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this is bbc news. i'm ben brown. the headlines at 8pm. jeremy corbyn closes labour's annual conference in brighton. declaring that his party is now "ready for government" and "on the threshold of power." this is a weak and divided government with no purpose beyond clinging to power. its labour that is now setting the agenda, winning the arguments for a new common sense about the direction our country should take. police who shot dead a driver near bristol this morning say they were responding to reports that he was carrying a gun. ryanair is to cancel thousands more flights over the next few months — in a move which could affect up to 400,000 passengers. theresa may says she's bitterly disappointed after a trade dispute with the us leaves thousands of aviation jobs at risk in belfast. we are very clear about the
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importance of bombardier, the importance of bombardier, the importance of bombardier, the importance of those jobs in importance of bombardier, the importance of thosejobs in northern ireland, we'll be doing everything we can to ensure we can see those jobs guaranteed into the future. thousands evacuate their homes in bali as a volcano continues to smoulder. a seven mile exclusion zone is now in force around mount agung as it threatens to erupt for the first time in more than 50 years. over the limit: twitter announces an experiment that lets some tweeters double the size of their posts. good evening and welcome to bbc news. labour leaderjeremy corbyn has told his party that it stands
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on the threshold of power, and that it policies are now in the political mainstream. in his speech to the party's annual conference, he mocked the conservatives for what he called their disunity, and on brexit accused them of spending more time arguing with each other than negotiating with the eu. mr corbyn said labour would enhance the role of the state in the economy, and reform the rental sector in housing. and — referring to the grenfell tower disaster — he said it was time to end a political system that had shown "disdain for the powerless and the poor". 0ur political editor laura kuenssberg was in brighton for the speech. no need to hesitate any more. the leader of the labour party, jeremy corbyn. he knows he'll walk out to rapture. every time his fans make his entrance. # 0h, jeremy corbyn. two minutes and 32 seconds
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of chanting and applause, is adoration and belief. conference, thank you so much for that wonderful welcome and this incredible feeling and spirit and unity and love and affection we have here. he's much more than a contender now. against all predictions injune we won the largest increase in the labour vote since 1945 cheering and applause and achieved labour's best vote for a generation. it's a result which has put the tories on notice and labour on the threshold of power. cheering and applause after tensions round the edges of conference, he demanded any political abuse done in his name comes to an end. but there were boos for the tories deal with the dup. and sharp words from
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him on their record. this coalition of chaos is no joke. just look at the record since the conservative have been in office. nhs waiting lists lengthening. school class sizes growing and teachers leaving. 0ver four million children now living in poverty. and condemned by the united nations for violating the rights of disabled people. this‘s not strong and stable. it's callous and calculating. 0n the challenge of brexit, the party's top brass has settled on a broad position thatjust about contains the pa rty‘s differences. one thing needs to be made clear straightaway, three million european union citizens currently living and working in britain are welcome here.
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so, theresa may, please, if you're watching, i'm sure you are... laughter. give them the full guarantees they deserve today. if you don't, we will when we're in government. cheering and applause he repeated labour's promise to cap rents. and promised council tenants the chance to stop redevelopment in their area and to stay in their homes if it happens. rent controls exist in many cities across the world. i want our cities to have those powers too and tenants to have those protections. applause no social cleansing, nowjacking up of rents, no exorbitant ground rents. then the man considered on the fringes of his own parties for years maids his bravest claim that you have moved the public sentiments and belief now align with him. cone fence, it's often said
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elections can only be won from the centre ground. laughter in a way, that's not wrong, so long as it's clear that the political centre of gravity isn't fixed or unmovable. applause. the consensus is emerging from the economic crash and the years of austerity when people started to find a political voice for their hopes for something different and something better. applause. 2017 may be the year when politics finally caught up with the crash of 2008. applause. that's the real central gravity in politics. we are now the political mainstream. yes. applause .
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labour can and labour will deliver a britain for the many not the few. cheering and applause newjubilation with some of the old strongs. with some of the old songs. # the flag is deepest red #. i think that's one of the seminal moments in the history of the labour party. it was inspirational. what about the family? what did you think about it? i thought it was wonderful. fantastic. it's many years since a political speech has made people feel like this. jeremy corbyn has changed and labour has changed. after two years of nearly constant bickering, the leader is now in total control. sustained by the hopes of his legions of supporters. yet, even inside this bubble of confidence, at the top of the party, there is an awareness they can't count on that forever or rely on the excitement you can't see and feel here if in brighton
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sending him to number ten. a huge job still to carry that feeling to every corner. ground shifts, yes, the country's edges are forever moving, but it is for you, not any politician, to draw the lines. laura kuenssberg bbc news, brighton. george eaton — political editor of the new statesman — has just got back from brighton and joins me now. welcome back. what did you think of jeremy corbyn's speech? it did what it needed to do, to make him look like a it needed to do, to make him look likea man it needed to do, to make him look like a man who wants to be prime minister, believes power is within his grasp. the criticism ofjeremy corbyn in the past has been he's someone more corbyn in the past has been he's someone more interested in winning power within the party rather than in the country. i think he today repudiated that notion and exploited
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tory disunity very well. he said if the cabinet is squabbling over brexit because it's not in the national interest, they should get out of the way and let labour takeover. the line on the magic money tree was quite smart, he said, they've discovered one, turns out it's just for the dup, it cost them £100 million per mp. he seems emboldened in a sense after the election, is that how you see it? absolutely, if you'll is notjust that his leadership has been secured by the fact labour wiped out the tory majority, but that his policy programme has been vindicated. the key section of the speech was when he said the centre ground has moved left and we are the new mainstream in british politics. they will point to polls showing the majority of the public think policies such as renationalising the railways and the public utilities, higher taxes on the rich and are popular. the
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chanting of his name, almost cult worship, what happened to his critics in the party who used to be so vocal, are they silenced now? most of them are lying low, some have had their doubts unfounded, they were worried corbyn couldn't win, now they think they can. 0thers are still worry labour has a long path to number ten. it needs 64 seats to get the parliamentary majority. 0thers seats to get the parliamentary majority. others think is far too eurosceptic, that labour should be committed, for instance, to single market membership. they are prepared to pick fights with him over brexit because on those issues most of the labour membership agree, most want britain to stay in the single market and would like a second referendum on brexit. the brexit motions didn't make it to the conference floor to be debated but the labour brexit divisions will remaina but the labour brexit divisions will remain a challenge forjeremy corbyn. complaints from some there
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was a lack of debate in the conference as a whole, too much control from mr corbyn's supporters, is that how you see it? the delegates decide which motions are debated. the fact the brexit motions didn't make the floor shows that activists are aware of the need for discipline and don't want to make life difficult forjeremy corbyn. ironically in some ways it was reminiscent of 1990s new labour command and control, they would take away motions from jeremy corbyn calling for rail renationalisation and higher taxes on the rich. different labour party from tony blair's 20 years ago. george eaton, thank you for being with us. and we'll find out how this story — and many others — are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:40 this evening in the papers — our guestsjoining me tonight are iain martin, times columnist & editor of reaction and the political commentator, lance price. a man has died after armed police opened fire on a car near bristol. the shooting happened just off a junction of the m5 near portishead.
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avon and somerset police say they were alerted after members of the public reported seeing someone with a handgun, and that the incident was not terror related. the independent police complaints commission is investigating. jon kay reports. morning rush—hour. and a shooting involving armed police. the red car has a handgun on the roof. bullet holes in the rear window. and there's shattered glass on the ground. eyewitnesses described the vehicle being surrounded by marked and unmarked police cars. and then officers firing inside. i first thought it was someone just getting turned around or something in the road. i looked down and i looked up and there was five or six shots fired. the officers standing there, through the window, the window was all smashed. and then they dragged him from the vehicle. when i drove back later i could see there was a helicopter that had landed and the road was completely closed off by then. it was chaos, theyjust got out
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of the airambulance, ran to what was a red car with two cars behind. didn't look like a crash scene. we thought somebody had been taken ill. didn't think they'd been shot. police have described this as a fast—moving operation. in a statement they said it was not terror related, but they have refused to give any more details. avon and somerset police have voluntarily referred what happened here to the independent police complaints commission. and they have officers here right now surveying the scene and trying to analyse what has gone on. some eyewitnesses suggested the car may have been pursued from the motorway. the shooting happened close to the portishead junction of the m5. merseyside police are looking for a man who walked into a nursery school this morning, carrying what looked like a gun. he is believed to have entered the childsplay nursery
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in the wavertree area of liverpool, before leaving with a second man on a motorcycle. detectives say he was looking for another man, who is not a member of staff. the budget airline ryanair has announced it will cancel thousands more flights over the next few months — in a move which will affect up to 400,000 passengers. the airline has already been forced to cancel some 50 flights a day over a six week period — due to a shortage of available pilots. with me now is paul charles, former communications director of virgin atlantic and founder of the pc agency. yet more cancellations by ryanair. 400,000 people potentially affected, what do you make of it? now nearly1 million affected overall taking into account last week's announcement when they said they were initially cancelling flights. as predicted last week by some, this was going to
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go on for most of the winter. they are effectively cancelling thousands of flights over the entire winter schedule. ryanair of flights over the entire winter schedule. rya nair is of flights over the entire winter schedule. ryanair is a big organisation, big airline. this is probably 5% of their total flight operation during the year. from a brand perspective it's a very serious. it's damaging because they are starting to lose trust among the flyers who put them into the number one spot in the first place. there has been talk about what is behind this, pilots, shortage of pilots, rotors and so one. how do you see the bottom line cause of this chaos? undoubtedly rya nair is the bottom line cause of this chaos? undoubtedly ryanair is having to react to some changes legally by the irish aviation authorities, which are valid. i think they've been too slow to react to those. management took their eye off the ball and as michael 0'leary says, created this mess. they've made a clock up and as a result they should have come out at the outset was a longer string of cancellations. what's happened is they've cancelled over several days,
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two or three weeks, as a result it has confused passengers. they don't know necessarily whether their flights are cancelled or not. it sews distrust and if you are booking a flight today and have a choice of airlines, ryanair would a flight today and have a choice of airlines, rya nair would not necessarily be top of the list. more cancellations announced today but some people will say, is it the last? will it be another batch of cancellations in a week? michael 0'leary says this is it but he said that last week. already the aviation authorities are starting to crawl, over one. there is a wider issue here, the pilots themselves are not unionise at ryanair. the danger here is that they get together, almost ganged up, use their power whilst ryanair is in a weak position and say, actually, maybe we should start unionising this business, we're going to demand more pay and benefits if you want us to stay with you and fly with you. i think it
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could lead to a unionised pilots position in ryanair, something michael 0'leary has always wanted to avoid. his own management have created this crisis. good to talk to you as ever. the latest bbc news headlines: jeremy corbyn has closed labour's annual party conference in brighton declaring the party is now ready for government and on the threshold of power. police who shot dead a motorist in his car near the bristol section of the m5 motorway say they we re section of the m5 motorway say they were responding to reports he was carrying a gun. theresa may says she's bitterly disappointed after a trade dispute with the united states but thousands of a aviation jobs at risk at the bombardier plant in belfast. the latest sport now, football, cricket, lots more at bbc sports centre with you. three more british
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clu bs centre with you. three more british clubs in champions league action this evening. manchester united have travelled over 2000 miles to play cs ka travelled over 2000 miles to play cska moscow. they are off to a blistering start. the first goal coming from romelu lukaku. he's been in fantastic form this season. after four minute he gave manchester united the lead. martial doubled the lead from the penalty spot. before lukaku lead from the penalty spot. before lu ka ku got lead from the penalty spot. before lukaku got his second of the night. scoring this goalfrom lukaku got his second of the night. scoring this goal from close range. after their 6—0 win in the first match chelsea face a tougher task at the 20 16th finalist atletico madrid. they were held to a draw in their opening game. so far in group c, goalless. alvaro morata with the closest chance so far. roma macro beat kara bakh earlier closest chance so far. roma macro beat karabakh earlier 2—1. let's
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look at some of the other games. manchester united 3—0 up, anderlecht boosting scottish champions celtic, still goalless. not many chances. the game of the evening sees bayern munich go to paris saint—germain, only to two minutes for defender dani alves to put paris saint—germain ahead in that one. did cricket. england have won the series against the west indies. taking the match on the duckworth—lewis method at the oval. the tourists went into— zero down in the series, boasting a big first—innings total of 356 thanks to more than 150 from evin lewis. jason roy was in to replace alex hales at the top of the english order. he top scored with 84 for 66 balls. england faltered. marine ali steered them back towards victory. england faltered. a quick 48 from him put them 61 ahead before the
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rain came. england fortunately taking the match. 0ne rain came. england fortunately taking the match. one to play. england had to do without ben stokes today. he was named in the 16 man ashes squad to tour australia this winter. this pending an ecb disciplinary proceeding. he was arrested in the early hours of monday morning on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm following an incident in bristol nightclub. there will be further testing on an injured hand. he is expected to be fit in time for the first in november. them do like ben stokes, go back to what used to do with ian botham, let these people run as best you can, rein them in when you can. ben has matured a lot believe it or not over the last two or three yea rs. we not over the last two or three years. we thought he was making all the right steps in all the right directions as a player and ambassador. this incident is a
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setback, no 1's going to deny that. you want ben stokes on that tour. whether or not you keep him as vice captain doesn't matter, he's the sort of character who basically inspires a side, he's your pivot. they can do extraordinary things. he's the sort of person you want in a dressing room. a peterborough postman will go from carrying the mail to carrying the bag of golf star sergio garcia after sending him tweets for 200 consecutive days. markjohnson has spent a dream day caddying for the famous spaniard at the pro—am event which precedes the british masters in the north east today. it was great, it was great, he was a relentless. he was great today. we had a good time. it was good fun. got off to a birdie— birdie start andl got off to a birdie— birdie start and i take responsibility. i didn't drop this bag. on the 13th hole...
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what were the highlights, what will you take away? just meeting him. he strikes the ball... just fun, a good lad, i told him, strikes the ball... just fun, a good lad, itold him, go and strikes the ball... just fun, a good lad, i told him, go and win the cup. that's all sport for now. england have won the series against the west indies. winning with the duckworth—lewis method. up to 4000 jobs at the belfast factory of the canadian owned bombardier plane maker are under threat after a trade ruling by the us government. it follows allegations by the rival american plane manufacturer, boeing, that bombardier has received illegal subsidies from the british and canadian governments. the us ruling — if confirmed — would impose an extra 220 per cent tax on bombardier planes exported to america. tonight — as our business editor simon jack reports — the defence secretary, sir michael fallon, has threatened retaliation against future boeing contracts in britain. thousands ofjobs at
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northern ireland's biggest manufacturing employer could go, if us rival boeing succeeds in having tariffs of 220% imposed on bombardier planes sold in the us. leaving the belfast plant today, workers were understandably concerned. yeah, there is worry there, general worry from everybody, yeah, we're expecting 220%, to be honest. it's all up in the air, so it is, but it is what it is, we can't do nothing about it, you know? very disappointed, yes, i think they're being bullies about it, no doubt about it. archive: if the planes achieve the expected demand, it means a lot of employment in ulster... the aerospace industry has a long history in belfast. formerly known as short brothers, it's been here since 1948, and to this day it remains a huge part of northern ireland's economy. last year, it paid £158 million in wages. it accounts for over 8% of all northern ireland's exports, and it sources parts and services from 800 companies in the uk and ireland.
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the whole future of this plant here in belfast is designed around the success of the plane onto which these wings will be attached, so any threat to the c series programme is a direct threat to potentially thousands ofjobs here in belfast. boeing has a powerful cheerleader. companies that receives subsidies and use them to sell cheaply in the us, as boeing claims in this case, are the enemy of president trump's "america first" policy. but politicians here have started firing back. this is not the kind of behaviour that we expect from a long—term partner, and i've made that very clear to boeing, when i met them earlier in the summer. and i've also made very clear to the new united states ambassador in london, this is not the behaviour we expect of boeing and could indeed jeopardise our future the plant itself is in
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a constituency held by the dup, which the government relies on to pass laws, so it's getting westminster‘s full attention. the prime minister, on our behalf, has raised this issue with president trump and prime minister trudeau, so at the very highest level we've been emphasising how important this is. thousands ofjobs depend on this, hundreds of millions of pounds in terms of the northern ireland economy. there's a long way to go in this increasingly acrimonious journey. a second ruling will be made in february next year, and even that can be appealed. meanwhile, on the factory floor, the possibility of being shut out of your biggest market will cause lingering concerns. simonjack, bbc news, belfast. speaking a short while ago the prime minister theresa may said the government was doing everything it can to protectjobs in northern ireland and that boeing was not helping its relationship with the united kingdom. we have had a long—term partnership
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with boeing, this is no way to operate in terms of such a long—term partnership. i say that long—term partnership. i say that long—term partnership is being undermined by this behaviour by boeing. was the prime minister speaking a short time ago. joining me to discuss is ben moores, senior research manager at jane's 360 who specialise in defence & security intelligence. we had some quite strong words from the prime minister. let's go back to the prime minister. let's go back to the start of this. why is boeing taking this stand do you think? they've developed a narrowbody aircraft that competes against the boeing 737 the type you go on holiday to spain in. bombardier have bet the farm on this programme, they couldn't finish in time. the canadian government had to lend them
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money. boeing is using this as a legal battle want to challenge bombardier because they are very scared of the c series aircraft, the reason is that vaughan series aircraft is better than 737 and could take $15 billion a year away from them. that's what they are worried about. —— c series. from them. that's what they are worried about. -- c series. if it's a 220% mark—up, this cuts bombardier out of the world's biggest aviation market, the united states. it means key customers like delta won't be able to afford aircraft, which effectively considering the financial state bombardier is in, could likely put them out of business. there are other markets around the world, people fly planes all over the world, notjust the united states. they haven't got major orders in other parts of the world, it's this key delta order they have to get. we've heard hints at british government retaliation against boeing, tell us what the
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implications of all of that can be. michael fallon saturday boeing had a lot to gain from british defence expenditure, that is a lie. —— michael fallon said today. it could gain 400 million at best over the next ten years, 40 million a year compared to 15 billion a year they could lose. however, if fallon pushes it, boeing have a lot to lose because they could cancel the apache deal, the attack helicopters, the maritime patrol aircraft. it's worth $3 billion in production alone. the good news is those were bad deal signed by the british government. there are no britishjobs involved. we'd have no modern attack helicopters, no maritime patrol aircraft. those ideals that have already been signed between boeing and the british government. can they legally get out of those if they wa nt legally get out of those if they want to? they can find ways, but it might be challenged and you could go to court. the whole thing could go to court. the whole thing could go to court. the whole thing could go to court. good to talk to you, thank
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you so much for being with us, ben moore ‘s, senior research manager at jane's 360. you're watching bbc news. we'll have the weather coming up news. we'll have the weather coming up injusta news. we'll have the weather coming up injust a moment. let's bring the latest on president trump now. donald trump's republican party rolling out a plan to reform america's tax code, calling for deep cuts to corporate rates and the abolition of inheritance tax. he can speak to north america correspondent anthony zurcher, in washington for us. bring us up to date. donald trump is just about to give a speech unveiling this tax reform package to publicans unveiling this tax reform package to publica ns have unveiling this tax reform package to publicans have been working on for quite some time now. as you mentioned, leaks quite some time now. as you mentioned, lea ks have quite some time now. as you mentioned, leaks have come out, details of the plan have already come out. the big corporate tax rate cut to 20% from 35% is one of the signature things donald trump is touting. he campaigned on cutting it touting. he campaigned on cutting it to 15% then told the press today it
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was a negotiating tactic. he really thought he would get 20%. there is an interesting thing where it would do away with the deduction for state and local taxes from individuals so if you live in virginia like i do you wouldn't be able to deduct your taxes you pay to the state from your federal taxes, it could be a big tax hike on people who live in some of the high tax states like new york and california. incidentally, democratic states. it's a wide—ranging proposal estimated to come in with a price tag of almost $3 trillion. so for fiscal conservatives who have campaigned on being frugal in the federal budget, that could be an issue. it's going to create a fairly sizeable hole in the budget, unless they find ways to offset it elsewhere. thank you, anthony. good to talk to you. now the weather with matt taylor. good evening. the rain is slowly
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pushing its weight used woods overnight. we have seen some thoroughly wet conditions this afternoon. temperatures holding up in double figures for many. the commute for the east of scotland and the east of england will be great, misty and damp with outbreaks of rain and drizzle. that lingers in the shetland in the afternoon. it does seem that most will have a dry and bright afternoon with good sunny spells. not quite as mucky as we have had so far this week. a fine end to thursday but from thursday night into friday, another band of rain moves erratically eastwards. most of us will see some wet weather for times. after the wet windy start in the west, the afternoon looking dry and brighter with some sunshine. this is bbc news — our latest headlines:
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jeremy corbyn has told the labour party conference that the party is ready for government. closing the conference in brighton, he said people's views were changing, leaving his party as the "real centre of gravity". this is a weak and divided government with no purpose apart from clinging to power. it is labour who is now setting the agenda, winning the argument about a new common sense about the direction our country should take. a man has died after armed police opened fire on a car near bristol. the shooting happened just off a junction of the m5 near portishead. theresa may says she's bitterly disappointed after a trade dispute with the us put thousands of aviation jobs at risk in belfast. we are very clear about the importance of bombardier and the jobs in northern ireland and we will be doing everything we can to see
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that we can see those jobs being guaranteed into the future. ryanair is extending its programme of flight cancellations throughout the winter, as the budget airline continues to try to minimise the impact of a shortage of pilots. the move will affect around 400,000 passengers. let's return to the speech delivered by the labour leaderjeremy corbyn, closing the party's annual conference in brighton, where he said the party was standing on the threshold of power. in his speech, mr corbyn pledged to introduce controls on private rents — condemning "forced gentrification and social clea nsing" seen in many areas. he reaffirmed the party's commitment to scrap tuition fees in england. and in a speech full of criticism of the conservative party, he focused on the government's handling of the brexit negotiations — describing the process as "brexit bungling". at the conclusion of his speech, mr corbyn said the party was now prepared for government.
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we have left the status quo behind but we must make the change we seek credible and effective. i hope we've left our own divisions behind. but we must make our unity practical. we know we are campaign ready. we must be government ready too. 0ur aspirations matched by our confidence. during the election campaign, i met and listened to people in every part of the country, and i did the same over the summer. impressed with the determination of so many people to try to make their communities better, impressed with the hard work that people put in to try to deliver struggling public services. and i met struggling single parents, young people held back by the lack of opportunity, pensioners anxious about health and social care, public servants trying to keep services together.
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low and middle earners, self—employed and employed, facing insecurity and squeezed living standards. but hopeful, hopeful that things could change, and that labour could make a difference. many hadn't voted before, or not for many years past, but they put their faith in our party. we offered an antidote to apathy and despair, to misery and depression. let everyone understands this. we have come this journey, not to let you down, because we listened to you, because we believe in you. labour can and labour will deliver a britain for the many not the few! applause a standing ovation thereforejeremy
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corbyn. we were getting reaction throughout the day. we can hear now from kezia dugdale who has stepped down as labour leader in scotland. it was a phenomenal speech. he got a rapturous reception. they were chanting his name before he even spoke. i think he did a very good job today, because of whatjeremy corbyn represents, what he has a lwa ys corbyn represents, what he has always represented is and hysterically platform. he has offered hope to hold generation for people who have been let down. there was a lot about housing across the whole of the country that in particular education across england as well. lord falconer — former labourjustice secretary and lord chancellor — said that the speech was of crucial importance to the party. that speech was an incredibly important speech, because the first speech made byjeremy corbyn since
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the whole political landscape changed as a result of the general election. this is his opportunity to showcase to the country what labour would offer. he gave the strongest possible impression of an individual who is confident. he knew where he was going. but some senior figures urged caution. john mills — one of the labour party's biggest donors — says the party need to be wary about what they can promise. my my concerns are that we are inheriting, or the labour party when it is elected, will inherit a pretty wea k it is elected, will inherit a pretty weak economy from the conservative government we have had for the last few years. and a lot of the promises that were made are going to be expensive. there is a plan for raising the money through taxation, putting up corporation tax and so forth, but i think there will be real challenge is to make sure this all hangs together. john mills, one of the labour party's biggest donors. 11 men have been arrested as part of an investigation into the banned neo—nazi group,
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national action. the men — who are aged between 22 and 35 — were detained in the north—west of england, west yorkshire, wiltshire and south—wales. they're being held under terror laws and police say the arrests relate to threats against individuals, not communities. daniel sandford reports. raided this morning by counterterrorism police, the home in warrington of a former activist of the extreme right group national action, a scene repeated at ten other addresses today across england and wales. this is the house of christopher lythgoe, who, along with five other men in north—west england, is suspected of making what police call significant threats to individuals. in garforth in leeds, a bomb—disposal van was outside the address of another activist who was involved in national action before it was listed as a terrorist group. ashley bell, who lives there, is suspected of being a member of a banned organisation, as are four men from west yorkshire, wiltshire and swansea. although the arrests were the result of two separate investigations, they are all part of an operation
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against suspected national action supporters coordinated by the counterterrorism policing network. it became illegal to be a member of national action last december, when the home secretary, amber rudd, listed it as a terrorist organisation. the home office says it is virulently racist, anti—semitic and homophobic, that it rejects democracy, and celebrated the killing ofjo cox mp last year. national action had gone underground since the ban, no longer holding demonstrations like this last year. a fortnight ago, three other men were charged with being members of the banned group, including two who were serving soldiers. daniel sandford, bbc news, at the home office. the taxi service uber has begun an appeal against a ruling that its drivers are entitled to benefits such as holiday pay — less than a week after it was told would lose its licence in london. the appeal comes after drivers
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won the right last year to be classed as workers, rather than self—employed, meaning they are entitled to the minimum wage and paid rest breaks. our legal correspondent clive coleman explains. last year uber driverjames farrar won a landmark legal case when an employment tribunal ruled that he was a worker and not as uber had argued, running his own business. in reality, i don't control the fare. if i take a different route other than the one i've been given, i'll be penalised. i am performance managed through a ratings system. if i hit 4.4 i'm out of a job. i don't know who the customer is. so i can't ever develop a customer database that i can work with. the ruling threatens to increase the operating costs of companies like private hire and delivery firms, using people who work on demand. and uber has appealed claiming that it's wrong in law. as james farrar and fellow driver
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yaseen aslam arrived for the hearing, demonstrators supporting them took to the streets. get up, stand up, don't give up the fight. we took uber on, we beat them in a tribunal and now we're going to beat them again. thank you, everyone. applause. with over a million people now working in the so—called gig economy, the uber appeal is seen as critical. determining whether they are classified as small businesses, working for themselves, or as these people would say, workers entitled to a raft of rights including the national minimum wage and paid holidays. but uber is adamant that its drivers are independent contractors and not workers. drivers tell us overwhelmingly they want to be independent contractors. we did a recent poll of all uber drivers and 80% told us
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they would rather be an independent contractor than a worker. doctorjason moyer—lee, the general secretary of the union that is supporting the drivers in uber‘s appeal, believes the case extends far beyond one company. this case goes to the heart of exploitation in the so—called gig economy. you have the employers in the sector who continually, bogusly class the people that work for them as independent contractors. in order to avoid giving them the most basic of employment rights. and this case is challenging that practice. james farrar no longer drives for uber. but he is eagerly awaiting the outcome of today's appeal which should make the rights of those working in the gig economy a lot clearer. clive coleman, bbc news. 80,000 people have been moved from their homes, on the indonesian island of bali — as a volcano there, threatens to erupt for the first time in more than 50 years. a 12 kilometre exclusion zone is now
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in force around mount agung, after more than 500 tremors were detected on monday. 0ur correspondent hywel griffith reports from bali. forced to flee their homes, these are just some of the 80,000 balinese people waiting for nature to take its course. no one can tell them if or when an eruption will come, but the risk is just too great for them to remain in their villages. the wait creates fear and frustration. translation: i'm bored spending days and days here. at home, i can work, i have my cows and chickens to take care of. it hurts that my home has been abandoned. this sports centre is just one of nearly 400 evacuation centres around the island. people are sleeping on gym mats mattresses, whatever they can find to be comfortable. they could be in for a long wait — no one knows if an eruption comes whether it will take hours, days, or maybe even weeks. mount agung is a sacred site for the balinese.
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people face towards it as they pray, but the threat of an eruption risks ending lives and livelihoods. translation: i'm scared, really scared, as the volcano is going to erupt. i am still waiting for the latest news from the government. i am a construction worker. because of the news that said the volcano will erupt, the head of our construction site said to shut down and didn't tell us when to start again, so i am unemployed. for others on the island, volcanic activity is keeping them busy. hundreds of earthquakes have been measured each day. today brought the strongest yet. but experts can only say the eruption is imminent. while one part of the island is in natural disaster mode, another tries to continue as normal. tourist flights are still arriving. without them, bali would lose its biggest industry. and so everyone is braced for what the next days will bring. the headlines on bbc news:
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jeremy corbyn has closed the annual labour party conference declaring his party is ready for government. police who shot a man said they were responding to reports he was carrying a gun. theresa may says she's bitterly disappointed after trade dispute with united states but thousands of jobs at risk at the bombardier plant in belfast. an update on the market numbers for you — here's how london's and frankfurt ended the day. and in the united states this is how the dow and the nasdaq are getting on. they are allup, they are all up, as you can see. president trump has defended his government's response to the disaster in the us territory of puerto rico — which has been devastated by two hurricanes.
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mr trump rejected accusations that the caribbean island had not received the same level of assistance as the states of texas and florida. he will now visit the island next week — as our correspondent richard lister reports. in the flooded streets of the capital sanjuan, the mayor is still looking for survivors. in the city largely without power, communications or running water, she is getting desperate. i know that leaders aren't supposed to cry. and especially not on tv. but we are having a humanitarian crisis here. water is the biggest concern. like almost half the country, caguas east of the capital has had no access to a regular supply for a week. this is the first water tanker i've seen here, sastuan cruz. that's why there is such a crush of people, everyone is trying to get water to survive.
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after first hurricane irma and then maria, no part of this island was left untouched. the family here left a message on their roof and they were rescued. other places have still not been reached. puerto rico's economy was broken even before the hurricanes. rebuilding will take months, years. but many here say the day—to—day problems are getting worse and not better. this is the line for the gas station. there are 70 cars in this queue. generator fuel is running low as well, people are queueing for everything. supermarkets are rationing supplies. and it is hard to get cash to pay for what there is. these american citizens are wondering when help will arrive. translation: the aid is too slow. they say it is coming from the usa but who are they giving it to? no one has come to my door to give me some rice. president trump insists the aid effort is going well. but he acknowledged the problems in distributing
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supplies on the island. we are unloading on an hourly basis massive loads of water and food and supplies for puerto rico. and this is not like florida where we can go right up the spine or like texas where we go right down the middle and we distribute. this is, you know, a thing called the atlantic ocean. this is tough stuff. millions of ready meals and bottles of water have arrived and more is on the way. but a week on from maria, many of the roads needed to deliver them are still impassable. rescue teams are seeking out the most vulnerable on this island. and for them the situation is becoming critical. richard lister, bbc news. and speaking in indianapolis a few moments ago the president again defended relief efforts in the caribbean. let me begin by saying
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our hearts and prayers go out to the people of puerto rico and the virgin islands, who are suffering in the wa ke islands, who are suffering in the wake of yet another catastrophic hurricane. their island was virtually destroyed. federal agencies are working closely with local partners to help these communities get back on their feet as soon as possible. texas, florida, louisiana, doing great and the recovery process is happening very, very quickly. i will be going bad puerto rico next week to get an on the ground briefing about the disaster recovery and to see all of our great first responders and to meet a lot of the people who are so affected by the storms. we are with you now, i'd tell them, and we will be there every step of the way until thisjob is done. it is truly catastrophic what happened in puerto rico. applause and massive amounts of water, food
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and supplies, by the way, are being delivered on an hourly basis. it's something that nobody‘s ever seen before from this country, i can tell you that, and i'm very proud of all of the folks who have worked so hard in seamer, all of our first responders, all of our police who have gone to the island because their police force has been so badly affected, and many of their policemen, in fact most of the policemen, in fact most of the police people have lost their homes, and it has been a tough go. but we are going to get it back. donald trump speaking in the last few minutes. if you've ever struggled to squeeze everything you want to say into one tweet, you might be pleased to hear that the social media site twitter has announced its considering doubling its famous 140—character limit. a small number of users are taking part in a trial allowing longer tweets of up to 280 characters. donald trump is apparently not one
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of those who is trying that. twitter‘s founderjack dorsey was one of the first to try the new limit out, saying it was "a small change, but a big move for us". the company says the current character limit is a "major cause of frustration" for some users. however, for journalist caitlin kelly, herfrustration was with his rambling tweet which she edited back down to the current 140 character limit. joining now via webcam from san francisco is shaun nichols, reporter at the register, a global website for it professionals. we can talk about twitter and how many characters there should be in a tweet. thanks for being with us. what is behind this move by twitter. why are they thinking of doubling the number of characters? twitter said this was due to some differences in languages. 0riginally, differences in languages. originally, the 140 character limit
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was because at the time the sms m essa 9 es was because at the time the sms messages in 2006 only allowed that many characters. since then that has changed. they have found in certain languages like english, it is harder to get your message across as it would in other languages. japanese said they could get more information in that sized message that you could probably not get in the english—language. that was the idea to try and ease those constraints, let everybody get their ideas out and now the technology is not a problem, let's go ahead and ease the limit. that is one school of thought that other people are saying actually, the real reason is twitter isn't doing as well as perhaps it should be, and if they expand the number of characters, that will encourage more people to tweet. do you think that is right?|j encourage more people to tweet. do you think that is right? i think there is some validity to that.
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hearing the uses talk about it, really, there are a lot of other things which is driving people away from twitter. a lot of it is things like trolls and bots which push people away. that seems to be the bigger hindrance than any sort of limit on characters. what is your view? do you like it at 140 characters? do you like the conciseness that that forces on the writer or do you think it would be better if people could say a little bit more in a tweet. i think it really depends on the context. there is nothing to stop people doing what we call tweet storms which is a series of tweets cascading to get your thoughts on there. what we have noticed is since this trial first began, users could edit it and turn it on their own end so anyone who wa nts it on their own end so anyone who wants it can use it. the reaction is hard. you can do multiple tweets if
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you want. it would be kind of a nice thing, but overall, it is not religious in the big issues which people have which twitter. thank you for joining people have which twitter. thank you forjoining us from san francisco. can 100 women change the world in a month? that's the challenge for this year's bbc 100 women season, which launches today with a list of some of the world's most influential and inspirational women. they're tasked with coming up with new innovations to tackle some of the biggest problems facing women today. violence against women is a real big problem in brazil, and it is made normal because there are so many songs which promote gender—based violence. iodine deficiency can cause many
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problems. 37% of iodine deficiency can cause many problems. 3796 of women are afraid of walking late at night. i think the beauty of the product lies with the fact that you're not asking them to change anything. it is just that this indie has asking them to change anything. it isjust that this indie has iodine and it will help you. sometimes the smallest ideas can make the biggest difference. this
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0ctober make the biggest difference. this october we will look at ways to tackle the glass ceiling, female illiteracy, street harassment and sexes in sport. but they need your help. send your ideas online and join this year's100 women challenge. time for a look at the weather. hello, ben, good evening to you. if you have one ion the weekend, the forecast is a little bit complicated. i will tell you why in a moment. 0ut there we have had huge amounts of rain. this is the weather front responsible. it is a slow—moving weather front. the front responsible. it is a slow—moving weatherfront. the rain band is working its way is to it and so those who had a lovely day today, tonight will be a wet night. those who have had a wet day today, clearer skies later on. russia into
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the morning. 0vernight it will be a monkey seal. —— tomorrow will have a muqqy monkey seal. —— tomorrow will have a muggy seal. there could be a legacy of cloud across parts of central england. by the end of the morning most of the rain is out of the way and then the sky brightened up nicely. a lovely day across western areas compared with today. by the afternoon it is just shetland who have got the wettest of the weather. maybe the odd shower pushing into fermanagh. sunny spells for most in the afternoon and pleasant under the sunshine. it will not be as muggy as it has been in the last couple of days. a much more changeable pattern means our weather goes from one
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extreme to another. deep area of low pressure is moving off to iceland. it will not affect us directly but the warm air will push through quicker than we have had today. brightening up in western parts of the uk. friday, across eastern areas, rather cloudy and damp towards mid or late afternoon. it might be the evening before you start to see the sunshine come out. into the start of the weekend, this is the easy bit on saturday. a cooler start, some mist and fog around. one ortwo cooler start, some mist and fog around. one or two showers and then clouding over from the south—west and then it gets complicated. it is because of the remnants of two hurricanes, maria and leave. lee looks like it could go down to the bay of biscay. maria could bring us heavy rain through sunday into
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monday. we will keep you updated. hello, i'm ros atkins, this is 0utside source. we'll begin in puerto rico. federal aid is arriving — but almost half the population doesn't have access to drinking water. president trump has offered his support to a hardline republican candidate in alabama. roy moore is anti—gay and anti—islam. mr trump says he's a great guy. no surprise. iraqi kurdistan has voted for independence. we'll be live in irbil to find out what happens next. we'll play the latest bbc report from syria.
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this was islamic state's capital, but it now feels that raqqa is is's graveyard. we'll hear from those who campaigned to end saudi arabia's ban on women drivers.


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