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the labour leader uses a foreign policy speech to say the war on terror has failed and it's a time forfresh thinking. he says he accepts military action is sometimes necessary but should be a last resort. the philosophy, bomb first, talk later approach to security has failed. to persist with it, as the conservative government has made clear it's determined to do, is a recipe for increasing not reducing threats in security. we'll have the latest from the campaign trail. also this lunchtime. president trump talks about his sacking of the head of the fbi. he criticises james comey as a showman and a grandstander. a coroner rules that 14—year—old nasar ahmed died as a result of an allergic reaction to his school lunch. his mother says he could have been saved. if they gave him an epi—pen injection, that time, within five minutes, before the ambulance came, maybe it would have saved his life. britons are now more likely to be a victim of cybercrime
than any other offence. we follow the specialist training now being given to police. and it's the first eurovision song contest since the eu referendum tomorrow. will brexit scupper britain's chances? and coming up in sport on bbc news. chelsea can complete their charge to the premier league title tonight. a win at west brom would guarantee them top spot with two games to spare. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. jeremy corbyn has said the war on terror has not worked. in a speech outlining his foreign policy, the labour leader said this was the fourth general election
in a row during which britain had been at war, and fresh thinking was needed. mr corbyn insisted he was not a pacifist, but warned against a bomb first, talk later approach. he said donald trump was making the world more dangerous, and he accused theresa may of pandering to and holding hands with an erratic president. our political correspondent eleanor garnier reports. this is the labour leader positioning himself as a potential world leader. not a pacifist, he says, instead pledging a robust, independent foreign policy. says, instead pledging a robust, independent foreign policyli says, instead pledging a robust, independent foreign policy. i would do everything to protect the security and safety of our people and our country. that is our first duty. jeremy corbyn is a long—standing critic of military intervention broads, the former chairman of the stop the war coalition, a veteran anti—war
campaigner. and on nuclear weapons, he's sticking to his tune. i'm often askedif he's sticking to his tune. i'm often asked if as prime ministers, i would order the use of nuclear weapons. it is an extraordinary question. would you order the indiscriminate killing of millions of people? labour is committed to actively pursue disarmament under the nuclear non—proliferation treaty. and we're committed to no first use of nuclear weapons. taking direct aim at theresa may, the labour leader said there should be no more handholding with mr trump. there is a sharp distinction between a government which is to stand up for this country, willing to make sure this country, willing to make sure this country is properly defended, and a labour party led by jeremy country is properly defended, and a labour party led byjeremy corbyn that would simply chuck away our ability to defend ourselves. i think thatis ability to defend ourselves. i think that is crazy. hundreds of thousands marched against the iraq war in
2003. mr corbyn‘s allies believe many former members of labour who have left the party in protest have comeback under his leadership. jeremy corbyn has put forward his position on foreign affairs proudly, in double his core support. but the campaigners, think this could be a liability. it is up to you to decide who you want to fly the flag for britain. our assistant political editor norman smith is in central london where jeremy corbyn just made that speech. how controversial was the speech?” think team jeremy corbyn have followed the military maxim that the best form of defence is attack, there is no point in trying to say that he has not opposed nuclear
weapons and military intervention abroad, american foreign policy, he has always protested all his adult life against war from iraq to kosovo to the falklands, he is a regular anti—american protest. he is now offering a different vision of britain's roll on the world stage, different sort of labour party where the government would only act military intervention in very few circumstances and when authorised under international law. they would seek to work more to the united nations. the hope is that voters will respect him for being honest about his views, it will resonate in the aftermath of the iraq war, particularly with younger voters. the danger that it alienates more conditional labour supporters, who do take pride in our military history and our place in the world. the prime minister is visiting berwick—upon—tweed and our chief political correspondent vicki young is there. are we likely to hear more on this
theme from the prime minister? yes, we are, she is due to arrive here any time now. this is the berwick—upon—tweed constituency, a large constituency taken from the liberal democrats last time around. later in the day, the prime minister will go to traditional labour areas, areas in the last 20 years that tories would have never dared to dream they could win. they are buoyed up by the recent mayoral victory they had in teesside, that make them think they can win people over. the message from the prime minister is very clear, appealing directly to labour voters, some who have voted labour for generations, she says she understands why they have done that but she wants them to give her a chance. she says it is because jeremy corbyn give her a chance. she says it is becausejeremy corbyn has deserted them. it is this idea of patriotic is that she is appealing to. cheating is she can win over labour
voters to her side. —— she thinks she can win over labour voters to her side. well, how is labour's message about defence being received in one of their key marginal seats? labour won barrow—in—furness at the last election by fewer than 800 votes and the trident weapons system, in a town that builds submarines, is a fundamental issue. but is it the only issue? our north west political editor nina warhurst reports. in barrow town centre, a statue stands tall. to the welders, the gaffers, the men and women who made the shipyard great. and now they feel under threat. from an opposition party whose stance on nuclear deal feels ambivalent at best. it's notjust the 8,000 trident jobs at stake. you can talk about shops in the town, the hairdressers in the town, whatever industry or sector you're in in the town. the size of barrow, it affects every part of the community. i think the tories will prevail. the furnace railway pub sits close to the terraced houses which have been homes to shipyard workers for generations. where party loyalty is being questioned.
i've always voted labour, but i'm not going to vote labour this time because theresa may is doing a wonderfuljob. i think she's a good politician. are you surprised that you're voting conservative? lam, yeah. but on the big issues, it's labour that andy and barry turn to and always will. free car parking for patients, obviously, and i think over a period of time, they'll bring in more people to work in the nhs which sadly, at the moment, they're lacking. so you trust labour more when it comes to the nhs? with that, yes, i do indeed. it's in my blood, i guess, i'll always be a labour man, particularly here in barrow. it's a labour town, it's a working man's town. and that's damn well how it should be. now, the labour party can't blamejeremy corbyn for all of its problems in barrow, because they predate his leadership. in 2015, their majority was cut from more than 5,000 votes to fewer than 800. they know that a tiny swing would tip it. and they're concerned that this leader isn't connecting with voters. and this is where the corbyn factor comes in.
can barrow connect with a man described as marmite, even to those closest to him? terry has been a labour party member for more than 50 years. and terry is worried. it's not their sort of person, we don't live in some suburb of london where it's, you go in a cafe and everybody agrees with you and something like that. this is downtown barrow in furness. and we get, we hear what he says but we don't believe it, it's not our cup of tea. do you think that could lose the seat? yeah, course it could. but could doesn't mean will. four weeks is a long time in politics. the liberal democrats have confirmed they would make the sale of cannabis legal if elected. the party would allow licensed shops to sell the drug to over—18s. people would also be able to grow cannabis at home and smoke at small social clubs.
in his first television interview since sacking the head of the fbi, president trump has set out his version of events. calling james comey a "showboat and a grandstander", the president said it was his decision alone to sack him. he also called for the fbi's investigation into his campaigns connection with russia to be completed quickly. laura bicker reports from washington. he's become more famous than me! famous, or infamous? when did donald trump decide to sack the towering figure from the fbi? this presidential handshake not an act of friendship, it seems, but the beginning of the end forjames comey. he's a showboat, he's a grandstander. and it wasn't on the advice from the deputy attorney—general, as the white house had stated. it came directly from the president. i was going to fire comey. my decision.
you had made the decision before they came in the room? i was going to fire comey. and another apparent contradiction. the white house had claimed that mr comey had little or no support within the fbi. the rank and file of the fbi had lost confidence in their director. not so, said the acting fbi director, who was sitting in for his sacked boss before the senate intelligence committee. i can tell you that i hold director comey in the absolute highest regard. i have the highest respect for his considerable abilities and his integrity. i can tell you also that director comey enjoyed broad support within the fbi, and still does. at the heart of this row is the alleged collusion between the trump campaign and moscow. the president admits that russia was on his mind when he decided to fire mr comey. regardless of recommendation, i was going to fire comey. knowing there was no good time to do it. and in fact, when i decided tojust do it, i said to myself, you know, this russia thing,
with trump and russia, is a made—up story, it's an excuse by the democrats for having lost an election. donald trump denies any collusion with russia and insists that, despite sacking the head of the fbi, he wants any enquiry done properly and quickly. our correspondent gary o'donoghue is in washington for us. it seems the president is insuring that this is a row that is just not going away. yes, and this is self—inflicted harm. these are political own goals. they'd been all over the place on this one. all week. first of all we were told the sacking of james comey was week. first of all we were told the sacking ofjames comey was a decision effectively made by the deputy attorney general, endorsed by the president, that has now changed, the president, that has now changed, the president said he would do it
anyway. secondly, we were told, nothing to do with russia, the president said russia was in his mind jarring that interview last mind. —— during that interview last night. and thirdly, we were told that effectively the president sacked him because he had no support in the pi. the fbi acting director yesterday saying he had broad support, deep and positive connection with his staff. this morning, the president says, by the way, guys, all those people at the podium making the case for me, they don't always know what is going on because they are very busy. they are telling us this morning, you do not a lwa ys telling us this morning, you do not always have to believe what you hear from the white house podium, extraordinary time. a coroner has ruled that a 14—year—old boy died as a result of an allergic reaction to his school lunch. she said that if an epi—pen had been used promptly and nasar ahmed had been given adrenaline, he might have survived. nasar was in an exclusion room when he became unwell in november last year. sarah campbell reports.
nasar was a good student. he loved maths and science and wanted to be a politician. he also suffered with severe asthma and food allergies. for the last two weeks, his family have heard in detail how he came to die after suffering an extreme allergic reaction to an ingredient in a curry he had for lunch while at school. nasar had told staff he couldn't breathe. they fetched his personal medical box, but it emerged during the inquest his care plan didn't accurately indicate how severe his condition could be. the box contained an adrenaline injection pen, but there were no details as to when or how it should be used, and so even as his condition deteriorated, none of the staff administered it. the coroner concluded... nasar died four days later in hospital. his family say the school let them and their son down. if they gave him epipen injection that time within five minutes,
before the ambulance came, maybe they could have saved his life. bow school issued a statement today, saying... part of the coroner's role is to help prevent future deaths, and so she has written to the school, outlining the concerns which were raised during the inquest, but she is also asking the chief medical officer for england to consider making adrenaline injector pens much more widely available in public spaces, alongside defibrillators. following nasar‘s death, she concluded, the reality is, giving an adrenaline shot is unlikely to cause harm and could be potentially life—saving. sarah campbell, bbc news, poplar coroners court. the eu's chief brexit negotiator michel barnier is visiting the border between northern ireland and the republic this lunchtime. he's been discussing the importance of the border to the brexit negotiations.
our correspondent chris buckler is in monaghan, where michel barnier is due to arrive shortly. days when customs checkpoints like this old hut marked the roads between northern ireland and the republic are long gone. and while everyone repeatedly says they don't want them to return, the eu's chief negotiator has made clear that there will have to be some sort of customs controls here. but michel barnier is visiting the irish border today to show that the european union is aware of the many concerns held by those who live both sides of it. a lot of employees working in the factories in this food park from northern ireland, and similarly, we have some people from the county monaghan area working in northern ireland, so they have to look and see what impact this is going to have on their situation. this business in county monaghan is just miles from this island's border.
the uk is one of its most important markets, and they know that, packaged up with all the brexit negotiations, are months of uncertainty about how it could affect their trade. if there is a hard border, we envisage obviously potential extra costs for ourselves, for getting our products to the uk marketplace, and delays at the border, which we simply can't envisage. a hard border wouldn't mean a return to watch towers and barbed wire. this kind of security is no longer needed. and shared by the eu, the uk and ireland is a determination to avoid anything that could threaten peace and years of progress. i think there is a really common desire, whatever other issues there are in relation to brexit, to make northern ireland a special case and make sure that we do everything we possibly can to protect the good friday agreement, the peace process, and to protect that strong relationship between the republic of ireland and the uk going forward. towns along the irish border may well feel caught in the middle,
as brexit talks take place. whatever deal is finally agreed between the uk and the eu could have a real impact on their daily lives. he is expected here at this business within the next hour or so and many factories here rely on produce from both northern ireland and the republic. the visit has been organised by the irish government and technically they're on the eu side of that negotiation over brexit but they share many concerns, many interests and of course a land border with the uk and that will play in what they say to mr barnier today. thank you. our top story this lunchtime. the labour leader uses a foreign policy speech to say the war on terror has failed and it's time forfresh thinking. he accepts military action is sometimes necessary. coming
up, car credit is now a multibillion pound business but is all that lending responsible? coming up in sport at half past: ahead of the weekend's spanish grand prix lewis hamilton goes quickest in first practice. his mercedes valtteri bottas teammate was second fastest in barcelona. we are now more likely to be a victim of cybercrime in this country than any other offence. it's one of the fastest growing areas of criminal activity. so, police forces are now offering detectives specialist training to help them catch cyber criminals. the bbc‘s technology correspondent rory cellan—jones has been given access to one course. in a hotel room a man, who may be part of an international crime gang, is preparing a cyber attack. his hacker‘s lair has all the tools of his trade but the police are on their way. this is not a traditional
forensic operation where you are looking for fingerprints, blood spatters, dna... these police officers are being trained to catch cyber criminals and the hacker in the hotel is today's exercise based on a real case. they're being given the skills to tackle the fastest growing area of crime. some estimates say up to half of all offences are now cyber—related. locate the router, find the router. well, the hacker in room 523 has popped out for a while and the trainee cyber police officers with a search warrant are about to arrive. let's see what evidence they can find. police, stay where you are! anyone here?! they're certainly taking it very seriously. room clear. hang on, i have a usb in the tv. internet enabled, it's not that smarttv so you should be all right unplugging it. the first priority is to make sure all the computers stay powered up,
connected to the internet and don't lock up after a certain time, that way they can get access to the data much more easily. what did you discover on the router when you first... two phones. good notes. i am still seeing laptop, one phone. examining the router they've realised there is another device connected to it they've yet to spot. the hunt is on. hidden under a tray, a tablet with more evidence. i have found the tablet. the techniques they're learning should make hunting the hackers much more efficient than it once was. back in the day on a scene like this, for example, the officers were just simply turning up and literally pulled the electric supply out of the back of the computer, bag, tag it and then send it away for forensic investigation which could take months before they got any meaningful information back off that system. it's still on. power still on. the other one is plugged? it's a case of learning skills, practicalskills, that we can utilise, no different to finding a gun at the scene that we can make safe for the public and then attribute to a criminal, we are doing
exactly the same with it equipment and computers. it's the future of the policing, although people don't see it as the norm now, i think certainly it will be. data capture, everyone happy? these detectives are among thousands going through this type of training as the police try to keep up... nokia, is that under android? ...with the cyber crime wave that's getting bigger by the day. a british firm hasjust received one of the largest ever investments police have voiced concern about the number of weapons being seized in schools in england and wales. kitchen knives, air rifles and an imitation firearm were among some of the 2,500 items confiscated in the last two years. cases involved children as young as five. our education correspondent gillian hargreaves reports. some schools have taken to using metal arches to make sure no weapons are brought on to the premises. but figures obtained by the press association show the number of seizures over a two—year period from 2015 had risen by 20%.
2,579 weapons were seized — among them were samurai swords, axes and airguns. 47 children found with weapons were below the age of ten, and one five—year—old was caught with a knife. sometimes the younger children are used to carry for older children, so they are learning from their siblings, they are learning from their peer groups. so these cases are very worrying, because if you don't catch those young children now, they will go on to continue to be more serious offenders. barry mizen lost his son jimmy eight years ago. he was 16 when he was stabbed to death. his father now visits schools, warning children about the consequences of carrying weapons. we are not there to lecture young people, we are there to say this is what happened to us and this was the unintended consequence of someone's actions.
and hopefully, that will have an impact on some people. we get listened to so well, the young people are so empathetic towards us. young people are scared when they go out of their front door. not all, but there are some. although the statistics reveal around 500 knives were seized by teachers, violent crime in schools is very rare. i know that as a headteacher for 15 years, we would, if we had a tip—off about a child bringing something inappropriate in, which might be a pair of scissors, frankly, that they were going to use with the wrong reason, then we would follow it up. if necessary, we would exclude that child, involve the parents. i think there is greater awareness, and i think today's report adds to that sense of awareness. the department for education said teachers' powers had been increased, so they can take action if they suspect a pupil has brought a prohibited item into school. gillian hargreaves, bbc news. the value of finance deals used to buy new cars has soared to a new record, alarming those who have warned the growing trend could spell trouble. britain has been on a car—buying
boom as a result of these deals, but the bank of england has raised concerns about the level of consumer borrowing. our personal finance correspondent simon gompertz reports. picking up the dream vehicle, and in eight out of ten cases it's on credit, dealers and lenders have made it easy for people who used to drive an old banger to get new car after new car. it's a fantastic deal, isn't it? what's to lose? sometimes the finance can help you and it's really good deal. this is how it works. you pay a deposit of thousands of pounds then a monthly payment, typically between 100 and 200, covering interest and the amount the car is dropping in value. after three years you give back the keys and sign up for another if you want. many don't realise they never actually own the car but the financial watchdog, the fca, said last month. we are concerned there may be a lack of transparency, potential conflicts of interest and irresponsible lending. and it would investigate. there are two worries about this, one is that people are signing up for deals which they can't afford, the other is that the finance
companies are stoking up a debt bubble which will burst if they can't get rid of the cars at a decent price in the secondhand market when people hand them back. we do not share those concerns. at the end of the day, lenders only have a sustainable business model if they can confidently expect to get the money they lend back. that means lending is responsible. but no one's putting the brakes on car credit at the moment. the concern will grow if records keep being overtaken. can chelsea clinch the premier league title tonight or will west brom spoil the party? victory at the hawthornes would give chelsea an unassailable10—point lead and their fifth league title. david ornstein reports. for chelsea the celebrations have already started. glory is within their grasp. tonight they can secure their grasp. tonight they can secure the trophy with two games to spare,
a remarkable achievement for a team who finished 10th last season and for a manager working in english football for the first time. yeah, i think that we are doing a really good job. but i want this job to become great and then fantastic because we have two big opportunity in this season to finish this season the right way. early in the campaign chelsea were in trouble. but after losing at arsenal conte changed tactics and the results followed. spearheaded by ka nte. tactics and the results followed. spearheaded by kante. they've not looked back. he is only 12 months into a three—year contract but he reportedly earns far less than most of the rival monger he has outperformed and that, allied to his success outperformed and that, allied to his success and the fact his family remain in italy, has cast doubt over his future. chelsea will be desperate to keep him. any player wa nts to desperate to keep him. any player wants to look at a manager and say i
am prepared to go over that white line and do everything i have been coached to do, without question. believing in what the manager is saying, my own ability, and also what my teammates are going to do and to create that environment takes special people. three points at west brom would finish the job. if not, chelsea can do it when they host watford or sunderland. conte stands to become only the fourth manager to win the premier league in his first season in england. following that up by lifting the fa cup to seal a domestic double would be extra special. highlights of the year — the final of the eurovision song contest is tomorrow night in kiev, with luciejones representing the uk. the 26—year—old says she's keeping politics firmly out of her mind, even though this is the first eurovision since the eu referendum. our moscow correspondent steve rosenberg weighs up the uk's chances. it's big, it's brash and at times quite bizarre. eurovision, the song contest that
gave us abba and now...apes. after a week of rehearsals and qualifiers in kiev, tomorrow, it's the final. the uk's entry is never give up on you, sung by luchones. yeah, i'm nervous, but if i wasn't, i think i'd probably worry about myself. if i wasn't nervous to sing in front of 200 million people, that would be crazy. it's easy to forget that there is a serious side to this annual fest of cacophony and kitsch. the idea behind the eurovision song contest is a noble one, to use music to break down borders and bring different countries and cultures and communities together. the problem this year, though, is that politics is centre stage. russia's entrant was not allowed into ukraine, the first time a eurovision host
nation has barred a singer. ukraine said the artist had violated its border laws by visiting crimea, the ukrainian peninsula annexed by russia. she was back there this week, stoking the controversy. then there is brexit. theresa may thinks that will spoil our eurovision party. in current circumstances, i'm not sure how many votes we will get. but even before brexit, the uk was struggling in eurovision. that must be politics, mustn't it? the songs were bad, the performances were bad. that's the reason. i mean, nobody votes for us when the songs are bad and the singers are bad. and we had some bad ones, i tell you. so maybe, just maybe, with a good song and a great performance,