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‘ peter ricketts who was the ambassador to i for france, i asked for his reactiol have france, i asked for his reactions have all the well, this does have all the of another terrorist hallmarks of anothelterrolisl it? | is hallmarks of anothelterrolisl it?iisa attack, doesn't it? it is a deliberate, targeted attack on one of the highest profile streets in france. with thousands of tourists and people around, as they would be on any evening. so this clearly was intended to attract the maximum attention at a sensitive time in france before the election. how significant, then, is the location? it is highly symbolic. you cannot think of a more symbolic french target, i think, think of a more symbolic french target, ithink, then think of a more symbolic french target, i think, then the champs—elysees. this is calculated to have maximum impact. —— than. and it has had one. some of the eyewitnesses have said that they felt that the police were very much the target, here, when there were of
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course probably many other people out on the street. as far as we are where, they were unharmed. so the police were a significant target? -- aware. initial reports said they pulled up next to the police fan and shot at the policemen. are many w- . s ,, w, are many on fans—7:7 . 7 ., n7, champs—elysees at any time. so yes, there are our enquiries to be done, but it looks like a targeted attack on the police force in france. you work the ambassador in paris during some very tumultuous times. there has really been a state of emergency in place for some time. what more can be police do in terms of providing more security? jiggi mac i don't think much more. —— i don't think much more. there are thousands on the street
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before the elections on sunday. the experience in paris from the bata cla n experience in paris from the bataclan attack, they were determined not to let the taurus change their intentions. —— —— recoil and the cowardly from the attack. so i high level of spray says. francois fillon, according to reuters, has been calling for the election campaign to be suspended. how likely is that, given what you said about friends wanted to show what normal life can carry on?” think he is talked about suspending his campaign. there is only really
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one more day of campaigning anyway. —— france. saturday is the day when no campaigning is allowed, just before the election. so it is eéffiié 5:52 25:4??? 2; 6: e 5135: — 7 — e22552 222 222255" 2; 2: e 5132: — 7 — luitis that they will l the i logic would be sunday. i think the logic would be that”- sunday. i think the logic would be that,” should sunday. i think the logic would be % should carry on and show that france should carry on and show that france should carry on and show that they are not going to be frightened away from this hugely important democratic exercise that they are now on the point of conducting. in terms of the timing, how coincidental is it that this presidential debate was taking place, this evening? i don't think we know the answer to that. but it surely is no coincidence that this attack is happened just a couple of days before the first round of the french presidential elections. it feels to me like the timing was deliberate, in that sense. sir peter ricketts, the former uk ambassador é ricketts, the former uk ambassador {a and
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ricketts, the former uk ambassador g 277 and since i ricketts, the former uk ambassador g 277 and since i spoke ricketts, the former uk ambassador é fig and since i spoke to ricketts, the former uk ambassador g 277 and since i spoke to sir to paris. and since i spoke to sir peter, we have heard from the french president, francois long, that a passerby was injured during the shooting. —— francois hollande. more on the coverage of the aftermath tonight. but now, we go to the if you think we are - with winter think agajim it. turn weather, think again. it will turn colder next week. proston wintry showers around. until then, fairly quiet. not too quiet in northern scotla nd quiet. not too quiet in northern scotland is friday begins, because there will be some weight and windy weather around. in the south, many areas would appreciate the rain. it is dry across a large part of england and wales and the channel islands. a mild start. figure cloud in wales, especially in north—west england, northern ireland, and south scotland. a bit dampened drizzly at times, the declara nt scotland. a bit dampened drizzly at times, the declarant coasts and hills, but more consistent rain and
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wind will be in scotland. the northern aisle, with the showery hamas behind this system, this could turn wintry. —— showery air mass. north—west england, wales, the west hfiiezessflcnfllgnigglg:“127525 there will stay mainly cloudy. i these - the cloud 22.—sinew the . -- z’ mmfi m lithe evenin - to m lithe evenin on; as we go to the evening on saturday, a little bit of rain, moving south. north and especially scotland, as saturday begins, it will turn cold enough touch of frost. that takes us on the weekend. the weekend is looking pretty quiet, still. a mix of cloud and some occasional sunshine coming through. if you spots of rain from this weather front, looking southwards on saturday. north of that, it will be caught. sunny spells, and a couple
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of showers, especially in northern of showers, especially in northern of to of -73 worn -7 worn the making an appearance. a contrast sun making an appearance. a contrast in temperatures on saturday. as ever, the sun appears that makes all the difference at this time of year. sunny spells around in two parts of england and wales on sunday. more cloud northern ireland. thicker cloud northern ireland. thicker cloud in the high north and is of outbreaks of rain movie. if it stays is whether the london mouth on, that will be cloudy and cool. i think many writers will appreciate that. still some uncertainty about cloud amounts on sunday. stay updated. this is the weather change coming in next week as we get through monday into tuesday. colder air pushing south across the uk and with into tuesday. colder air pushing south wintry the uk and with hello and welcome to bbc news. i am martine croxall. we will be looking at the papers in a moment. at first, the headlines : there has been
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attacked in paris. the government has been killed on the champs—elysees. french police have issued an arrest warrant for a second possible accomplice. this is the scene live in paris, where the champs—elysees has been completely evacuated, following the incident. a spokesman for the french interior ministry says that officers were deliberate a targeted. translation: the two officers they we re translation: the two officers they were wounded and other nearby at officers returned fire, and the attacker was killed. officers returned fire, and the attacker i to killed. ”£777, .2 ’ '"' ”f" officers returned fire, and the attacker i to geted. ”£777, .2 ’ '"' ”f" officers returned fire, and the attacker i to get the ”£222 w ’ .22. .22-2 officers returned fire, and the attacker i to get the paris ”£2222 w ’ .22. .22-2 officers returned fire, and the attacker i to get the paris shootings w w .22. www managed—te—get—thg eawssl--‘~:s . .. . on to exit? pages. thank
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managed—te—get—thg eawssl--‘~:s . .. . on to g pages. thank you on to their front pages. thank you for stay with us to do a 5 night review of the papers the night will i423 will. looking at i various stop will be looking at the various lies coming in from the news agencies as we are talking. writers are in particular dropping lines every few minutes about the attack in paris. let's start with daily telegraph which has the paris attack on its front page quoting the french interior ministry saying police had been deliberately ta rg etted. the times has the same view down the champs—elysees in paris. the paper also reports from brussels, saying that eu officials will demand that the uk retains european laws regarding the rights of eu citizens living here after brexit, as part of any deal. "new terrorist attack in paris" is the headline in the daily mail. the paper also reports on government's plans to abandon the planned rise in probate charges payable on the death of a loved one. the metro reports on a major study which suggests that artificially sweetened drinks may increase the likelihood of developing dementia or suffering from stroke.
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let me with a couple of the papers that are reporting on the paris shooting tonight. the daily mail is of dad, of them. one policeman dad, too critical, it says, after a government goes on a rampage on the champs—elysees is just before the election. —— champs—elysees just before. all too often, we have had to report seems like this in paris in the past two years, haven't we? yes. these freezers will be very familiar to yes. these freezers will be very familiartoa yes. these freezers will be very familiar to a lot of people. —— phrases. there is in use in having perspective and saying these are small—scale attacks which may not have huge amounts of co—ordination and made not ring cities to a halt. this also shows that once again,
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people in the emergency services, police in particular, are out on the streets every time they go to work ona streets every time they go to work on a potentially putting their lives at risk? yes. that italy when you have here a police officer killed again doing his duty. and you have this iconic landscape in the background. you have the arc de triomphe, and the big ben clock tower in london. these big tourist sites are the target of attacks. just a couple of lines from reuters. the paris prosecutors are saying that they have identified the gunmen, but they are still assessing if he had compasses or not. —— gunman. there was a report that an arrest warrant was issued because they thought that somebody else could be out there to speak to. but
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they said that police raids are ongoing. they are looking at addresses in the follow—up is part of their investigation. but the timing of this, of cause, is also significant. just three days before the first round of the french presidential election. we have sunny similar in this country. lastjuly, the referendum, the eu referendum, wenger —— whenjo cox was murdered. i don't get really affected in the end. ithink i don't get really affected in the end. i think people accepted that that was a horrific, murderous attack by a deranged individual. and hopefully, the people of france will put this aside and not allow it to affect their elections. the daily telegraph also has this on their front page. a gunman with a kalashnikov was known to security
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services, they say. this will be the information will be looking for in the next few days. who this person was, and my connection they might have with other groups. somebody who might be on a watchlist.” have with other groups. somebody who might be on a watchlist. i think is important to say that just because somebody was known to security services does not mean that there was a failing. people can also be known without being suspicious. yes, a lot more information to come. a lot of leaders will say it is depressingly regular. and very different tiers and levels of extremism among some of the suspects. i guess the security services had to categorise them into how dangerous they think they are and how much information they have. manpower is not limitless. they need to decide who is the priority. manpower is not limitless. they need to decide who is the prioritylj manpower is not limitless. they need
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to decide who is the priority. i was reading that there are potentially thousands, if not tens of thousands of, people on watch lists, potentially. how can even a well resourced security service keep track of all of them? there is also the suggestion that either the accomplice or the gunmen had come from belgian, which is brussels, and thatis from belgian, which is brussels, and that is regarded as somewhat of a ce ntre that is regarded as somewhat of a centre for terrorist activity. if thatis centre for terrorist activity. if that is the case, we are looking at is open border situation in continental europe, where people can move freely from one country to the next, and that brings the downside, in terms of moving guns across the continent, which, luckily, we are not in the schengen area and we do have the channel between us and france, which makes us a little more guarded from gun crime. let's move on and look at the times. a story about the eu. britain told to keep eu laws on workers and security,
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says brussels. plus the jurisdiction from the european court ofjustice. this will bea european court ofjustice. this will be a surprise to many. you have a deal to protect the rights of eu nationals in the uk and british nationals in the uk and british nationals elsewhere in the eu. what is now being suggested is that would involve the european court still having power over what the british government does to the european citizens in the uk. even if they give them the right, which seems easy to do, you can stay here for the rest of your lives, we have to accept court rulings with regard to benefits, child benefit withjo accept court rulings with regard to benefits, child benefit with jo for example to those overseas —— child benefit for example. you would need a new body to preside over issues like this, a country like us not in the eu and a country that will?m i'm being too simple then please tell me, but if britain leaves the european union, we are out of the
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jurisdiction of the european union so jurisdiction of the european union sol jurisdiction of the european union so i can't see how the courts of the european union can affect people who live here, be them europeans or british or eu nationals or not. surely that is if they retain the rights are stowed upon them by being a citizen of the eu because they're not a british scissors, they haven't relinquished those rights, there has to bea relinquished those rights, there has to be a supranational body that can preside —— british citizen. to be a supranational body that can preside -- british citizen. if it's affecting the way britain operates as an independent, sovereign nation, thenit as an independent, sovereign nation, then it becomes a bit more complicated. the fact we are having this conversation shows how difficult the whole business of brexit is. untangling ourselves from 40 years ofjoint regulation and how it happens is very conjugated. this isa it happens is very conjugated. this is a proposalfrom michel barnier, and has the backing of the european parliament. —— complicated. we were
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told it was only germany standing in the way of a deal between british nationals in the eu and eu nationals here, it seems that they're asked him the minds on this. it is square one and a difficult one to move on from —— there are demands. one and a difficult one to move on from —— there are demandsm one and a difficult one to move on from -- there are demands. if we outside the framework there has to bea outside the framework there has to be a court that can adjudicate between us and the eu. it is plausible you could have european citizens living in britain who were subject to british courts and british interpretations of what it means to protect your rights of residence, family life and those kind of things. if they are as good as you got when we were part of the eu. it doesn't seem like this is... they're saying it's a red line, it doesn't seem the only way of going about things. if they're worried
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about things. if they're worried about their rights to claim benefits after a post—brexit, about their rights to claim benefits after a post— brexit, we about their rights to claim benefits after a post—brexit, we would write that into law and it would be agreed and our courts would uphold that. there would be no need for the ecj to make a judgement. this is very complicated. i don't remember any of it in the referendum campaign!” wonder why. doesn't make for a snappy headline! let's look at the guardian, something else we thought couldn't be un—pick but perhaps it can be. not too late to avert brexit, says eu leader. the president of the european parliament, an italian, who is generously saying theresa may is wrong, you can turn back if you change your mind, we will keep you in. you don't have to leave. exactly. i think a lot of people are actually looking at european law as it is written, they would say there
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is so much ambiguity, enough of a grey area that if britain decides it wa nts to grey area that if britain decides it wants to stay in the eu, it's a political will question. the people who believe in the european project see this as damaging that britain has left and of course they would wa nt to has left and of course they would want to keep britain on board in those circumstances. i think he is saying something many have thought for a long time. can we turn the clock back to july when we were having the referendum ? clock back to july when we were having the referendum? i remember the levers saying, look, if we vote to leave, it will send a shock to the european union and they will up the european union and they will up the offer to stay and then we can have a second referendum. they would have a second referendum. they would have thought they were losing at that stage and they were going to hold out to those who weren't sure that if we hold a referendum we will get a better offer from europe and the leave campaign said don't be ridiculous, leave means leave. now
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we have voted to leave, the european union are saying... it would make it easierfor them if we did? union are saying... it would make it easier for them if we did? they aren't saying we are going to get a better deal, cutting budget contributions for example, they‘ re saying it's not too late to stay together. they aren't offering any reform? to be fair we haven't asked for anything in particular... theresa may is so keen to get out. what would be required for this is a lib dem victory in the general election, it doesn't look likely in the next two years theresa may will turn around and stay —— say let's stay in. article 50 is such a small clause, it has to be open to interpretation. i was always told it wasn't reversible. even when you change your mind you are out, that isa change your mind you are out, that is a vicious thing to say so he has said the logical more generous
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thing. looking at the telegraph and another eu related story, theresa may commits to cutting migration to the tens of thousands. some people think it is impossible to get it under 100,000. the think it is impossible to get it under100,000. the reason it was impossible and why david cameron promised that in 2010 was because we we re promised that in 2010 was because we were in the eu. there's more immigration from non—eu countries. they can control that. but they haven't. exactly. what they are saying is when we leave the eu the prime minister will do more to crack down on immigration and get it into the tens of thousands. let's see if she can do it. she should have wiped the slate clean, she wants a new mandate, she could have had a different mandate. lots of people are urging herto different mandate. lots of people are urging her to do that, why make are urging her to do that, why make a promise that has been proved to be ha rd a promise that has been proved to be hard to keep. you could fudge this promise, you could take out student numbers, those who contribute to the economy, you could give it an
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impossibly long time frame. there is some wiggle room, she said to wants to cut it to sustainable levels but it doesn't say to 2019. it is hard to hold her to account on this. she can say the line of below 100,000 until the end of the next parliament if she wants. it was below 100,000, net migration, in the 19905. it is plausible there are a lot more eu member states at the moment who have 5ent member states at the moment who have sent a lot of people here. what's curious about this is having voted for brexit, most people believe immigration will be certainly cut, especially from east europe. there's no great need for her to say this but she has. they can't help but make pledges, but they are asked to make pledges, but they are asked to make them! let's look at the mail again, theresa may taxes plan for rise in death tax. this will be a
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sliding scale increase in fees when people die, their wills and estates have to be disposed of. is this a casualty of the fact there isn't any parliamentary time between now and june the eighth to see bills like this through the house? yes, the government want to introduce higher charges without having to go through parliament. liz truss, thejustice minister, has the power to increase your death tax in some cases. a parliamentary committee took a look and said actually this isn't really and said actually this isn't really a fee because it bears no relation to the cost of dying and having an estate process, so actually it's a tax and you can't do that without parliamentary emission. business ends in parliament next week before the election so they don't have the necessary resources to put this through —— permission. necessary resources to put this through -- permission. they could bring this back in the next session. will it be in the manifesto one
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asked is? it is the second slight u—turn from the budget —— one asks. we had the nics, swiftly ditched, and now this, a good excuse to do it. it takes it off the agenda for the election, unless of course she decides to put it in the manifesto. it was going to be quite a good earnerfor it was going to be quite a good earner for the treasury? £1.5 billion a year, taxing rich, dead people, it doesn't seem like voters are going to punish you. good arguments in favour of this moneymaking scheme. philip hammond needs the money. let's finish with the metro, i think it is the express looking at this, diet cola linked to dementia and strokes. if you drink a diet drink every day it more or less triples your risk. a lot of people are drinking these thinking they are being healthy. i know friends who won't drink the fall flat coke, the
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normal coca—cola, but they buy diet coke and it has been the norm recently coke and it has been the norm rece ntly — — coke and it has been the norm recently —— full fat. what you are giving up in the sugar you are replacing with chemicals which sweeten the drink for you. artificial sweeteners. this story doesn't seem to say, we can only see the front page, it doesn't say where but it says drinking diet drinks can increase the links by three times for dementia and strokes. it's all about moderation. if you're drinking about moderation. if you're drinking a lot of these everyday then you must be doing yourself some harm, so cut down. i'm sticking to the water but i want to see the full study, i'm not convinced entirely from the front page. there will be something that contradicts it. go back to alcohol! let me finish by telling you something else i have read from reuters from the french prosecutor, he is saying they know the identity
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of the attacker involved in the shootings this evening in paris. the identity is known, it has been checked, but he said he won't be giving the name until we have determined whether any more accomplices are around. these are life pictures looking down the champs elysee towards the arc de triomphe. we are still investigating and raids are ongoing, he said. investigators want to know whether or not he had accomplices. the wounded police officers' lives are no longer in danger, said the interior ministry, no word yet about the passerby also injured. that's it for the papers tonight. thank you to henry and dave for staying for our second review this evening. thank you very much. hello. time for your latest live update now from bbc weather. following some rain edging across
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northern parts of scotland, edging a bit further south but still across northern scotland by the end of the night, a few pulses of mostly like an patchy rain ahead of this arriving in parts of northern ireland and north—west england going into the first part of friday. with plenty of loud around, most places mild overnight and maybe some fog patches in southern england. into tomorrow morning and umbrellas at the ready for northern scotland, rain from the word go. clearing up in the northern isles at this stage, feeling cold here, a wintry flavour in some showers that followed. the rain patchy initially in south scotland, northern ireland, north—west england, north wales especially on the hills, but damp in places. for the rest of wales and the rest of england it will start cloudy, some brighter breaks around and as you can see at this stage, double figures. on through tomorrow, we ta ke double figures. on through tomorrow, we take rain southwards across scotland, brighter, showery weather following on, windy here. some
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outbreaks reaching into northern ireland, damp andrews lead to the hills of north—west england and north wales but for the rest of wales and england, we are going to the variable cloud, some sunny spells and the further south you are given the sunshine, warmth around, perhaps 19 in southern england tomorrow, whereas today that temperature was reached in aberdeenshire. coldertomorrow temperature was reached in aberdeenshire. colder tomorrow in scotla nd aberdeenshire. colder tomorrow in scotland and tomorrow night there will be a touch of frost around, developing into parts of northern england. for northern ireland, the rest of england and wales, temperatures holding up with cloud and a few spots. the thicker cloud on tuesday sinks further south, in south—west england and wales it will feel warm on saturday. north of that for the rest of the uk, sunny spells, the odd shower and a cooler feel. the showers mostly in northern scotla nd feel. the showers mostly in northern scotland on saturday. a lot of dry weather around on saturday, as there will be on sunday, the wind picks up in scotland on sunday and the further north you are eventually you
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will see outbreaks. but given the sunshine on sunday it will feel pleasant. not pleasant by the middle of next week because we will quickly see cold air at the start of the week pushing south, and with that there will be plenty of showers around and some of those showers will be wintry. yes, that does mean some of us will see some snow, and yes, it is the last week of april. more information online in our weather video, whether for the week ahead. with the bbc world news special on a major anti—terrorist operation in paris. a police officer has been killed and two officers injured in a shooting in the heart of the french capital. you have to stay back, please. it is dangerous. a guardsman was killed on the champs—elysees. —— gunmen. the president says that the motive was clear. translation: we are convinced that the investigations will show that it was terrorist in nature. this is the
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scene live in paris where the champs—elysees remains sealed. anti—terrorist raids are being carried out. the so—called islamic state says it was behind the attack.
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