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really election, we should not really assume they will, but i think they have odds against them for a win. but if they do and jeremy corbyn steps down, does he go as leader? the membership could vote him back again. opinion polls keep saying he will. the gap is slightly closer thanit will. the gap is slightly closer than it has been under three opinion polls, though. 50? 40? 11, 17, and 13. i was in favour of him getting involved. i thought we could hear from the other side of the fair enough. have a say. then we will go back to normalcy. that is never a good idea. it isn't. i hang my head in shame. the independent. an exclusive festival from watts. —— article. jeremy corbyn sets his sights on the arms industry. considering a pledge on curbing arm
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sales. that has been in their ma nifestoes sales. that has been in their manifestoes since year dot. the problem forjeremy corbyn is he does not have a reputation on national security. anything which looks like an attack on the arms industry, however justified i an attack on the arms industry, howeverjustified i think he is, is going to feed into perceptions he is wea k going to feed into perceptions he is weak on defence. in the arms is profitable which is embarrassing. but it contributes to trade. it amuses me, it says here, sir michael fallon, the defence secretary, praised a us firm that sold missiles to gaddafi as a role model. this is a lwa ys to gaddafi as a role model. this is always the thing, the ethical considerations versus how much money it makes. and if you aren't going to sell to one or the other, who do you
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not be friends with and have a relationship with? the one thing that truly scares me aboutjeremy corbyn, i am that truly scares me aboutjeremy corbyn, iam not that truly scares me aboutjeremy corbyn, i am not going to agree with him politically, there enough. i got a quote out of him, the one about when osama bin laden was taken out. i was on press tv with him and we we re i was on press tv with him and we were talking about not shooting him. isaid, we were talking about not shooting him. i said, we can agree to not agree on the death penalty. at if you can't send your soldiers into the country to kill the enemy... when you have someone say, to kill the enemy... when you have someone say, i will never press the button, that's avoidance of duty. you are supposed to be sitting in that seat at number 10. but for some people that's an honest and south. but not when you are responsible for
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the safety of your country, security of the country. it is what we use and every day that we don't get attacked by somebody else and every day that things it's their... it's a deterrent and hopefully no one ever has to make that decision. the problem that jeremy corbyn has has to make that decision. the problem thatjeremy corbyn has is labour's policies to the deterrent, but his personal policy is to never use it, in which case it is useless. so there is a genuine political problem. john's story is called, theresa may must abolish the lord's. that's a provocative headline! please explain. my point is that the one thing that could stop the recent may achieving a brexit deal that she wants is the house of lords. i am wondering whether she ought to put her commitment wondering whether she ought to put hercommitment in wondering whether she ought to put her commitment in the manifesto to reform or a abolish the lord's in order to stop them stopping her. she isn't going to abolish the lord's,
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isn't going to abolish the lord's, is she? i think it is unlikely, but she ought to consider constraining the lord's as the power further in order to prevent them causing problems during the brexit negotiations. well, they've got an election chamber, but they are meant to hold the government to account.” thought the behaviour when they were pushing out of the 53... the triggering of article 50 was the eu notification bill. the way the lord's behaved over that i thought was disgraceful. why? because they are on a late was disgraceful. why? because they are on a [ate it. i didn't elect any lord and they just are on a [ate it. i didn't elect any lord and theyjust said... they were frustrating the will of the british people. i voted for brexit. there was a referendum that said we should leave the eu and there were all of these unelected people who were potentially frustrating that particular position. a lot of people argued that brexit was necessary to return powers to our parliament,
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which is where sovereignty lies. elected parliament. parliament is two houses, an upper and lower change —— chamber. how can you separate that? the lord's are unelected! where there is a difference is, in the system it is the queen and parliament. in the us syste m the queen and parliament. in the us system it is we the people. we've had a referendum and the people have spoken. here it is we, the queen. ultimately it is... yes. seriously. we, the people. the people have spoken. now the power that's been vested in the lord's and the parliament, even though it comes through the queen, it comes to the people and they have spoken. of eve ryo ne people and they have spoken. of everyone around the desk tonight, you were not the one i thought i
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would have trouble with!|j you were not the one i thought i would have trouble with! i am a well—behaved person usually. would have trouble with! i am a well-behaved person usually. not tonight, when i am in charge!” well-behaved person usually. not tonight, when i am in charge! i am a pensioner so i have to indulge! i am nearly 105! where are we going next? donald trump. 100 days. how would you sum up his first 100 days? it thinks it has done extremely well, even better than fdr... obama on a disaster, but this was wonderful! what's. .. disaster, but this was wonderful! what's... he disaster, but this was wonderful! what's. .. he has disaster, but this was wonderful! what's... he has had some stuff that hasn't gone well. his attempts to stop people coming in from certain countries were thwarted by the courts. they have the power to do
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it, but i think it was the wrong decision. he has the constitutional right to do what he did. he has a title law that backed him up. you could tell us anything! he did have the power. that's hisjurisdiction to do that. for instance, the court, when he reject the thing, they were using staffie said on the campaign trail. that's ludicrous! but not just onejudge made trail. that's ludicrous! but not just one judge made this decision. successive judges just one judge made this decision. successivejudges made just one judge made this decision. successive judges made the decision. it was a nasty campaign on all sides. the press don't like him because he isn't part of the club. everyone thinks he is this buffoon. jon sopel found out that you don't mess with the chief. he got slapped out of the press conference. but it
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doesn't make you think that he believes in free speech, does it? that press conference was all about the leaking of information and i could be where he was really hacked off, because he said, listen, you wa nt off, because he said, listen, you want to write bad stories about me, fine, if they are true. a lot of the stories haven't suited his purpose. a lot of them turn out to be true. 100 days is an arbitrary marker. that said, he said it himself. he is going to have to live with some of it. it's been like no one has ever seen it. it's been like no one has ever seen before, the first 100 days. he has changed his mind. clearly somebody has advised him that he had thought that of his original idea. somebody has advised him that he had thought that of his original ideal am delighted. a lot of people said during the election campaign, don't listen to donald trump. don't take it seriously. and so it turns out
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that in the 180 has tried to do all sort of things and as soon as he has resistance he does rethink it. when people were complaining about things not getting through congress, that's how it is supposed to be. with president obama. .. i how it is supposed to be. with president obama... i am just going to sign the executive order, by people off... donald trump side plenty of executive orders as well. iam very plenty of executive orders as well. i am very glad he is settling down because i thought some of his comments were horrendously extreme. it is the checks and balances in the american city. it seems to be functioning incredibly well and he hasn't as an opposition from some of thejudges, he has also had opposition from congress, not least of all his own party. this is his own party, saying, hang on. so when it comes to all of this cut, i'm not sure he will get it through
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congress. let us finish with one other story. a comb. hs2 trains bulk up other story. a comb. hs2 trains bulk upfor other story. a comb. hs2 trains bulk up for the bulking. —— a comb. people are getting more fat. broader? taller and bigger. so they need to have bigger seats. this is hsz need to have bigger seats. this is hs2 so it gives me a great opportunity to say that i think hs2 isa opportunity to say that i think hs2 is a dreadful white elephant and there should be banned forthwith! that will make it more expensive! i think it's a waste of money and i think it's a waste of money and i think it's a waste of money and i think it will further increase the pulling power of london in the uk economy because it isjust another railway out of london, which will attract more commuters. the economics are rubbish. we should be spending the money on better transport links in the rest of the uk. better roads. ithink
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transport links in the rest of the uk. better roads. i think our roads are disgraceful, as someone who spent a lot of time on motorways. are disgraceful, as someone who spent a lot of time on motorwaysl ta ke spent a lot of time on motorwaysl take the train to manchester. how fa st take the train to manchester. how fast the you need to get there? it's a small country! maybe you should get a rocket from london to manchester. two hours! you read and you work. and you watch the pretty... i'm sorry but h52 has no ta kers pretty... i'm sorry but h52 has no takers around this table. many people who have lobbied for it, she says... that's it for the night. we should try and do this more often. three guests, half an hour, yes! thank you all very much. coming up next, it must be time for the weather! after the decent start to the long weekend, the next few days i look
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indecent. warmer away from the eastern coast where it will stay cool eastern coast where it will stay cool. a bit of a breeze for many parts of the uk and it wouldn't be a bank holiday weekend forecast without some rain. that rain is lurking out to the west. creeping towards the south—west. the isobars getting closer together ahead of that. a stiff breeze coming up from the south, to bring in some of that milderair the south, to bring in some of that milder air from the south, to bring in some of that milder airfrom the near the south, to bring in some of that milder air from the near continent. also we drag in that low to the far south and west. we start to see some rain in the isles of scilly and tip off cornwall. the breeze from the south—east rendering it not particularly cold. double figures to start within the south—west. windy for all. a bright and breezy start for all. a bright and breezy start for many. turning wet and windy towards the south—west. spreading the lawn the south coast. after a sunny saturday along the south coast it looks rather different for sunday. a fair bit of cloud. windy and raining. onlyio—ii degrees. 15—
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16 in the london area before the rain arrives. along the north sea coast temperatures from the for many. —— temperatures betterfor many. —— temperatures betterfor many. 15 in belfast. in the north—west of scotland, getting up to 17 degrees. we have premier league action taking place. i don't think there will be any problems with the weather. at tottenham, the cloud is beginning to win the match and we have some rain arriving later on because the weather front is moving a little bit further northwards. that will take us into the bank holiday monday. a north and south split. more than half doing well. still quite cool on the north sea coast. further south, sunny spells and showers. some showers could be sharp. away from the north sea coast, the temperatures are doing quite well. the middle and upper teens. a cool day again along the north sea coast on tuesday.
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cloudy, a couple of showers. further west, brighter and warmer. the rest of the week looks pretty good. dry weather in the forecast. light winds and it will still be cool on eastern coast. away from there it will be quite warm for many of us. a fair bit going on over the next few days. keep up with all of the details online. this is bbc world news. our top stories: get out of the way, trump! tens of thousands protest in us cities over climate change. much of their anger is directed at president trump, who's marking his first 100 days in office. european leaders take just four minutes to unanimously approve a negotiation strategy for britain's withdrawal from the eu. translation: at the end of the day, it was much easier to keep all of
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