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tomorrow -- matthew coming out tomorrow —— matthew taylor's report coming out tomorrow to look at the gig economy and to look at the changing face of the world at work in the uk to make sure we have those workers protection is right. and he would not want to work to ensure that workers had the best possible rights and protections in the workplace as changes? who would not want to work with is to make sure that we have the right counterterrorism powers and capabilities in place? a number of mps have clearly identified that that happened to them. yvette cooper has been clear it is something we need to address andi it is something we need to address and i think we should work together to find a way to ensure that that sort of behaviour which was of course targeted not at candidates alone but others during the election to make sure the election message goes out that that has no role in democracy. would you like and an
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australian journalist? my question to you both, both australia and the united kingdom were involved in the oration of iraq on the grounds of weapons of mass destruction but there went there and we now have a real threat of weapons of mass destruction when it comes to north korea. it seems at the moment there is very little effect being had. i understand both of your position is that china is the one that needs to do more but again there is no sign that it do more but again there is no sign thatitis do more but again there is no sign that it is taking further steps or putting pressure onjohn yang, so my question is are either of you willing to accept north korea as it is? no? well, we want to see the demutualisation of north korea. we wa nt to demutualisation of north korea. we want to add a little bit to that, perhaps not too sure the answer. the first time anyone would complain that any of my answers is too short! the reality is that the chinese in practical terms are the only country
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that has the ability to bring the north korean regime to its senses. without some form of military intervention will stop. that is, they have the potential and ability to impose an economic, huge economic pressure on north korea, and they should do so. and we encourage them to do so, and i encouraged them to do so in every discussion i have had with chinese leaders on this matter for a long time. we have the same approach to this, as we say we don't wa nt to approach to this, as we say we don't want to see north korea with nuclear weapons but china is the country that has the greatest possible leveraged our north korea, and that isa leveraged our north korea, and that is a message that i gave to the chinese president and i gather prime minister turnbull has been giving as well. what is it? jenna mager what well. what is it? jenna mager what we wa nt well. what is it? jenna mager what we want at the moment is to ensure
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that we see the demutualisation of north korea, pressure coming from china, talk has been sanctions but there has the greatest leveraged in china, and that is what we want the chinese president to do. another one from... jack? chinese president to do. another one from... jack? from the daily mail. promises of the great repeal bill being introduced this week are the areas comprise from the labour party, does that include brexit? and ifi party, does that include brexit? and if i may, does it concern you that jeremy corbyn has failed to condemn the actions of some of his supporters in the time since the election, and all of these accounts of abuse that have come out? butterball, the repeal bill is being introduced. as we feared a key part of in legislation for brexit because it will repeal the european communities act and set the scene for other pieces of legislation that will need to be brought in as we
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have highlighted in the queen's speech and afterwards. we said at the time of the queen's speech, that we wa nt the time of the queen's speech, that we want the broadest possible consensus. this is a huge decision taken by the british people last year and we want to ensure that the deal we get is the right deal for britain. and we want to make sure it isa britain. and we want to make sure it is a success and as malcolm turnbull has said in his remarks i want to see britain coming out relationship with the eu and into a new, global britain, trading our ray round the world with old friends and new allies alike. standing tall and confident in the world, and we will work to ensure that we get the right dealfor the united work to ensure that we get the right deal for the united kingdom work to ensure that we get the right dealfor the united kingdom as we leave european union, and on the bullying and harassment that has taken place in recent times, i call on all party leaders to condemn that, there is no place for that activity in our democracy and i am surprised that any party leader who is not willing to condemn that. frankly, we should stand together on
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this, and say that there was no place for this in our democracy. people should be able to stand for an election and be good conduct elections without people fearing as to what will happen to them as a result of that. phil curry. mr turnbull, your government at home at the moment is considering a change to the bureaucracy regarding the security apparatus. some speculation has been about a british style home office. i'm wondering in your discussions here is that feeding into your decision—making in that process, and do both of you, on an issue of great mutuals concern to both of our country, the risk that they may not be a national series this year because of the players strike in australia, i was wondering whether either of you would like to reflect on the likelihood of that is not happening, and whether you had any advice to the negotiating parties in australia. i will answer the question about the home office. and then i think to reader should go
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first on the cricket, and i will conclude on the cricket. as far as the uk has a youth he integrated home office, went to reader what the home office, went to reader what the home secretary, they have all of their domestic security agencies, mi5, the police, and border protection, immigration, all part of that. that has been the case for a very long time. obviously we are a lwa ys very long time. obviously we are always interested in learning about the british experience and as far as administrator of arrangements in australia go in terms of national security i will repeat what i have said many times. this is no place for set and forget. —— set and forget. we have to be dynamic and co nsta ntly forget. we have to be dynamic and constantly asking can we improve the way in which our agencies are keeping australia's safe, and will a lwa ys keeping australia's safe, and will always continue to seek to improve them and i have demonstrated that, with the cyber security strategy some of the matter is i have raised,
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and the laws that we have changed. not domestic counterterrorism laws, we have, as you know, as the australians know, we have passed laws that will enable a court to reach a decision on the abnegation of record for lay person who is in jailfor of record for lay person who is in jail for terrorist offences to be keptin jail for terrorist offences to be kept injail after the jail for terrorist offences to be kept in jail after the expiry of their sentence if they are continued, judged to be a continuing threat. a tough law, no doubt, but alexander love the changes i have made. we have also made changes to the criminal code that our troops in the criminal code that our troops in the field in the middle east, are able to target and kill terrorists whether they are active combat since with a gun or a bomb or a knife in their hands or whether they are in their hands or whether they are in the back office, planning or dimming logistics or something else. so it is, and we will always seek to improve our national security
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arrangements, to keep australians safe. this is no place for set and forget. so, cricket? just to reiterate, from the uk point of view in terms of counterterrorism we also look at and we are doing after the number of attacks that we have seen here in the uk, of course, four terrorist attacks in just around three months, five other attacks foiled by security services here and police during that same time frame. so as we see police during that same time frame. so as we see terrorism police during that same time frame. so as we see terrorism breeding terrorism, as we see people using the crudest means to conduct these terrorist attacks, we need to look at whether our powers and capabilities are the right ones, for being able to deal with this threat and that is what we are doing at the moment. we are also working internationally of course, in dealing with the online threats, which we have both referred to, and crucially at the 620, a very good discussion about how we deal —— how we deal with terrorist financing. we
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a lwa ys we deal with terrorist financing. we always welcome every opportunity to play the australians at cricket and showed anything or two. as our women have just done them and i hope we can hear it for the women's cricket, which is an excellent standard. your question really for the first time in both of our careers has made me feel young again. normally your questions make me feel the pressure of office and the pressure of years but, you know, a0 years ago, i was working for kerry packer, setting up world series cricket, so there is a sort of player's administrated's conflict that has got a certain ring about it, a resonance for me. but look, australians want their team on the field. beating the pommes. , so i encourage both sides to settle this as quickly as possible! thank you all very much. thank you.
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so, but it inevitably taking up much of those questions come indeed much of those questions come indeed much of the content of the speech as the australian prime minister malcolm turnbull says australia is very keen toissue turnbull says australia is very keen to issue a trade deal with a post—brexit uk, and in his words, as quickly as possible. he said we are australians and our fleet of that, we don't muck around and we are very simple, so we will move as quickly as the uk will move and will move as soon as they've able to loftily enter into a new trade agreement, we are very keen. theresa may asked by our political editor about a speech she will give tomorrow, asking for help not hindrance from other parties, in terms of brexit negotiations. let's pick up on that because joining negotiations. let's pick up on that becausejoining me now is andrew quinn, set —— secretary of state for communities and local government in our westminster studio. what did you make of the prime minister's believe. we live in interesting times politically. she went into a
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general election with their tail up, confident that she was going to win. a huge landslide victory. and over the course of seven weeks, she lost her majority overall. so that puts her majority overall. so that puts her ina her majority overall. so that puts her in a very difficult position with her own parliamentary party and also puts the government in a very tricky position in terms of voting the house of commons, which is why they have sought to cobble together they have sought to cobble together they deal that they have done with they deal that they have done with the democratic unionist party from northern ireland, but even then she can't necessarily be confident of getting her legislation through. that is an answer but not to the question i asked. she is asking for the broadest possible contenders on brexit, she wants, if you like, help not hindrance, in her words. is that bear, given that the national nature of the tesco —— task ahead? bear, given that the national nature of the tesco -- task ahead? of course it —— it is being in the national interest. we will of course pay a constructive role despite
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differences of opinion, and we would wa nt to differences of opinion, and we would want to make sure our voices are heard and the constituencies that we would represent, that their voices are heard, and that why kia starmer has set out clear positions that the labour party would want to see. reassurances on things like worker's rights, environmental protections and consumer protection is being underwritten into british law, making sure that when we end of free movement, that we don'tjust cut off our noses to spite our faces, that we have an immigration policy that works in the interests of the british economy so that where there are skills shortages, we can still have mechanisms whereby we can draw down on the skills from across the european union and the rest of the world. and also we need to cooperate on things like international terrorism and crime and so we want to make sure that there are still close cooperative links with our european partners because whilst we will be leaving our european union of course there are so many things that we still need to do, together,
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constructively and cooperatively and if we get those assurances on those matters, of course we will support the government on those measures but of course, her plea goes beyond brexit. she is talking also about the domestic agenda, and of course on the first opportunity that this government has had to cooperate with other parties in parliament and that was the votes on the queen's speech a week or so ago where we tabled an amendment, that would have ended the pay cap on public sector workers, and the conservatives, in the conjunction with the dup, boasted that down. she could have worked cooperatively on an issue so important to so many workers across the country. there is a glimmer of in what you have just said in terms of the possibility of labour, the conservatives, the democrats, the dup, whoever, sitting together and working out what is in the best interests of the country. you
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inevitably will highlight the differences, but they aren't all differences, but they aren't all differences there, and on other issues such as social care, for example, there is a broad agreement that this needs a cross—party approach. it is too big to argue political points over. well, i agree with you, in one respect that on things like social care, it is quite clear that we need to have a common consensus, and the problem that we have had over notjust the election period, but across the preceding yea rs period, but across the preceding years is that this has been overtly politicised. now, ican years is that this has been overtly politicised. now, i can a member, in the last part of the labour government that andy burnham, the health secretary sat down with andrew lansley health secretary sat down with andrew la nsley his health secretary sat down with andrew lansley his shadow alternative and his liberal democrat counterpart as a shadow, and tried to get cross—party consensus. that consensus was agreed ,
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to get cross—party consensus. that consensus was agreed, until the 2010 general election came and then all ofa general election came and then all of a sudden it was politicised by the conservative party. now, i absolutely agree with you on something as important as adult social care there is a lot of work that we can do together. the conservatives could start by reversing their cuts to the adult social care but it's something that was in labour's manifesto. so, again, if the conservatives want to cooperate on adult social care with labour they only have to open the labour manifesto for many not the few, and there is a solution there we would happily support. at the heart of what she is saying them and what may chime with much of the country watching is that we need to put the country first and the politics section on some issues, brexit one, social care, two. a time to end the political point scoring. just for a while, to be pragmatic. we have deep rebuild public services, i agree with you there and if we could get some consensus on rebuilding our public services,
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rebuilding our public services, rebuilding public trust in the public services, then the government would have our support, but of course there are some very fundamental course there are some very fundamental differences not between everybody in the conservative party but certain element of the conservative party, that have a very different view, a very different outlook on how we should deliver public services, and how we should fund them. i am happy to sit down with anyone that accepts the public services are vital to the future of our country, that we need. micro they won't argue with that? actually, some mps would, and there are differing views about how we deliver public services. i want for example deliver public services. i want for exa m ple less deliver public services. i want for example less privatisation of our nhs and care services. i think that some of the problems that we now have an eye nhs and their services are because there has been too much creeping privatisation. let us sit down and find areas where there are areas we can agree on, but they're also going to be fundamental differences, and we had to accept
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that that is the whole purpose of a parliamentary democracy. we are not going to agree on anything —— everything, and we need is to ensure that where there are disagreements we debate them constructively, put that to the test in parliament, and ultimately parliament is sovereign, parliament will decide, and i would hope that many of the ideas that we put forward at the election, that had common consensus across a lot of people, whether they voted labour or did not, actually, we can see some of those transformative policies put into play because what i think many communities are and down the country are crying out for is a change of direction. andrew quinn, thank you very joining direction. andrew quinn, thank you veryjoining us. to our chief political correspondence in downing street. not all of that, but some of that would be welcome to theresa may. that is exactly what she is wanting, to sit down and talk with others. it is, but i think that the
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problem that she has is that the alliances that are likely to form in this party are not ones that she is choosing. she has a problem on her owh choosing. she has a problem on her own side, of course, when it comes to brexit, the alliances could well be labour mps along with some pro—eu conservatives. that could be a real issue for her. i think the dynamic here when you have a hung parliament is in many ways not the most conducive to working together. that would seem if you think back to 2010 when david cameron went into formal coalition is like a coalition with the liberal democrats, that was a different thing, he was making an offer to the double democrats to join with him, they had ministers and a mechanism, the so—called quads, two from each side, who debated thing that works out what the position would be and then carried it through the house of commons. what we don't know here is exactly what do we've made is talking about. if she talks about social care for example if they set -- is social care for example if they set —— is she saying there will be some
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kind of cross—party committee to do it, and she would go along with whatever they came up with? as andrew quinn said that ended in absolute acrimony last time and no one has gone back to the table on issues like social care. the public tends to like the idea of politicians working together, particularly on long—term issues, they think it is a mature approach, but when it comes to party politics it just doesn't seem but when it comes to party politics itjust doesn't seem to work. many labour mps think we have the chance of bringing down the conservative government, we can get another general election, and some mps in the labour party think they could win it. they are likely to not work with theresa may closely who they think as a wounded prime minister. if you talk to mps behind the scenes they don't say that they want to be in power because they think the next two years will be difficult. when it comes to back it yes, the problem there again the liberal democrats say that what is she suggesting when she talks about working together on brexit? can you really negotiate with her, speaking tojeremy corbyn
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all the time about what the position will be. again, doesn't seem particularly practical way of doing it. looking at our own cabinets, they don't seem to agree on a negotiating position, let alone across the house of commons, because the problem she has that if it comes to votes, we know that the repeal bill will be coming and published on thursday this week. there may not be any significant votes until later on in the autumn. the problem is that mps may choose that in order to get their own way on things. she is not in control, of the process, because of course she lost her majority. vicky, thank you very much. police now say they estimate that 255 people survived the 6renfell tower fire, and that around 350 were in the block at the time. they say the scale of the recovery operation is unprecedented our home affairs correspondent tom sanders is at new scotland yard for us. that is a positive to come out of this because everybody fears that
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figure of 80 would just climb. of this because everybody fears that figure of 80 would just climblj of this because everybody fears that figure of 80 would just climb. i had to say there are still people who simply don't believe the figures the police have put out to reporters this morning. let me talk you through them to give you some idea of how they have reached the numbers. some have said that between five or 600 people might have been living in 6renfell tower. the police have investigated that quite closely, and has spoken to the arguments of 106 of the 127 flats in the building. they say that they believe that 350 people were living in 6renfell tower or should have been there on the night. they say that's one reason they believe that is that the flat is made up of one and two flats. sorry, the building is made up of one or two bedroom flat in the main. they believe 1a people were not there on the night when the fire broke out. 1a takes you down to a lower number, and then they say 255 of that 350 survived
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they say 255 of that 350 survived the fire. they are pretty confident of that figure, having identified those people and found people for example who don't want it to be known that they were in the fire at that time, who haven't come forward but they have identified ten people that fall into that category. that leaves the figure of 81, in fact, they say approximately 80 wide dead or missing, as a result of the five will stop so the police are being very clear about what they say the figures are at the time, an ongoing investigation, but they believe the final figures investigation, but they believe the finalfigures will be investigation, but they believe the final figures will be in that ballpark. what they are underlining of course is the huge scale of the task, they still face. it is huge. they have finished phase one of the recovery operation, that means removing identifiable human remains. from the tower. now they are on phase two, and some of the details the police have asked us not to report because they are quite distressing for people who have lost loved ones in the fire. but they say thatis loved ones in the fire. but they say that is a very very detailed
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process. for example, taking the rubble from buildings in the tower and saving it to make sure they have looked at every inch of the tower. the rubble there are removed from 6 re nfell tower the rubble there are removed from 6renfell tower will be kept for future analysis, perhaps as part of the public enquiry. any remains they ta ke the public enquiry. any remains they take away are being subjected to ct scans. they look for example for evidence of internal surgery that might be able to provide a clue as to identity. they are working to international protocols. they have specialist dbi, disaster victim identification officers doing their work. behind them, forensic officers looking at proving who people are. and of course, a coroner makes the eventual decision about the identities and cause of death will stop all that work is going on, very detailed and sensitive so they are keeping those who have lost friends and family and relatives in the fire closely involved. tom, thank you very much. tom symons there. the parents of charlie 6ard return to the high court this afternoon ,
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as fresh medical evidence will be heard about their terminally ill son, who is being cared for at great 0rmond street hospital. an earlier ruling supported the view of his doctors that nothing could be done to improve his quality of life, and they should be allowed to switch off his life support systems. butjudges will now evaluate new unpublished data about an experimental treatment which his parents want their 11—month old son to receive. our correspondent daniela relph reports. for charlie 6ard's parents, today's court hearing offers some hope, when they thought all hope had gone. the court will hear fresh admissions this afternoon about the experimental treatment available. doctors still believe this treatment won't help 11—month—old charlie. it's untested on a child as unwell as he is. but medics have again turned to the courts, and left it to the legal system to make the final decision on the future of charlie 6ard. yesterday, his parents chris and connie delivered a petition of 350,000 signatures to great 0rmond street, calling him to be able to travel to america for the experimental treatment.
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everything now hangs on the decision of the court this week. we're just hoping that thejudge, you know, sees that this is worth a chance. because he said last time it was futile. but clearly it is not futile, it has a chance. and charlie deserves that chance. he's been lying there for months now, when he should have been given this chance. so far, everyjudge to hear this case, right up to the european court of human rights, has ruled against the wishes of charlie's family and in favour of great 0rmond street. his parents believe the new treatment could prolong charlie's life and should be explored. for doctors, the situation is both a medical and moral dilemma. medical science has moved a long way, and there is really, it feels, there is an expectation of cure, of sending out completely normal again. and sadly, that isn't the case. we only wish we could have all those therapies to sort
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all of those things. as the legal system again decides what happens next, 11 month —year—old charlie 6ard remains on a ventilator in hospital. doctors say he can't see or move, and any treatment would be futile. but his parents think differently and believe their son is not in pain, nor is he suffering. they want him to be given one last chance. daniela relph, bbc news. proceedings are currently underway at the high court. we will hear more from our correspondent who is in court for us this afternoon. the high court has the high court has ruled that the sale of arms to saudi arabia is legal. the ruling comes after a case was brought by a pressure group, campaign against the arms trade. they argued that the uk had broken international humanitarian law by selling weapons which had been used to kill civilians in yemen, where the saudis have conducted air strikes against houthi rebels during the civil war there. in what's become britain's longest—running extradition case, a scottish man has lost his legal battle against being sent to the us.
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philip harkins who's 38 denies shooting a man dead during a robbery in florida in 1999 and has been fighting extradition since 2003. the european court of human rights ruled that his rights would not be breached if he were jailed for life without parole in florida. it's called the ‘gig economy‘ — millions of people caught in a grey area of working flexibly but without the usual workplace protections. they are considered neither fully employed nor self—employed. tomorrow a degree of clarity might be introduced after an employment review has looked at some of the issues raised around this particular labour market, and its expected to demand a radical overhaul of employment law with new guarantees on the minimum wage. our economics correspondent andy verity reports. lukas is one of a million people that get paid by the task. that flexibility suits him, but if it's a slow day for takeaways or he's stuck in traffic, it's him that loses. if you work around ten hours,
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we can do around £150. but when it is a slow day, we do around 70, working for ten or 11 hours. sometimes we spend, like, two hours to get one job, to get £3.50. it's not good when it's not busy. if he gets sick or has an accident, he might also have an income, if he gets sick or has an accident, he won'talso have an income, but tomorrow a review is expected to classify workers like him not as self—employed but as dependent contractors, entitled to be paid at least the minimum wage. the big fear of gig economy companies like deliveroo is they might have to pay workers online, rather than doing work. there's a compromise being proposed where they're required to prove the workers could earn substantially more than the minimum wage in a reasonable time. the report is expected to say that if gig economy
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companies pay people by task, they have to show workers earn at least a fifth more than an employee on the minimum wage would. unions say it could mean less protection, not more. a piece rate approach could be a step backwards. we know that approach was taken for cleaners in hotels, they couldn't clean enough rooms within an hour to qualify for those rights. our concern is also uber drivers and deliveroo drivers could be expected to travel so fast around london and the uk, they never qualify for the national minimum wage. the gig economy companies are popular because they are efficient and cheap. one thing that helps them to trim costs if they avoid to trim costs is they avoid paying national insurance. it is unlikely protection for workers can be stepped up without some increase in costs for consumers. now look at the weather.
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looking changeable through the rest of this week. temperatures lower than they have been, call days fresher nights then there have been. some spells of sandra. through the rest of the afternoon we will see heavy downpours across east anglia and the south—east. it and miss but if you catch one you will know about it, with thunder and lightning. in the west, some cloud and some sunny breaks, the cooler fresher feel for many bus stop warmth hanging on across the south—east. during the evening showers fade away from the east anglia and the west, the cloud thickens up, some sporadic and patchy outbreaks of rain move in, a cooler night for many. 11—15d. tomorrow cloud increases from the west, rain splashes into southern england and south wales, perhaps the midlands and north england. bit of uncertainty about how far north it
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will get, a bit of a mix of sunshine and showers, highs of 13—21. hello. this is bbc news. the headlines at 2.30pm: as we go to air, the high court is hearing new claims that experimental treatment could improve the brain condition of seriously ill, eleventh month old charlie 6ard. judges are evaluating unpublished data about an experimental treatment which charlie's parents want their son to receive. the metropolitan police have for the first time released figures estimating 255 people survived the 6renfell tower fire — the number of dead and missing remains at approximately 80. theresa may called for rival parties to join her and "contribute" as she announced a change in leadership style. mrs may said the public want the broadest possible concensus on the challenges the country faces. iraq's prime minister has visited mosul after claiming the city has been liberated following three years of occupation by the so—called islamic state. thousands have died in the battle to reclaim the city from the terrorist group. first, sport.
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0n on this manic monday... wimbledon enters week two today. manic monday at the all—england club with high hopes for british quarterfinalists. 1973 was the last time there was at least one man and one woman through to the last eight. hugh woozencroft is live at wimbledon for us. hello. what a long—awaited has been, aa years. johanna konta and andy murray both in action today with high hopes in the fourth round of the singles tournament. we can go straight to number one, 6ermanic ones are already in action. she started pretty well against caroline 6arcia. —— johanna konta started pretty well against caroline 6arcia. ——johanna konta already in action. however things are not on highway in the second set, she is
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5-1 at highway in the second set, she is 5—1 at a double break down. looks like 6arcia will respond immediately. 6arcia beta earlier in the year at indian wells, so the chamberjohanna konta. we will see if she can turn things around and ta ke if she can turn things around and take this into a deciding set. andy murray is an action on centre court at the moment, against another french opponent, benoit paire, the world number a6. murray looking to reach the quarterfinals once again. this is the tenth year in a row that he has reached the last 16, the defending champion, world number one. you would expect him to go through in that match. you can watch that over on bbc two at the moment. we can see if murray will do it. it will be a big day for british bands if both do win, but most of the talk away from what's on court at the moment. the quality of the pictures, especially kwon 18 beside us, many players say it was slippery and likely to cause injuries. —— the quality of the pictures. the manager
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has responded to the criticism. quality of the pictures. the manager has responded to the criticismlj did has responded to the criticism.” did not see anything that concerned me. i had the privilege to walk onto the courts and see the courts, i think they were as good as they have ever been. many people said so. i respect the fact that some players have expressed concerns but they are in the heat of battle, in the heat of the tournament, and sometimes players have their views. as i said, we respect them but from my point of view, i have been watching the tennis as much as i can and i have not seen anything that is actually raise my brows, not at all. what if the courts on raising eyebrows then maybe they will for this result, angela carver, the world number one is now out. —— angelique kerber. as is now out. —— angelique kerber. as is svitolina, so if you run a content is svitolina, so if you run a co nte nt ca n is svitolina, so if you run a content can win today, the women's singles is really opening up for her. —— ifjohanna konta can win today. we will see how she will get on later today. thank you.
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and monday is a rest day on the tour de france — chris froome still holds the yellow jersey as the race leader — but it's one of the men who crashed out on sunday's dramatic stage... getting the social media headlines. 6eraint thomas posted this picture, of his ripped team skyjersey. after sunday's fall — in which he broke a collar bone. with the words ‘0nly worn once. not in 100% condition, slight signs of use. might need a wash.‘ thomas said he'll go back to cardiff for surgery and is looking forward to going to the pub! the boys are still stupid strong. they are still immensely, —— still super strong. mentally and physically. i have every confidence they will be able to do the job that threw me. i will actually watch. i could not watch the duo but i will certainly watch the big day, that is for sure. hopefully the boys can do us for sure. hopefully the boys can do us proud. that's all for now i will have more in the next hour.
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president trump's team has made it clear he didn't know that his eldest son and son—in—law had met a russian lawyer who — during last year's presidential election campaign , claimed to have damaging information about hillary clinton. donald trumpjunior insists "no meaningful information" was provided about her. president trump and vladimir putin met for the first time on friday and a joint cyber security unit was discussed. samantha simmonds reports. back in washington, donald and melania trump arrived home from the 620 summit in germany to face more questions about the president's relationship with russia. following his first face—to—face meeting with president putin, donald trump suggested the two countries could work together on a cyber security unit. but following criticism from his own party, the president appeared to back down on the idea. in a tweet he said: the president is still under huge pressure over claims of russian interference in last year's election.
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there is not anybody who thinks that russia didn't meddle in the election. we're all very clear on that. and i think we're going to see what congress does. but the key issue isn't what russia did, its whether trump's team colluded with russia to influence the election. and that's what the fbi and congress are investigating. now, the new york times says they have evidence at least some in the campaign were willing to accept russian help. they say sources have told them president trump's eldest son donald trump junior and his son—in—lanared kushner met with this woman, natalia veselnitskaya, a russian lawyer with links to the kremlin, injune last year. 0n the promise of being given damaging information about hillary clinton. trump junior has denied anything of significance came from the meeting. donald trump has made it clear he didn't know anything about it. but this is thought to be the first confirmed meeting between a russian national and a member of the president's inner circle. no doubt investigators will be keen to know more about how
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and why it came about. samantha simmonds, bbc news. donald trump junior has donald trumpjunior has taken to twitter. he says obviously i am the first person on a campaign to ever ta ke first person on a campaign to ever take a meeting to hear about an opponent. went nowhere but had to listen. that tweet alone confirming that meeting did take place. there are many responses to his tweet, which i won't read to you because we would end up in court. but a couple hundred people already have responded to that tweet. so that row continues. brexit will mean higherfood prices, with lower quality and less choice — that's the warning from the former boss of sainsbury‘s, justin king — who supported the remain campaign. his claims are however disputed by other industry analysts who believe leaving the eu could give us an opportunity to lower bills. tom heap reports. food and farming combined are by far our biggest
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manufacturing sector. and the eu is involved all along the chain from what grows in our fields to the labels on the pack. the eu also guarantees free trade across the continent, and the man who ran one of our biggest supermarkets and a remain supporter, says any threat to this frictionless system will be worse for shoppers. i think one can say very clearly what the direction will be. higher prices, less choice and poorer quality. because all of these dimensions have been improved by these open trading relationships that we've had over the last a0 years. he also says the eu has driven up standards, and means we can get fresh vegetables all year round. but food prices inside the eu are higher than the global average. so consumer goods manufacturer and pro—brexit campaignerjohn mills says leaving could give us an opportunity to lower bills. food prices inside the eu vary from food product food to product,
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but on average they are about 20% higher than they are in the rest of the world. so there is very substantial scope for food prices coming down if we switch sources of supply outside the eu. the fortunes of retailers and the fate of farmers will be in the hands of those negotiating our brexit deal and future trade arrangements. tom heap, bbc news. and you can see more on that story on tonight's panorama — ‘britain‘s food and farming: the brexit effect‘ on bbc one at 8.30. wildfires are raging across the us state of california as a record—breaking heat wave has sent temperatures above a0—degrees celsius in many areas. more than 2,000 firefighters are attempting to contain nearly 20 large fires which have forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes. officials are warning that the weather conditions are set to continue over the weekend.
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the mother of a british backpacker, who was stabbed to death in australia last year, has made an emotional journey to the place where her daughter died. mia ayliffe—chung was killed at a hostel in queensland. another british traveller, tom jackson, died trying to help her. mia‘s mother rosie wanted to retrace her daughter‘s steps, and learn more about the welfare of backpackers in australia. 0ur correspondent hywel griffith, went with her. this isn‘t a journey any parent would want to make. 10,000 miles from home, rosie ayliffe has come to learn about her daughter mia‘s final days. imagine mia working in that field. that was way over her head. 20—year—old mia was working in queensland to gain a visa. she was attacked at her hostel. 30—year—old tom jackson from cheshire tried to help her. a french national has been charged with their murders. the hostel is still open and, without the cameras following her,
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rosie was allowed to enter and see mia‘s room, and the place where she died. and i sat in a cubicle and i thought about mia dying in that room. and she‘s gone, you know, and it‘s tough. it‘s tough to be here. i knew it would be, but i‘m so glad i came, because i feel like... ifeel like i owed it to mia. but this isn‘t only about commemoration. rosie wants to meet other backpackers, and learn exactly what kind of a life her daughter had here. every year, 200,000 people come to australia for a working holiday. if they want to stay for a second year, then they have to come and work in regional australia. many, like mia, come to queensland, where the farmers use the backpackers to pick their fruit and tend their fields. an investigation by australia‘s fair work ombudsman has found many backpackers are being exploited. two thirds say employers take advantage by underpaying them. some have their
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passports taken away. djuro, from denmark, has just finished the 88 days of rural work needed to gain a second—year visa. it was almost like being in prison, rather than being in australia. treatment will be so bad, you're being pushed to your very limit. now, we're speaking about people working in 40 degrees. some of them are 18, 19 years old. and to the amount of capacity that you're working, one or two months, some people collapse, mentally. theyjust break down. the australian government says it recognises migrant workers are vulnerable to exploitation. it has set up a task force, but while she is in the country, rosie is anxious to push for more change. we are propping up their agricultural industry, in effect, you know. people are making huge amounts of money out of our backpackers. and it‘s got to stop, really, and, you know, their days are numbered. but i can feel a fight
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coming on, i really can. it is one which may bring rosie back to australia several times, to lobby and campaign, and to give tom and mia a legacy. the iraqi government says that the city of mosul has been liberated from so—called islamic state, three years after it was first occupied by the extremists. the second largest city in iraq was where is declared its ‘caliphate‘ in 201a. since then, its gripon territory — seen here in red — has been gradually reduced in iraq, and in syria. in the last nine months its been targeted in mosul by the iraqi army — backed by us and coalition air strikes — and has lost ground street by street. but pockets of resistance from is militants are still reported within the old city, as our correspondent jonathan beale reports. this is as far as we can go. there
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are snipers up there. i reckon there are snipers up there. i reckon there are still about two to 300 is snipers. look at the devastation. the heavy fighting there has been, pretty much every car wrecked and every building has been wrecked. even though the iraqi by minister says we are now on the verge even though the iraqi by minister says we are now on the verge of... of says we are now on the verge of... of victory. his words. there is still a battle ahead. there are still a battle ahead. there are still is fighters out there. and this battle for mosul is not over. joining me now from erbil is amy christian, communications advisor at 0xfam. the use of that word victory. at its best, it‘s a very hollow one when
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you look at the civilian casualties asa you look at the civilian casualties as a result of it? hi there. yeah, why the news that mosul has almost been retaken from isis will inspire a lot of hope in a lot of iraqis, there is still a long way to go before this is over. there are still 700,000 people, over700,000 people who are displaced from their homes. living in camps sheltering in accommodation in villages and towns in nearby areas. there are still people leaving the city you have been through unimaginable trauma. they have seen loved ones killed, they have lost their homes and businesses, everything they own. now they face the long journey of recovery and rebuilding. mosul, a huge and once beautiful city, it is the level of destruction that has caught many by surprise. if you are resident there, that means... well, how long will it be before even
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running water or anything like is possible? it's really hard to say how long it will take. as you say, in the last few months we have seen a huge amount of destruction in the city. the fighting has caused lots of buildings, infrastructure like water systems, homes, of buildings, infrastructure like watersystems, homes, businesses, to be completely destroyed. it will ta ke very be completely destroyed. it will take very long time for to be prepared. 0xfam is already working in the mosul to repair infrastructure like water systems, to bring water back to the residents of mosul. it is summer now in iraq and last week we saw temperatures rise to a6 degrees, and we expect them to continue rising. access to clea n water them to continue rising. access to clean water to drink is very important for families. and of course, you have hinted at it, the mental damage, particularly for youngsters. you must have had some terrible stories. yeah, ever since the offensive started last october, we have been meeting families
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leaving the city and surrounding areas who have told us horrific stories about the things they faced. like snipers, and having to run away in the night, with small children. unable to bring anything with them, and not knowing where they are going to go or how they‘re going to survive, and when they can go home again. even now, people that have returned just over 200,000 people have actually started returning to mosul— but even those people are still facing a lot of danger. there area still facing a lot of danger. there are a lot of unexploded ordnance and ieds in and around their homes. they face revenge attacks. there is a lot for them to face in terms of dangers. you talk about revenge attacks because a lot of this fighting is pitching neighbour against neighbour, many of these people are related to those who are fighting bias? —— fighting is? people are related to those who are fighting bias? -- fighting is? as we move forward, it is for mosul to rebuild and reconstruct, it‘s really
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important that we conciliation is an integral part of the process. —— reconciliation. no matter tribal affiliation, religion or ethnic background, it‘s important that families are able to return home and start rebuilding their lives. amy, it‘s good of you to give us your time. thank you very much. in a moment a summary of the business news this hour but first, the headlines on bbc news: the case of the terminally ill baby, charlie 6ard, has returned to the high court this afternoon. 6reat 0rmond street hospital has asked judges to consider new evidence about potential treatment abroad. police now say they estimate about 255 people survived the 6renfell tower fire, the first time they have given such a figure. theresa may is calling on rival parties to "contribute and notjust criticise", in a bid to change her leadership style. labour has accused the prime minister of having run out of ideas. now the business news. a major push is under way —
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for gig economy workers to receive the minimum wage. a government review is set to call for a new category of worker called a "dependent contractor". it‘s also likely to say those workers — from the likes of deliveroo and uber — should receive benefits such as sick pay and holiday leave. the drugs industry is taking the nhs to court to try to stop it from imposing limits on the price it pays for medicines. the association of british pharmaceutical industry is applying for a judicial review to challenge an nhs decision that medicines would not be automatically funded if they were to cost more than £20 million in any of the first three years of use. more in a moment. uk shoppers are "completely in the dark" about the effect brexit will have on their weekly shop — that‘s according to the former boss of sainsbury‘s. speaking to bbc panorama, justin king said no supermarket boss would reveal an intention to put up prices, but that it was "very clear" shoppers would face "higher prices, less choice and poorer quality".
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more on that story that the drugs industry is going to court over limits on the price it pays for medicines. the association of british pharmaceutical industry is applying for a judicial review. it wants to challenge a decision made by the nhs and the national institute for health and care excellence, known as nice. this says that medicines do not get automatic funding if the cost goes over £20 million in any of the first three years of use. it‘s thought this could curb the use of one in five news drugs every year. new drugs every year. dr richard torbett is the abpi‘s executive director of commercial policy. what is this, it‘s a way of rationing? there are obviously limited funds and the nhs is in huge deficit. so what is wrong with it?
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let me clarify one thing. we have applied for a judicial review on a decision made by nice and not the nhs at this time. when pharmaceutical companies launch new medicines in this company, there are two very robust mechanisms that should give the nhs confidence that it‘s getting value for money. 0ne should give the nhs confidence that it‘s getting value for money. one is that nice itself looks at all the evidence and checks that the price is value for money. the second is that we have a five—year agreement with the government to cap the expenditure on the vast majority of branded medicines, so the nhs can use double or triple the medicines in the scheme and it will pay the same amount of money. what has happened in this decision, there are two decisions taking place in march, firstly it is that in addition to these measures, there would be delays, potentially of up to three yea rs or delays, potentially of up to three years or more, for patients in around four or five minutes of the year or 20% of the output of the industry. in addition, there are new measures for rare diseases which we
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believe are also inappropriate. for all these reasons, we believe these measures are necessary, we think it is the right thing to do, u nfortu nately to is the right thing to do, unfortunately to challenge them in the courts in this way. on the other hand, there has to be some form of rationing. what they are saying is that if you come out with a new drug, and it is very expensive, and you spend a great deal of money on it, that money will be spent at the expense of other drugs. they were wide range of drugs which they will not be able to buy, because there is an overall cap on the amount of money which they can spend on drugs? there is not a cap on the amount of drugs within the scheme that i described that are used by the nhs. absolutely nhs funds need to be administered with a great deal of care, and like i said, these two measures for medicines that nice approval that the price is right. there‘s also the steel that means the nhs can use as many medicines in the nhs can use as many medicines in the scheme is at once the same amount of money means that the
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medicines bill is one of the most in control bits of expenditure anywhere in the nhs, or indeed the government. we will leave it there. thank you very much. in other business stories we‘ve been following: the head of construction firm carillion has resigned as its shares collapsed by a0%. it said this morning profits were going to come in lower than it thought. the company — whose projects have included the extension of liverpool‘s anfield football ground and the first phase of the battersea power station — says it‘s going to have to pull out of several uk partnerships and contracts in qatar, saudi arabia and egypt. shares in sony have climbed 1.7% after the latest instalment of the spider—man film franchise had the second largest weekend box—office opening ever. spider—man: homecoming raked in $117m when many believed it would struggle to take $110m. tobacco giant philip morris has been ordered to pay the australian government millions of dollars after unsuccessfully suing the nation over its world —first plain—packaging laws. in 2012, australia legislated that
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cigarettes must be sold in unappealing packets with graphic health warnings. philip morris had tried to force the laws to be overturned, but a court dismissed its claim in 2015. the tobacco giant has now been ordered to pay the government‘s legal costs. a quick look at the markets... a bit ofa a quick look at the markets... a bit of a down on the market, but financial stocks doing well, hsbc doing well. the other markets, dax looking fairly healthy. the dow mixed at the moment. that‘s all the business news. time for a look at the weather. some real and ups and downs in our forecast this week, and one thing heading down is the temperature. particularly in the south, much
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cooler and fresher than recently. some rain at times through the week, also some spells of sunshine, as ca ptu red also some spells of sunshine, as captured here are one of our weather watchers in shetland. there are cloudy skies fathers today, that was the scene for anglesey a bit early on, and some dramatic weather the south—east. the new continent has seen some vicious thunderstorms, some flooding across parts of paris. —— the near continent. some of these storms clipping close to east anglia and the south—east. some heavy thundery downpours through the afternoon. further west, some spells of sunshine, the best of that probably close to the coasts. more cloud inland. 0ne that probably close to the coasts. more cloud inland. one or two showers, quite slow moving because the winds will be fairly light. across northern england ran into wales in the south—west, quite a lot of cloud. some spells of sunshine, equally day—old shop shower. the midlands and east anglia and the south—east, some sunshine but heavy thundery showers here. still some warmth holding on for today. at wimbledon, about 30% chance of a
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shower through the rest of the day. there should be some spells of sunshine as well. the showers could continue for a time across south—eastern areas until evening, then they will tend to ease but all then they will tend to ease but all the while overnight, things will be clouding over from the west with some splashes of rain. the rain quite and patchy. a caller, fresh and light that would be news to recently. this area of low pressure is going to take control during tomorrow, we have not seen one of these for a while: wobbling its way in from the west, a bit of uncertainty about the exact position that certainly looks like southern parts of england, and the south wales could season heavy bursts of rain delivering through the day. uncertainty about how much rain, into the midlands and northern ireland. and the northern ireland scotla nd ireland. and the northern ireland scotland tomorrow, a day of sunny. cool and fresher for scotland tomorrow, a day of sunny. cool and fresherfor all, scotland tomorrow, a day of sunny. cool and fresher for all, 13 scotland tomorrow, a day of sunny. cool and fresherfor all, 13 in aberdeen, 21 degrees in london. that area of low pressure will move east during tuesday night, wet weather for some in the south as it clears away. as it clears, wednesday should be largely dry, some spells of
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sunshine but a northerly wind across many areas, so not a particularly warm feel to the weather, with top to riches of 16 to 22 degrees. that‘s all for now. this is bbc news, the headlines at three: the high court is, right now, beginning to hear new claims that an experimental treatment could improve the brain condition of seriously ill 11—month—old charlie gard. police now say they estimate about 255 people survived the 6renfell tower fire, the first time they have given such a figure. theresa may calls for unity in a change to her government style. she will challenge rival parties to contribute and notjust criticise. it is an ambitious agenda which is there to address the big challenges that the country faces. 0ne there to address the big challenges that the country faces. one of those is getting the brexit negotiations right, but there are other challenges we face as a country as well. as the iraqi army fights the last pockets of is resistance in the city, iraq‘s prime minister stops short of declaring victory. there is still a battle ahead,
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