexit could damage the public finances to the tune of £30 billion, according to the office for budget responsibility. from falling house prices to a higher cost of living, the obr spells out what it thinks could happen if the uk leaves the eu
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without a deal. our economics editor faisal islam has been taking a closer look at the no—deal projections. it is the first time that the government's independent experts on tax and spend, the office for budget responsibility, have assessed what happens to the treasury tax billions and to public spending too, if the uk leaves the european union without a deal. there is huge uncertainty. there is no knowing in advance exactly who will be right, the chance is everyone is going to be wrong in some respect, but the idea that there is a big positive coming out of this is a relatively minority view. this is a serious and detailed assessment of the impact of no deal. there are positive surprises. under no deal, the government will tax some imports, there will also be less interest to pay on the national debt. that gives you a boost to the coffers here of about £11 billion. but that's completely outweighed by the hit to projected tax income
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on workers, on property, on businesses, and extra welfare spending too — total £41 billion. put that all together and you get a hit to the public finances — extra annual borrowing of £30 billion, or put another way, over £550 million a week in the red. far from the promise on the famous red referendum bus of extra billions for public services, rather than extra borrowing. indeed, so much so that the national debt starts to grow again. all of these obr numbers hinge on a scenario borrowed from the international monetary fund. they show a hit to the economy, a recession, and then a slow recovery. and within that by next year, a fall in the value of the pound versus the euro by 10%, a fall in house prices by 8% and prices rising faster than wages
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— a real terms wage cut again. so is this all doom and gloom? the numbers don't take into account future trade deals. one boris johnson supporter said the numbers were rubbish in, rubbish out, but they could actually be worse. the government is doing these test runs of parking trucks at a kent airfield. the obr assumes there will only be minimal disruption from new customs procedures at dover, so it and the chancellor say these numbers aren't even a worst—case scenario. this assessment comes at a time when the economy is already slowing, at least partly because of businesses' no deal preparations. the question for the incoming administration of mrjohnson or mr hunt, due in days, is whether they believe in independent advice, whether they believe in their own experts or not. this report takes the extreme pessimism of other economists,
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and extreme optimism of some politicians on the cost of no deal, and it pretty much splits the difference. and even then, it's not a pretty sight. faisal islam, bbc news. the eu has rejected claims made by boris johnson yesterday that brussels had imposed pointless rules. in the final hustings of the leadership campaign, mrjohnson held up a kipper, claiming that packing regulations were an example of what he called the eu's pointless, environmentally damaging health and safety. but today, the eu pointed out that those rules had in fact been set by the uk. steve barclay has defended mr johnson on an episode of the political pod cast. he was drawing
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an illustration... by telling a lie! i love that. please, say it again. the point he was signalling to the room that we could do stuff differently... i suspect it ties in because it ties in with the eu and the keepers. actually, it is about engaging with the room. a bit of the optimism, the communication skills that boris has and, as we move forward , that boris has and, as we move forward, if he is the prime minister, i going to be really important. —— are going to be. a day after supporters at a trump rally directed chants of "send her back" at a democratic congresswoman who was born in somalia, the president said he had not been happy with what happened. but mr trump's critics say he made no attempt to stop the chanting
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during his speech, when he once again attacked a group of four democratic congresswomen, accusing them of hating america. washington and our correspondent nick bryant. donald trump has been raising the temperature in this country all week. tonight he tried to cool things down a little amidst concerns within his own party that he has been playing with political fire. this is a rally that will be talked about for decades to come. after the racism of donald trump's original attacks on the four congress women of colour came the kind of racial demagoguery we have not heard or seen demagoguery we have not heard or seen from a demagoguery we have not heard or seen from a current demagoguery we have not heard or seen from a current comic modern president. first, he singled them out by name. representative ilhan omar. crowd boos.
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representative alexandra ocasio—cortez. "go back to where you came from" was his message to the congresswomen earlier this week, three of whom were born in the usa. his latest advice — if you don't like america, then leave. tonight i have a suggestion for the hate filled extremists who are constantly trying to tear our country down. they never have anything good to say. that's why i say, hey, if they don't like it, let them leave. let them leave. crowd chants: send her back. "send her back" was the shout, and donald trump made no attempt to calm the crowd. for 15 seconds, presidential silence. today, though, he tried to distance himself from the chants. earlier, republican leaders told the white house we cannot be defined by that cry. i was not happy with it. i disagree with it. but again, i didn't say — i didn't say
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that, they did. newly elected and on the left of their party, the congresswomen call themselves the squad. alexandra ocasio—cortez describes herself as a democratic socialist, and the president as a racist. ilhan omar, a muslim born in somalia, has been condemned for remarks about israel her critics claim are anti—semitic, and for saying of september the 11th, "some people did something." this was her response today, to mr trump. we have said this president is racist. we have condemned his racist remarks. i believe he is fascist. tonight at the oval office, he looked more conventionally presidential, but the angry mood of the north carolina rally speaks more of the age of trump. nick bryant, bbc news, washington. a poll has suggested almost 60% of republican support the president's
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racist tweets, but as we have been saying, there are these moderate conservatives who are much more uneasy about them, and they are such a key demographic. perhaps the decisive demographic in next year's residential election. —— presidential election. meanwhile, president trump announced that the us military has shot down an iranian drone in the strait of hormuz. the uss boxer took "defensive action" against the iranian drone as it was "threatening the safety of the ship and the ship's crew," trump announced at the white house. the headlines on bbc news: president trump has distanced himself from chanting at a rally when a crowd chanted send her back as he criticised the somali born congresswoman. a lodger who killed a
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13—year—old girl to stop herfrom exposing him as a sex abuser has been found guilty of rape and murder. a careworker who killed 13—year—old lucy mchugh, to stop her exposing him as a sex abuser, has been found guilty of her rape and murder. stephen nicholson had been taken in as a lodger by the girl's family in southampton. lucy was always full of smiles, set her mum, always on the go, welling around like a hurricane. but the 13—year—old was being abused by a man her family had trusted, the 13—year—old was being abused by a man herfamily had trusted, the man who killed her. stephen nicholson was a lodger in lucy's home. he worked for the same care agency is lu cy‘s worked for the same care agency is lucy's mother and was best friends with her mother's boyfriend. they thought lucy had a crush on him. in fa ct, thought lucy had a crush on him. in fact, he was grooming her. he raped lucy when she was just 12. despite that, over the following year, she came to believe she was his
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girlfriend. on a warm, sunny day lastjuly, lucy went missing. police believed she had arranged to meet nicholson at southhampton's outdoor sports centre. her half—hour walk was captured on a number of cameras. this is the last recording police could find, outside a tesco store close to where she was heading. parts of the sports centre are surrounded by this thick woodland. lucy ended up here. police don't know how or why, but she was killed in this quiet, secluded spot, just yards from this footpath. a day after she disappeared, a dog walker found her body. she had been stabbed multiple times, left to die amongst the trees. nicholson, who was filmed on cctv making a similarjourney, was arrested soon afterwards. he was jailed for refusing to give police his facebook password. his phone data showed he had returned from the
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sports centre via a nearby brook. police searched the area, finding vital evidence. within 24 hours of the search teams beginning their search, they found what we would say is the murder kit, that had that crucial clothing with both lucy and mickelson's dna on it. for me, that was the key find of the investigation. lucy had told schoolfriends that she had an older boyfriend. some of them confided in teachers, who alerted social services as early as june teachers, who alerted social services as early asjune 2017, a year before she died. the court heard one was worried that there we re heard one was worried that there were a lot of men with access to her without mum in the house. when lucy was moved to another school, teachers raised concerns that lucy was having sex with someone called stephen, who lived with her. despite this, lucy's living arrangements remained unchanged. the way these
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concerns were dealt with by southampton city council's social workers and by lucy's mother are now the subject of an independent serious case review which is due to be concluded by the end of this year. lucy's father, who after a custody battle hadn't been allowed to see his daughter for three years, believes more could and should been done to keep his daughter safe. no pa rent done to keep his daughter safe. no parent should be laying their child to rest, i didn't imagine laying my daughter to rest. they should be laying me to rest, not me laying her to rest. and then there's all that things that we are never going to see, because she is never going to get married, she is never going to have children. he stole her life away. when something like this happens, you would hope that lessons can be learnt from it. a garden at redbridge community school now bears lu cy‘s redbridge community school now bears lucy's name, a permanent memorial to a confident and popular student. lu cy‘s a confident and popular student. lucy's head teacher, who called in social services, says some in the school still question whether they could have helped her. we've got
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some students who are upset, and they feel guilty. i got members of staff who feel guilty. although i am confident in the safeguarding procedures in this school, i feel guilty as well. i was her head teacher, and with what i know now, there is obviously more i want to do. i think about lucy most days, and just wish that she had the confidence to say something to me directly. # i've been getting in trouble on the streets at night. a. this is nicholson seven ago. he had made a music video with a charity about a life of crime and drugs that had seen him jail before. tonight he is back injail, facing life behind bars for a brutal murder that shocked the community to its core. the younger brother of the man who bombed the manchester arena in 2017 has appeared in court charged with the murder of 22 people who were attending a pop concert.
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hashem abedi was extradited to the uk from libya yesterday. the prosection alleges he made detonator tubes for the bomb used by his brother and bought chemicals that were used in the explosives. authorities in qatar are to hold an independent enquiry into the death ofa independent enquiry into the death of a british man in zohar. zach cox was a specialist in construction work on tall buildings and died in 2017 after falling from a gantry that collapsed. the qatari committee responsible for the world cup has now agreed to hold an independent investigation —— doha. his family has welcomed the enquiry, which will be carried out by a british judge. in cyprus, 12 israeli youths arrested on suspicion of raping a british tourist have been remanded in custody by a court. the suspects,
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who have not been charged, are aged between 15 and 18, and are alleged to have attacked the woman in a hotel room. tom bateman sent this report. it was in the early hours of yesterday morning that a 19—year—old british woman contacted police here and said that she had been raped in her hotel room, just a road from where we are standing now. now, the police then began an investigation. later in the day they arrested 12 teenagers. they are all israeli nationals, they are aged between 15 and 18. this afternoon they appeared in court. they were brought in in pairs, handcuffed to each other. some of their parents had flown over from israel and tried to embrace them as they were brought into the courtroom, shouting messages of support. now, the judge courtroom, shouting messages of support. now, thejudge has reminded them in custody for eight days. no charges have been brought. as for the uk authorities, well, the foreign office says it is supporting
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a 19—year—old british woman who was assaulted and they are in touch with the local police here. some 2 million cubic metres of sand is being pumped onto a beach in norfolk to help save an eroding stretch of coastline. a giant dune will be created to protect bacton gas terminal, which is crucial to the uk's gas supplies, and two nearby villages. it is the first time a sandscaping project on this scale has been carried out in the uk. our science correspondent rebecca morelle went to see how it is being done. a crumbling norfolk cliff, and perched on top, bacton terminal, which supplies one third of the uk's gas. but the coastline here is eroding so fast, in a few years, it could be lost. this, though, could be the answer — a £20 million experiment, on a vast scale, using
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sand to fight back the encroaching sea. this is a 24/7 operation. every hour, 10,000 cubic metres of sand is being pumped out. and, over the course of just a few weeks, it is going to create a massive sand dune, standing up to seven metres high and stretching for six kilometres. that's nearly four miles along the coast. it is the first time this has been tried in the uk. the problem is so big and so unsolvable that it needs something radical like this, so the massive volume of sand, and then using the wind and the waves and the tides to move the sand to where it needs to be over time, to provide 15—20 years of protection. this dredger is full of sand collected further along the coast from a licensed site. it then delivers it to the shore using a long pipe, releasing a mixture of sand and water. it is carefully shifted into position, working section by section to create the sandy barrier. when you've got national
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infrastructure like this, it's clearly being affected, and people can afford to pay to protect this. where you can't afford to protect the coast, do you just let it go? in some places, that's already happening, mainly in areas where it's just natural farmland anyway. using sand is a change of approach for sea defences. usually it is concrete or rock. but this is a more natural method. the sand will ebb and flow with the currents, but should protect a larger stretch of coast over time. all eyes will be on this scheme to see if it works. rebecca morelle, bbc news, bacton in norfolk. time for a look at the weather. hello. july so far has been drier than average across the whole of the uk, particularly in the south—west where some places had received just 296 where some places had received just 2% of the expected monthly rainfall by the middle part of this week. but
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over the next few days our fairly u nsettled over the next few days our fairly unsettled theme is set to continue. so some sunshine and some much—needed showery rain around as well. through the day on friday we have this area of low pressure moving in from the south—west so some pretty heavy rainfall across parts of the south—west of england and south wales through the morning. the rain spreading northwards and eastwards a cross the rain spreading northwards and eastwards across northern ireland may well affect open into parts of northern, central and eastern england as well. the odd rumble of thunder on the south side of that rainfall. the northern half of scotla nd rainfall. the northern half of scotland stays dry through much of the day. the south—westerly breeze accompanying all of those showers, and temperatures on friday a little bit cooler than recent days. we are looking at highs between about 17— 21 degrees. still some showers with us 21 degrees. still some showers with us through the course of the
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weekend, particularly on saturday. england and wales seeing the bulk of those showers, some thunderstorms likely. a bit of sunshine in between. things will quieten down from the west is a ridge of high pressure builds. largely driver northern ireland and the west of scotland, and those temperatures starting to creep up a few degrees compared to friday. into the second half of the weekend and what we have isa half of the weekend and what we have is a ridge of high pressure for a time taking hold for sunday, and then the next area of low pressure trying to move into the north—west. though i think sunday, on balance, probably the better day of the weekend for most of us. a lot of dry, sunny and reasonably warm weather with south—westerly breezes. some showers pushing across parts of northern ireland into the western half of scotland. elsewhere, not a bad day. sunny spells, south—westerly breezes, lifting those temperatures to 2324 degrees across england and wales. 20 or 21 for scotland and northern ireland. heading on into the new working week and for monday a bit of a north—south split. low pressure bringing a few showers across scotla nd bringing a few showers across scotland in particular but for much of the uk it is not a bad day. looking dry, sunny and you will notice that those temperatures are starting to rise. it will be hotting up starting to rise. it will be hotting up through the first part of this week. 27 or 28 degrees by the time week. 27 or 28 degrees by the time we get to monday. the reason for all
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