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this is bbc news. touch down in singapore, donald trump prepares for an historic summit with north korea's leader, kim jong—un. mr kim arrived several hours earlier. the meeting between the two men will take place on tuesday. tory mps are urged to rally round theresa may, as the government prepares for a series of crucial parliamentary votes on brexit. a family escape to safety after a large lightening bolt strikes their house in east dunbartonshire. also this hour: 100 years since the first british women won the right to vote. tens of thousands march across the uk to celebrate the achievement of the suffragette movement. and an eleventh french open title for world number one rafael nadal. we'll have more on that and a full sports round—up at 7.30 in sportsday. good evening and welcome to bbc news. president trump and the north korean
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leader, kim jong un, have arrived in singapore, ahead of their summit meeting on tuesday. mr trump says he's on a mission of peace, with the us hoping the talks will begin a process that will eventually see north korea, give up its nuclear weapons. just five months ago, the two leaders were trading insults, but now mr kim says the whole world will be watching their historic meeting. laura bicker, reports from singapore. the waiting is over. the hard work sta rts the waiting is over. the hard work starts now. donald trump is here to try to worker peace with one of america's long—standing enemies, after falling out with some of his closest allies. the us president left and extraordinary g—7 meeting in quebec in disarray, over trade. and now to solve decades of division with north korea, he's going with his gut instincts. i think within the first minute i'll know. just my
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touch, my field, that is what, that is what i do. the north korean leader doesn't look like he is feeling his way. considering this is his debut of the world's diplomatic stage, he looked calm and relaxed as he discussed his hopes for peace with the singaporean prime minister. he's taking no chances with security. his hand—picked regards i've flown with them, along with his bulletproof limousine. thousands took the chance to catch a rare clips of this usually reclusive leader. if mr kim is trying to transition from nuclear armed dictator to global statesmen, this summit‘s offering him the rfid platform. music. at this church in singapore, south koreans pray for the possibilities this may offer. and tears for the
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yea rs of this may offer. and tears for the years of work, both koreas have endured. some have criticised south koreans were being overly optimistic about this meeting. but after a year of brinkmanship, most summit itself as progress. translation: there is a korean saying that the first spoonful of food will not make you full. and now the summit will be the first step to what is much bigger changes. so even if the results aren't significant, i'll be thankful. while every detail is being dealt with on the island where they will meet, no one is really sure what that will be in this secluded pot for two minutes, two hours, or even two days. the health of nearly 70 million korean people i hear. it's their best chance of peace in decades. and is falling to an unpredictable us president and untested north korean leader. perhaps the calm waters of
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this resort will compel them to take tentative steps towards a deal. but rarely has there been a summit with higher stakes, and greater uncertainty over its outcome. laura bicker is there in singapore, and explained how high expectations are for this summit. well, the closer we get to summit today expectations appear to be lowered. donald trump started out a few weeks ago saying this was about the nuclear rising the entire korean peninsula. now it is about getting to know one another. as kim jong—un and donald trump both arrive, they will have a day of preparation, modicon to figure out what they want and what kind of deal can be achieved in such a short base of time. asummit achieved in such a short base of time. a summit of this magnitude usually comes at the end of a very long diplomatic process. where two sides sit down, hammer out the details of some kind of deal to hand to both leaders. that not this kind
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summit. we are being told to tweak it, almost like a breaking news story. so we are expecting some surprises along the way. and it could be that this is just the start ofa could be that this is just the start of a process, just the first meeting of a process, just the first meeting of these two leaders, and at the be more to come. from donald trump's side, he needs to get some kind of deal on nuclear weapons, whether thatis deal on nuclear weapons, whether that is along the lines of they give up that is along the lines of they give up something, they get rid of some nuclear weapons or some short—range weapons, let them nuclear inspectors, but he needs to hammer that out and perhaps dangled the prospect of a peace treaty in front of kim jong—un. kim jong—un, prospect of a peace treaty in front of kimjong—un. kimjong—un, too, is not a conventional leader. he's shown that he is not his father, he is not his grandfather. he is willing to engage in a way that they never were. he is looking for security guarantees. he wants to know that his regime, that his state will be secure, if he has to give up any weapons. he also wants economic
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reforms. he has promised his people that they will not go hungry again. so he wants to implement those reforms in order to do that. and of course he wants to be clear on the —— a player on the global stage. and he arias. he's a right that the summit, you're watching thousands of people lined the streets holding up their mobile phones. he has been already in some way legitimised as a leader. so when these two go face to face, those are the kind of issues that they will be talking about, and that they will be talking about, and thatis that they will be talking about, and that is the kind of detail that will be watching for. laura bicker. speculation still surrounds the forthcoming events, with plenty of secrecy around the five—star st regis hotel, where the north korean leader is staying. it's been reported that only north korean media workers, dressed in identical black suits, were able to move freely around the building. my colleague mariko oi sent this update. i'm outside saint regis hotel, where kim jong—un of north korea is staying. he arrived earlier on sunday afternoon, but as you can see, still a lot of media interest with many journalists camping outside.
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kim jong—un left here, wants to meet with the prime minister of singapore lee hsien loong, and their meeting was streamed live on prime minister lee's facebook page, which is very singapore and 2018, shall i say. but this hotel is a 5—star hotel bang—in the centre of a very popular shopping district here in singapore. the presidential suite here would cost thousands of dollars, so the question has been asked who is footing that bill. i put that question to a singaporean minister earlier, but he remained rather tight—lipped, as you can imagine. of course, the meeting between president trump and kim jong—un is not until tuesday. so the question remains what kimjong—un is doing on monday. but also, it's interesting to note that opinions amongst singaporeans are somewhat split about being the host of this historic summit. some are, of course, excited. but others are slightly annoyed about all the traffic
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jam it is causing. the opinion page of the national newspaper urged singaporeans to smile for the world's cameras. behave, don't complain about the government, and if you have a table booked a restaurant and if there is a foreign journalist, give up your seat, it urged. so singaporeans, definitely trying to put the best show in front of thousands of journalists who are here as well. mariko oi in singapore. and we'll find out how this story, and many others, are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:30 and 11:30 this evening in the papers. our guestsjoining me tonight are tony grew, parliamentary journalist, and the broadcaster and writer caroline frost. as singapore gears up for the trump—kim summit, the dust has yet to settle on the one donald trump just left, the g7 in canada. the american president pulled out of the agreed joint statement, on twitter, after the canadian prime minister said canada would not be pushed around. mr trump called justin trudeau "very dishonest and wea k". now canada's foreign minister has fired back. for me, what is insulting and what i object to very strongly
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is the illegal and unjustified imposition of tariffs on canadian steel and aluminium. the national security pretext is absurd, and frankly, insulting to canadians — the closest and strongest ally the united states has had. canada's foreign minister chrystia freeland. president trump's top economic adviser, larry kudlow, had this response to mr trudeau's comments. the president is going to negotiate with kim, of north korea, and singapore. it is a historic negotiation and there is no way this president is not going to stand strong, number one, he's not going to allow other people to suddenly take pot shots at him, hours before that summit. and number two, trudeau should have known better.
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let's speak now to chris buckler who's in washington. just how much turbulence has mr trump created 7 just how much turbulence has mr trump created? i think he has created an amazing amount of hate in terms of the relationship between america and its allies. if you consider that this was a meeting of g7 nations to try to get together, to try and find some compromises on a range of issues, they have left with relationships are too much destroyed if you take a look particularly between anna and the us. certainly if you take a listen to some of president trump's advisers. you heard from him there, it is worth also referring to peter navarro, the white house trade adviser. he said in another interview on fox news today that there is a special place in hell for anyone who engages in bad faith to promise he was president, —— with
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president donaldj promise he was president, —— with president donald j trump. promise he was president, —— with president donaldj trump. the person he was talking about was grenadian prime ministerjustin trudeau. that gives you an idea of how america has really found itself at odds with its allies. and over this agreed statement you talked about which frankly when you read it is not particularly controversial, it even has parked in which it says that america disagrees with some of the things that other countries agree with. but at the same time, it is very clear this issue of trade and ta riffs very clear this issue of trade and tariffs is a dividing point, and president trump is not prepared to be talked to about any of this. he is setting the rules as far as he is concerned. a former british ambassador to washington has said he has never seen anyone behaves like mrtrump. so has never seen anyone behaves like mr trump. so cool, has never seen anyone behaves like mrtrump. so cool, or has never seen anyone behaves like mr trump. so cool, or how, has never seen anyone behaves like mrtrump. so cool, or how, is has never seen anyone behaves like mr trump. so cool, or how, is this patched up? it's very difficult to say. if you take a look at what is happening at the moment, this issue of tariffs is becoming one that is only becoming more difficult as time goes on. america has of course put
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in place these tariffs on steel and aluminium that has been imported into the country and the immediate response is to be in place with others. canada has said it is going to have its tariffs in place by the 1st ofjuly, so that doesn't leave a lot of time. also president trump has thrown in that these tariffs will be a subject of discussion within the renegotiation of the north american free trade agreement. that, again, makes it a more complicated discussion. and it also leaves america standing in a little bit of rome in all of this. it is fighting with europe on trade, it is fighting with europe on trade, it is fighting with europe on trade, it is fighting with canada, it is fighting with mexico. it is of course fighting with china as well. so finds it itself on a position where it is fighting with a lot of different countries on this front of dealing with trade. in the meantime its allies, people it can rely on, well frankly they are not there. i will give you a comment from president emmanual macron of friends. of course we have talked a lot about president trump and having
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something of a bromance. after playing that communicate his message for president trump was "international cooperation cannot be dictated by fits of anger and throw away remarks". thank you very much. conservative mps have been urged to support the prime minister, ahead of a series of crucial parliamentary votes on brexit. the former home secretary amber rudd, who backed remain, and iain duncan smith, who backed leave, have called for "discipline" in party ranks, when the commons votes on the eu withdrawal bill this week. our political correspondent iain watson reports. they used to call this a busman's holiday. theresa may has spent a weekend at a rancorous summit of world leaders while back in britain she is facing another rebellion over brexit. the eu withdrawal bill is a key piece of legislation that takes the uk out of the european union. is she worried? well, leading leave campaigner iain duncan smith hasjoined with a former remainer, amber rudd, to issue a warning to fellow conservative mps. in the sunday telegraph,
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they said... "jeremy corbyn would do everything he can to stop us, that includes trying to frustrate the brexit process. so it behoves us all to demonstrate discipline and unity of purpose." getting this legislation through will be a key turning point, i think, in the brexit process, because we will have the laws in place to make sure we can have that smooth transition. so what are the issues for the government? theresa may is keen to kill off some of the changes the house of lords has made to the withdrawal bill. the lords wants the government to negotiate a customs union with the eu, but this clashes with the conservative manifesto. and if parliament rejects theresa may's deal with brussels, in a so—called meaningful vote, the lords want to put mps not ministers in charge and to rule out the option of no deal. labour's shadow brexit secretary backs the lords in these issues and has this message for conservative rebels. if tory mps who do care about those amendments vote with us, there is a real chance for parliament to change the course
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of the brexit negotiation and to bring some order where there is real chaos. so just how much trouble is theresa may in? that would depend on how many of our own mps are willing to defy her. when the government suffered a defeat on brexit late last year, 11 conservatives were willing to vote against the prime minister's wishes. though it is my understanding that not all of them are prepared to do so again, at least not yet. but even if they do decide to stay loyal this week, there will be further opportunities to vote against the government at a later stage and a leading rebel is telling his colleagues, look, there really is no time like the present. kicking the can down the road for another month is hopeless. when we get to the customs and trade bill, exactly the same thing will happen again and when we get to the final negotiated deal with the european union, then we will be in a crisis. given the challenges she faces at westminster, that rancorous g7 summit might soon seem like a relaxing mini break for the prime minister.
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iain watson, bbc news. and iain's with me now. how significant is it that to figures like amber rudd and end up ben smith are calling for party unity? i think special significance that amber rudd is doing this. there is some talk of months some of those determined rebels like ken clarke that we had, that amber rudd is somebody who has had a problem passed in the remaining campaign, and when she went back to back benches and ceased to be the home secretary then she might be a future rebel herself. instead of that, she has come in behind the prime minister telling them for goodness' sake, for now at least, stay on—side. so she won't be this big figure in the remaining ranks if you like at westminster, that is significant. i think the reason is because clearly there are worries and concerns that theresa may could lose some key votes this week. there's about 15 votes that would
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come off as a result of changes the lord made. and as that there are only a few that she actually is really worried about, including the customs union and this idea of what happens if there is no deal. because she is worried about that, then she had to go for amber rudd and also make concessions in advance of this, there has been expectation by potential rebels that more concessions might be on their way. however it is theresa may? i heard ken clarke speaking earlier in the day and he doesn't believe that she is. he believes that effectively at the moment the warning by amber rudd that this will just the moment the warning by amber rudd that this willjust help the moment the warning by amber rudd that this will just help jeremy corbyn is complete rubbish. but because there may well be prospect from the corbyn government, this would make conservatives think quite about having a leadership contest in the first place. and if she does suffer from this legislation she will continue to play on and they will continue to play on and they will have to accept them. for example she was defeated on a vote, what happens if mps do not vote a final deal. back in september ——
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december when in peace rebel, she didn't resign after that. i think there will be a feeling again that she will gather her thoughts and go back into battle another day. the difficulty for how now is a community of affect. is she is also defeated on example the forthcoming trade and customs bill makes month or has trouble agreeing a customs system with, for on cabinet at the chesler via sticker next month, or maybe a different atmosphere. you cannot rule out definitely there will be some kind of challenge. none the less ken clarke believes the public will have this idea that they will have to rush to her defence, put their principles and objectives to one side because what will happen ultimately is that she will follow through. he is complete rubbish. just follow your conscience. thank you very much. the prominent brexit campaigner arron banks, has described as "total garbage" allegations he received russian money, or support for during the eu referendum. the sunday times says mr banks had
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more meetings with russian officials than he'd previously admitted, raising questions about whether the kremlin sought to influence the outcome of the brexit vote. he's agreed to answer question from a panel of mps next week. the headlines on bbc news: president trump is in singapore for an historic summit on de—nuclearisation with north korean leader, king jong—un. mr kim has already been greeted by singapore's prime minister. the landmark meeting with mr trump will take place on tuesday. tory mps are urged to rally round theresa may, as the government prepares for a series of crucial parliamentary votes on brexit. big companies will soon have to justify the gap in salary between their highest paid executives and the average worker. the business secretary, greg clark, wants publicly listed companies with more than 250 employees to publish their pay gap every year. labour says the policy won't change pay disparity, and accused the government of being unwilling to take on bosses. our business correspondent,
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joe lynam, has more. three of the best paid executives in the uk last year — sir martin sorrell, rakesh kapoor and pascal soriot. between them they earn £70 million. the amount senior bosses get paid compared to their staff will be brought into sharp relief from january next year. the average earnings for a ftse 100 chief executive were £4.5 million last year, that is 120 times more than what the average employee earned. from january, publicly listed firms must publish their pay ratios. but there will be no official cap on them. nobody is suggesting that successful business leaders shouldn't get remunerated well, but we do think there is an accountability. we do think by having this transparency and for the first time being able to see that ratio between the top pay in the boardroom and the average worker,
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that will mean that bosses will think twice about the decisions that they make and that will lead to better decisions and fairer decisions for everybody concerned. the cbi said comparing pay ratios between different sectors was as meaningless as comparing apples with oranges. the tuc welcomes the new rules, but called for workers to sit on company boards. joe lynam, bbc news. a fire has broken out in the warehouse in baghdad where ballots from iraq's parliamentary elections are stored. the votes had been due to be recounted because of accusations of fraud. the outgoing speaker of the iraqi parliament has called blaze ‘deliberate' and said the elections should now be repeated. the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, announced new proposals to ensure all hospitality workers receive 100% of their tips, if his party comes to power. he called on the owners of restaurants and bars to stop taking a cut from the money given to staff by customers. he claims any eventual changes could affect around 2 million people across the uk. the labour party have announced new proposals aimed
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at helping hospitality workers retain 100% of their tips. party leaderjeremy corbyn called on restaurants and bars to stop taking a cut from the money given to staff by customers. earlier i spoke to amy bjork, a former waitress who told me about her situation. i've been working in a very popular american restaurant chain for about, almost two years now. and when i first started, i was reassured that 100% of my tips would go to me, and me alone. however it was in practise that we would tip out 10% to the bartenders and 10% to the serving assistants and the people who make our deserts, because they affect the service we provide just as much as we do, so they deserve a cut. so i was under the impression that i would be receiving at least 80% of the tips that came to me. however, in recent times it's now been put into practise that 40% of the tips we earn on card are being taken from us and given to the kitchen staff
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instead of a pay rise. in my opinion, i think the company are trying to play this off as a fair move for the kitchen, because they deserve a cut of our tips as well, which i agree with. however this is not a fair move in any way whatsoever. it was an independent decision, there was no consultation with any of the staff, however they did say that they did speak to us, which they did not. and it's not a solid pay rise for the kitchen either. because obviously tips fluctuate, and so as national living wage has gone up, they're not getting the decent pay rise they deserve. waitress amy bjork. a memorial garden in west london has been opened to the public, to remember the victims of the grenfell tower fire. this week marks the first anniversary of the disaster. the bishop of london and the mayor attended the ceremony at st clement's church in notting dale, in the shadow of the tower.
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caroline davies reports. (tx next) may this garden tedious regeneration. nearly a year on, neighbours on the friends, family man at the church of the foot of the g re nfell tower. man at the church of the foot of the grenfell tower. this time, to welcome new life. a memorial garden for the community left devastated by the fire. particularly in the week thatis the fire. particularly in the week that is coming, which i think will be very difficult, it will provide a space for people to find whiteness, but also reflection, to think about not just looking back, but also reflection, to think about notjust looking back, but you look forward. think limits wasjust one of the religious and community centres that found itself at the heart of the response —— saint clements. it's doors opened at 3am that morning, providing shelter and taking donations. it became an emergency double for people who had to go to the local area. it also became a place where people could just rest and be an pray with a number of people in the building. if all you can do at the moment like that. the mayor of london was also at the service. he's written to be prime minister, saying the wavy survivors have been treated is chaotic and inhumane. survivors have been treated is chaotic and inhumanelj survivors have been treated is chaotic and inhumane. i speaking to grieving families where the pain is
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still raw, but they happen to be campaigners, lobby and campaign and the advocates. that should be the case. they should be allowed to grieve completely without becoming campaigners as well. the government say they are working with survivors to support the rebuilding their lives and to ensure they get the truth and justice you deserve. for some, the garden is part of the healing process. a donation by the family of one of the fire's victims made it possible. i hope that whenever people go past this garden it will just be whenever people go past this garden it willjust be a sign of hope. it will be a sign that things can change. grenfell tower at the moment, which is a symbol that reminds us of tragedy, pain and loss, could one day become a symbol of real transformation. and my hope is that grasso will be a time that we will look back on 10—20 years and think that is a time we really changed. this is more than just a place of calm, base above hope that something good can come from tragedy. caroline davies, bbc london news. processions have been taking place all over the uk to mark 100 years since the first women won the right to vote.
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those taking part wore either green, white or violet — the colours of the suffrage movement. chi chi izundu reports. music. they followed in the footsteps of the suffragettes of the century ago. in belfast, they started at the titanic worker. in cardiff, their procession passed through the city centre. and in edinburgh, a march toward hollywood park. —— hollywood park. it's been a great opportunity to find out about our own history and name some of the women. there are so many, many one women who have great stories. all of these winning and it is amazing, but especially to
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represent those we work with on our banners. there is one there that hasn't been done. we wanted to rememberwomen hasn't been done. we wanted to remember women who wear the first in the world to get the vote. and some of them came over and helped the british suffragettes. 100 female artists work commission to work on projects to send banners and make placards, just as the women of the suffrage did. women like emily, who famously threw herself onto the king source, spotted here in the black robes for the first time recently and this archive footage of a marked in1910. and this archive footage of a marked in 1910. what do we want? equal pay act might become a racing, a celebration towards all those involved in a fight to secure some women the right to vote. for a lot of these women, it is about paying remarks to the suffrage movement that marched this very part 100 yea rs that marched this very part 100 years ago. but then again for a lot of other women, it's about the future and how they can achieve equality for all. chi chi izundu, bbc news. let's remind ourselves of some of the key milestones in the campaign for the right to vote.
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the start of the first world war in 1914 led to a suspension of all politics, including the suffragette campaigns. then, 100 years ago, the representation of the people act was passed, allowing men over the age of 21, and some women over 30 to vote. a year later, nancy astor became the first woman to take her seat in parliament — she won a by—election in the constituency of plymouth sutton, replacing her husband as mp. in 1928, the equal franchise act allowed women over the age of 21 to vote. it increased the number of women eligible to cast their vote to 15 million, and finally gave women the same voting rights as men. the historian and author diane atkinson is with me. she recently wrote a book on the lives of the suffragettes, and was at the women's march today. perfectly timed out in the right colours. thank you very much for coming in. what was the atmosphere like at the march today? it was wonderful. it was a bit like time
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travelling, back to the suffragettes procession. it was full of colour, it was full of energy. and joy. and determination. so it really felt as eve ryo ne determination. so it really felt as everyone was back with the suffragettes more than 100 years ago. it was fantastic. how diverse was the suffragette movement and how diverse was the cloud there today? well, they were very similar. today was all about diversity, and the suffragettes were that diversity because they had members from all classes, all parts of the country and all different life stories and life experiences were brought together for the campaign. so they we re together for the campaign. so they were an extremely and self—consciously diverse group of campaigners. what do you think the suffragettes of 1918 would make of the state of britain regarding equality for women today? they would be impressed with what women have achieved. women have achieved a great deal. but there are not enough of women in high positions with real authority to make a difference. many
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more mps for one thing. they would be thrilled about progress, but they will wonder why we still are battling an equal pay issue. because one of their platforms was equal pgy- one of their platforms was equal pay. and if they would have said to us i'm sure, look, in 1970 you have the equal pay act. it was supposed to be rolled out by 1975. and you still have not got it. so this is disappointing. so what would they tell us to do about it? well, i think that would ask us to go back and use their own slogan which is "deeds not words" and that was a you should be making this happen. because we stop talking about it and


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