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this is bbc news. the headlines at 11. the main group opposing the relaxation of ireland's strict abortion law concedes that it's lost the referendum by an overwhelming margin. women should have the choice for a safe abortion, simple as that. i don't think we should have to be looked upon that the only reason you can have an abortion with any light on it is if we are attacked. this is a referendum on the right to life, "an utter failure" — mps say measures supposed to protect afghan interpreters who assisted british troops have failed to help any of them relocate to britain. five weeks after disruptions were first reported, some tsb customers are still having problems making payments online. countdown to kick—off as liverpool fans pour into kiev for tonight's champions league final. jurgen klopp says winning is in liverpool's dna as the reds aim to stop real madrid from winning a third successive title. some of the most famous names in music are getting ready for day two of bbc music's biggest weekend. and coming up in half an hour
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on the bbc news channel. join me and a panel of guest journalists on dateline london, as we take a further look at the irish vote to end the constitutional ban on abortion. what does it mean for the culture of ireland? good morning and welcome to bbc news. the main group opposing the liberalisation of abortion laws in ireland has admitted it has lost a referendum on the issue. exit polls suggest voters have voted strongly in favour of liberalising the country's laws on abortion. nuala mcgovern is in dublin for us. well, we are going to have a good number of hours before we have the official result but you mention exit polls that were released yesterday
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evening and right now in dublin, and across the country, what they are trying to do is just digester that news. a seismic moment, a profound moment, perhaps, for this country. —— digest the news. before i speak to two women who have been following it incredibly closely, i want to bring you a statement that has come from the no campaign reallyjust in the past few minutes. this is what they said. the repeal campaign —— they said. the repeal campaign —— the campaign that looks like they are on the way to lose. shortly, legislation that will be introduced that allow babies to be killed in our country, we will oppose that legislation. abortion was wrong yesterday. it remains wrong today. the constitution has changed but the facts have not. powerful words and a very
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hard—fought campaign on the ground as well as through the media will stop let's talk a bit about more what is happening in this country right now. let me bring in audrey and double, you're both very welcome. audrey, how would you describe is moment? story, seismic, stunning, the exit polls released last night showed 69.4% of the electorate here voted yes. it is an exit poll but even with the margin of error, the victory for the sib is overwhelming and for many people, most of the country i think are very shocked and surprised by the scale of the victory but for many people who have been working on this campaignfor who have been working on this campaign for many, many years, they are not campaign for many, many years, they a re not overly campaign for many, many years, they are not overly surprised. they knew that attitude and views on abortion in this country were changing and have been changing within the last ten years. that is mostly down to women, women and girls telling their story, becoming more vocal, becoming more confident about telling their
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stories are leaving their shame, the stigma, the secrecy of having to travel to the uk for a termination of their pregnancy behind and feeling the courage to speak out. dearbhla. this is such historic proportions and it has been so watched internationally because historically, ireland has been depicted as this kind of kontaveit, conservative —— depicted as this kind of kontaveit, conservative — — a depicted as this kind of kontaveit, conservative —— a catholic, conservative —— a catholic, conservative backwater of europe and one reason why there were so interest, one reason why some americans in particular came to take pa rt americans in particular came to take part and influence the no vote in particular is this is seen as one of the last bastions of the battle ground for abortion but what we have seen today, really, almost seven out of ten voters according to two exit polls, rural ireland voted for this, young ireland voted for this, the only group to vote know where the over 65s but earlier this week, i was thinking what would a
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comprehensive victory for the yes side look like and i thought 53 or 54%, at a huge stretch, 60% but 69.4%, as audrey said, to vote in favour, this is a remarkably changed ireland, three years ago we were here at dublin castle when ireland voted in favour of marriage equality, same—sex marriage, we were the first country in the world which asked its citizens to do so and we voted overwhelmingly. like most people in ireland, i grew up in a catholic education and i never thought in my lifetime i would see this and being from northern ireland, this is going to have a huge effect on women in northern ireland who like women in the republic, have had to travel across the irish sea, even post—brexit, even with a hard border, those women in time will be able to travel less than ana in time will be able to travel less than an a half from dublin to access abortion here, that is money medal for women across this island. in fa ct, for women across this island. in fact, sweets to that effect have been beginning to look north before the ballots have been counted in a castle behind us, just yet. you know, i heard an interesting comment from mike cogley, chris page, the island correspondent. —— from
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iconic. this might be seen in some ways as an antiestablishment vote but not against the irish government as we have seen in other places when they push back against the government perhaps like brexit or a post from world but against the catholic church. there may be some truth to that but i think it is even more profound than that. this is ireland taking a step into the 21st century aligning itself with other european countries. the catholic church, whilst it has played an enormous role in ireland down the decades, in the last 10—15 years, its moral authority has been eroded because of a series of child sexual abuse scandals. so people were not overtly influenced, i don't believe, by the catholic church on this occasion. in the exit poll that rte, the irish national broadcaster, commissioned, the main thing that influenced people's votes in this election was people's stories, that compassion, the empathy they felt with these women who were brave to tell their stories about travelling for a termination. and this country
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that we have grown up in, it is a nation of storytellers, we have a word for a person who told stories but there was silence about these issues for so many decades. i think people around the world might be thinking, "hang on, how can it happen so quickly?" if you look at it, i described it as it happened gradually and then suddenly but one of the effects of the eighth amendment which was introduced in 1983 was it acted as a censor, not only over issues of abortion but all issues relating to family and reproductive rights. here in ireland in 2018, we still have no laws guard —— governing idea, surrogacy, embryo transfer, all of those hugely important issues because of the huge shame and stigma and failure to tackle that and it's remarkable that what women found and the men that support them who are also affected by this, they found their voice and they were able to tell their story andl they were able to tell their story and i think we have taken our place once again as a nation of storytellers. this is a nation, i
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think, that has found its voice. perhaps dearbhail will give us the heads up on what the next argument might be in this country but stay with us on the bbc and let's go back to london. more later. nuala mcgovern will be joining to london. more later. nuala mcgovern will bejoining us again later today as we get more details of the results of the referendum. a government programme aimed at protecting afghan civilians who worked as interpreters for the british army has been called a "dismalfailure" by mps. the defence committee says not a single person potentially at risk from the taliban had been resettled in the uk so far via the intimidation scheme. the ministry of defence said it would take note of the criticism. earlier i spoke to the conservative mp tom tugendhat. he's the chair of the foreign affairs select committee, and saw active service in iraq and afghanistan as an army officer. he gave evidence to the committee behind this report. he told me what more should be done for afghan interpreters. i think we should be being very
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active in making sure that those who have served alongside us, those who have served alongside us, those who have taken risks and those whose lives are now at risk because of the service they did alongside our troops in combat is recognised and that they are given the protection they require sometimes in the uk and sometimes elsewhere, depending on what they. i'm very pleased that one of the interpreters i had the privilege to serve alongside, and it readily brave man, is now living in the uk with his family. he earned his place in the uk many, many times over by his extraordinary courage and i'm extremely proud that our country has recognised that and brought him over but there are others, and that is why i gave evidence to the committee because julian lewis was absolutely right that this is a matter of great concern and i'm very proud that members of the committee likejohnny mercer made their voice is very clear on this. you told the inquiry that you were at that stage personally aware of one or two locally employed civilians who were still at risk and his perception of
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wristy would trust, in other words, you accepted they were right to fear for their lives and their safety. has happened to them? well, one of them is now here and ijust mentioned him and i'm extremely glad the system has eventually worked and one of them at the moment is going through the process and i hope very much that he will be relocated soon. tom tugendhat, chair of the foreign affairs select committee. president trump has issued an optimistic statement about the prospects of a summit with the north korean leader kim jong—un. just two days after abruptly announcing that the summit was off, mr trump said both sides were now having what he described as "very productive talks". south korea welcomed the prospect of an about—turn, saying it was watching developments carefully. former hollywood film mogul harvey weinstein has been released on $1 million bail after being charged in new york with rape and sexual abuse. mr weinstein also agreed to wear a gps tracker and to surrender his passport after turning himself in to police on friday. he denies non—consensual sex and his lawyer said he would plead not guilty.
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rose mcgowan, one of the first people to go public with allegations against him, gave her reaction to his arrest. he tied with god for thanks at the oscars. and to see that constantly, and to live in that town — i was there by myself since i was 15 — and to see people just lay wreaths at his feet even though they knew, today is a good day. this is a big strike into the heart of abuse of power and it shows people worldwide, which was what i was hoping the whole time, that this cannot and will not stand. there's been a stark warning this morning from the eu main negotiator that the uk could be heading for "no deal" after brexit. michel barnier says that failing to agree a deal on the eu court would mean no treaty and no transition period. he's also described british delays in spelling out what kind of trade relationship london wants as "a game of hide and seek". a 15—year—old boy has been
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stabbed in nottingham. police were called at 10 last night to alfreton road in the radford area of the city. the boy has injuries to his leg, but they aren't believed to life—changing. more liverpool football fans due to travel to kiev for tonight's champions league final have been forced to change their plans, after a second tour operator cancelled a flight there. hundreds of liverpool fans have been left stranded after a series of flights were cancelled after not being able to secure landing slots at kiev‘s boryspil airport. some fans had paid up to £1000 each for flights. hugh woozencroft is in kiev for us and we can speak to him now. 0h, are you having breakfast? have we interrupted you ? 0h, are you having breakfast? have we interrupted you? laughter let me tell you, if you visit kiev, you will find a fantastic selection of food. we have tasted food from all over the world but you are looking at some traditional ukrainian delights but we have had crimean food while we have been
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here, georgian food, and as you can tell, i like my food. we have caught up tell, i like my food. we have caught up with a few fans here who has been enjoying the delights of deer and we have got some fans who travelled from quite far afield. where have you come from? baggaley melbourne cup austria. you must be massively more fans to spend the money to come to the final. have you got a ticket? massive fans and we got our tickets a couple of days ago is we are very excited. and much does the trip put you back? for the three of us with everything, probably about 15,000 australian. it's a lot of money and a big commitment at it is priceless. unbelievable. so far, how have you band the city and a reception from the people? quite nice, there's a great vibe, the liverpool fans singing, joyous occasion, great so far. really good. and of course looking forward to the big match, how do you see it going? we have got a good team but we are playing real madrid so anything can happen. you
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are the first liverpool fan i've met since i've got it that did not immediately say liveable by going to win. are you the realists? yeah, i'm real, i believe we are going to win and get the sixth trophy. it will be and get the sixth trophy. it will be a difficult task with the likes of cristiano ronaldo, how do you stop a tea m cristiano ronaldo, how do you stop a team like that? i don't know, it is not an easy task, obviously. you can'tjust sit not an easy task, obviously. you can't just sit back and not an easy task, obviously. you can'tjust sit back and defend, it is the champions league final, you know, take it in your stride. i don't know. that is for klopp to figure out. what have you guys made ofjurgen klopp because when he took over, people said he was going to bring trophies and days like this and you have already lost in the europa league final. what has he brought to the club? that was brendan rodgers' team but he has brought a lot of belief and passion andl brought a lot of belief and passion and i think everything... he has brought the players. i think that type of football he is playing, attacking, i think he's been
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fantastic and just the whole feeling around the club globally as improved. it's been fantastic. let's hope, even for him, he's been in a lot of final so let's hope this is the one he finally gets the job done. what will the scobbie? 2-0 liverpool. i would take 3-0. 2-1 liverpool. i would take 3-0. 2-1 liverpool. ryder some very confident fans but the real madrid fans are very confident as well. we will see what happens in dieppe later. enjoyed and —— thanks and enjoy what you get to eat. the headlines on bbc news: the main group opposing the relaxation of ireland's abortion law has conceded that it's lost the referendum by an overwhelming margin. a government programme to protect afghan interpreters who helped british troops has been condemned by mps as an utter failure. tsb apologises as some customers are still having problems making payments online — five weeks after disruptions were first reported. let's stay with that story.
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some tsb customers are still having problems making online payments, five weeks after the bank first reported problems. a number of current account customers and some business clients are unable to fully access their accounts online or via the mobile app. the bank has also admitted to the bbc that there has been a rise in fraud incidents. the problems started when the bank switched its it systems. let's speak to ali richards, a tsb customer who has been the victim of fraud. anchor—macro i mean, it's never nice having to relive —— thank you for joining us. i mean, it's never nice having to relive the circumstances in which you've been ripped off but can you do that in the hope it will help other people? that's the thing, i've not seen this elsewhere. i've received text, purporting to be the same texts... so when they asked me to bring them, and argos payment had
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left my account and i rang them up andi left my account and i rang them up and i wanted to sort it out and they took my name and date of birth, nothing else, i didn't give them any online banking credentials, no other information about this and they said they would be able to refund the money, they would send me a secure code which i received by text, i gave them the secure code, and they said, that's fine, we will refund the money and reset your password. that was great and it wasn't until later in the day when i couldn't log on andi later in the day when i couldn't log on and i realised they'd reset my online password for my banking and they then had access to make a new tra nsfer to they then had access to make a new transfer to their own account come another tsb account. what has been the reaction? have you been able to getan the reaction? have you been able to get an explanation from the bank or any reassurance about what will happen? know, the only people i can speak to our customer services who froze my online banking but getting through to the fraud team is a nightmare. i took on an paid day off work on monday and was on the phone
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initially for two hours trying to get through, i got through and then my phone cut off because i think they use mobile... then i tried my landline, i was on hold for over five hours and then it cut out. i don't think it is physically possible to hold a line that long. i wasjuggling possible to hold a line that long. i was juggling handsets, my possible to hold a line that long. i wasjuggling handsets, my batteries we re wasjuggling handsets, my batteries were running out, it was horrendous, ijust don't were running out, it was horrendous, i just don't know were running out, it was horrendous, ijust don't know how to get hold of them, i don't know how anyone can be on hold for that long. the option a lot of people use diousse which is not available to a lot of people now is to go into the branch. i don't know if you have a local branch. varies 110 myles white but i'm under the impression i need to speak to the impression i need to speak to the fraud team and only then —— it is ten miles away. they are the only ones who can help. what do you make of the way tsb has handled the switch to the new computer system?” think there are major flaws and i suspect an inside job think there are major flaws and i suspect an insidejob because think there are major flaws and i suspect an inside job because the operation was very sophisticated and sprung up so quickly and they have taken advantage of people not
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knowing the new processes and there must have been some kind of data breach for them to have known what my online id was because i've never told anybody. it's nothing to do with my name, it was allocated to me many years ago by the bank. there's more to it than just being scammed although i feel very foolish about that. understandably so, and i hope it works out eventually but you have obviously had a frustrating week. thank you for sharing that and giving us some sound advice about being wary when dealing with people who they think are from the bank. thank you forjoining us. it's being billed as bbc music's biggest weekend — with huge name stars to back that up. ed sheeran, taylor swift and sam smith arejust a few of those performing in swansea this weekend. it's not just wales getting involved though — all four nations are getting their own huge event with perth, coventry and belfast also hosting. earlier our entertainment correspondent lizo mzimba, who's in swansea, about what we can expect over the weekend. this is one of the biggest music events of the year. it is a four day festival happening in four locations
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across the four nations. each of those places hosting something tied into a bbc radio network. here, it is bbc radioi so lots of acts like we have just been hearing, taylor swift, people like that and also people like george ezra. i spoke to him a bit earlier about his amazingly successful year and also how much he enjoyed and what it was like playing at festivals like this where people are not necessarily fans who know the music inside out. there is an excitement to that because you always have to give your best show but there is an element of, let's, like... keep them! and there's also, of course, people who are at festivals to forget, it's like an antidote to everything else going on, i think. it's like a kind of weekend where you can forget anything else and i really think everybody embraces that which is lovely. now one of the reason this biggest weekend is happening across the uk is because this is a year when glastonbury isn't happening. glastonbury takes a fallow year every five or six years
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or so and this is one of those. so the bbc thought this was a tremendous opportunity to try and underline the importance it places on music, how it breaks through to people of all ages and backgrounds and to really cement in the public‘s mind the bbc‘s commitment to music of all kinds and it is notjust those big pop acts appearing here. i mean, behind me we will see the likes of ed sheeran on stage at 12 o'clock, we will see people like florence + the machine, taylor swift, george ezra, lieam payne, clean bandit, years and years, you know, the list goes on and on. but they wanted to highlight the range of music they do, so for instance, yesterday and today at belfast‘s titanic shipways, it is a 6 music hosted event with people like the manic street preachers and fatherjohn misty. in coventry and perth, they have got radio 2 and radio 3 events, classical musicians like nigel kennedy playing, jazz musicians like jamie cullum. and so one of the points of this, obviously, they want to entertain the public with a whole range of different music but it is to try
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and say we have a strong relationship at the bbc with both the artists and the public. now the atmosphere is building here but the weather, unfortunately, is not looking as good as it could. we have got the threat of thunder and lightning perhaps later and certainly quite a lot of rain but for the time being, the fans are flooding in. we're probably going to have about 30,000 people here today and they are really looking forward to a bank holiday weekend of really enjoyable live music. lizo mzimba in swansea. sir richard branson has told the bbc he's training to be an astronaut. the virgin boss, who has been working on his own commercial space programme, is hoping to take his first trip in a matter of months. sport now, and a full round up, from the bbc sport centre. we have heard already about kiev but there is rugby and cricket as well and mike bushell has all the details. good morning, so it's the day
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of european destiny for liverpool. they play real madrid in the final of the champions league in kiev tonight. despite going into the match as underdogs, bossjurgen klopp says his freescoring side shouldn't be underestimated. but real madrid are going for their third title in a row. there's another huge match at wembley today — as aston villa play fulham in the championship play off final. it's a match that coule be worth up to £280 million for the winner. fulham looking to return to the premier league after a four year absence. villa have been away for two. kick off is at 5 o'clock. it's all eyes on chris froome in the penultimate stage of the giro d'italia. he's got a 40—second lead after reeling in fellow brit simon yates yesterday. froome's aiming to become the first british man to win the giro. they're a couple of hours into stage 20 and no—one's made a move as yet. the two form teams in england — saracens and exeter — play at twickenham. 0ur rugby union reporter is chrisjones. these two are the pre—eminent forces
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in the english club game at the moment. forget about traditional powerhouses like bath and gloucester, northampton and left double stop it is all about saracens and exeter. saracens won the title in 2015 and i6. exeter capped their remarkable journey from the championship to the summit of english rugby by winning the title last year in 2017 so it is all set up last year in 2017 so it is all set up magnificently, lovely morning down here in london and we have the two best teams, the best coached teams and some fantastic head—to—head matchups on display today. also the final of the pro 14 later and can scarlets stop european champions leinster? good question, lei nster champions leinster? good question, leinster on the verge of history after the stirring champions cup victory spearheaded by senior coach stuart lancaster, once of england, of course but scarlets are the defending champions and at glasgow apart in the semifinal. it may clash of styles and a contrast. it is in
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dublin which gives leinster a huge advantage. chris jones. england had started the third day of the verse test against pakistan in much betterfashion the verse test against pakistan in much better fashion and the first two days. the visitors are still well in control of the england were bowled out for 184 on the birthday but as you can see from this, pakistan have now been bowled out for 363 a lead of 179. ball by ball coverage on radio five live sports extra. third practice for the monaco grand prix has just started. red bull's daniel ricciardo has been the fastest driver so far and became the first to ever record a time of under one minute 12 in the second session. 0ur reporterjenny gow is in moanco. so, it is qualifying day in monaco and daniel ricciardo took the advantage after a thrilling thursday, of course, a rest day on friday but can he carry it over and get pole position? he's only ever had one pole position in his whole formula 1 career so there's a bit of pressure on him. his red bull
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team—mate max verstappen will also wa nt team—mate max verstappen will also want the pole position and don't forget mercedes and ferrari were also competitive, just not quite as fast as red bull. by the end of the day, we will know who has pole position which around this monaco circuit is so crucial. who will be the winner of the monte carlo grand prix? we will find out very soon. that's all the sport for now. now for the weather. hello, there. it's a bank holiday weekend forecast, which if you've got any outdoor plans, contains a good deal of dry, sunny and warm weather but some of you may have to dash for cover at times, particularly across england and wales where there will be the risk of some thunderstorms and some of those could be pretty severe. we've already heard the odd rumble or two so far today. through the rest of the day, showers will be focused really through parts of the midlands, towards east anglia and the south—west, where they could be quite nasty in places. brightening up across eastern areas after a cool and cloudy start. still remaining quite misty around some northern and eastern coasts of scotland but western scotland, particularly the highlands, 25. maybe 26 or 27 towards the south—east of london.
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looking good for the premiership final in the rugby at twickenham and a bit of sunshine and warmth at times in swansea for the biggest weekend from radio 1 but there is the risk of those storms. one or two could be crossing the area as we go to the middle part of the afternoon but as we go into tonight, some even worse storms could be pushing out of northern france, with frequent lightning, gusty winds, hail as well and the risk of flash flooding. they will drift away northwards into the midlands and parts of mid wales as we go through the night. they will be hit and miss, many places will stay predominantly dry and certainly for northern england, scotland and northern ireland, a largely dry story through the night and into the morning, where temperatures could drop back into single figures with a bit of mist and low cloud forming. a muggy night towards the south with temperatures in the mid—teens. so into sunday, there could be some residual showers on the overnight across parts of england and wales and maybe one or two drifting into northern ireland but as temperatures lift through the day with some sunny spells across the south, this is where we could see further thunderstorms develop although probably the south—west having a better day than today. much of northern england away from, say, liverpool and manchester, that is where we could still see
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some showers but much of northern england, scotland, and for a time, northern ireland, dry with some sunshine and warm once again. how do we compare with the rest of europe? well, if you're heading off into europe, lots of thunderstorms really across many western areas. around the coasts of the mediterranean, it should be dry and sunny and temperatures fairly comparable with what we will have in the uk, in the low to mid 20s. going forward into bank holiday monday and the focus showers in the uk will be a bit further north, northern england, southern scotland, northern ireland. even here, there will still be some dry and bright moments with some sunshine breaking through the cloud. sunniest of all in the north—west highlands of scotland, as is the case all weekend. feeling lovely in that sunshine, too. a bit more low cloud around the coasts but southern areas of england and wales, dry, sunny and warm once again. hello and welcome to dateline, where each week some of the uk's best known columnists debate the weeks big stories with journalists whose dateline is london, as they report those events to the world beyond. this week: the irish vote to end the constitutional ban on abortion; we find out what some say is the price of brexit; and has north korea blinked first? with me are: henry chu,
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international editor at the us magazine, variety. alex deane, a british conservative commentator. agnes poirier of the french magazine, marianne; and the irish broadcaster, brian 0'connell.
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