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you're watching beyond one hundred days. it's official, donald trump will travel to the uk injuly. he'll hold talks with theresa may in london on what's been described by the white house as "a working visit." it remains to be seen whether this visit, on friday 13th, will be a triumph for the special relationship orfor the anti—trump protestors? bill cosby is found guilty of sexual assault in a retrial of charges brought against him in 200a. also on the programme: north meets south — tomorrow the historic meeting between the two koreas, the first time a north korean leader has stepped across the line since the korean war. the princely price of parenthood — with a newborn and his best man duties looming, you can hardly blame him? get in touch with us using the hashtag ‘beyond—one—hundred—days‘. hello and welcome, i'm katty kay in washington
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and christian fraser is in london. it's been on, it's been off, and now its back on again. downing street has confirmed that donald trump will visit the uk on the 13thjuly, but it won't be a full state visit, as was promised by theresa may last year. the foreign secretary has responded with a positively trump like superlative. channelling full trump. in a moment, we'll get the thoughts of our north america editor, jon sopel, but first let's go to westminster to speak to our political correspondent, ben wright. days of endless hugging and slaps on the back, ben, is it any coincidence that they've picked the 13th july, before bastille day, we think bas to last year and donald trump was in
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paris with emmanuel macron? are you suggestion that some in whitehall might be jealous of the bromance between president trump and president macron. some in westminster have been watching the closely developing relationship between france and the us with some concern. between france and the us with some concern. i think they will be relief here that, finally, as you say this visit will happen. it will not involve carriages down the mall, we don't think it will involve banquets with the queen. it will be a slimmed down visit. a working visit. this is what downing street are describing this as. tacked on to a visit that president trump is making to europe anyway, a nato meeting in brussels at the same time. a working, stripped down visit, but it will be happening, after months be and months of speculation. it is not, though, the state visit that theresa may was very quick to offer the newly elected president trump way back at the beginning of last year.
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mired in controversy ever since. that's not going to happen. although numberten say that's not going to happen. although number ten say it's still on the cards, it will happen at some point. 0k. jon, there is some risk for this in the white house. they know that donald trump's reputation in the uk is not perhaps as stealar as they would like it to be. how nervous are they about protests?” would like it to be. how nervous are they about protests? i think that they about protests? i think that they would love to think, donald trump would love to think, he would ride ina trump would love to think, he would ride in a gold carrage and the streets would be lined along the mall of people waving unionjacques and stars and stripes i expect that wouldn't happen if there was a state visit. that is why it's paired back. can be union jacks. visit. that is why it's paired back. can be unionjacks. there will be a visit to the queen if allowed at buckingham palace or windsor castle. that plays well in america. i think they would hope there is a bit of that. who knows, donald trump might even bolt on a day at the end to go and visit his golf course. i'm told
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in scotland. when he talks to theresa may he talks about how marvellous the golf course is there and how proud he is of it. i wouldn't be surprised if that happens as well on this trip. there is also some real business to be transactioned. you know, in terms of the tariffs on steel and aluminium. theresa may will want to see them per mannently scrapped and a post—brexit trade deal. the white house are taking down the flefrj flags flying for the state visit. angela merkel arrives later today for her visit with donald trump tomorrow. just a slight danger it might be seen that britain is getting left behind. -- french. i have been speaking to national security officials, they were talking about the fact that it's the french they are talking to in washington, the french they are interested in. macron wowed this town. there is a feeling that britain has slightly slipped in terms of any special relationship. jon sopel and ben wright, thank you
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very much forjoining us. bill cosby has been found guilty of drugging and raping a woman at his pennsylvania home in 200a. the comedian faces up to 30 years in prison. let's get the latest from our correspondent, aleem maqbool whojoins us now. he has been tried before and found not guilty. what changed? more women we re not guilty. what changed? more women were allowed to testify during the retrial. the prosecutors were able to build up a pad earn here by bill cos by. to build up a pad earn here by bill cosby. —— pattern. it wasn't a one—off, five women said similar things. a huge, huge moment. this was a man who is america's, one of america's biggest stars during the
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80s. known as america's dad. he is facing a long prison term. for someone facing a long prison term. for someone who thought they were untouchable. the other thing that has changed is the atmosphere since the first trial. we have this me too movement which may have seeped into the brains of the jurors who didn't believe the defence team who portrayed the one woman who went to trial with the accusations against bill cosby during the try. the defence team tried to make her out asa defence team tried to make her out as a money grabber. someone who did it consensually. in the end the jurors threw it out and unanimously convicted bill cosby. 0k. jurors threw it out and unanimously convicted bill cosby. ok. that was the shot of the court room you saw there. cosby outside it in pennsylvania. today, president trump said he is considering three or four
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dates and up to five locations for his planned meeting with north korean leader kimjong un — although, he said, it is still unclear if it will happen at all. more immediately, on friday, the north korean president will cross the demarcation line — for the first time since the korean war — to meet with his south korean counterpart moon jae—in. a short while ago i discussed it with former us ambassador to the un, bill richardson, who has travelled to north korea on multiple diplomatic missions. governor richardson, the two koreas meet tomorrow, what do you think we can expect from the meeting? well, there'll be a lot of pageantry. there'll be a lot of preparation, in terms of scripted response to a lot of the issues. but i think it's important. it isn't the main event. the main event is president trump and kimjong—un, but it's the preliminary, an important preliminary, that will tell us
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something about north korea's intentions on denuclearisation and on inspections. donald trump gave an interview to fox and friends this morning, interesting detail in there. first of all, the new secretary of state, was in pyongyang and met with kim jong—un for an hour. also that he's looking for a date for the meeting, probably in geneva, what does that tell you? well, first, that he met kim jong—un is important. usually, when you get to north korea, as i have, you never know who you're meeting with, but he met with the top leader, who is conducting the nuclear negotiations. and it looks like the logistics of the meeting, whether it's in geneva, when it's going to happen, a lot of the preparation is a good sign that the top leader is behind it. so that is welcome news. when he spoke at the press conference on tuesday, donald trump said that, for him, denuclearisation was exactly that, getting rid of the nukes. i can't think of an analyst that we've had on this programme who thinks kim is going to do that? well, i don't think so. i believe the definition of denuclearisation for both sides is different. for the united states, it is that kim will dismantel his weapons. he's not going to do that,
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he may freeze them. he may freeze missile, nuclear weapons, and then he'll probably haggle a lot on inspections and verification. that's where we shouldn't let him off the hook. but maybe a long—term denuclearisation is he's ready to do, but if that's the case, he's got to ask for a lot in return. if we thought the marshal plan was very costly after world war ii, wait until you hear what the north koreans ask for. do you think, in the words of donald trump, that kimjong—un is truly an open and honourable man? well, you know, he goes from one extreme to the other. this is what's dangerous. whatever the president is feeling when he's tweeting. that's not how you conduct foreign policy. i don't think necessarily those characterisations are accurate either way. what kimjong—un has done is become an international pariah, a rabble rouser, and he's now trying to be a statesman and
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he's doing quite well. i think he's been under estimated. the diplomacy with south korea. the diplomacy with china, the meeting in china. now donald trump. you know, he has an agenda. he knows what he wants to do. the danger is that my president, donald trump, won't be prepared, won't be ready, will raise expectations to high. but i think him meeting with kimjong—un, and i give credit to the president for doing that. that's the right step right now, because things on the korean peninsula couldn't be worse. national security people say, why not give it a go. what bill richardson was saying to you, which is interesting, what is the price of this going to be? have they reckoned with how much will it will cost
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monetarily or whatever else could be. that hasn't been discussed yet. maybe it's too early? governor richardson said it's a gamble worth taking. when you look at the korean peninsula it couldn't be worse. they have ballistic nuclear missiles. the two sides facing off against each other and us troops on the southern side of the peninsula. you have to do something. he thinks president trump has moved them in the right direction. ght donald trump said he's prepared to walk. if he gets up and walks out of the room. where else do they go? donald trump's aides have fought for months to keep him from doing what he did this morning. the president called into fox news and spoke for so long, the anchors struggled to get him off their show. it was a half hour stream of grievances from a president who gave himself an a+ approval rating, and almost everyone
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else a fail for the way he's being treated. in increasingly heated tones, mr trump attacked his own justice department, the special counsel investigation, the fired head of the fbi, the press. fair to say, he wasn't really happy with anyone. have a listen. and you look at the corruption at the top of the fbi, it's a disgrace. and our justice department, which i try and stay away from, but at some point i won't. our justice department should be looking at that kind of stuff, not the nonsense of collusion with russia. there is no collusion with me and russia, and everyone knows it. it went on in a similar vain. if i was yelled like that first thing in the morning it would make me... he was wide—awake. the morning it would make me... he was wide-awake. lots of coffee. absolutely. that fox call—in was made shortly before his embattled environmental chief, scott pruitt, answered tough questions on the hill about corruption and minutes
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after news broke that his nominee to run the veterans department, ronny jackson, had been forced to pull out. he would have done a greatjob. he's got a tremendous heart. these are all false accusations that were made. these are false... they're trying to destroy a man. by the way, i did say welcome to washington. welcome to the swamp. welcome to the world of politics. sure. but forjohn caster to start bringing up stuff like 'candy man', and the kind of things he was saying, and then say, well, you know these are just statements that are made. right. there's no proof of this, and he has a perfect record. he's got this beautiful record, unblemished. let's get more on this with reid wilson, correspondent for the hill, political newspaper and website here in the us. the president had things to get off his chest this morning? he certainly did. this is, as you you said,
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something his aides have fought for a long time. the president likes fox and friends the morning show on fox news. as a candidate, before he became a candidate, he would call in frequently and speak with the hosts. now he's the president of the united states he hasn't done that in the la st states he hasn't done that in the last year—and—a—half or so. but he sure did it this morning. he made a lot of news. made a lot of news. we will get to more of it during the course of the show. talking about mr jackson there, who decided he can't run. the president clearly feels grievance about this, here was somebody he wanted. maybe he wasn't qualified for thejob. he somebody he wanted. maybe he wasn't qualified for the job. he doesn't like it when his people aren't seen to be fighting? the president stands up to be fighting? the president stands up for those who come under attack no matter if they are being attacked for legitimate reasons or not. he stood up for a long time aide who had been accused of spousal abuse. he stood up for people who have been accused of corporation. even in this morning interview he stood up for
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his own attorney, michael cohen, whose house was raided by the fbi. trump says the investigation is into cohen's business, but he hadn't done anything wrong. it's strange, to say the least, that the president seems to stand up most for the aides who come under—fire for legitimate reasons. this is what is his aides have been trying to stop him doing for months. reports this week he has his own personal mobile phone and ringing up friends, friends at fox. he has a rant. against the advice of his lawyers, probably. there is no—one who seemingly is able to sit him down and say — this is not a goodidea? him down and say — this is not a good idea? and the us presidency is a confining and lonelyjob. somebody once said the white house is the crown jewel of the penitentiary system. he is feeling boxed in. john
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kelly has been trying to keep his private phone away and stopping tweets. officials at the white house tell me for every two tweets that come out, eight didn't go out. that is something that suggests that the president is now breaking free of those restraints. the white house aides don't particularly like. this iimagine his aides don't particularly like. this i imagine his lawyers are twitching every time he picks up the phone and does this kind of a phone call. he hasn't done it for a while. how important is it for him politically with his base? do they watch this and think — there's the president fighting. do they think, oh, my gosh, there is a president, he sounds in a bad mood and not very happy? every president has a base that will never leave him. donald trump's base is 30% and 35% of the country. there are others who approve of his job country. there are others who approve of hisjob performance who you may not characterise as exactly his base. when we get to an election time, 30% or 35% is not enough to win. this president has struck me as
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remarkably strange in that he doesn't even bother to reach out to the other side. consider the state dinnerat the the other side. consider the state dinner at the white house this week with the french president. a grand total of one democrat inindividualed that was the governor of lousiana. that was part of france. have you to invite that delegation. no democrats in congress who got to go to the dinner. a basic reach out and strike a deal. this guy prides himself on being the negotiator in chief, the author of the art of the deal. he sure isn't showing a lot of effort to make any kind of by bart san deal on any of this. it made me smile watching the three anchors trying to get in. that was the most amusing... it's like us when jon sopel is on the programme. mr president you need to stop watching cable news. it was the best advice they could give him. all of it is fuelled by what he's watching. he says he doesn't watch cnn. of course
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he is does, that is why he's so annoyed? he said he didn't watch cnn and said he had watchjim last night. they were right. for his health, if i was his doctor, i would say the same thing. do stop watching cable news. thank you very much for coming in tojoin us. don't stop watching this show of course, right, christian. donald trump's personal lawyer, michael cohen, is in court today, with a federaljudge ruling that an independent official will be the first to examine documents seized from his office by fbi agents. it comes after mr cohen said he would be invoking his fifth amendment right against self—incrimination in the stormy daniels case. she is the porn star he paid $130,000 before the presidential election. asked today about how much legal work mr cohen did for him, mr trump said it was a "tiny little fraction". he then went on to explain their relationship. but michael would represent me and represent me on some things. he represents me, like with this crazy stormy daniels deal, he represented me.
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you know, from what i see, he did absolutely nothing wrong. there were no campaign funds going into this, which would have been a problem — then why is he pleading the fifth? because he's got other things. he's got businesses. and, from what i understand, they're looking at his businesses. donald trump has said only people from the mob plead plead the fifth and that would suggest they are guilty. joining us now from boston is wendy murphy, former prosecutor and now professor of sexual violence law at new england law. how significant was it when donald trump on national television said, yes, michael cohen represents him in the stormy daniels case? well, it changes everything to some extent because, until that declaration, changes everything to some extent because, untilthat declaration, he had kept an enormous distance, not only from michael cohen with regard to the stormy daniels matter, with
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regard to even knowing about the deal in the stormy daniels situation. what it does is it brings him a little, a lot, closer to the problem of the stormy daniels case for michael cohen which becomes a problem for the president. how much did the president know about the deal? he has said he knew nothing about the deal. but, because he said that cohen was his lawyer, with regard to the stormy daniels situation, it's going to be very difficult for either michael cohen or president trump to now say that president trump didn't know anything about the deal. how can a man be your lawyer, on a deal, that he makes days before the election, and yet not tell his anything about the deal? that's the problem. we haven't connected those dots yet, but we're a lot closer than where we were before. that's a fair question. we
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asked you to come on the programme to speak about michael cohen and the president, since then the news about bill cosby being found guilty has broken. you are a professor of sexual violence law. i want to ask you about that. bill cosby has been in court lashing out at prosecutors during the course of a hearing just a few minutes ago. what do you make of the finding in the court today? there is no—one on the planet more surprised than i am about this verdict. for a couple of reasons. one is that the first time around there was a hung jury. usually, the second trial, after a hung jury, is not successful. the law in pennsylvania, where the case was prosecuted, is really among the worst in our nation, in terms of laws about sexual violence. so i'm very surprised. but i'm very happily surprised. i've never been more happy to be wrong in my career. i
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think what changed the result this time around was very much the fact that five other women were able to ta ke that five other women were able to take the stand and say — he did the same thing to me, and the same thing means, drugging me and sexually violated me after i became incapacitated. the past, the prior trial only one other woman walls allowed to testify. i think it made ita allowed to testify. i think it made it a lot harder for the defence to claim that this was an unusual event or that this was not the thing he typically did. when you see woman after woman coming forward and saying, this man has a habit of drugging women and sexually violated them, it's a lot easier for the jury to say, why wouldn't he have done it in this case, it's what he does? i think that made a big difference in this trial. thank you very much indeed for those thoughts. a breaking line on this. bill cosby to remain out ofjail, according to the
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pennsylvania judge, on bail, remain out ofjail, according to the pennsylvaniajudge, on bail, pending seine tenting on sexual assault convictions. he will remain out on bail. let us take you to pennsylvania... do we have pictures live? no, we don't i'm being told. we saw them a second ago. they have gone away. we will try to take you back to pennsylvania through the programmed and show some of the reaction coming in. let us move on. now, it's been a big week for the royal family with the birth of prince william and princess catherine's third child. and we all know how exhausting the first week with any new baby can be. here is the duke of cambridge trying desperately to stay awake while at work yesterday. this was a service at westminster abbey to mark anzac day. you have to feel for him? yeah. that is fatal. i will sit here. i will close my eyes. no—one will notice. fatal. comfy chair, long speech, the
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air conditioning. no, no, fatal. comfy chair, long speech, the airconditioning. no, no, no. every pa rent airconditioning. no, no, no. every parent can sympathies. what with a four—year—old, two—year—old and one week old. everyone will say they have a nanny. the first week you are hands on be. you are totally hands on. yes. meanwhile prince harry has asked his brother to be his best man at his wedding to meghan markle. kensington palace used this picture. the princes when they were boys, wearing police helmets, to share the news on twitter. in the last half hour the princes have been speaking about that announcement. let's hear what they had to say. how does it feel to be his best man? it feels great. thrilled and delighted, obviously. how did he ask? revenge is sweet, revenge is sweet. i'm looking forward to it. i got down on one knee. he's known for months.
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and prince william, any news on a name for the baby? prince william laughs. prince william, how about the name for the baby? i'm working on that one. did you see the look of fear on harry's face. working on the name when i can stay awake. poor guy. he can't get a break. i'm sure he will deal well it. this is beyond 100 days from the bbc. coming up for viewers on the bbc news channel and bbc world news, it was among the most bruising confirmations in president trump's cabinet, as mike pompeo finally takes his place to lead the state departemnt. and sparking a flood — the electrical work that turned this english street into raging river. that's still to come. good evening. today has been that
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typical april mix of sunshine and scattered showers around too. there have been blue skies. we have had cloud pictures coming in. this one came from one of our weather watchers in warwickshire. the radar picture shows the heavy showers have been into northern ireland and scotland. further south one or two heavy ones and the odd rumble of thunder. not as heavy as the showers we saw on wednesday. this evening, most of the showers fade away. some continuing for the north of scotland. cast your eyes towards the south—west. this is the next system pushing rain into wales and the south—west of england by first thing friday morning. further north a chilly and frosty start to the day for scotland and northern ireland. further south this area of low pressure will dominate the weather through the day on friday. it works its way further northwards and eastwards a cross its way further northwards and eastwards across much of england and wales. a bit of a north—south split on friday. the morning will work in, heavy for wales, south—west of england. if we look at the regional
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detail to the southern half of the country, you can see where the rain will fall. towards the midlands, up towards hull. dry dryerfor a time towards hull. dry dryerfor a time towards the south—east. the rain will progress further eastwards as we head through the day. scotland and northern ireland having a dryer day as will the far north of england, too. sunshine, scattered showers here, less breezy than recent days. temperatures will struggle. many of us not getting above eight or nine degrees when you are stuck under the cloud with the outbreaks of rain. the weekend, it looks like a mixed bag. sunshine and showers. rain arriving in the south—east late in the weekend. a cool breeze coming in from a north—easterly direction. showers to the south—east under the cloud, chilly north—easterly breeze. it will be brighter across the country with sunshine and scattered showers. it will feel cool for the time of year, once again. sunday a similar day, again cloudy, a cool
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north—easterly wind, particularly chilly to east coasts. north and west a brighter day with sunshine, a few showers. temperatures will struggle to get into double figures. later on sunday we will see persistent rain arriving in the south—east, down this area of approaching low pressure. so do keep tuned to your latest forecast. this is beyond one hundred days, with me katty kay in washington — christian fraser's in london. our top stories — downing street confirms that president trump will travel to the uk onjuly 13th for a working visit rather than a state visit. bill cosby is found guilty of sexual assault, in a retrial of charges brought against him in 200a. coming up in the next half hour — president trump's choice to lead the department
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of veterans affairs withdraws after allegations of inappropriate behaviour. a pledge to cut plastic pollution — more than a0 major companies sign up to rid the uk of throwaway packaging. let us know your thoughts by using the hashtag. 'beyond—one—hundred—days' it has been a disastrous few weeks for the british home secretary, amber rudd who is again facing calls for her resignation. ms rudd had to admit in the house of commons today that the immigration service had used "local targets" for measuring performance, despite telling a committee of mps only yesterday, that officials had not been set targets for the removal of illegal immigrants. and then, while lunching with the press this afternoon, she walked into another row, refusing to re—iterate the prime minister's line that the uk will be leaving the customs union. "i won't be drawn on that," she said, "we still have some cabinet discussions to have". let's go back to ben wright, who's in westminster for us. i'm looking at something on twitter from amber rudd, she has qualified what she said to the press. she says
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she should have been clearer, and she should have been clearer, and she says of course when we leave the eu we will be leaving the customs union. we asked the prime minister's official spokesperson whether amber rudd had been asked to send back verification out by an angry number ten but they said she had chosen to do that herself —— send that verification. we're not talking about any policy. this is one of the most dynamite issues in british politics right now, it goes to the heart of the argument about what sort of brexit there will be. amber rudd was meant to trot out the government line which is that the uk plans to leave the customs union and not form any sort of customs union after brexit but she left confusion after brexit but she left confusion after the lunch with journalists and there was criticism afterwards from tory mps and now the clarification.
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it has capped off a wretched day because amber rudd is in the middle ofa because amber rudd is in the middle of a storm about how the immigration system works, the fact it has caught up system works, the fact it has caught up members of the so—called windrush generation, questioning their right to be here in the first place and in the last few days it has emerged that she did not know about how the system worked for voluntarily encouraging people to leave who were not meant to be here at all and that prompted calls for amber rudd to quit from the labour shadow home secretary diane abbott. yesterday, giving evidence to the select committee, the home secretary said, we don't have targets for removals, but the committee were told earlier by someone else that there was a net re movals by someone else that there was a net
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removals target, that in forsman teams had to meet, and they are aiming to remove a certain number of individuals in any given month —— that in force meant teams. —— enforcement. the targets on posters in regional centres were there. when lord carrington resigned over the falklands he said it was a matter of honour. isn't it time that the home secretary is considered her honour and resigned? is she going to? has this comment on twitter said her job. she was never in real danger because she has the backing of number ten and there are no calls from tory backbenchers. often you can feel the support starting to crumble away but that is not happening. she is having a difficult time, no question, but i think she
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soldiers on. for the prime minister she is performing a usefulfunction, absorbing a lot of the political fla k absorbing a lot of the political flak the government is getting about the immigration system. and how it has performed over the last five yea rs. has performed over the last five years. labour are saying amber rudd is being used as a human shield for the prime minister because theresa may was the home secretary for seven yea rs. may was the home secretary for seven years. so of course i don't think amber rudd is going anywhere at the moment. thanks forjoining us. there was a vote in the commons today, and the commons was only half complete macro anyway. —— full anyway. this was about the customs union. at some point, will they actually become a problem for the government? at some point it would have to be a binding
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vote and the prime minister does not know if she has the votes. we got this steer from downing know if she has the votes. we got this steerfrom downing street know if she has the votes. we got this steer from downing street at the weekend that the prime minister would not be crying into her bf there was some form of customs union —— into her beer if there was some form of customs union, and that caused outrage amongst those brexiteers. and now we have the comment from amber rudd which put the position of the government into question. her comments would not be so notable if everyone wasn't aware that there was ambivalence of the government anyway, right? yes, and next week the government will try to come together next week and make a decision on this. it will be interesting to see if what happens and whether there are any resignations. mike pompeo hasjust been confirmed by the senate as the new us secretary of state — and is straight into the thick of it. on may 12th mr trump will decided whether or not to pull out of the iran nuclear deal and there's
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the upcoming summit with north korea to organise. the president confirmed today mr pompeo went to pyongyang over the easter weekend and sat down with kimjong un for an hour. now they need to fix a date and a venue for kim to meet face to face with donald trump. for more we can cross to our state department correspondent barbara plett usher. do we have a sense of which direction the new secretary of state is going to take the department? we will see how he deals with foreign policy but he will certainly take the lead on north korea because he has already been involved in that. he has said he wants a diplomatic outcome but he has also said he believes the administration's ha rdliners believes the administration's hardliners brought kim jong—un to the table in the first place and that hardline will get concrete results. the iran nuclear deal, he doesn't like the deal but he has
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said he would like a diplomatic outcome as well so he will be in gauged with the europeans to come up with something which satisfies with the europeans's concerns —— engaged. if the americans pull out, we do not know what that means, but we can be sure that he is an action man and he will be out front on foreign policy. after he was confirmed he was sworn in and he raced to the plane to take into brussels for the nato foreign monsters meeting and after he's going to the middle east —— the nato foreign ministers meeting. manana macron met with journalists last night and he said he worked hard on the iran nuclear deal but he doesn't think he has persuaded the president and he thinks that is because of domestic political reasons —— emmanuel macron met with journalists last night. and you also know how people like mike pompeo who are
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pretty much opposed to the iran deal. that is right. john bolton was brought in and i thought that would mean the death of the deal, but during his confirmation hearing mike pompeo tried to allay those fears and he said he wanted to preserve the deal if he could to fix its flaws and the concerns of president trump, sol flaws and the concerns of president trump, so i think he will make that the initial effort. there are ongoing negotiations to try and fix it, but if donald trump decides to pull out... then mike pompeo will be left with sorting out what exactly that will mean, in terms of how he continues to work with allies and also what it means practically to lift sanctions. he said he wanted to continue with the diplomatic route even continue with the diplomatic route evenif continue with the diplomatic route even if the president pulls out. it is unclear what it means, but he's not breathing fire and brimstone about the deal. he has staked a
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claim to being the sum this critic of the deal while ago, though —— to being the strongest critic. thanks for joining being the strongest critic. thanks forjoining us. one person who will be working closely with mike pompeo will be the us ambassador to the un, nikki haley. she has been one of the more prominent figures in the administration, particularly since the departure of rex tillerson. for many, an attachment to the trump administration spells bad news. but not for nikki haley. in fact a poll out today reveals she has a 63% approval rating which dwarfs donald trump's 39% rating. and it seems she is popular with both republicans and democrats. a challenger perhaps for 2020? if the president decided not to run, interesting that she is reaching democrats, as well. ronniejackson, michael flynn, rex tillerson, the amount of people who have got into the white house orbit with donald
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trump and not fared well out of it is very long. and there is nikki haley doing a delicate balance of sounding tough and independent at the united nations was also representing the white house which can have a mercurial position. she has taken him on. she has taken people close to him on and maybe her approval ratings spiked when she gave a nice three buff to donald trump's you economic adviser who said she was confused —— new economic adviser. her reply was, i don't do confused. maybe that is what you do to get your approval ratings up. more than a0 of the uk's largest companies have pledged to crack down on the amount of plastic they use over the next seven years as part of a new agreement between supermarkets and food companies. it comes amid growing pressure on food and drink manufacturers to curb the impact plastic pollution is having on the environment.
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here's our science editor david shukman. it feels as if much of what we buy comes wrapped in plastic, and most is never recycled. now, companies representing many of the items sold on supermarket shelves have come together to promise to cut plastic waste. this is why — shocking images of what happens when plastic gets into the oceans. so we're now seeing more and more pressure heaped on the manufacturers. over 100 ngos and 1,000 volunteers have been collecting from beaches... a promotional video from procter & gamble, one of the companies supporting the new initiative. it's churning out bottles of shampoo made with plastic collected on beaches. the bottles are grey, because they contain recycled material. the company says the public are demanding change. consumers, people, are out there talking about the role of plastics in packaging, the role of single plastics and single use plastics. so the debate is very topical at the moment. i hope it's notjust a one—hit
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wonder on the topic. i hope we will continue the discussions. this is all about trying to prevent plastic items like these from entering the rivers and the oceans. the overall aim is to try to cut plastic pollution by 2025. some products are difficult to recycle, because they are made up of more than one type of plastic. so one target is for 100% of plastic packaging to be ready for recycling, reuse or composting. and because some manufacturers use new materials rather than plastic that has been used before, another target is for new products to contain 30% of recycled plastic on average. so a lot of challenges lie ahead. for a start, increasing the amount of plastic sent for recycling may depend on the government laying down the law. that's the view of environmental campaigners who welcome the new initiative, but say it does need to be enforced. we're seeing government and business responding to public pressure, and that's a good thing. but without government regulation behind voluntary agreements like this,
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you see little actual change. to fix all this, the systems for recycling will need to be improved, along with making it easierfor people, and using less plastic in the first place. david shukman, bbc news. if anybody —— only everybody got their milk delivered in milk bottles. did you know that? yes, thatis bottles. did you know that? yes, that is your chance to have your halo polished. now, get with it. this is beyond one hundred days. still to come — how a job intended to install new electricity cables went horribly wrong — turning this street in the west midlands, into a river. gun crime is up, knife crime is up — in fact in the last year alone police have registered sharp increases in both in england and wales amid concern over
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spiralling levels of violence. our home affairs correspondent leila nathoo has this report. i was told i'd been stabbed 12 times, and i nearly died. it was the dawn of 2017, and will flint was out celebrating the new year when he was stabbed while trying to stop an attack on a girl in the street. i had a punctured lung. the knife went into to my left side. it narrowly missed my heart. physically, i started to recover, but there were a lot of mental issues going on that i had to deal with in order to overcome when i went through. will was lucky to survive, but in the year that followed, hundreds of thousands became victims of violence across the country. overall, violent crimes recorded by police in england and wales increased by 21% last year, compared with 2016. knife crime stands out, with an increase of 22%. gun crime was also up 11%. some of the rises we're
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seeing in violent crime, including the most extreme such as homicide, are changes in the drug activity we're seeing taking place across the country. so the links to drug taking and drug dealing are well known, and we are seeing, for example from hospital admissions, rises in drug activity. and already this year, the trend looks to be continuing. in the capital, there has been a spate of killings. the government recently launched another strategy to try to tackle the problem. they want to focus on prevention as well as policing and tightening up legislation around weapons. any thoughts as to why we are seeing a rise in knife crime? these young people in south—east london have their own ideas. everyone is searching for answers, how to stop violence devastating lives and devastating communities. leila nathoo, bbc news. the chief minister of gibraltar has told this programme
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that he's open to the idea of spain sharing the territory's airport. the proposal could help break the current deadlock with spain over the future of gibraltar, which of course is a british territory. spain has a veto over any final brexit deal but 'in part‘ so does gibraltar. mr picardo says a clause in gibraltar‘s constitution gives it the right to choose its own terms over matters such as tariffs and regulations. it is always possible that the cabinet in gibraltarand it is always possible that the cabinet in gibraltar and the gibraltar parliament will reject the provisions of a withdrawal bill if it produced a result which was negative for the people of gibraltar in the context of those rights which might be secured for the uk and if those are not reflected in respect of the application to gibraltar residents and gibraltar. spain has a veto and they have said in the last
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few weeks that i am not going to use sovereignty —— that i not going to use sovereignty as an issue —— that they are not. they have said, in the last few weeks in fact, that they're not going to use sovereignty as an issue. if they were going to come to veto the deal, it wouldn't be over sovereignty, but it might be over some of the concessions that they want to win. what they definitely want is shared management of the airport. they want to talk more about border controls and tax evasion. how do you approach the argument that the madrid government is putting forward. let's be very clear, every member state of the european union has a veto on the future deal and indeed, on qualified majority voting basis, they will have a view in respect of withdrawal and transition. what gibraltar can't accept is that we should be how somehow taken to one side and be treated in a different way. we also want to renegotiate parts of
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the previous deal that we did not like. let's cross live to gibraltar now and speak to our correspondent gavin lee. we are on top of the rock and this is what most tourists come for, these lovely monkeys. the only wild monkey species in the whole of europe. they are quite naughty, and they damage lots of the cast. you have to give watching —— they damage lots of cars. if these monkeys remain on these rocks, then britain will always remain here, so the legend says. people come here to
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feed these monkeys. it was the one thing which unites the people of spain and gibraltar. we have had a whole day of live, speaking to the spanish and the british and the people of gibraltar. the spanish and the british are talking about this rock, they talk about what happens to the future of the people on gibraltar, if i can get the cameraman to look at me briefly... laughter it comes down to this, the airport, the spanish government wants joint ownership of the airport and they also want a customs border over less tobacco smuggling and they want tax transparency, they have had seven meetings image rude and things are quite difficult —— they have had seven meetings in madrid. this has
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been british territory for 300 yea rs, been british territory for 300 years, and spain has claimed it many times since then. this is the runway down below. that is spain in the distance. the runway is at the heart of this, the british believe if the spanish want joint management of this, the british believe if the spanish wantjoint management of the runway, they are trying to have a land grab of part of gibraltar, by us land grab of part of gibraltar, by us and you can build a runway but this will be on your side —— they are saying you can build a runway. at the moment they are a complete deadlock. it is quite hard to concentrate on this serious issue when there are lots of monkeys running around. we are trying hard but failing miserably. spain is not going to give up this leveraged very easily because this is their one chance. the foreign minister at the
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spanish government at the times said if there is brexit they will put the spanish flag habitable barack —— at the time said if there is brexit babel but the spanish flag back on the rock. i've spoken to spanish workers who come here every day, to work, and they have said this could lead to joint sovereignty. this could affect everything with the eu as a affect whether gibraltar has transition period. gavin, thanks forjoining us. period. gavin, thanks forjoining us. i used to have a monkey like that when i was a child and it was called joseph and one—day he was stolen, but they brought him back because he was so horrible to them. i know those monkeys, and i know they can be mean. he used to do this
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with his teeth and he was angry and you still uses clause. —— he used his clause. anyway, that is my story about monkeys... they were supposed to be installing new electricity cables in the west midlands, but instead of power — the engineers sparked a major flood. what followed was extraordinary scenes in tipton, as cars were left submerged. sima kotecha was there. after ten o'clock this morning, a water pipe burst open. a plume of water more than two metres high went gushing into the air. it's believed a digger hit the pipe causing the fracture. firefighters say enough water to fill six olympic size swimming pools leaked from this pipe in a matter of minutes. in some places the water was three metres deep. four houses were evacuated, 16 cars were submerged several schools closed. at the moment people cannot get out of their businesses and cannot get fully back to normal in their houses
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so we are pumping out the water into the canal to release the water further downstream, and obviously get people back into their houses tonight if we can. firefighters had to break into vehicles in case anybody was stranded. western distribution power are installing a new electricity cable because some homes are without power but nobody is believed to be without water. now to happier news the scottish conservative leader ruth davidson has announced she's pregnant — with the baby due in the autumn. she'll take some time off work and her deputy will cover her role. ms davidson says she and her partner, jen wilson, are delighted: i've had some of the nausea and dizzy spells, and trying to do
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everything i was doing before, and keep up the pace so people could not tell, until we knew everything was 0k, tell, until we knew everything was ok, has been a struggle, but i don't think anyone has noticed so that's quite good. hopefully that means i've been doing everything fine. we wish them all the best. and on the subject of families and trying to achieve a balance with family life. take a look at this. it's take your child to work day at the white house. normally when i put my child in front, i said normally when i put my child in front, isaid no normally when i put my child in front, i said no diet coke. here we see sarah huckabee sanders answering questions at a mock press briefing. it was during this briefing that she told the roomful ofjournalists' children about trump's visit to the uk injuly. so they heard first. it is very lucky i don't have to bring my children into work because they would be rude about how we are doing ourjob and say that was a very
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boring programme. if he has given them any of that starburst, he can keep them for the night. thanks for watching, everybody. we will be back next time. goodbye. good afternoon, many of us had a quiet day with lots of sunshine around. in the isle of wight, a beautiful afternoon, and there have been some showers and they have been a nuisance, some heavy ones, threatening looking skies, with the odd rumble of thunder as well. as we go through the end of the day into the evening, we start to see this area of low pressure influencing the story. it will bring wet weather into the south—west overnight. further north, clearer skies, and we begin friday morning on a cold note
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in the far north of scotland with low single figures, but friday is all about the rain moving in from the south—west. the rain will push up the south—west. the rain will push up on the south—west into wales and the midlands and we could see potentially an inch of rain moving into the north of england as well. it will hang around for much of the day. the possibility the rain won't get into the lake district and further north will stay relatively dry, so there will be some sunshine, but if you are caught under the cloud and rain you will know about it. it will feel cool and disappointing for the end of april, 8-9 at disappointing for the end of april, 8—9 at the very best. at the weekend, the winds will swing round into a northerly, the potentialfor the rain to move into the south—east on sunday but the wind direction will be a real player i suspect. we start off on a quiet note, with a
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fairamount of start off on a quiet note, with a fair amount of cloud and a few isolated showers on saturday, but with the northerly breeze making it feel quite chilly, at around 8—9, the highest values of 13. saturday into sunday, similar story, there will be drier weather, showers could be sharp from time to time and by the end of the day we need to draw your attention to a band of cloud and rain that will encourage into the south—west corner. temperatures disappointing, it will feel quite cold. by sunday night into monday, we will keep a close eye on this area of low pressure, bringing heavy and persistent rain on this area of eastern england and it will feel bitterly cold for the final few days of april. take care. this is bbc news. i'm vicky young. the headlines at 8pm. iconic american comedian bill cosby is found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman. he could be jailed for 30 years. after all is said and done, women were finally believed, and we think the jury
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so much for that. president trump will come to the uk injuly. the white house says it's a "working visit". the bbc understands the home office will scrap immigration removal targets, just a day after home secretary amber rudd said they didn't exist. the football association considers an offer to sell wembley stadium for a deal thought to be worth £800 million. the father of seriously ill toddler alfie evans asks supporters outside hospital to "go home" and praises the work of doctors as he urges
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