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the disabilities the drivers have? the professional driver to be for a spin. it is loud, it is hot, not built for comfort, the drivers reach speeds of around 135 mph, the geforce is similar to what you would experience on a roller—coaster. the break tom aggar they are pretty good as well and so are the seat belts. that is an assault on the senses, the bravery and skill and fitness that these guys have is unbelievable. the car felt pretty fast from icy but it is one of the slowest a nd fast from icy but it is one of the slowest and most temperamental on the grid at the team has yet to score a point. you could say on paper they have not gone the way they wanted, but we have never been last. we have not got a podium but that would have been a tall order. i feel i have progressed a pasty learning curve and so have the team. it is onwards and upwards. all words to the most famous race in mecca next month before the season finishes in september. the project itself as another two years left and
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for this, a racing team whose identity is not defined by racing. best of luck to them. you may remember paul the octopus who correctly predicted all of germany's results at the world cup in 2010 and picked the winner. well, following in his tentacle prints is russia's official psychic animal. and he comes in the form of achillies, a white cat who lives in the hermitage in st petersburg. he's deaf, which some say means he relies on his intuition, and is immune to bias. he has a good track record too, successfully soothsaying confederation cup results last year. work begins in ernest this week for mystic mog. that's all from sportsday. we'll have more throughout the evening. in the past hour, theresa may has been
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addressing conservative mps, ahead of a series of crucial brexit votes in the commons this week. the prime minister called for unity from potential tory rebels as the government looks to overturn a series of defeats in the lords on key brexit legislation. addressing the backbench1922 committee, mrs may said she was trying to negotiate the best deal to allow the uk to strike it's own trade deals, and to have as frictionless a border with the eu as possible. our political correspondent ben wright is at westminster. she has been pressing the flesh trying to stop any potential rebellion on some of those lords amendments and in fact the government has been proactive in putting forward some of its own amendments that it hopes will forestall a ny amendments that it hopes will forestall any backbench rumblings. it has. i have come from the
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commons. just outside the room where the prime minister is addressing the 1922 committee of backbench mps, lots of applause coming from inside andi lots of applause coming from inside and i imagine she is getting at the reasons why the government feels that the 15 amendments handed down to the commons need to be defeated in the view of the government and you are right. they have tabled one amendment on the so—called meaningful vote, that is the vote that mps will get at the end of the negotiating process. there had been an amendment passed in the lords which would have effectively given mps the right not only to reject the deal brought back by the government but to instruct ministers to go back and carry on negotiating, putting the ball firmly in the court of parliament. the government up at an amendment down on that, saying that while mps can have the right to turn the bill down, the deal down if they want, the ministers promised to come back after 28 days and update parliament on what they would do instead. that is an amendment they
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hope will defuse the tory rebellion on that front. the other issue we are looking for work concerns the customs union which we have talked a lot about. an amendment has been sent from the laws which effectively instructs ministers to go and seek a customs union in the course of negotiations. that is a complete 110—110 negotiations. that is a complete no—no for the government, one of their red line, but it seems the tory backbenchers, both from the ha rd tory backbenchers, both from the hard brexit wing of the party but also the hard remain wing are ganging together and coming up with a compromised amendment which might just just use trouble a compromised amendment which might justjust use trouble on this tomorrow. steve baker, the brexit minister came out and accepted and said that there was an amendment, that mps were talking about, that may well be voted upon tomorrow, but we will see. it may be enough to com pletely we will see. it may be enough to completely defuse any conservative rebellion on the customs union question. if all else fails, the government can say, if you rebel
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against the government, your own site, then that could meanjeremy corbyn getting in. that is the threat that conservative whips have been making consistently to rebellious tory mps and would—be rebels. so far i do not think it is an argument that cut very much ice. it isa an argument that cut very much ice. it is a prospect that tory mps do not want, they do not wantjeremy corbyn to become prime minister but lots of them struggle to see the sequence of events that were negligent role election possible, particularly now that the law has changed and the government cannot attach a confidence vote to a dicey looking division in parliament and say that the government will fall on it if the vote is lost. it is more complicated now. ithink it if the vote is lost. it is more complicated now. i think that threat has some power, though not as much as it might have done in the old days. the argument that theresa may is making to tory mps this evening is making to tory mps this evening is that this week of all weeks is not the time to undermine the
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government's negotiating position. theresa may has an important meeting with eu leaders at the end ofjune, eu council meeting where it is clear that brussels was to see good progress made particularly on this question of the irish backstop border proposal. i think the argument she is making to tory mps is that you cannot really do anything that makes life more difficult for me then. i think that is an argument that has quite a lot of residents, even among your own critics of the tory backbenches. many thanks for that. earlier, the prime minister gave an address to the commons, admitting the recent g7 summit in canada had been "difficult" and "very candid". the meeting was seen as an opportunity to overcome disagreements on new tariffs imposed by donald trump. she said she'd made clear to him that they were unacceptable. the labour leaderjeremy corbyn described the summit as a failure. let's hear some of that commons exchange... at this summit we expressed deep disappointment at the unjustified
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decision of the united states to apply tariffs to steel and aluminium imports. the loss of trade through tariffs undermines competition, reduces productivity, removes the incentive to innovate and ultimately, makes everyone poorer and in response, the eu will impose countermeasures. but we need to avoid a continued tit—for—tat escalation. the problems facing leaders is that the white house is inhabited by a president committed to his slogan, america first. that has meant a dismantling of multinational agreements, the pulling out of the paris climate change accords and the destabilisation of the iran nuclear deal and now the imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminium. attempts by g7 leaders, including president macron and the prime minister to engage with president trump have resulted in no discernible moderation or deviation from america first. jeremy corbyn and the prime minister
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in that exchange in the earlier. time for a look at the weather with tomasz schafernaker. it has been a pretty good day. lots of sunshine around. there were a couple of thunderstorms, if you heard some rumbles of thunder you we re heard some rumbles of thunder you were in the minority. how about the weather tomorrow? overall there will bea weather tomorrow? overall there will be a lot of cloud but some of us will have sunny weather, particularly coastal parts of wales into the south west. this is what the weather looks like about an hour or so ago, still into the 20s of the south. through this evening, it turns dry in the uk and that means that any of the showers that have been around in the last few hours will have died away and it is a cloudy night and then the forecast for tomorrow starts cloudy in many east and south areas and across southern areas, the skies may be
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pretty overcast to most of the afternoon. the best of the sunshine on tuesday across many of these western areas and a shade cooler on tuesday. that is it. you're watching beyond one hundred days. the final countdown to historic summit here in singapore. the final countdown to the historic summit here in singapore. donald trump and kimjong un now just hours from their first face to face meeting. the time together will be short but it has been confirmed the two leaders will meet, for a short period, on their own the two men have prepared in their own way for the summit — the reclusive kim jong—un took a late night stroll through singapore, even stopping for the odd selfie. amid the last minute preparations and early birthday celebrations, the president's most senior aides are clear what they want from the summit. the complete and verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation of the korean peninsula is the only outcome that the united states will accept.
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