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today at 5: chaos in the commons about brexit, as the snp's westminster leader is expelled from the house. i order the right honourable gentleman to withdraw immediately from the house. ian blackford was removed after a row with the speaker, and his snp colleagues followed him out of the chamber. as another day of tense votes on the eu withdrawal bill continues, tory rebels pile the pressure on the prime minister, about how much say mps will have on the final brexit deal. i'm at westminster and i'll bringing you all the latest twists and turns in the commons and talking to all sides in the debate. the other main stories on bbc news at 5... president trump says north korea no longer poses a nuclear threat, as he returns home from the summit in singapore. a plumber has won his employment case against pimlico plumbers — the ruling could have implications
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for the whole of the gig econom. canada, mexico and usa have been selected by the fifa congress to host the 2026 fifa world cup. in 8 years time, football fans will be travelling to america, canada and mexico — as they win a joint bid to host the 2026 world cup. and in the current tournament, england continue their preparations in russia, but spain sack their head coach 48 hours before their opening game. good evening. welcome to bbc news at
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five o'clock. i am jane hill. our main story: there's been some brexit—related drama in parliament, as the scottish national party's westminster leader, was thrown out of the house of commons by the speaker. ian blackford refused to sit down and repeatedly demanded a debate about scottish powers after brexit and so was ordered from the house. the rest of his party followed him out. it comes as theresa may remains under pressure over key brexit votes and how much say mps will have in any final brexit deal. annita mcveigh is following events for us at westminster. annita. thank you. there have been quite a few of them so far. the expulsion of ian blackford symptomatic of the pressures theresa may is facing, both from outside the conservative party and, of course, from within her own party. the big question, the question that has been there for so long now, how can she reconcile the
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two sides in her party over the nature of brexit? i will be getting various opinions on a few moments, but first let's hear from our political correspondentjonathan blake, who has this report on the day's event so far. can you really please both sides, prime minister? she is trying to keep everyone happy. after drama in the commons yesterday, there is more to come at prime minister's questions. questions to the prime minister. chaos in the house of commons, the scottish national party leader at westminster was livid there was no time to debate how devolved powers would work after brexit. the reality of the situation is the powers that are enshrined under the scotland act of 1998 are being grabbed by this government. ian blackford was thrown out after repeatedly challenging the speaker. his mps followed in protest. on behalf of my colleagues, on behalf of the first minister of the government of scotland, and of the parliament of scotland, to stand up against the betrayal that has taken place, of the scottish people, with the unprecedented power grab
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which has taken place. we need to, we must and we will stand up. all this, the day after the government avoided defeat on a vote over how much of a say parliament would get on a brexit deal. on that, the prime minister seemed clear. i cannot countenance parliament being able to overturn the will of the british people. parliament gave the decision to the british people, the british people voted to leave the european union, and as prime minister, i am determined to deliver that. the government has enough obstacles of its own to avoid at the moment, but the minister in charge of brexit laughed off questions many are asking about a deal that may or may not have been done. those keen for parliament to have more say and those who just want to get on with brexit, both say, it is a question of trust. well, the prime minister is very clear that we absolutely should trust her and we do. we didn't have a chance, because as ever, at westminster, these things came down to the wire in the last 15 minutes before the vote, to go
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through the wording in detail, but it was very clear. this is notjust relying on assurances given in the house of commons chamber, this is a personal assurance from the prime minister. she understands our concerns and wants to build them into the amendment. there is some confusion over what concessions may have been given to the potential rebels over lords amendment 19, which was a wrecking amendment, the meaningful vote. but i have spoken since the vote with the secretary of state, the brexit minister and the whip, and their version of what concessions have been given to potential rebels is somewhat different to what is appearing in the media at the moment. so, how to keep both sides happy? ministers say yesterday was not the day to work out the detail, but time is short, to come up with a solution that gives enough grounds to those threatening to rebel, and does not upset those keen on a speedy brexit. snp mps capturing the moment they made their mark on the brexit debate. that and yesterday's near miss
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for the government show how far mps will go to try our exit from the eu. let's get up—to—date with what is happening in the commons chamber. our chief political correspondent, vicki young is in the central lobby at the houses of parliament. some votes expected this evening. bring us up to date with where we are? the main one people will be looking at if the vote on whether the uk should stay in the european economic area. jeremy corbyn doesn't think we should but we also know a sizeable number of his own party, dozens sizeable number of his own party, d oze ns of sizeable number of his own party, dozens of labour mps, do think that is the best option now. interesting to see on the conservative side how many of them that it or maybe abstain at this point. there are certainly some on that side who think it is the anyway pulled. then we have what's going on outside the chamber, going back to yesterday,
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the compromise the government promised that those on their own side to get them to swing in behind the government last night. they avoided that defeat, the government, but now they have to come up with the goods. i think it is then a massive headache for the prime minister. we had from the prime minister's official spokesman this afternoon before they say the position of the prime minister is still that no deal is better than a bad steel and dale steyn the public voted to leave the eu and we have to do honour that. —— is better than a no deal. we cannot be in a position where parliament can prevent that no deal scenario. but that is exactly what a number of conservatives are trying to do with this new amendment. so again, hard to see how theresa may will bring the two sides together, because certainly be brexiteers in her party think this is going in totally the wrong direction. they think the prime minister has to be in control of these negotiations, you can't have parliament dictating what happens next. thank you very much.
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with me are the conservative mps, george freeman and john redwood. thank you forjoining us. john muir redwood —— john thank you forjoining us. john muir redwood ——john redwood, on the compromise promised by the prime minister two would be tory rebels yesterday, what is your take, your knowledge on what the situation is right now? i think it is very fluid, because i listened very carefully to what the minister said in the house and the announcement was made by the minister intervening. it was a very general invitation to say we need to talk this through a bit more and craft something that makes sense. that was the invitation and that is what i understood dominic greene and his colleagues had accepted. today people are sitting down to work out what, if anything, people are sitting down to work out what, ifanything, needs people are sitting down to work out what, if anything, needs to be done to satisfy those involved. so do you think it is possible to find a compromise that is going to satisfy both sides, or are we heading for
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some sort of crunch point?” both sides, or are we heading for some sort of crunch point? i don't think it is a crunch point, i trust there will be a compromise. some of us there will be a compromise. some of usjust find it there will be a compromise. some of us just find it a there will be a compromise. some of usjust find it a bit odd people wa nt usjust find it a bit odd people want to legislate for the future parliamentary agenda. we don't want to deprive parliament of its vote on voice and couldn't even if we wanted to. we believe in parliament. there is no need to set out in advance exactly how parliament will be had. parliament will behave as it sees fit when we know if there is a deal or not. you describe yourself as a remainer reconciled to brexit but not at any price. how you feeling about the process at this point?|j was in the meeting with the prime minister yesterday, i'm completely committed to brexit asjohn knows. i wa nt to committed to brexit asjohn knows. i want to make sure it's a one nation conservative brexit and not the ukip brexit. this is not crunch point, we have a form of words at work. we understand, as john has have a form of words at work. we understand, asjohn has been cleared to make clear, we cannot tidy prime minister's hands. she can't go on to negotiate knowing no deal is not an
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option. she has to look europe in the eye and say there is always no deal, which is the thing that really brings to the table. we want a form of words makes clear if there is not a deal, then we have a vote in parliament. as john said, a deal, then we have a vote in parliament. asjohn said, it would have happened anyway but we want to provide for one so there is due process. when john redwood describes the situation as fluid at the moment, in terms of discussions that went on yesterday, would you concur? we are in the most extraordinary period of british history, this is a very big moment. our prime minister is going into bat for this country. i feel very strongly about what i would like to see out of that. but i know she is negotiating and unhelpfully tying her hands here now will simply play into the hands of the people she is negotiating with. the crunch point will come when chums back. she knows it, we know it, parliament knows it. the crunch point isn't now but in the winter, when we know what this deal looks like. john redwood, do you think some of your tory colleagues are
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effectively trying to scupper brexit, would you go that far?|j effectively trying to scupper brexit, would you go that far? i am not going to throw accusations about my colleagues, they stood on the same manifesto i stood on the ma nifesto same manifesto i stood on the manifesto said we will get on and implement brexit as people voted for it. the labour party had that in their manifesto as well and it would be good to have a bit more support from them, because they seem to have forgotten they are committed to brexit also and were committed to leaving the customs union and single market by their clear manifesto statements, which they seem to have backpedalled on. we will do it nonetheless. what was encouraging yesterday as the government with getting majorities of 20,025 to get rid of amendments on helpful to brexit, despite the labour opposition and snp opposition and the paper majority of this coalition government is only 13, so it shows parliamentary opinion is moving around to understand that we, parliament, mustn't get on the way of the peoples wishes. the bill todayis of the peoples wishes. the bill today is not to discuss whether we should be doing brexit, we have done
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that. it isn't to describe if we should trigger article 50. it's about putting will be laws we are party to in europe on rome statute book. the lords, some of them are being very mysterious and using as a vehicle to undermine brexit. i have strong views about a soft brexit, pro—business, but this isn't the moment to force the prime minister's hands. she is going on to negotiate. that moment will come when chums back with the deal. some of your collea g u es back with the deal. some of your colleagues in that meeting would you have been expressing their views perhaps rather more robust leave than you have, in terms of what their expectations are as a result of that meeting. i put it to you, what i putjohn redwood a few minutes ago, do you think we are getting to a crunch point for the prime minister, in terms of what she has promised at that meeting? how she puts up with this job i has promised at that meeting? how she puts up with thisjob i have no idea. she is doing the most incredible job. idea. she is doing the most incrediblejob. within idea. she is doing the most incredible job. within the conservative party, there is a wide range of views from one or two
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collea g u es range of views from one or two colleagues who want a hard brexit, says that they want europe to fail, they think the whole project is a disaster, to colleagues like anna soubry who still want us to be in it. the same is true in the labour party. the prime minister is negotiating on behalf of the country. i met yesterday and i am convinced she is going on to get a pro—business sensible brexit, which john and i will be able to support. eight wheat youtube we did a few minutes ago, brexit is distracting us minutes ago, brexit is distracting us from the real issues. —— a tweet a few minutes ago. surely it is going to be impossible to recast brexit in factory at this time? not at all. in my constituency brexit appears to be something driven by ukip. i wanted to be a one nation brexit, i want to give our mayors are £1 million infrastructure bond. i want dramatic domestic reforms. we
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could be setting up a programme. to implement. a final word, john redwood. in order to recast the kind of brexit george freeman is talking about it has to be one but those devoted to remain can buy into? indeed and i think they will. we agree entirely on this. i want to get my hands on all that money we have been sending to the eu we won't have been sending to the eu we won't have to pay once we are out, because it gives us budget flexibility to deal with homeownership, social care and allare deal with homeownership, social care and all are other issues. what about the disadvantages such as loss of business? what? on the other side of that coin, you talk about the economic advantages. huge economic advantages, when we spend that money at home... £12 billion at home rather than abroad, an improvement in our balance to payments as that isa in our balance to payments as that is a negative on the paper at the moment, and it means we have so much
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more flexibility to get behind people who are going to make britain grow. we are keen on the technology revolution, new cutting—edge businesses and we can also have the right legislative framework for the eu... we must leave it there. john biggs the benefits of this automatic andi biggs the benefits of this automatic and i think we need to give businesses a time to transition but we both think it will work. thank you both much. well, let's look back toa you both much. well, let's look back to a little earlier in the day. the man at the centre of this afternoon's commons drama is scottish mp ian blackford, and he told us in his words what happened in the chamber. well, what happened, the fundamental issue here is the lack of respect which is being shown to the scottish parliament and to the people of scotland. we faced a situation last night where the government brought forward amendments to the withdrawal bill that as a result of which, 2a areas of devolved responsibility are being taken back from scotland to westminster. that's in the teeth of the united opposition
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of the scottish national party, the labour party, the liberal democrats and the greens, who have all refused to give a consent motion. we had the ludicrous situation that the government forced this through last night, with effectively no debate. there was less than 20 minutes for matters to be debated. not one scottish mp had the opportunity to be called to speak in the debate. that's an absolute outrage. in the last hour, the scottish national party leader nicola sturgeon gave her reaction to ian blackford being forced out of the house by the speaker. well, the snp doesn't make a habit of doing the kind of thing that was done today. i should say, of course, that ian blackford was trying to force a division. he was in the right procedurally. i think mr speaker got it wrong, if i may say so. but ian blackford stood his ground. he was right to stand his ground. the conduct of mps across the westminster parties yesterday, i think, was pretty despicable, particularly the conservatives. the scottish parliament had voted
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overwhelmingly to deny consent for what is a naked power grab. it wasn't just the snp, it was the snp, labour, the liberals and the greens. and the tories simply thought they could ignore that, and ignore that in the most disrespectful, contentious way possible. some of the insults being shouted across the chamber to ian blackford last night frankly should have resulted in disciplinary action on the part of the tory leadership. it's disgraceful. if it was simply disrespect to snp mps, that would be one thing, but what we saw yesterday was deep disrespect for scotland and it proved powerfully that the westminster system simply does not serve scotland's interests. ian blackford unable to vote in those votes we are expecting this evening on the second day of the withdrawal bill, although the rest of the snp's mps will still be able
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to vote. we are expecting those votes to happen around 6:30pm, maybe up votes to happen around 6:30pm, maybe up to seven o'clock but we will keep you up—to—date with everything that is happening. plenty more from westminster later in the hour. for now, it's back to jane in the studio. thank you very much. more about everything that is happening at westminster after 5:30pm. it these are the headlines: dramatic scenes in the house of commons as the snp's westminster leader is expelled from the chamber, following a heated exchange with the speaker over brexit. president trump says north korea no longer poses a nuclear threat, as he returns from his meeting with kim jong—un. a landmark ruling for the gig economy, as the supreme court rules a plumber is entitled to employment rights, including holidays and sick pay.
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in the sport, the world cup is coming to the united states, canada and mexico. the joint coming to the united states, canada and mexico. thejoint bid beat morocco with 67% of the vote. we will see all three countries hosting the tournament in 2026. back to this yea r‘s world cup the tournament in 2026. back to this year's world cup and spain have shocked football by sacking their coachjulen lopetegui just shocked football by sacking their coach julen lopetegui just two days before their opening world cup match in russia against the european champions portugal. and england are chasing 215 to win the first one—day international against australia at the oval but they have got off to a poor start. jason roy bowled with just the second ball of the innings. i will be back with more on all those stories at 5:30pm. thank you very much. let's talk about the situation in yemen. war has been waging therefore more than three years but it doesn't always get talked about a huge amount but
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it is very much in focus again at the moment. the conflict there, because pro—government forces in the country backed by saudi arabia have been attacking a keyboard rebel fighters. the assault was launched on yemen's main port city of hodeidah, the main entry point for the humanitarian aid on which more than 7 million yemenis depend. it follows the rebels' rejection of an ultimatum and refusal to surrender the city. let's talk about the impact on the overall population. with me is mike penrose, who is the executive director of unicef uk. thank you forjoining us. this port, it is impossible to overstate how important it is. what is the impact here now, of what is happening in the last few days in particular? the impact for us is extremely concerning. we have had to cease all of our activities around hodeidah, which has a population of 600,000. it is the only port for humanitarian
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access to the whole of the rebel held areas, including more than held areas. all water and sanitation supplies, hygiene kits, everything we used to service the 11.3 vulnerable children in those areas is on hold. if the port of hodeidah closes, we will not get humanitarian aid into yemen. it is that black and white for you? i read you were, unicef got some supplies in only a couple of days ago, is that right? just before this all happened? you had up until that point been able to get supplies through 0k? had up until that point been able to get supplies through ok? absolutely. we recently got hygiene kits were essential in maintaining the health and hygiene of the children we work with and kits for several thousand children are currently in the port at the moment. we got injust children are currently in the port at the moment. we got in just two days ago. so is it safe enough, what are your staff on the ground telling you? is are your staff on the ground telling you ? is it are your staff on the ground telling you? is it physically possible, is it safe enough for them to get that
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consignments you are talking about distributed any further? not at the moment, all of our operations have had to go on hold around the area. we're not getting the supplies and is too unsafe at the moment and too uncertain for us to send our teams out to do the life—saving distribution they do. and until that point, what had your staff been telling you about the people they are helping, about the families, the children that are reliant upon this? yemen is one of the most critical humanitarian situations of the world today. 7 million people vulnerable. 1.8 million children at the moment are undernourished. it is a really precarious situation as it stands on if we don't get the supplies flowing again, it could become even more critical. we will see children dying. the health implications you have outlined very clearly, and when we look at some of the images that we look at some of the images that we see from the region, any notion of any kind of normal life for children in other ways is
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presumably, just not there? these children should be going to school. absolutely, there are hundreds of thousands of children out of school. 1.8 million undernourished. children are not having access just to the basics we would expect the children today. they don't have spaces to play, they don't have decent nutrition. it is one of the most critical humanitarian situations in the world. yemen is frequently overlooked but one of the worst places we work today. interesting you say that. do you feel this is a conflict that has been overlooked by people in the west? absolutely. we have a lot of forgotten conflicts at the moment. yemen is certainly up there in terms of one of them. but one of them where we have had some extremely generous donations, including from the british government but unicef needs the money to get the supplies flowing again, as well as the unimpeded humanitarian access. mike penrose from unicef uk, thank you.
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dixons carphone has admitted a huge data breach. hackers tried to access 5.9 million credit and debit payment cards and 1.2 million personal data records. the company says details of 105,000 cards without chip—and—pin protection had been leaked, but says it has no evidence that any of the cards had been used fraudulently. a british woman was one of two tourists found dead on a beach in portugal, after apparently falling from a wall. the foreign office confirmed the woman and an australian national were discovered on tuesday in a town 25 miles north of lisbon. portuguese officials said they are thought to have been on the 30—metre high wall before they died, and most likely fell while trying to recover a phone or take selfies
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president trump says north korea no longer poses a nuclear threat, and is no longer america's most dangerous problem. he tweeted the comments this morning on his return from his meeting with kimjong—un in singapore. the us secretary of state mike pompeo is now in seoul, to explain the agreement to south korea. there is flash photography in this report from jon donnison. north korean state television. and this morning, the woman they call the pink lady had some triumphant news. the united states, she said, had agreed to stop joint military exercises with south korea, and also lift sanctions. in the official agreement, signed in singapore, there was no mention of either of those concessions. president trump has since said he is not ready to lift sanctions yet. but he later confirmed yesterday's somewhat out—of—the—blue announcement that the so—called war games, joint military exercises
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with south korea, would be ending. we're not going to be doing the war games as long as we are negotiating in good faith. so that is good for a number of reasons, in addition to which, we save a tremendous amount of money. you know, those things, the cost... i hate to sound like a pure businessman. these are the joint military exercises he is talking about. news that they would be ending was apparently a surprise to the south koreans, the us military, and even, reportedly, many of those in the travelling american delegation. japan, another key ally, was taken aback. translation: none of the details have been decided but we believe the us—south korean military drills are vital for the security of north east asia. the us secretary of state, mike pompeo, has now arrived in south korea to try and thrash out some of the details. but on this crucial issue of denuclearisation itself, much remains unclear. any negotiation with north korea
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on these issues is going to be enormously complex, very protracted, would require north korea to consent to an inspections regime within north korea that north korea has never allowed. but arriving back in the united states a short while ago, president trump was declaring job done. there is no longer a nuclear threat from north korea, he tweeted, before signing off, "sleep well tonight". jon donnison, bbc news. a plumber has won a legal battle at the supreme court, where five justices unanimously decided that he should have been treated as a worker with employment rights. gary smith worked solely for pimlico plumbers for six years, and claimed he was unfairly dismissed after trying to reduce his hours following a heart attack. our business correspondent simon gompertz reports. the boss of pimlico plumbers arrived
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at the supreme court in his bentley, charlie mullins keen to show how much money plumbers can make. his point that the ones who provide his plumbing service can earn more than £100,000 a year, by operating as independent contractors, as free agents. but the plumbers, the court decided, did not have the option of sending any substitute to do jobs. they drove company liveried vans and wore uniforms. it meant that pimlico plumbers was not there customer or client in a normal traders sense, it was an employer. the ruling, after a seven—year battle, is vindication for gary smith, the plumber who brought the case. what are you going to do now? celebrate. a stiff drink. despite being classed as self—employed he said that he was unfairly dismissed after suffering a heart attack and was due holiday pay. he said there was now uncertainty about where people stood,
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a difficult situation for firms which needed to be cleared up. do you disagree with the decision? totally, it is disgraceful, disgusting. i think it is cowardly. they had the opportunity to rectify things today. it is a bad and sad day for self—employed people. the significance of the ruling is likely to be considerable for people working in the so—called gig economy where you have to be flexible and you are regarded as self—employed. because pimlico plumbers lost in the supreme court, the decision will weigh heavily in future cases on whether people should have workers' rights. the decision is hugely important, it will affect all workers in the uk and this case sets the standard, the bar that everyone else below us, including uber and all those cases, will now follow.
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both uber taxi hailing app and the delivery firm deliveroo are facing challenges, and they will be looking carefully at the judgment today. let's catch up with the weather. there is a lot to keep within the next 2a hours. there has been some glorious weather this afternoon, with widespread sunshine and fairweather, but the picture will change dramatically now. we have named storm, which is unusual at this injune, hector, named by the irish met service. they will throw some rain in ahead of the worst of the winds this evening and overnight. the winds are the real talking point, up to severe gale force. the northern half of the british isles will bear the brunt of it, particularly towards the end of the night and thursday morning's rush hour. there is likely to be
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disruption if you are travelling, especially across northern britain. it is worth checking local radio to get the latest information for where you are. we are talking gusts of up to 70 mph around exposed areas and around the coasts and mountains. elsewhere, 55 mph is widespread. the winds will taper off to the afternoon, but it remains windy. this is bbc news — the headlines: i order the right honourable gentleman to withdraw immediately from the house. snp mps walk out after their westminster leader is expelled from the house of commons following a heated exchange with the speaker over brexit. as key votes continue in the commons, theresa may remains under pressure from tory rebels on how much say mps will have on the final brexit deal. president trump says north korea no
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longer poses a nuclear threat as he returns from his meeting with kim jong un. the supreme court rules that a plumber is entitled to employment rights — the case could have implications for the whole of the gig economy. let's get a round up of the day's sport with holly hamilton. good evening. this world cup hasn't even begun just yet, but today the focus is on the tournament in 2026, which will be jointly hosted by the united states, canada and mexico. fifa selcted the bid ahead of rival submissions by morocco during today's vote in moscow. the 2026 tournament will be the biggest world cup ever held, with 48 teams playing 80 matches
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over 3a days. both mexico and the united states have previously hosted world cups. canada staged the women's world cup in 2015. back to this year's world cup now, and spain has sprung a huge surprise just days before the start of their world cup campaign by sacking managerjulen lopetegui. it was announced that he would take over at real madrid at the end of the tournament but the spanish football association was disappointed to find out moments before, with lopetegui having signed a two—year contract extension last month. translation: i don't feel betrayed. during the time he has worked with the national team, lopetegui has done an impeccable job. the national team, lopetegui has done an impeccablejob. this is about the way things have been done. i don't mean by him, but by the people who have done things without communicating with the spanish football federation while lopetegui
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was an employee here. that is something that we can't let pass. we we re something that we can't let pass. we were forced to sack lopetegui, but i have always said that the best person to guide the national team is mehreen. what i can guarantee is that the players and the new technical staff will do everything possible to guide the national team as far as possible. it's a very difficult situation. it's very complicated. well, earlier i spoke to the spanish footballjournalist ernest macia, who told me the whole country has been shocked by the decision. it's one of the worst decisions i have seen in the whole of spanish football. as far as as farasi as far as i know, the new coach is still surprised. lopetegui was a good coach and apparently the players were happy at how he was working with the team. and now it is improvised. everything will be a surprise. i presume that spain will start the game losing by 1—0 before
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the kick—off. australia have set england 215 to win the first one day international taking place at the oval today. we can cross live to south london and join our correspondentjoe wilson — and joe, despite that defeat to scotland at the weekend, england should be feeling confident of winning this one surely? i think so. a much better performance from their bowlers. there are plenty of people in south london who want to drag australia back to what happened in south africa, ball tampering and all that. they were giving these out — sandpaper, you see. but we do have a match on our hands, all out for 114. an excellent performance by england's spin bowlers. rashid also took a couple of wickets and was very economical. glenn maxwell made 62 for australia but was caught on the boundary byjonny bairstow off the boundary byjonny bairstow off
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the bowling of liam plunkett. just 214 on the board. australia need wickets, and that is how they started. they really has got worse for england, because alex hales has been dismissed. and jonny bairstow has gone as well. so england need somebody to play a significant part in their innings, albeitjust needing 215 to win. thank you. sarah mulkerrins will be back with you for sportsday at 6:30. back to you, annita. welcome back to westminster. as we've been hearing, mps are to debate the government's eu withdrawal bill for a second day. theresa may avoided a major defeat in the commons yesterday by offering a last—minute concession to a group of more than a dozen tory rebels, but there is still a long way to go before the end of the brexit process. chris morris from our reality check team has been looking at the next steps and potential problems
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along the way. the eu withdrawal bill is domestic legislation that will formalise the uk exit from the european union. repealing the laws that took us into the eu in the first place and turning a lot of current eu law into british law. so it is an important part of the brexit process, but is by no means the only one. as the clock continues to tick towards the day brexit is supposed to happen, march 29th 2019, alongside the withdrawal bill in parliament, the government is also trying to negotiate a withdrawal agreement with the rest of the eu. at the end of this month there will be an important eu summit in brussels which will highlight the fact that various aspects of the withdrawal agreement are still unresolved, notably but not exclusively the irish border and the continuing search for some kind of solution that will avoid any border checks in the future. critics say it can't be done if you leave the single market and the customs union, but the government still insists
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we are leaving both. either way, don't forget, the overall withdrawal deal will still need to be ratified before brexit, notjust by the uk parliament, which will debate a withdrawal agreement and implementation bill to enshrine the deal in domestic law, but by the european parliament as well. then there are negotiations on the future relationship with the eu which have barely begun. they will involve discussion of a new trade partnership and internal security issues, foreign policy and more. by october, ideally, the eu hopes to finalise a political declaration on the broad terms of a future deal, with detailed negotiation continuing during the transition period after brexit and probably after that as well. then the government also has to find a way to ensure that hundreds of treaties the eu has signed with other countries around the world continue to apply to the uk after brexit. if that isn't enough to be getting on with, then there's also all the new legislation that the government needs
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to replace policies that used to be run by the eu. that means new bills, for example, on trade, customs, immigration, agriculture and fisheries. all of those new laws and processes will need to be in place by december 2020, when the proposed transition or implementation period is due to come to an end. in other words, there is an awful lot still to do and it's got to be done by a government, of course, without an overall majority in parliament. so it's not surprising that tempers are sometimes fraying, and all sorts of people are calling for greater certainty. chris morris reporting. well, joining me now to talk about today's events isjohn mann, labour mp for bassetlaw, who voted to leave the european union. let's talk first about the amendment of the european economic area. some of the european economic area. some of your colleagues have called it the best off—the—shelf option for
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the best off—the—shelf option for the uk. hilary benn said the eea isn't ideal, but it's a lifeboat. your party leaderjeremy corbyn has asked his mps to abstain from voting on that. isn't that a copout? others have suggested from the labour benches that it is the worst option available. so i am certain that there will be labour mps in both lobbies. jeremy will be abstaining. and that reflects the spirit of people across the country. it does reflect the split among public opinion and within the labour party and the conservative party. but out of all that, how do you think parliament is going to reach a reconciliation and a clear way ahead with time running out before the date that the uk is due to leave the eu? this is a negotiation, and
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negotiations always have lots of theatre. this is side theatre to the real negotiations. theresa may and her negotiating team are going to continue negotiating. if they get a good deal, that will be voted through by a large majority in parliament. if they don't get a deal, there is going to be an almighty row and all sorts of problems. no one is sure what will happen. but that is the reality of negotiations. this is something of a side event, with mps wanting to have their say. the real stuff is what theresa may is the go shifting or not. you were saying to me earlier that you think that is the real crunch point for her. george freeman, the conservative mp, said to me earlier that the crunch point would be later in the year, but you disagree? the biggest crunch point
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will be the european council meeting injune, will be the european council meeting in june, wherein private will be the european council meeting injune, wherein private and undisclosed, she will be in serious negotiations with other european leaders. that will be part of the critical negotiation time. what goes on there is far more crunch time. we know what the eu's bottom—line involves. theresa may is the same. it is ireland and the irish border. ireland has to be happy for the eu to be happy. therefore, ireland have to be happy. therefore, ireland have to be happy. therefore, ireland have to be able to move its goods through the uk. that means there have to be free borders without any kind of barriers, otherwise ireland will not be happy, and the eu will not agree. and we have to sort out the problem with the eu not wanting to budge on immigration. they are the two kbits of the deal. theresa may is still saying no deal is better than a bad
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deal. tell us what sort of deal is a cce pta ble deal. tell us what sort of deal is acceptable to you ? deal. tell us what sort of deal is acceptable to you? a deal whereby british companies can trade without extra costs with europe and where we don't have free movement of labour, in other words, we control immigration. that is a good deal. parliament would prove that and i think the british people would also approve it. john mann, thank you for your time. approve it. john mann, thank you for yourtime. in approve it. john mann, thank you for your time. in terms of the votes that are happening this evening, we are expecting those to come around 7pm, three votes on the first of those amendments relating to the uk's economic future and about customs arrangements in the future relationships. we will keep a close eye on what is happening. tomorrow marks one year since the grenfell tower fire — the most deadly blaze in the uk since the second world war. it killed 72 people, and left
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hundreds homeless; 12 months on, 69 households remain in emergency accommodation. one of those families is the rasouls — a mother and father, two young children, and their disabled grandfather. our correspondent matthew price spent the day with them to find out what their life is like now. a year to the day after the fire, and little zara is still waking in a hotel bed. her brother and she have spent 12 months of their young lives crammed in a room with their parents. i've got a big belly, i know. putting on weight in here. no kitchen table, no kitchen. they're in the minions bag. you might wonder why they are still here. they asked to be rehoused close to the tower, a home on the ground floor,
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suitable for zara's disabled grandfather, who has dementia. he lives with them in an adjoining room. he signed the original tenancy agreement for their grenfell flat. but his illness means he can't sign a new lease. it has slowed the whole process. they have been told their new home won't be ready until november. we thought it would be just maybe a few weeks or a few days. but days turned into weeks and, "soon it will happen, soon it will happen". and then weeks turned into months and obviously, months have turned into a year now. yeah. a third of the grenfell families are still in hotels. most have found permanent homes, but moving in has been delayed for so many bureaucratic reasons. so the morning commute takes them out through reception to the school drop—off. and sometimes to the remains
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of the tower in which mohammed rasoul was born. it's all been a struggle, you know. these people, bereaved or survivors, you know, they are already traumatised. people that have lost family have already had to grieve in a completely abnormal way. you know, having to have their loved ones returned to them in pieces, in fragments, burnt fragments in most cases. and then to bury them months down the line and you know, some families were buried in a single grave. this group of people are having to deal with all this kind of pressure on their shoulders and still have to fight to get the truth out, to get basic rights met. it shouldn't be like that. no way. it's not fair at all. nearby, at the local mosque, mounira, mohammed's wife, spends
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most of her afternoons. they opened up the kitchen here to give the people of grenfell somewhere to cook for their families. but still, the pressure shows. life is not back to normal and we don't know when it will be back to normal. but again, we're fine. we breathe, we eat, we sleep. and that's it. life has to go on. when the kids question you, you answer. if you can't, just turn around, hide and start crying. for now, then, they are left with the daily walk back along the hotel corridor. 365 days and counting, waiting for a new place to live and thinking of the 72 who will never return home. and we will have full coverage
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tomorrow of the first anniversary of the grenfell tower fire. this is bbc news at five — the headlines: dramatic scenes in the house of commons as the snp's westminster leader is expelled from the chamber — following a heated exchange with the speaker over brexit. president trump says north korea no longer poses a nuclear threat — as he returns home from his meeting with kim jong un. a landmark ruling for the gig economy — as the supreme court rules a plumber is entitled to employment rights — including holidays and sick pay. so, as we've heard, the world cup finally kicks off tomorrow in russia, and today we heard who's won the bid to host in 2026. and unusually, it's a combination of three countries — the usa, canada and mexico. their combined bid beat morocco for the tournament. richard conway reports.
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the member associations of canada, mexico and usa have been selected. . .. united in victory, mexico and the united states and canada can now prepare to host the 2026 world cup, a prize that they insist will turbo—charge football in north america and deliver huge revenues to invest in the worldwide growth of the game. a very emotional day for everyone, it has been a long and hard campaign and congratulations to morocco, who put it up till the very end but we are gratified by the result. how could you not be? thankful to fifa, the administration, i said in my thank you note today, an impressive job in a relatively short time. and we're delighted. the north american bid, known as united 2026, will host 48 teams playing 80 games across the three countries. organisers promise a riot of passion and colour.
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the north american bid has prevailed and the fifa voters have listened to promises of $11 billion of profits and a relatively headache—free build—up to the tournament. the result will also delight the fifa leadership. donald trump, who had urged fifa voters, some felt threatened them, to back the bid, was quick to issue his congratulations. meanwhile, prior to the vote, vladimir putin made an appearance to thank fifa delegates for their support in the build—up to the russian tournament, which starts in just over 24 hours. welcome to russia. thank you very much. the world cup remains a glittering prize for many nations. russia will take its turn, starting tomorrow. the us, canada and mexico now have eight years to prepare for theirs. richard conway, moscow. let's get reaction to the news
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from henry bushnell, a soccer reporter for yahoo sports and joins me from chicago. what do you make of it? it's a big day for american soccer, especially with the world cup approaching which the us will not be participating in. it's almost a reprieve from that and you can feel excitement coursing through the american soccer community. it will do wonders for the sport in the us. you see, you have already called it soccer twice. what is going to happen about the language? that is not the first time i have been asked that! i think we will get a bit more soccer, or maybe football, in mexico, during the tournament. but i doubt we will get any permanent change. we will see, there's eight years to go. very big claims were made for this bid by the
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organisers. they have been using the word transformative. organisers. they have been using the word tra nsformative. they organisers. they have been using the word transformative. they said it will more than re—engage the grassroots game, it's going to revolutionise. is that really going to be the case? to some extent, yes. these things always come with promises that are not always fulfilled. the us hosted the world cup in 1994, fulfilled. the us hosted the world cup in1994, and fulfilled. the us hosted the world cup in 1994, and that sort of got the game up off the ground. it was almost a rebirth for american soccer. this one will be different because american soccer is in a good place right now. but yes, youth development initiatives, the prospect of the world cup and the promise of it and the promise of a lot more fan interest will stimulate growth and investment both in the public sector and private sector. so you're going to see more inner—city fields being built and you will see more programmes that will improve the game at a youth level and then
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that trickles up to the national level. that is interesting. this is going to be huge. 48 teams. we don't know how that is going to play out, but we do know it's across big ex pa nses but we do know it's across big expanses and different time zones. how will that work? you surely don't wa nt how will that work? you surely don't want the players or the fans to have to travel enormous distances. that is the biggest issue with the bid. there are ways they will try to schedule around that to ameliorate some of the travel. you won't see a tea m some of the travel. you won't see a team playing in mexico city and then claim four days later in new york and then later in los angeles. they will structure it so that maybe the tea m will structure it so that maybe the team that plays in mexico city will play in dallas next, or in atlanta, which is a shorter distance. i think the teams can deal with it but it will be difficult for fans, trying to travel between different cities. but they will have ways of making it
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less daunting than it seems. and i suppose they have eight years to planet. thank you, henry. henry busheu planet. thank you, henry. henry bushell is the soccer reporter for yahoo! sports in chicago. one in five of the uk's species of wild mammals face a high risk of extinction, according to a major new study. the red squirrel, the water vole and the wildcat are all listed as facing severe threats to their survival due to climate change, loss of habitat or the use of pesticides. claire marshall has more. the water vole, the inspiration for ratty in "wind in the willows". it has been put high on the newly endangered species list. and this is where we are going to be looking for our signs. we have come to perfect water vole country, a wildlife reserve on the gwent levels. we are going to try to catch a glimpse for ourselves. brilliant, we've got a burrow here... the list has been put together using international standards. researchers examined more
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than 1.5 million biological records, and near the top is the red squirrel. we are living in a country that is changing enormously, we're building houses, new roads, railways, agriculture is changing. so it is really important we have up—to—date information so we can plan how we will conserve british wildlife. in even more peril is the scottish wildcat. the report's authors place the blame on climate change, disease and loss of habitat. an extension of the m4 could slice through part of the gwent levels reserve, potentially having a major impact on the water voles. they're really starting to thrive again in this landscape where they were once widespread, but already, we are up against another threat. and that is in the form of a new motorway that the welsh government wants to build across the gwent levels. so this is a precious little pocket of nature, and what the creators of this endangered species list hope
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for is that wildlife won't be valued just in places like this, but across the whole country. with this new list, it is even clearer which species we need to protect. the hope is that it will happen. claire marshall, bbc news, the gwent levels. time for a look at the weather. here's susan powell. after a beautifully calm and practically tranquil day across the british isles today with decent spells and sunshine, tomorrow is a very different tale. this evening and overnight, i don't normally show you one of these at this point in june. it is an amber one issued by the met office for storm hector, named by the irishman service, which is coming from a area of low pressure which is deepening as it approaches the northern half of the british isles. the winds could be heavy and disruptive. notice how the
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isobars squeeze together as that storm arrives in the morning rush—hour. pretty heavy rain, courtesy of this system. that should push through quickly across the northern half of the british isles. lighter and more patchy for the south and welcome in areas where we have had dry gardens. by the end of the night, the winds are the real talking point, particularly for northern ireland, scotland and northern england, where we could see gusts and exposure around the coasts, mountains and the hills, touching up to 70 miles an hour. in the lowlands, 60 miles an hour is not out of the question, enough to cause disruption. if you are travelling, it is worth checking and staying up—to—date with bbc local radio. to the south, there will be rain around first thing, most of that fizzling out as it travels eastwards. still some notable gusts of wind, especially around the coasts of wales and across the peak
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district. but in comparison to the south, a much quieter morning. the winds eventually tail off by the time we get through the afternoon into the early evening, but they will stay strong across northern scotland. by the afternoon, it will not look too bad. temperatures will be similarto not look too bad. temperatures will be similar to today. but friday does bring the promise of a much quieter day. much lighter winds, showers for scotla nd day. much lighter winds, showers for scotland and northern ireland. quite a bit of cloud around, but temperatures fairly similar to the figures we will see in the next couple of days, high teens or late 20s. saturday will be quite showery, almost punchy showers at times, with heavy downpours. if anything, sunday looks like the drier and brighter day of the two. but it's all about hector now for the next 24 hours, so it's worth keeping up—to—date with the forecast. drama in the house of commons as mps
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from the scottish national party stage a mass walkout during prime minister's questions. i order the right honorable gentleman to withdraw immediately from the house. it came after the speaker ordered their leader out. he'd been complaining that scotland was being sidelined in the brexit debate. let's be under no illusion, this is a constitutional crisis — we are giving notice to the government that we will take them on. it comes as tory rebels pushing to keep closer ties with the eu one of the betrayal by the prime minister of assurance given to them about brexit. also tonight... england's social care crisis — growing concerns over the difficulties of finding enough people to care for the elderly and vulnerable in their own homes. the pay is terrible, we don't get enough travel time,
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